I have listened to Dr. Laura for many years, though I appreciate a lot of her advice, I find her to be grossly insensitive and incompassionate most of the time. She seem to deal with people as if they are robots and in my opinion has a holier than thou attitude about herself. All that been said, I do not think she is racist. Just my opinion. I listened to the call that has caused all the upset, and her saying she is quitting her show. I just think it was about time for her to leave the airways anyway. Overtime she had become predictable so I am sure she will not be missed that much. Back to my point on her using the n-word 11 times on the call. I think she was just trying to make a point and got in over head because she was getting frustrated with the caller. At the end of the call, when she was trying to clarify herself, one can sense that she felt bad, but cannot take back the way she had responded to the caller. In my opinion, she should have just apologized to the caller, and thought a little more of what was been said to her, but in her arrogance and lack of sensitivity, she crushed herself to the ground ouch! I personally was not offended by the whole call, but Dr. Laura came across as unprofessional and defensive. Her pride got in the way and she ended up looking like the crazy one at the end of that call.
As an African American, I have to try to just listen to people and try not to be overly sensitive about race issues. After becoming an American citizen, I do not want to allow every racial issue to cloud my love for people . In my life experience in Africa, race was never something I had to worry about, but I can also appreciate that our country has had some really bad past history concerning race and still does. My life today is to focus on celebrating with those who value me as a person of character and integrity. And if that is not good enough, 1000 angels trying to convience those who do not value me will never make a difference. So I have no time for such people and could care less about their miserable opinions of me. You are only afraid of others you do not know because you have a warped sense of yourself . I was not raised to fear people, but to learn to understand them and find a common ground with them. Thanks be to God that we are different, because I will be the first to say hey Lord how about some variety...He he! Now go take on your life!