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Mixed message: The outcry following Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s racially charged response to a caller on her radio show prompted her to announce her retirement from radio on “Larry King Live.”

By Marcia Alesan Dawkins

By now it’s common knowledge that Dr. Laura Schlessinger left her long-running radio show recently after an N-bomb-dropping tirade. Basing her choice of words on unnamed “black guys” and “bul-lack comics” on HBO who “say it all the time,” the host instructed caller Jade to toughen up when it comes to issues of race and racism—even when they’re happening at home.

Jade, a black woman married to a white man, called the show to discuss her discomfort with comments made by her husband’s family. Schlessinger responded by saying, “If you’re that hypersensitive about color and don’t have a sense of humor, don’t marry out of your race.” Translation: Jade, you are bringing it on yourself by marrying interracially. You’ve done something wrong and deserve whatever you get. More to the point, something is probably wrong with you in the first place because you married a white man. You don’t get to call anyone a racist, so don’t “NAACP me.” 

Though Dr. Laura’s comments are definitely offensive, what’s more offensive is that she really isn’t saying anything new. Throughout our nation’s long history of racial mixing, which began with European colonial contact with Native Americans and Africans, mainstream culture has regarded such relationships as abnormal. Many interracial couples and families have been ridiculed, separated and even killed because of this view. Until the Supreme Court’s 1967 ruling in Loving v. Virginia, 40 out of 50 states outlawed interracial marriage at one time or another.

Opponents of interracial marriage have promoted many myths to support their cause over the years. According to professors Teresa Nance and Anita Kathy Foeman, these are: Blacks and whites who seek out interracial relationships have something wrong with them, like sexual or psychological problems; blacks marry whites for status; whites marry blacks in order to punish their parents or make a statement; blacks and whites aren’t genetically compatible and that interracial children will, as a result, be genetically or psychologically flawed. Though these myths have been exploded by scientific and cultural research, their traces can still be found in mainstream culture. As we’ve seen and heard, this kind of thinking is the basis for racist comments from the in-laws or racial epithets from the good doctor.

This became especially obvious after Schlessinger promptly issued a more politically correct apology, which did not address her clear disdain for interracial relationships. And it became downright sinister when Sarah Palin came to the doctor’s rescue. In a Tweeted message, Palin encouraged Schlessinger not to “retreat” but instead to “reload!” Though Palin’s support is not surprising, it is pretty weird, considering her recent Facebook post called “The Charge of Racism: It’s Time to Bury the Divisive Politics of the Past.” In defense of herself and the tea party against the NAACP’s recent charges of racism, Palin explains how her own interracial/interethnic marriage and multiracial family have influenced her thinking and helped her get over race and racism: “In the decades that our families have blended, I have never heard one proud, patriotic member judge another member based on skin color … it is foreign to us to consider condemning or condoning anyone’s actions based on race. ... Being with our diverse family in a melting pot that is a Native village just days ago reminded me of that. …” 

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However, it would seem that if Palin’s thinking had really been influenced by her interracial experiences, she would be coming to Jade’s defense rather than Schlessinger’s. This point leads to a bigger question: Why didn’t Palin defend Jade? I think this has to do with a popular-but-flawed interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech that suggests that affirmative action and Barack Obama’s election to the presidency have created racial justice. Since everyone and everything appears equal, any discussion of race must be racist and needs to be dismissed. This means that when a woman of color like Jade brings up a real grievance, she can be diagnosed as “hypersensitive.” But perhaps the real “hypersensitive” ones are people like Schlessinger, Palin and other conservatives who have taken the single event of Obama’s election or the growing number of interracial marriages as proof that we no longer judge people by the color of their skin but instead on the basis of their character.

If only it were that easy. That must be why King called it a “dream” in the first place.


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By Inherit The Wind, September 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm Link to this comment

What 90% are missing here is that Dr. Laura, a darling of the right-wing-nuts, was defending the racism of the woman’s husband’s family, telling the lady “tough shit!”

I don’t accept that. My in-laws and extended family have learned not to DARE use such language around me, or, more importantly, my kids! I don’t want THEM hearing “Schwartze” or “Shickse” or “Guinea” used.  Verbal abuse is still abuse.

Change the context—drop race: What if a woman’s in-laws were constantly commenting on how often their scion was f***ing her, how they did it, asking if she liked being on top, or facing away, how long it lasted, etc.  Would “Dr.” L have told her THEN to grow a sense of humor???  I don’t think so!

