imus in the morning does not like black people

I don’t know why i’m still shocked when people make blatantly racist and sexist comments aloud on national television, laugh about them, and keep it moving like no one will notice. Two men from the imus in the morning show on MSNBC called the women of the rutger’s basketball team various types of ‘hos.’ Media Matters has a rundown and video on the episode and other MSNBC talk show hosts’ verbal transgressions.

You can file a complaint with the fcc, (you know, just like what all of america seemed to do in reaction to janet jackson’s breast) at this site.

Imus called women’s basketball team “nappy-headed hos”

On the April 4 edition of MSNBC’s Imus in the Morning, host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers University women’s basketball team, which is comprised of eight African-American and two white players, as “nappy-headed hos” immediately after the show’s executive producer, Bernard McGuirk, called the team “hard-core hos.” Later, former Imus sports announcer Sid Rosenberg, who was filling in for sportscaster Chris Carlin, said: “The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the [National Basketball Association’s] Toronto Raptors.”

McGuirk referred to the NCAA women’s basketball championship game between Rutgers and Tennessee as a “Spike Lee thing,” adding, “The Jigaboos vs. The Wannabees —

— that movie that he had.” McGuirk was presumably referring to Lee’s 1988 film, School Daze (Sony Pictures), though co-host Charles McCord misidentified it as “Do the Right Thing” (Criterion, June 1989). (full – source)

Apparently, spin control is in effect and Don Imus release an “apology.” I suppose we’re supposed to realize that his comments were just “thoughtless and stupid,” ill-conceived,” and “inappropriate” and fall back. Sike! I mean, really, how sincere are we supposed to think you are as you half-heartedly READ an apology, while wearing sunglasses, and never actually looking in the camera.

Again, here’s the link to file a complaint with the FCC, when I filed mine, I made it a complaint of obscene, profane, and indecent broadcasts.

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~ by Anayah on April 7, 2007.

2 Responses to “imus in the morning does not like black people”

  1. Our words in most cases define who we are. It is a reflection of our character and what we stand for. Racism is alive and well and for those who do not think so are fooling themselves. Shocked I’m not.. surprised at when he said it I am, but now it’s out in the open and we know who you truly are. Sometimes an apology is simply not enough.

  2. what do you think would be enough?

    when things like this happen on such a broad scale, it can often be so huge that it really obscures the real issues at hand. just like what’s happening here. this is why i was glad to have come across the open letter from sister kiilu nyasha that i posted…when it comes down to it, imus can’t remedy what he did; it’s already done! though i still would like to see him punished.

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