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By now we have all heard about the radio rant of the Host pictured in this story. In case you are unfamiliar, and are not one of her 9 million listeners, that is an image of Dr. Laura Schlessinger.

The conversation abuzz was around the use of the N-word some x number of times. I think the count was 11. And while she never referred to the caller as such, Dr. Schlessinger said at one point: "Oh, then I guess you don't watch HBO or listen to any black comedians."

So once again, we'll ask the question: are we being too sensitive and unfair in how and from whom we accept the N-word? Should Dr. Schlessinger be admonished and pulled from the air for a brief period? Should we boycott her sponsors? How do we band together and get 9 million listeners to our black on air personalities?

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Posted By: torin ellis
Monday, August 16th 2010 at 8:56AM
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We tell people how to treat us by what we allow or don't allow. If this type of behavior is overlooked it will continue to happen. Rather than getting mad and talking among ourselves, we should band together and be strategic in our approach. Remember, it is not what you are called but what you answer to and How you answer.
Monday, August 16th 2010 at 7:30PM
Marsha Haygood
Why don't we get EQUALLY agitated when the word is uttered on HBO and by so-called comedians.
If it's a self respect issue make it a self respect issue regardless of who is saying the word.
Credibility comes from consistency.
Monday, August 16th 2010 at 11:41PM
J.Monroe Fauntleroy
I totally agree with Fauntleroy. We cannot have a double standard about this issue; either we are for it or against it with no respect of persons. We are constantly tried on this issue, because we first have not resolved it among ourselves....period.
Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 9:18AM
I totaly agree with J. Monroe. When people use the N word, it is a reflection of who they are. The use of the word is equally offensive to me regardless of who uses it so let's let everyone know we will not tolerate its use.
Wednesday, August 18th 2010 at 9:55AM
when will this cycle ever end? its like it is a repeat over and over again.
Sunday, August 22nd 2010 at 4:46PM
Shamika Edwards
It will end when WE end it. As long as it's perpetuated (Records/Movies/Comedy Shows) by the so called "offended" it will never end.
Sunday, August 22nd 2010 at 11:28PM
J.Monroe Fauntleroy
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