No, “Dr.” L doesn’t LIKE that this woman married a guy she loved who happened to be another race.  Why do people ALWAYS think it can’t possibly be love? Because a few celebs f*** it up??? So? Celebs generally f*** up ALL their marriages!  A celeb marriage lasting 1 year is like 10 to non-famous people.  Plus, 50% of ALL marriages fail (How many has “Dr.” L screwed up herself?).  Think about it!

Racism is ingrained in almost all of us from an early age.  We have 3 choices:
1) We can pretend we don’t have it and be phonies.
2) We can embrace it as if it really is important and be Klansmen or something equally reprehensible.
or,
3) We can recognize that we have it, and fight it, out in the open.  We can refuse to allow our feelings to dominate our logic, and do what our brains and moral sense tell us rather than our “gut feelings” because we KNOW that “gut feeling” in this case is one thing: Wrong.

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By gerard, August 31, 2010 at 8:02 pm Link to this comment

Here’s a piece of ugly but significant news that shows how stuff “America” does—even thoughtlessly, let alone consciously—gets copied and reflected back, to our dishonor.

  Japan, isolated for centuries, is still notoriously uneasy about the presence of foreigners of any kind. As a whole the country has improved during the previous century.  But now, again, certain ignorant factions are aggressive about Koreans, as we are about Mexicans. (Again, a shortage of jobs plays its part in stirring up fear.
  A new group of agitators is propagandizing the country with an anti-foreigner campaign, and guess what sign is emblazoned on their red and black armbands?  The American road sign seen along highways in the southwestern states—dark figures running across a road from right to left.       
  Originally, here, The sign was probably meant only as a warning to drivers to be careful, but it easily translates into “Danger! Illegals!”
  A shocking picture to see heading a recent Japan Times article, and a reminder of the responsibility of power and what passes as American leadership.

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By samosamo, August 31, 2010 at 11:57 am Link to this comment

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By REDHORSE, August 31 at 2:48 pm

““This is the NEW TIME, not the END TIME.”“
*****************

That reminds me, will humans of the evangelical types, demand
that in or about the year 2155 C.E., that we start the ‘new age of
aquarius’ which is the next zodiacal age appearing after pisces
at the vernal equinox? And will they start it at year 1, or 0 this
time? Hell, for that matter, will there still be a human left to
celebrate the commencement of the ‘new age’?

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By REDHORSE, August 31, 2010 at 10:48 am Link to this comment

This is just kneejerk hatepong. Vent and slam the ball. It’s a sideshow culture of haters manufactured for and by haters. Who gives a @#ck what “Dr.” Laura says?  It’s a riff. “Special professional victimhood” in America is the passive/agressive modern day Tower of Babble that prevents the language of common human understanding. Its’ purpose is the wedge it drives. And it serves disintegration and confusion, not integration. Nurse that grudge piggies!!

    The entire Rev.Wright spin was to conceal his utterance of the truth. The fascist crucible of greed and lies can no longer contain the reality of assasination, murder, genocide, theft, exploitation and rape, of the American Continent and her peoples, Native, European and African. This is the NEW TIME, not the END TIME.

    The new Sun of American Consciousness can no longer be shadowed and denied by the vampire denizens of greed. They are fully exposed, afraid and dying. They are traitors to the Constitution and too themselves. Am I wrong? If so, why have they gone to such lengths to manufacture such a huge lie and populate it with sideshow shills like Dr. L., Beck the Clown and Sarah Pee Pee. If they are not already defeated and afraid, why the investment in a Police State apparatus to attack Americans and their Civil Rights? Don’t be afraid. They are pitiable and insane. They are psychopathic megalomaniacal narcissisists (think Mussolini) and the New Light will kill them.

    Soul has no color. Free men and women are not bound by racism. Stop being afraid of the New American Future. Accept the power and celebrate.

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By randomstu, August 31, 2010 at 10:01 am Link to this comment

A few years back there was a California state proposition on whether the government should categorize individuals into “racial” groups, and then treat people differently depending on which group they’re in. That is, in public hiring and education, etc, should the gov’t discriminate racially?

The state as a whole voted against discrimination. But in liberal northern California, 80-90% of Democrats voted in favor of discrimination. There were literally passionate protests in the street, in support of racial discrimination.

Perhaps when these people project outward and accuse others of bigotry, seeing a bigot under every bed… it’s a way to avoid confronting their own explicit, well-documented support for racial categorization and discrimination.

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By moonraven, August 31, 2010 at 9:58 am Link to this comment

ofersince72:

Bunk!

