You know, does any serious person, anybody who claims to be a serious person, still credit this argument? Have we not gotten away from the notion that all African Americans are responsible for what any African American does? This is a standard not applied to any other group in this society except, perhaps, Muslims. Are white people, random white people, called to account for what the cast of the Jersey Shore does? Are white people saying, ‘Well, their kids can get over-tan, drink too much, and act ridiculous because of the cast of Jersey Shore?’
In what other area in life is she taking direction from black comics on HBO? So, the notion that they are dictating the culture and that they set the cultural terms, for particularly a conservative is so ridiculous that it is striking to me that a person making that argument is not laughed out of the room.
Michel Martin (NPR) on Dr. Laura’s point that some African American (“comics on HBO”) use the n-word, so why can’t a white person?
(CNN’s Reliable Sources)