Paula Smith, owner of Stickatude.com, says that her company’s “Don’t Re-Nig 2012” Obama bumper sticker, which has enraptured every redneck in America, is not racist at all, reports Forbes Magazine.
The Hinesville, Georgia native told Forbes that the sticker has been in their inventory since June 2010, but only starting selling in the last few days. As previously reported by Newsone, renege is defined as “to go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.” When asked about the racist connotation of the word “nigger,” and the obvious play on the word used on the bumper sticker, Smith had a predictably ignorant excuse handy:
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.”
When asked about the origin of the bumper sticker, Ms. Smith said she just happened across it:
We just found it on the internet, and thought it was cute. It’s been up there since he’s been president.”
Smith further claims that she’s not racist at all and the term “re-nig” couldn’t possibly be a racially derogatory term directly at Obama because “he’s 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.”
Smith even pulls out the old stand by that she couldn’t be racist, because she has “black kids around [her]”:
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.”
Though Smith may think it’s “cute” to call the President of the United States a “nigger,” there are thousands who disagree with her. Unfortunately, based on the number of vehicles sporting the sticker, not nearly enough.
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