And how easy it was for you to miss MY point—that voting maintains the ongoing genocide of APARTHEID.

What do we have to do here, rename The Rez Soweto Township?

Talk about deliberately dense!

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By ofersince72, August 31, 2010 at 7:47 am Link to this comment

Ted , I like your analysis,  but are you limiting

that to just Republican Voters?  Because Democrat voters

certainly don’t display anymore willingness to turn that

finger around back to themselves and there is plenty of

blame to go around.

The Democrats talk a good game..but that is what it is.
They are the ones that handed up to Reagon the 100:1 ratio
They are the ones that defunded ACORN.
They are the ones that helped load the prisons up with
black men.
They are the ones that helped the very unequal education
funding.
Need I go on?  Because I have plenty more Collusion
by Democrats.

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By tedmurphy41, August 31, 2010 at 7:00 am Link to this comment

One of the main problems stemming from this sort of stereotype in their bland statements and answers is
an inbuilt sense of insecurity and a great deal of
ignorance.
The white folk, and it is mainly white people that I
am referring to, brought their insecurities with them
when they emigrated to America and it has never left
them through generations.
Whenever things go wrong, it’s always someone else’s
fault and who best to blame but the one’s who did not
cause the problem, and they just happen to be
“black”.
The ignorance is that they cannot work out why things
have gone wrong, even though it’s regularly pointed
out to them in a manner that a child could
understand, because it’s way beyond the intelligence
of these people, and it’s just these sort of people
who will be voting Republican at the next elections.

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By Pilgrim, August 30, 2010 at 7:33 pm Link to this comment

Samosamo:


Thank you for the rundown on Fox…I really need to tune in and see what is going on there and get some more background information. 

My main consideration is that whether a person’s politics are liberal or conservative (or stubbornly independent such as my own), the actual
thoughts and ideas of the individuals behind the banners are getting lost and stereotyped to the point where no one can ever be right.  Everyone already has a foregone conclusion of what the other side has to say.
...
And I do love Truth Dig for bringing things to my attention that I might otherwise miss, and allowing me the opportunity to sort my thoughts and opinions out with discussions such as this one.

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By Peter Knopfler, August 30, 2010 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment

There is nothing to defend. Lauras way of closing her show! Look at the Word GAY, when I was a kid you could read and use the word gay for happiness, now they take the Rainbow hostage. The million man march remember arrogant, in your face attitude, this was everywhere among the blacks. Now we see it with Mexicans, Blacks are now pushed behind the Mexican Flag, wait until orientals increase in courage. Everyone is hiding in the Shadows, trying to get over on the other. Here in Mexico last 20 years, they do not like blacks its all a MTV/Hollywood fantasy, Mexicans do not like anyone including themselves 28000 dead in 3 years. Cant go out at night, everyone on egg shells. The killing is here you dont have to go far! Its next door not on the other side of the world, under your nose!, still in your face.

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By samosamo, August 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm Link to this comment

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Pilgrim,
Good comment but I have to disagree on the ‘Fox News and
Truth Dig need each other.  They both represent freedom of
speech.’ line because fox is rupert murdoch controlled speech
which for purposes of legality is opinion, punditry and
pontification most all of it based on the lines of ‘fair and
balanced’ (more rupert murdoch razzle dazzle) and when leading
into a new subject ‘some people say’ or a variant of that.

There could be a plane crash or a crash of the stock market fox
will report but the reasons are not likely to be the same as say
from a post and comments here on TD. People running for office
have a lot more going for them or against them depending on
how well rupert murdoch likes a candidate or NOT likes a
candidate.

You may have seen the documentary put out few years ago
‘Outfoxed’ in which former members of fox who spoke out
because once rupert murdoch got fox news going, these former
employees were canned for not following directives issued
ostensibly by roger ailes but actually by rupert murdoch.

And despite all the rhetoric, obfuscation, bickering and such
here on TD, you will find more truth than you will on fox. Fox
news, how appropriate, sly as fox, rupert thinks. And despite
these claims by fox of ‘fair and balanced’ and especially ‘some
people say’ I don’t watch fox mostly because of why would some
one reference a piece of news by saying ‘some people say’ or
‘people are saying’?

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By robert puglia, August 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm Link to this comment
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ps; i didn’t say i was happy about it.

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By ofersince72, August 30, 2010 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment

moonraven,  hope you understand, that writer had
tongue in cheek,  he/she was saying “pick your poison”.

  Thanks to the “liberal” media giving credence to
the right wing news sevices, there is mosque burning
all over America now….


Rico,  I hope they are of no resemblence to you.

