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Talk show radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger openly and publicly apologized on her show Wednesday for going on a racial rant the day before.
“I talk every day about doing the right thing. And yesterday, I did the wrong thing,” CNN reported Schlessinger said Wednesday. “I was attempting to make a philosophical point, and I articulated the N-word all the way out — more than one time. And that was wrong. I’ll say it again — that was wrong.”
The motivation for the doctor to speak so profoundly came from an African American female caller, who on-air told Dr. Laura she has a white husband and she was getting sick of him letting his friends say things that she considered to be racist.
Following, the woman asked about the use of the N-word.
“Black guys use it all the time,” Schlessinger said. “Turn on HBO, listen to a black comic, and all you hear is n---, n---, n---.”
The doctor used the N-word three more times throughout the conversation with the caller, who argued with the doctor and eventually hung up upset.
Schlessinger told the caller she must be “hypersensitive about color and [if you] don’t have a sense of humor, don’t marry out of your race.”