No madam, you don’t get to laugh this off.
So the woman behind the awful anti-Obama bumper sticker that reads “Don’t Re-Nig 2012″ has decided that it’s not racist because she says so. It’s the other several million of you who are wrong, so LOL case closed. Forbes’ Roger Friedman investigates:
Exclusive: Paula Smith of Hinesville, Georgia has a company called Stickatude.com. And they’re selling their own version of an anti-Obama bumper sticker that reads “Don’t Re-Nig 2012.” Ms. Smith told me in a telephone conversation on Saturday afternoon that the bumper sticker has been in their inventory since June 2010, but just in the last few days it’s started selling. The price is $3. Ms. Smith insisted that the bumper sticker is not racist. I asked her about the “N” word, for which “nig” is the shortened version. “According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means.”
OK then, well since you’ve decided that the N-word is no longer racist, I’ve decided that you’re pretty much an awful excuse for a human being. That was easy.