Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"Nappy Headed Hoes"

Nappy describes hair texture "tightly coiled and or kinky hair. Some believe it was a term created by white people to bring African Americans down like the "n" word '******'.

A Hoe is a derogatory term for a woman, taken to mean that she is malicious, spiteful, domineering, intrusive, unpleasant or sexually promiscuous.

I just had to comment on these remarks by Don Imus. The critics are right Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson can go a little over board but this person called hard working female college athletes "nappy headed hoes". Ha Ha, what was he drinking? A reasonable comment for some singers whom I will not mention whom market themselves as such, but these respectable young women didn't deserve this label.

The coach called these racist and sexist remarks. I agree. Go Rutgers!
Update: 04/12/07
Statement from Steve Capus, President, NBC News
MSNBCSource: 11 April 2007

NBC News President Steve Capus released the following statement regarding comments made last week by Don Imus on his radio show regarding the Rutgers University women's basketball team.
Effective immediately, MSNBC will no longer simulcast the "Imus in the Morning" radio program. This decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees. What matters to us most is that the men and women of NBC Universal have confidence in the values we have set for this company. This is the only decision that makes that possible. Once again, we apologize to the women of the Rutgers basketball team and to our viewers. We deeply regret the pain this incident has caused.

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