Thanks, Don Imus, for giving us blacks an excuse to ignore our real problem

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  1. Little-Acorn
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    This editorial hits the nail on the head. How much longer do we have to listen to people accusing someone of racism, who said exactly the same things the supposed "victims" say to each other every day?

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    http://www.kcstar.com

    Imus isn’t the real bad guy

    Instead of wasting time on irrelevant shock jock, black leaders need to be fighting a growing gangster culture.

    by Jason Whitlock
    Kansas City Star

    Thank you, Don Imus. You’ve given us (black people) an excuse to avoid our real problem.

    You’ve given Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson another opportunity to pretend that the old fight, which is now the safe and lucrative fight, is still the most important fight in our push for true economic and social equality.

    You’ve given Vivian Stringer and Rutgers the chance to hold a nationally televised recruiting celebration expertly disguised as a news conference to respond to your poor attempt at humor.

    Thank you, Don Imus. You extended Black History Month to April, and we can once again wallow in victimhood, protest like it’s 1965 and delude ourselves into believing that fixing your hatred is more necessary than eradicating our self-hatred.

    The bigots win again.

    While we’re fixated on a bad joke cracked by an irrelevant, bad shock jock, I’m sure at least one of the marvelous young women on the Rutgers basketball team is somewhere snapping her fingers to the beat of 50 Cent’s or Snoop Dogg’s or Young Jeezy’s latest ode glorifying nappy-headed pimps and hos.

    I ain’t saying Jesse, Al and Vivian are gold-diggas, but they don’t have the heart to mount a legitimate campaign against the real black-folk killas.

    It is us. At this time, we are our own worst enemies. We have allowed our youths to buy into a culture (hip hop) that has been perverted, corrupted and overtaken by prison culture. The music, attitude and behavior expressed in this culture is anti-black, anti-education, demeaning, self-destructive, pro-drug dealing and violent.

    Rather than confront this heinous enemy from within, we sit back and wait for someone like Imus to have a slip of the tongue and make the mistake of repeating the things we say about ourselves.

    It’s embarrassing. Dave Chappelle was offered $50 million to make racially insensitive jokes about black and white people on TV. He was hailed as a genius. Black comedians routinely crack jokes about white and black people, and we all laugh out loud.

    I’m no Don Imus apologist. He and his tiny companion Mike Lupica blasted me after I fell out with ESPN. Imus is a hack.

    But, in my view, he didn’t do anything outside the norm for shock jocks and comedians. He also offered an apology. That should’ve been the end of this whole affair. Instead, it’s only the beginning. It’s an opportunity for Stringer, Jackson and Sharpton to step on victim platforms and elevate themselves and their agenda$.

    I watched the Rutgers news conference and was ashamed.

    Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for eight minutes in 1963 at the March on Washington. At the time, black people could be lynched and denied fundamental rights with little thought. With the comments of a talk-show host most of her players had never heard of before last week serving as her excuse, Vivian Stringer rambled on for 30 minutes about the amazing season her team had.

    Somehow, we’re supposed to believe that the comments of a man with virtually no connection to the sports world ruined Rutgers’ wonderful season. Had a broadcaster with credibility and a platform in the sports world uttered the words Imus did, I could understand a level of outrage.

    But an hourlong press conference over a man who has already apologized, already been suspended and is already insignificant is just plain intellectually dishonest. This is opportunism. This is a distraction.

    In the grand scheme, Don Imus is no threat to us in general and no threat to black women in particular. If his words are so powerful and so destructive and must be rebuked so forcefully, then what should we do about the idiot rappers on BET, MTV and every black-owned radio station in the country who use words much more powerful and much more destructive?

    I don’t listen or watch Imus’ show regularly. Has he at any point glorified selling crack cocaine to black women? Has he celebrated black men shooting each other randomly? Has he suggested in any way that it’s cool to be a baby-daddy rather than a husband and a parent? Does he tell his listeners that they’re suckers for pursuing education and that they’re selling out their race if they do?

    When Imus does any of that, call me and I’ll get upset. Until then, he is what he is — a washed-up shock jock who is very easy to ignore when you’re not looking to be made a victim.

