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10 April 2007

Rutgers Meets Imus

Yes, they have agreed to meet with Imus. The coach stated the comments about her team was "racist and sexist remarks that are deplorable, despicable and unconscionable."

These young ladies before you are valedictorians, future doctors, musical prodigies", coach C. Vivian Stringer told a nationally publicized news conference a day after an uproar Imus' comments led to a two-week suspension of his show.

Imus has been making the rounds in defense of himself and being very apologetic. However, with his apologies comes a lot of buts. He's spoken with Matt Lauer of the Today Show and Al Sharpton on Sharp Talk radio. Imus is spending too much time focusing on who else publicly references black women as hos. Be that as it may and I'll give him that, it still makes his comments not right.

I'll go back to the old adage our parents would reference to, "if your friends jumped off a bridge would you?" This reminds me of when Neal Boortz publicly announced on his Nationally Syndicated radio talk show that Rep. Cynthia Mckinney was a "ghetto slut". He was referencing to the hair style which she was sporting.

It never ceases to amaze me that when Caucasians want to attack the African American woman first thing right out the gate is the demeaning insults about our hair. Then it's followed by the way in which we speak, our grammar, our diction and the choice of how we structure words in sentences.

I always know when I've got the upper hand in a debate or conversation, because I've met with those same kind of blows. Basically I just giggle and laugh. You see I had been wondering exactly how long will it take for them to begin insulting me like this. When all else fails this is what people of that caliber will resort to. Anything to take the attention off I'm making more valid points. Why? Because, 'it ain't no fun when the rabbit has the gun'.

And, Imus you've got the gun pointing in your direction this time.

Read more at Rutgers team angry but will meet with Imus.

1 comment:

BeverlyM said...

Ms. Vicki

Tell it like it is, my friend!

Peace & Blessings,
Beverly Mahone
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