Power of Slur

In August 2010, radio personality Dr. Laura Schlessinger resigned following “a five-minute long rant in which she used the N-word 11 times.”

Media Matters provides the transcript and complete audio.

This event could be used to facilitate critical thinking about a number of issues, including the power of words, the impact of the status of the speaker on the way words are perceived, how unexamined privilege can be harmful to the privileged as well as to traditional targets of prejudice.