A FEW THOUGHTS ON IMUS
‘Hymies.’ ‘Hymietown.’ — Jesse Jackson’s description of NYC in 1984.
White folks was in caves while we was building empires… We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it. — Rev. Al Sharpton in a 1994 speech at Kean College, NJ, cited in “Democrats Do the Dumbest Things”
Harsh words. The difference for Imus is that he was trying to be funny, not mean-spirited. So if I was Imus, I’d say I’d resign as soon as Jackson did from the Push Coalition and as soon as Sharpton does from whatever it is he does. They can be afforded forgiveness but not Imus? Short memories, long on hypocrisy.
I’d also like to ask Imus where he heard that phrase. I’m going to go ahead and guess rap music. It’s a joke to me that they are demanding that Imus be fired and they let all kinds of evil, misogynisitic lyrics flow freely without saying a peep. The Rutgers coach herself said “Are women hoes?” Of course not. So then why do they let such music pervade culture?
How about some forgiveness for Imus? He’s apologized profusely. I don’t think Imus should be fired. And I don’t think this is very American at all.
[tags]Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Don Imus[/tags]