Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:13 AM
wyldwolf (40,620 posts)
Creator of the offensive anti-Obama bumper sticker claims the 'n' word isn't offensive
Writing for Forbes, Roger Friedman interviews the site's owner, Paula Smith. Ms. Smith, who hails from Hinesville, Georgia, insists that neither she nor the sticker are racist. Who knows what Smith really believes, but her logic is a stretch, to put it gently.
"I do find it amazing and entertaining that one of our stickers has become a racist thing," Ms. Smith told Forbes.
She even tried arguing that the dictionary does not define the "N-Word" as racist. Wisely, Friedman posted the actual definition from dictionary.com, which says the word, "is now probably the most offensive word in English. Its degree of offensiveness has increased markedly in recent years, although it has been used in a derogatory manner since at least the Revolutionary War. Definitions 1a, 1b, and 2 represent meanings that are deeply disparaging and are used when the speaker deliberately wishes to cause great offense."
Her protestations aside, Ms. Smith appears to have removed the bumper sticker from her site.
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