Dr. Laura Apologizes for Repeatedly Using N-Word on Air

Aug 13, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Radio celebrity Dr. Laura Schlessinger has apologized for repeatedly using the "N" word during an on-air conversation with a caller, reports the New York Daily News.

Schlessinger characterized the listener as "hypersensitive" to racism, but has apologized on her Web site for using the derogatory word to make her point. Schlessinger claims it was a "horrible mistake."

After learning of the radio exchange, the Rev. Al Sharpton appeared on CNN to say that he thought the incident
was "despicable."


  1. How come Sharton don’t go after Blacks that call each other the same name.

  2. I am a 55 year old black man.I’ve seen and heard many things in my life..some good ..some not so good.I got Dr. Laura’s point.And I also think that she put it in a way that exposes the double standards that we as a blended nation ptactice.The word “nigger” is the only word in this country that can be used with impunity by a “select” segment of our population. Get a grip people! To Dr.Laura…You owe no one an apology. All you hot-heads need to take a look in the mirror.Do you see a “nigger”?

  3. As Keith Olbermann pointed out, She never apologized for saying that once we elected a black president she thought all of this hypersensitivity would stop. The old, “haven’t we done enough for you people?” attitude. (see: MediaMatters.org)

  4. a descendant of the Latin adjective niger, meaning the color “black.

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