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By rico, suave, August 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm Link to this comment

A thousand years from now we’ll all look alike- gorgeous.

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By moonraven, August 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm Link to this comment

I am deeply offended by folks beating the pan for the democrats here.

There is no difference whatsoever between the dems and the repubs—both promote and support the system of ongoing genocide called APARTHEID against natives.

More to the point, every one of you promotes and supports the system of genocide by your VOTE.

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By crashbigtime, August 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm Link to this comment

Human society is one.
Inter-ethnic couples are heroes for breaking down
social divisions.
In my opinion, the best thing this country has going
for it is the broad cultural capital in its diverse
population.

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By Pilgrim, August 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm Link to this comment

I have never listened to Dr Laura so I do not have an over-all opinion of her politics or what she generally says on her show.  My remarks are based strictly on these three things:  The call-in, Dr Laura’s response as quoted in the above article, and Dawkins’ “translation”.

Our cultural climate certainly remains in the dark ages as far as race is concerned; but I have to say that this article is an example of how political polarization is making everybody so blind, deaf, and dumb that there is no real discussion of any of the issues. 

It seems to me that the remarks made by Dr. Laura were addressing the caller’s personal reactions and coping skills, and nothing to do with calling interacial relatinships “bad”. 

The bad thing that happened here was that someone’w words were twisted around to fit a political image.

Fox News and Truth Dig need each other.  They both represent freedom of speech.  And they are both representing people who want their voices heard.  What we really need to do is put down the stones we are all so ready to throw and figure out a way to create a listening climate.

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By ofersince72, August 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm Link to this comment

I hope this guy/gal doesn’t mind, some just have
a simple way of putting things.

from Common Dreams…....
SJRyan..Aug 30th..2010 @2:51pm

Change we can believe in.

“We” can’t blame George W. Bush, Richard Bruce Cheney,
Alberto R. Gonzales or Donald Henry Rumsfeld anymore.
Did “we” get hoodwinked or what!  Just remember to vote
Democratic in November or “we” will really be in trouble.
The blue cyanide capsule is flavored. The red cyanide
capsule is not.

The choice is yours.  Choose wisely and please send $25
or whatever you can to the Democrat Party.  The Democrat
Party needs your support more than ever. Our American
way of life hangs in balance.  Think of your children
and grandchildren as you write your check.

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By samosamo, August 30, 2010 at 11:49 am Link to this comment

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By robert puglia, August 30 at 2:57 pm

Very interesting. Makes it easier to explain when just a small
group or just a few people can create a scam through the aid of
technology that subverts whole systems and ideology which is
based on greed.

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By ofersince72, August 30, 2010 at 11:45 am Link to this comment

And again, and again,

Why are we going to let Fox News control political
dialogue.  Why isn’t Fox News, and the likes of Dr. Laura
just ignored by progressive sites like Truth Dig, and
responsible journalism , and meaningful issues discussed?

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By ofersince72, August 30 at 2:45 pm

**I share G. Anderson’s concern.

  Why does anyone even turn their tv sets on or let
  mainstream name the issues?**

You ask the question and basically answer it at the same time. I
agree that it is as simple as just turning off the t.v. or radio or
computer(well go to another site). BUT, the mainsteam media is
the pivot in the circle jerk that any conspiratorial agendas are
being set forth and the msm will continue to inundate their
venues with stuff like race, lgbt, abortion, (anti)patriotism and
sports and celebrity events or any number of myriad lighter but
very controversial subjects to keep peoples’ attention away from
the real problems of this country and the world.

One of the obvious things is the beck rally this past week-end
where a charlatan(beck) is trying to push the notion that o is the
cause of the problem when in fact o is not the cause. The only
cause o is part of is the continuance of who did start this
problem, which is not insignificant either, and that can be
construed as going as far back as woodie woodrow wilson
signing the federal reserve act of 1913 and many irresponsible
traitorous congressional people. Then the cause really
intensified with ronnie turd lick reagan on through the last
several presidents AND the members of congress.

Mercy, we cannot leave the world out of the equation, of how the
few are robbing stealing killing and destroying the environment
for the natural resources for their benefit while all the while
shoving the peoples closer to the edge of disaster, in fact
pushing people over the edge of disaster.

And it works. Those directing and conducting these kind of
shenanigans are slowly but surely creating a world less intrusive
and bothersome for their future. But from the original quote of
o72, it is not wise to just give up on what is being dumped on us
as distractions because that means giving up on what has
happened and that means forgetting history which will make
repeating history a sure thing. Lets hope that we ‘didn’t learn
nothing, and we didn’t forget nothing’. But with almost
7,000,000,000 people, who knows what will happen.

