Hi Meltingpot Readers,
So I'm still maintaining the buzz of the big "Pub day" for Substitute Me. Thank you all for your sweet encouragement, your blog reviews, tweets and well wishes. I feel so happy. But that happiness can't keep me from getting hot under the collar by the outrageous behavior by that woman who calls herself Dr. Laura.
I barely knew who Dr. Laura was, but I couldn't ignore the constant media attention given to her recent reported spewing of the n-word on national radio. So of course, I had to investigate. Here's a a story from abc news that apparently covered the "controversy."
But of course mainstream media got the story all wrong. In my opinion. Yes, Ms. Laura was way too comfortable using the n-word, in fact she seemed to enjoy it, but what was truly reprehensible about the situation, was the advice she gave to the caller who was calling with a legitimate problem. The caller was a Black woman married to a White man. Apparently the White husband's White friends and family often made racist comments around the wife and her husband didn't stick up for her and she wanted to know how to handle it. Now, why this woman decided to call Dr. Laura for help is beyond me, but she did. And Dr. Laura's response was --I'm paraphrasing -- "stop being so hypersensitive. You shouldn't have married outside of your race if you couldn't handle such situations!!!!!" Excuse me?
Here's a link to the whole disgraceful transcript so you can see for yourself how racist this woman really is. Yes, I said it. I think Dr. Laura is a very racist human being who should take herself to therapy to see why she harbors so much negative energy towards Black people. Maybe she can do this now that she's going to be out of a job :)
And I ask myself, why is this woman popular? Why do people listen to her? What is her appeal? Somebody please help me understand.
I am listening with both ears.