The online store that originally started selling “Don’t Re-Nig 2012” stickers has been taken down but now a second site is selling the bumper stickers and the owner has no qualms about selling the sticker.

Forbes.com has an exclusive interview with Paula Smith, the Hinesville. Georgia woman behind Stickatude.com. Ms. Smith insists she’s not racist. Her defense? “Obama is not even black. He’s got a mixture of race. It’s his choice of what his nationality is.”

Forbes.com’s Roger Friedman with more details:

“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.”

Smith went on to point out “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.”

Read this online at http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/03/woman_behind_dont_re-nig_2012_bumper_stickers_insists_theyre_not_racist.html


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