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By ofersince72, August 30, 2010 at 11:40 am Link to this comment

Robert P. , I agree , it can be done.  But right now

it is the roadbump and the reason politicians can’t

vote against war. So this change of direction is going

to have to be worked out before the politicians will

reverse their bomb and destroy policies.

We have war on many fronts now, Afghan, Yeaman, Iraq,
Pakistan, and other places.  The objective is not freedom
and democracy, but to support an economic employment
system.

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By randomstu, August 30, 2010 at 10:58 am Link to this comment

Dawkins wrote: “Translation: ... You’ve done something wrong and deserve whatever you get.”

In this article, Dawkins isn’t responding to what Laura Schlessinger actually said. Instead, Dawkins is making her own “translation.”

It’s often useful to distinguish reality from fantasy. If we look at the actual quotes that Schlessinger made, that’s reality. If we look at Dawkins’ “translation” (i.e., what Dawkins IMAGINED that Schelessinger was saying), that’s fantasy.

We could use Dawkins’ technique to trash anyone for anything. All we have to do is to make up our own “translation,” and then attack the “translation,” as if it wasn’t our own creation.

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By robert puglia, August 30, 2010 at 10:57 am Link to this comment
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if humankind were disabused of their every vile
prejudice, in twenty minutes they’d come up with new
ones. it’s the beast of their nature.
in just the same way, i think, if peace reigned and
troops went back to their fields and the military
industrial complex set about manufacturing volkswagens,
the stock market would be manipulated to new heights
and depths of extremes all around a new scam.
there are new fortunes to be had by peaceful man, if
that’s his aim, in creating new products and processes.
and two to take him. unless i’ve missed something.

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By Montrose, August 30, 2010 at 10:56 am Link to this comment
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It’s interesting how opinions on racism made by radio personalities such as
Laura Schlessinger are dismissed as irrelevant or racist because she is speaking
about a group that is outside of her genetic make-up. Could the same be said
of other pundits who claim to know the motivations and agendas of groups
outside their race? If Al Sharpton’s view of “white America” is made on the basis
of his personal observations and perceptions, can he truly speak about the
experiences of anything outside of being a Black man from the baby-boom
generation? And if so, why are his comments valid and others not?

It seems as though the topic of racial mixing becomes more diluted as the
genetic make-up is less identifiable, for example, take Mexicans, Puerto Ricans,
and various Caribbean populations who by definition are a mix of many
cultures, races, and religions. They have assumed a complete new identity, as
opposed to trying to reclaim something from a recent historical past that is no
longer applicable.

Maybe that is the problem with race in America. To dismiss the ONLY constant
in life, which is change, is to deny the ever-changing perceptions, definitions,
and even theoretical constructs of race as it is TODAY. That may explain why
people like Schlessinger, Palin, and other conservatives view racism in a
different light, because for them, that reality may be applicable. Social justice is
but one theoretical model to use as a lens to view racism in America, but it is
not the ONLY possibility. It’s equivalent to flying coach verses first class on the
exact same plane; the individual experiences will be very different, but not
“wrong.”

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By Peetawonkus, August 30, 2010 at 10:54 am Link to this comment

My wife’s grandfather was of Danish extraction. My wife’s grandmother was of Swedish extraction. A local scandal was created when this Dane married a Swede, and this scandal lasted 40 years. I kid you not.

This is how much we’re expected to “keep to our own.” This country can be so backwards.

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By ofersince72, August 30, 2010 at 10:45 am Link to this comment

I share G. Anderson’s concern.

  Why does anyone even turn their tv sets on or let
  mainstream name the issues?

  Truth Dig, like the MSMs has focused on divisive
  politics for six months.

  But no one can answer this,
  What if we got what we wanted, peace. And brought
  all the troops home, and started down sizing the MIC.
  How would that affect America and the stock market?

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By Gordy, August 30, 2010 at 10:25 am Link to this comment

I find it weird that Americans still have this word ‘interracial’ - like you’re talking about breeding horses with donkeys… 

And ‘interracial’ porn!?  That would not exist as this special niche were it not still a racist world.  Not necesarily always ‘racist’ in the sense of hating other races, but in the sense of regarding them as ‘other’ - obsessing about it, being hung up on trivial differences.

