Thursday, August 12, 2010

Laura Schlessinger and The “N” Word – I Can’t Believe We Actually Have To Have This Conversation!

You all can thank Laura Schlessinger for this rant-post.

In case you haven’t heard Ms. Schlessinger went on her own rant the other day about the unfairness of black people being able to use the “N” word without consequence, whereas “if anybody without enough melanin says it, it’s a horrible thing…”

Really!? She actually needs to have this conversation?

The reason it is ok for a black person to use the “N” word is because it allows the black speaker of the word to take back the power of the word. When a black person utters the “N” word they are taking the power away from the white racists who uses it to demean, intimidate, terrorize and torture. It is VERY loosely related to a fat person calling themselves fat vs. some skinny bitch calling the fat person fat. Of course, that is a trivial correlation because the last time I checked no one was lynched for being fat, but you get the point.

Even if all of that talk about “power” is bullshit, it comes down to the simple rule of “two wrongs don’t make a right”. Let’s pretend the black rappers who use the “N” word are wrong. Does it make it right for a white person to run around saying such a hatefully charged word that we all know hurts those to whom it is directed simply because “he said it first!?” Are we toddlers?

I will never understand why this is so hard for people to understand. It shocks me that this is something that anyone has to explain or talk about.

And for the record, I am white and I am fat.

For full audio and a transcript of Laura Schlessinger's rant click here. The idiocy does not end there.

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