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Old 04-17-2007, 12:02 AM   #166
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Well, jsarno, it is generally considered a derogatory term toward the African-American community and adding "ho" was offensive to all the women on the team. Imus and his executive producer have both made several racially and ethnically offensive comments in the past (which I won't repeat here), so this wasn't a first time offense. And finally, the ultimate straw was the sponsors pulling out (green is the most important color, at least at CBS it is. I know, I used to work there)

I don't think firing him solves anything per se, but this wasn't necessarily a one time incident for him or his EP either.
I'm not trying to sound rude...but I am genuinely curious about what ethnically offensive comments he has made, because as far as I knew this was the first. If you are indeed correct and he made comments that racially insensitive in the past, then I will retract my previous statement as incorrect and beleive the firing was warranted. (pm me with them if need be) I don't beleive we as a society should accept racism in any way...and that means the racism that Al Sharpton spews as well. (but that's another story)
I understand the Ho comment...in fact, I found that part to be the "offensive" part, but no one commented on that...they ran with the "nappy" part.
I would appreciate the information that you or anyone possesses about Imus's racist comments in the past so I can make a more accurate assessment of this scenario. Thank you.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:13 AM   #167
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:22 AM   #168
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There was also the comparison to the West Side story thing. They were talking about how the Tennessee girls were cute and Rutgers ones were hard and street bc they had tattoos. The West side story reference was clearly referring to the fact of lightskinned blacks and whites vs. dark skinned blacks and being thugs, etc.

Overall if you understand how slang is interpreted now and you listen to the entire Imus broadcast from that day you can see how it is offensive.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:32 AM   #169
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Those links were VERY enlightening. Thank you for the time you took to inform me of his comments in the past.
I retract my previous statements, and have changed my mind on this subject.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:21 AM   #170
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There was also the comparison to the West Side story thing. They were talking about how the Tennessee girls were cute and Rutgers ones were hard and street bc they had tattoos. The West side story reference was clearly referring to the fact of lightskinned blacks and whites vs. dark skinned blacks and being thugs, etc.

Overall if you understand how slang is interpreted now and you listen to the entire Imus broadcast from that day you can see how it is offensive.
Yeah, I agree. He called the Rutgers team "jigaboos". That's what originally caught my attention, and what angered me. Movie reference, or not, that was the racist comment, IMO. I think it is stupid how that comment has received less criticism than the other comments he made.
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:06 AM   #171
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Yeah, I agree. He called the Rutgers team "jigaboos". That's what originally caught my attention, and what angered me. Movie reference, or not, that was the racist comment, IMO. I think it is stupid how that comment has received less criticism than the other comments he made.
I thought the exact thing when I heard it. They played the clip on Sirius Saturday and that was the first time I heard the whole thing. The "nappy hoes" part was bad, but I was blown away when he said "jiggaboos." I couldn't believe my ears, honestly. I mean, it's bad enough you make one racist/offensive one, but then you come out with something as blatantly racist as "jiggaboo?!" Are you kidding me?
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:17 PM   #172
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imus was wrong,but he did say he was sorry which is a shitload more than what revs jackson and sharpton said to the players at duke they labeled as racists rapists!
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Yup, totally agree.
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:29 PM   #174
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You reap, what you sow. have a nice day Don.
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:30 AM   #175
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To quote my new favorite saying that I stole from AMD...

...you just got F'ed in the A.
F'ed?

Frenched?
Fingered?
Flicked?
Followed?
Flailed?
Fouled?
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Flown in the airplane?
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Felched?
I can't believe I didn't think of that considering...err...never mind.
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