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By purplewolf, August 30, 2010 at 10:24 am Link to this comment

Surprised that Sarah the Liar backed Dr. Laura, as Dr. Laura slammed Sarah in the past for not taking care of her downs syndrome son and was out and about trying to run everyone else’s lives with her view of how America and the world should be according to Sarah.

Hey Sarah, where is your robe and cap, you know the white pointy one with the eye holes cut out, you wear at your special secret meeting in the America that you want to take us back to, winky, winky?

As for the Natives being called “redskins” we don’t approve of that term, much like halfbreed was used in the past. Today’s p.c. wording would be bi-racial rather than halfbreed, which BTW Obama is as his mother was white, but it doesn’t matter to me, he is what he is and as I tell people when asked my blood quantum, I am what I am, blood quantum’s and Indian cards to prove your percentage are the same as numbering the wrist of the Jewish people in Germany during WWII. Wrong then and wrong today. Besides you only need to show proof of your pedigree when breeding your dogs and horses.

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By robert puglia, August 30, 2010 at 9:10 am Link to this comment
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according to philip dayle in the guardian 24 aug;
“There is a simple human element that could guide
discussions on diversity: empathy. Given what the N-
word means not just in US history, but to race
relations across the world, a modicum of decency should
censure any impulse to utter it. The zeal to do
otherwise speaks volumes about anyone who would insist
on their “freedom of speech” to use it, given all we
know.”

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By irishpoetry, August 30, 2010 at 5:52 am Link to this comment
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I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it including all the comments about Dr. Laura and this incident and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

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By Shift, August 30, 2010 at 5:35 am Link to this comment

Moonraven, good comments!  It is surprising that the left, and especially African American’s, are so very unconscious with respect to their own selective racism.  The same unconsciousness exists with Jews and the American Genocide.  Or, perhaps it is conscious racism disguised as unconscious, for profit.  Either way it’s ugly and makes it difficult to move past Colonization and Genocide

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By G.Anderson, August 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm Link to this comment

Hasn’t this story, been covered enough?

Why give Dr. Laura any more attention, it just feeds her needs as an attention junkie?

But I suppose when your not willing to actually, talk about how everything in this country is on it’s way down the drain. You have to provide those who are willing to listen with their daily 10 minutes of hate. It’s much easier, just to hit the emotional triggers, and watch the reaction. 

Please, don’t cover Dr. Laura, or LiLo, or Paris, or people like them, instead why not try and acutally help the people in this country by focusing on something real?

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By samosamo, August 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm Link to this comment

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So, this ‘doctor’ is jewish. I would rather call her or cast her as
an izraeli or like those who govern and run izrael and not like
the unassuming jewish people I know who appear to be more
content living life and getting along with their neighbors. Those,
like this doctor and ‘leaders’ of izrael, are more intent on pulling
the ‘holocaust’ card as verification that they know more about
how others should act and justification of using any type of
words to describe what ‘they assume’ isn’t right. Reason is, these
‘dr. slingalings’ have long been adept at organizing how to NOT
marry outside of their religion and race.

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By Sean, August 29, 2010 at 6:54 pm Link to this comment
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Why do people listen to talk radio in the first place? Queenie is right…why would you call a radio host in the first place for this kind of problem?
When are people going to quit getting news form network tv, cnn, fox and listening to Beck, Rush or anyone and just read! Read the paper, read the internet, think for yourself…read outside the mainstream for once!

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By moonraven, August 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment

A little update on interracial marriages:  The US government has for many many years, since employing the “blood quantum” standard for Native American identity at 1/4, ENCOURAGED interracial marriage on the premise that it will soon eliminate Native Americans entirely!

If you can’t kill ‘em, join them with low blood quantum racial types….

Genocide by any other name is genocide.

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By moonraven, August 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm Link to this comment

Shift:  I agree.

Ward Churchill took on this selectivity in a piece called Let’s Spread the Fun Around when the Supreme Courtesans ruled that naming sports teams in manners depreciative to Native Americans was “all in good fun”.

He suggested some other good racist names for teams, such as Kansas City Kikes, Newark Niggers, Hoboken Hebes, San Diego Spics, Sacramento Slopes and a number of other all in good fun etceteras.  (I may have the cities wrong, but not the team names.)

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By Shift, August 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm Link to this comment

I have a better question.  Why is African American racism given a pass when it is so blatant? The word “Redskin” is to American Indians as the word “nigger” is to African Americans.  So why do African American’s who play for the Washington Redskins get a pass while Laura Schlessinger gets hammered for racism.  I see absolutely NO difference.  This is a form of twisted hypocrisy on the left regarding racism.  Can you claim you are not racist if you practice selective racism?  NO.  Since you are not going to speak up on behalf of Native Americans just STFU.

