You may know about the very conservative radio advice giver, Dr. Laura Schlessinger. She pretty much outdid even her quite mean self in a recent response to a woman calling for advice. There’s been quite a bit of discussion, and I found a longish piece on CNN that seems quite decent. One aspect of it I like is the way in which a number of comments come back to the effects today of racist comments. Being the stereotypically questionable or strange group creates a toll, we have pointed out before, independent of any overt discrimination.
Looking for the CNN clip, I found one of the incomparable Richard Pryor; that’s the second one below.
2 thoughts on “Racism in the States: Would you believe it?”
I hadn’t thought of Dr. Laura (whose doctorate is in nutrition or something like that) in a while, but when I do, it’s always worth thinking of these questions for her, given the general sense of bible-based “wisdom” that she has:
ML, that’s a great collection!
I’m going to try to keep a permanent record of that.
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