If you read blogs daily as much as I do then you no doubt read about “shock jock” Don Imus’ recent comments about Rutgers women’s basketball team.
If you missed this display of racism, let me fill you in. Taken from he commentary of Don Imus & Bernard McGuirk during a NCAA women’s championship game last Tuesday:
Imus – “That’s some rough girls from Rutgers.”
McGuirk – “Man, they got tattoos!”
McGuirk – “Some hardcore hoes!”
Imus – “That’s some nappy headed hoes there, I’m going to tell you that.”
There are so many things wrong in this dialogue, that I am not even going to trip & analyze but it broke down starting with calling them girls.
Over the past few months, this type of racist activity is hardly shocking & goes to show that racism is alive and well.
So Imus apologized the other day (a day late & a dollar short) but after months of these types of apologies, I now realize that they mean nothing.
“I apologize for an insensitive and ill-conceived remark we made the other morning referring to the Rutgers women’s basketball team.”
“It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”
What good is an apology if you really stand behind what you said or did but got caught looking like a fool in a public audience. Not only should this bastard lose his job, he needs to enter rehab for racist but I think the best punishment will be if one of the nappy headed hoes from Rutgers showed his ass what a nappy headed hoe can really do as she beat the white ff of his ass.
To be devil’s advocate, Black men in particular rappers call Black women hoes & bitches all the time, where is the community outrage on this. Instead of being pissed of for being respected, woman buy the very music that degrades & objectifies them. Why come???
Moving along on a related topic, when I 1st heard this hot mess of a story, the one thing that ran through my mind was, Imus’ sentiments are why we (Negroes) have such a negative self-image. Specifically referring to how the majority of our women wear their hair, how many Black women around the world use bleaching creams to lighten their skin & I can go on & on but I think you get where I am coming from.
Last weekend a woman complemented me on my locks & asked me how I got them & how long I had them etc. She then said that she thought about getting them herself but was not sure. I then told her that the 1st step was rejecting & getting rid of her European beauty addition & start to embrace what Oshun blessed her with. After I put her on front, she shook her head like it was going to fall of saying I don’t know if I can do that.
As I walked away, I was like, what a poor lost soul.
Oshun is the Yoruban (Nigerian) goddess of love, sexuality, beauty and diplomacy.
Today, MSNBC publicly announced that they will suspend their Imus simulcast show for a period of 2 weeks starting April 16th.
Imus has called for a meeting with the Rutgers team, parents & school officials. The meeting is on hold while Rutgers considers possible options against Imus & the show.
Oh & yeah, Imus sis get his ass chewed out by Al Sharpton today. While shooting the shit Imus kept referring to himself as a good person and the claimed:
“Here’s what I’ve learned: that you can’t make fun of everybody, because some people don’t deserve it,” he said on his nationally syndicated radio show Monday morning. “And because the climate on this program has been what it’s been for 30 years doesn’t mean that it has to be that way for the next five years or whatever because that has to change, and I understand that.”
He pointed to his involvement with the Imus Ranch, a working cattle ranch for children with cancer and blood disorders in New Mexico. Ten percent of the children who come to the ranch are black, he added.”I’m not a white man who doesn’t know any African-Americans,”
I think he just fell short of saying that some of his best friends were Black & that they come to his house all of the time.
Lastly, his apologies still don’t mean shit, no matter how many he makes!