Beating a dead horse

I heard about this article on the radio this morning and I thought it was a great article.

I have seen several blogs putting their two cents in on this whole Imus thing. And I can see most folkes point. But I can really appreciate this black journalist’s point of view. I feel inclined to mention Jason Whitlock, the journalist who wrote the editorial, is black, because if he wasn’t I don’t know that he wouldn’t be lynched for his words.

Now you may be as sick of hearing about this shit as I am and you may not even want to click on the link. I understand… it’s a dead horse and we are still beating it. But I really feel inclined to share this little tidbit with my Internet friends.

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.

Personally, I think Imus should have taken Ann Coulter stance and not apologized. (Not that I condone what either of them have said – please remember that). He really wasn’t’ sorry he said it. He’s probably sorry about the public reaction to it. But I think he has gone too far meeting with everyone and trying to act all big about it. He was trying to be funny, come on people. I think right now he is trying to ride the free publicity wave with all this crap and it back-fired in his face. If he would have just left well enough alone. Because of the big deal being made, EVERYONE knows what was said and has even heard the clip. This is hilarious to me, why is it not okay for Imus to say it, but it’s okay for the whole world to re-play it?

Sheesh… and my Mom calls me sensitive.

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3 Comments »

  1. herb Said:

    I’m just creeped out from having to see his face over and over. He give me the willies…

  2. Stepherz Said:

    I’m with Herb. Please. stop. showing. his. face. He’s scary. Someone hold me.

  3. Wow. Am I the only arguably living person who has neither heard nor seen the clip? I did see a Drudge Report headline that gave me a pretty good idea what the guy said.

    And I’m happy in my ignorance. But I really like what the article you quoted is saying; I do NOT understand why there isn’t a rabid, unending outcry against the “music, attitude and behavior” of the “prison culture.” I don’t know it all that is THE problem but it’s definitely A problem, and for all practical purposes it’s completely ignored.

    That’s just wrong, and it makes no sense to me.


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