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In defense of a double standard

In the ‘Hot Topics’ segment on “The View” this morning, the ladies discussed a Washington Post story about a rock with the word “Niggerhead” written on it at the gated entrance of a hunting camp leased and frequented by Rick Perry and his father.

Host Barbara Walters used the n-word while explaining the story, causing co-host Sherri Shepherd to take offense. Shepherd says she didn’t like the way Barbara Walters said it. However, Shepherd was okay with Whoopi Goldberg, the main host of “The View,” using it.

Because Whoopi Goldberg is black. Duh! I can say fag, you can’t.

To those who feel slighted let me remind you not everyone gets to do or say everything. Life’s not fair. You’ll survive.

Besides, why would you want to say it? When a white person says the N-word or a straight person says fag, the context is never right. That shouldn’t require any explanation.

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