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By Hammond Eggs, August 29, 2010 at 3:28 pm Link to this comment

One of the first things Ronald Reagan said upon assuming the presidency was that there was no more racism in the United States. It was a lie then and it’s a lie now.  Obama, square apple that he is, probably believed his election achieved some kind of victory over racism. I wonder what he thinks now?

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By MarthaA, August 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm Link to this comment

Some of us judge people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin, but apparently Dr. Laura Schlessinger is not one of us who do; really all that matters is the content of one’s character, as all the rest is foo foo.  Dr. Schlessinger is character deficient.

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By Socrates, August 29, 2010 at 7:23 am Link to this comment

I do not find what Dr. Laura said in this instance to be offensive.  Lenny Bruce had a bit repeating the N word.  Richard Pryor always used the N word.  Rap is full of the N word.

How about the idea that most radio talk show hosts are Jewish?  Dr. Laura, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, et. al.  They are loud mouth Jews trumpeting Hebrew opinions while ducking the extermination of the Palestinians.

A while back, a man called in to the Dr. Laura show to complain that his wife refused to ride on the back of his Harley Davidson.  Dr. Laura bragged about how she loves to ride her own Harley Davidson and even called herself a “biker chick.”  She told the guy to make his wife ride or dump her.  That was the last straw for me.  Dr. Laura is dirty and invincibly ignorant.  As far as I’m concerned, so are Savage and Levin.

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By Queenie, August 28, 2010 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment

What in hell prompts anyone to call a national radio show to air their personal problems? It would be like hanging dirty underwear on the clothesline for all to see. Don’t people know for crissake what kind of a dipshit “doctor” Laura is? She is a cesspool of self importance and it is a radio SHOW, as in FAKE. PHONEY. SCRIPTED.

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By FiftyGigs, August 28, 2010 at 7:03 pm Link to this comment

In the 60’s, my downtown burned, as downtowns burned all over the country in that violent decade.

Today, I’m truly surprised to see that same downtown populated by so many interracial couples. It isn’t burning anymore.

The only hassle comes from ugly media stars, outsiders, and politicians from other towns, who want to create sensationalism so they can amass ratings. Values don’t matter to them. Reasoned cautions about “picking at wounds” serves only as embellishment for their attention-grabbing lust.

The solution, the end, to this must come from religious institutions, as it did in the 60s.

Religious institutions, their ministers and priests and preachers, must reassert the loving message of the Bible, and the teaching of Jesus, and take God back from the conservative hucksters who use his name and distort his Word.

For money.

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By samosamo, August 28, 2010 at 7:01 pm Link to this comment

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Ain’t no doubt about it, underneath this facade of love, peace,
equality, just and righteousness in the u.s.of a., there is more
hatred and spite towards others, especially of different colored
skin, than is healthy for people working for a common good who
should be going after those that promote and encourage the
racial and ethnic hatred that so easily takes attention from those
who have all but torn this u.s.a to shreds for their benefits and
pleasure and if it started a massive civil racial war those upper
elite crud would really like that.

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By Buford T. Justice, August 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm Link to this comment
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Whoever speaks the truth shall die.  As one-half of an interracial marriage and
father to a couple of half-black kids I found nothing to get angry with in Dr.
Laura’s comments.  If a black host had said the same thing it would have raised
nary an eyebrow.  To which white liberals usually invoke the sensitivity argument
—whites can say one thing, blacks another—which is truly patronizing.a

I’m no great fan of Dr. Laura or the wingnuts, but episodes such as the above only
serve to reinforce conservative stereotypes of us as namby pamby.  Yes Jade was
black and Dr. Laura white—that doesn’t make Jade right.

Quentin Tarantino said it best:  “I think (‘N-bomb’) is probably the most volatile
word in the English language. My feeling is that any time a word is that powerful,
you should start screaming it from the rooftops, take away that power.”

