Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Same Topic, Different Mood

Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced on Larry King last night that she's ending her radio show.  This was preceded by a recent conversation on her show with a caller where she repeatedly used the term "nigger".  She appeared to be making the point that no one should use the demeaning or white. 

This reminded me of the battle between Oprah and Ludacris in 2006 on the same topic.  For years, Bill Cosby has made strong statements about black men using the term to reference themselves.  Oprah and Cosby didn't receive backlash except from the hip-hop community.  Dr. Laura appears to be in the bullseye from many fronts.

Could this be "the same thing, but amongst a different mood"?

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