Tuesday, April 10, 2007
One of the Rutgers University Women's Basketball players, Kia Vaughn, said it best:
"Unless they've given 'ho' a whole new definition, that's not what I am."
I will not replay Don Imus' incredibly offensive remark, or delve into what kind of mental illness would make a person think it was funny.
But he, and any other racists out there, should not be allowed to spew hatred over the air in any context. His brand of "humor" needs to be retired as surely as lynch mobs and Jim Crow "laws."
Americans should be righteously disgusted and just plain tired of seeing the same ground covered over and over with no real gain. As long as anyone still holds such egregious ideas, we should all be ashamed because doing nothing just contributes to the problem. It is not good enough to proclaim ourselves above such attitudes. Those of us who are not racists must make our voices heard if we really want things to change.
Or they never will. It's that simple.