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By gerard, August 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm Link to this comment

My experience has been that race.class and religious discrimination is taught to children both conscioiusly and unconsciously, during early childhood when children are taking cues from adults on “how to behave,” which amounts to how to get rewarded, how not to get punished. Myths and proscriptions against interracial marriage are only a part of the same picture.
  I believe my parents were not entirely aware of what they were doing at the time.  Both racial and class prejudice were rife, open, and they knew this.  The KKK was occasionally active even in the northern cities which were also industrial and rapidly trying to absorb many immigrants from southern and eastern Europe.
  Only western Europeans who had emigrated a generation earlier, were melded into a white American middle class, most of them trying to forget their roots if possible. Originally job rivalry had had a lot to do with prejudice, and it jelled due to habits and unconscious conformity to notions never really thought out.
  I remember many occasions that illustrated this thesis all through my childhood and youth. For some unknown reason—perhaps because I was a perverse child—I questioned it in elementary school. No one in my family supported me though all preached theoretical equality and “American ideals.”
  Thanks to Civil Rights movements, things are somewhat better but still not good. From my long experience I believe the persistence of this confusion and the reluctance to face into the dangerous social disintigration racism and classism breeds, can only be cured by legal justice first, and then by persistent education and self examination.  Why do I think and feel as I do?  Who or what is influencing me?  What are the results of my behavior toward others?  I also believe that interracial groups meeting together could help each other to understand and change for the better. But this will require conscious effort and patience from all sides.  Until it happens, we are prone to deep trouble and continuous scapegoating and persecution.
  The law must stand firmly behind reconciliation and justice and those who discriminate must expect to face criticism.  Early childhood education is the key, at home, in neighborhoods, and in churches and schools. Segregated neighborhoods should be discouraged and actively avoided if possible.
  All this is possible but requires pro-active consistent efforts of many many people, and patience.
Until we talk about it and begin doing it, we are far from mutuality. Our constant failure in fair jurisdiction of civil rights, plus outbreaks like the Tea Party, the immigrant situation in Southwestern States and the Moslem Community Center in Manhattan are cries for help and should be treated as such. That’s my opinion.  What’s yours?

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By gerard, August 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm Link to this comment

My experience has been that race.class and religious discrimination is taught to children both conscioiusly and unconsciously, during early childhood when children are taking cues from adults on “how to behave,” which amounts to how to get rewarded, how not to get punished. Myths and proscriptions against interracial marriage are only a part of the same picture.
  I believe my parents were not entirely aware of what they were doing at the time.  Both racial and class prejudice were rife, open, and they knew this.  The KKK was occasionally active even in the northern cities which were also industrial and rapidly trying to absorb many immigrants from southern and eastern Europe.
  Only western Europeans who had emigrated a generation earlier, were melded into a white American middle class, most of them trying to forget their roots if possible. Originally job rivalry had had a lot to do with prejudice, and it jelled due to habits and unconscious conformity to notions never really thought out.
  I remember many occasions that illustrated this thesis all through my childhood and youth. For some unknown reason—perhaps because I was a perverse child—I questioned it in elementary school. No one in my family supported me though all preached theoretical equality and “American ideals.”
  Thanks to Civil Rights movements, things are somewhat better but still not good. From my long experience I believe the persistence of this confusion and the reluctance to face into the dangerous social disintigration racism and classism breeds, can only be cured by legal justice first, and then by persistent education and self examination.  Why do I think and feel as I do?  Who or what is influencing me?  What are the results of my behavior toward others?  I also believe that interracial groups meeting together could help each other to understand and change for the better. But this will require conscious effort and patience from all sides.  Until it happens, we are prone to deep trouble and continuous scapegoating and persecution.
  The law must stand firmly behind reconciliation and justice and those who discriminate must expect to face criticism.  Early childhood education is the key, at home, in neighborhoods, and in churches and schools. Segregated neighborhoods should be discouraged and actively avoided if possible.
  All this is possible but requires pro-active consistent efforts of many many people, and patience.
Until we talk about it and begin doing it, we are far from mutuality. Our constant failure in fair jurisdiction of civil rights, plus outbreaks like the Tea Party, the immigrant situation in Southwestern States and the Moslem Community Center in Manhattan are cries for help and should be treated as such. That’s my opinion.  What’s yours?

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By kerryrose, August 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment

‘Why didn’t Palin defend Jade? I think this has to do with a popular-but-flawed interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech that suggests that affirmative action and Barack Obama’s election to the presidency have created racial justice.’

Why are you giving Palin the benefit of the doubt? You actually believe Palin cares, or spends any time considering the implications of racial justice?  In fact, she has used the Southern Strategy (code words) against Obama.  ‘Community organizer’ for one, which is code for ‘empowering scary black people from the ghetto.’ 

She may not supported Jade because it would never occur to her to do so.  She relates to the conservative, racist talk show host, and believes that woman had the right to say the ‘N’ word, Jade’s feelings, or any other minorities feelings, be damned.

It is a mistake to use someone like Palin to make a point.  Just make your point without clouding the issue.

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