Tuesday, April 10, 2007

C. Vivian Speaks...

So I'm sure by now everyone has heard about Don Imus' reference to the ladies basketball team at Rutgers University as "nappy-headed hos." Of course he struck some nerves. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Al Reynolds, Al Rocker, Al B. Sure, and everybody else who's black and first name is Al or last name is Jackson is screaming for this man job's to be taken, etc. etc. Me personally (being black), I never really get razzled dazzled when white people say stupid shit that can be deemed as a "racist" comment. What makes me mad is when they say the shit BUT turn around and apologize for it! That pisses me off. If he thinks the ladies from Rutgers' are nappy headed hos, he should stick by that opinion and not apologize! But of course he did, because it's the "right" thing to do.

ANYWAY, here's what their jazzy little coach had to say (I just love her style)...
"These young ladies before you are valedictorians, future doctors, musical prodigies. These young ladies are the best this nation has to offer and we are so very fortunate to have them at Rutgers. They are young ladies of class, distinction. They are articulate. They are gifted."

She went on to say..."but some of these hoes do have nappy heads." (just kidding!!!!!)

1 comment:

ServesYouRight said...

Love your blog!

I am REALLY SAD about this whole thing with Imus. Aside from all the race implications, what bothers me is that someone at his level in the media has NO IDEA where women athletes are coming from.

Making him shut up for two weeks is letting him off easy. He should spend a semester following a college level womens' team.