Well, today in “sh*t stupid people say,” the woman behind the offensive anti-Obama bumper sticker, “Don’t Re-Nig 2012,” said she’s not a racist and neither is the sticker.
Despite the well-documented history of the n-word, Paula Smith of Hinesville, Georgia (and owner of Stickatude.com), says the word isn’t racist at all and she doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.
In an interview with Forbes, Smith told the mag, “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.”
Smith continued, claiming that even IF the word referred to black people, President Obama doesn’t qualify, you know, because he’s not black.
“And besides Obama is not even black. He’s got a mixture of race. It’s his choice of what his nationality is. I’m a mixed breed. I call myself a Heinz 57,” she says, referring to an ancestry that’s part of French, Scottish, and German.
“I just want someone that’s going to help the United States and not give it other countries all the time. And stop giving the immigrants the benefits that most Americans inside their own states can’t even get because they’re giving it others who don’t even live here as an American.
“I do find it amazing and entertaining that one of our stickers has become a racist thing,” Ms. Smith told me. I asked her if she thought the “N” Word was a bad word? “No,” she said, ” because I don’t use it. I have kids here around me that are black kids. I call them my own kids. I’ve helped black families…to guide them in the right direction. Paintball is one of these things. We like to laugh and have a good time. That’s our way of life.”
I guess that explains that. Hmph.