    No. We all know where the real battleground is. We know that the gangsta rappers and their followers in the athletic world have far bigger platforms to negatively define us than some old white man with a bad radio show. There’s no money and lots of danger in that battle, so Jesse and Al are going to sit it out.
     
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    I couldnt agree more. Ludacris had a public ceremony and got the key to the city of Atlanta for saying the same things Imus said. LUDACRIS! You know the guy those rutgers players blast on stereo after games!
     
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    The only reason this is getting so much attention is because its such a slow news week.
     
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    I feel bad for IMUS. He did say something stupid but the amount of coverage is ridiculous. Rappers can call each other hos and bitches all day long and IMUS does it and its a two week suspension, although with PAY. So that's no big deal. The big deal is the sponsors that are leaving his show now due tot he pressure. I cant stand Sharpton and Jackson they are the biggest biggots out there. They hate white people.

    I wish IMUS would say you know what..I have enough money..I can retire or go to satellite...and then tell Al Sharpton that he is a nappy headed hoe too. God I would love that.
     
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    The editorial comment posted above is absurd. Don Imus is a merchant of hate and must go. His comments were racist and disgusting. Yes, hip-hop is cesspool, but we cannot excuse unacceptable behavior by pointing to other bad behavior. Imus through his actions has become an icon of racism and an affront to all women. It is time to commercially squish this money grubbing parasite and let him ooze down the drain. America cannot tolerate this antediluvian slime. Just exactly who is the ho? Imus has repeatedly demonstrated that he will say anything for money. Who says that hatred and bigotry do not sell?
     
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    Actually, it's right on the mark, isplaying far more realistic viewpoints than many posters here... onedomino.

    He's a merchant of many things, some worthwhile, some not. There's a lot of such talkers out there. But what he said recently displayed no hate.

    See that knob on your radio, marked "OFF"? Turn it. He'll go. Anything else I can help you with?

    Not really. He was imitating various rappers and other such trash, who say that kind of thing all the time.

    Quite true. Which is why I turned my radio knob long ago, on both Imus and the rapper trash.

    Yup. See above comment about radio knob.

    What you mean "we", kimosabe?

    Whoa, slow down there, partner. Imus's comments were mildy in bad taste. One of the reasons many people don't bother listening to him. As the article said, if he had encouraged murder, drugs, etc. that would have been "unacceptable". These weren't.

    Is there something in the water where you live, that makes you go ballistic and start screaming over every silly and unimportant comment by a silly and unimportant radio jock?

    Go right ahead. Call his sponsors (Are you actually going to do what you say, or just sit here and whine on your keyboard?) If enough people do that, then you will have an impact. A few sponsors have dropped him already, though not many and not for long. If not many people join you, then I guess you're outvoted. Better start planning an alternate strategy, like maybe getting a life and growing a moderately thick skin like most people did long ago. And don't forget that radio knob.

    Not sure how many Americans you contacted before announceing what they ALL thought, but most of us can tolerate him just fine. Wonderful thing, that radio knob.

    Apparently it does. You seem to be riding your own hatred a long way, with no outside help. Even Imus didn't have to say anything important, to get you going.

    Let me know when that thick skin takes root. Or if.
     
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    You da ho.
     
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    Easy guys...I think he may be from that sissy state California..And you know what that means dont ya ??? It means..

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    Joyce, an insult coming from a hyper-racist like you provides the best compliment a person can receive. Perhaps you and Acorn can get together and form the Imus Has Been Tragically Mistreated Defense Fund. Acorn is the quote from you above an example of the same good judgement that you displayed in posting the article that started this thread, or an instance of your amazing prediction ability? See the following, it should have happened five seconds after the excretment issued from Imus' mouth:

     
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    THE Pain this incident has caused huh...OH MY GOD...Like joking on the radio and laughing and saying some women look like Nappy headed hos causes pain? Those girls have heard much much worse I am 100% positive of that. MSNBC is just responding to pressure to hypersenitive FAGGOTS like yourself. Your political correctness makes me want to vomit. Dont you have some anal beads to pull out?
     

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