We're getting to the Don Imus flap a little late (like you were waiting around for it?) but -- like the chocolate in Rosie's cupboard -- we were bound to get there sometime.
They were truly despicable comments to direct at 18 year old female college
IMUS: That's some rough girls from Rutgers.
Man, they got tattoos and --
McGUIRK: Some hard-core hos.
IMUS: That's some nappy-headed hos there. I'm gonna tell you that now, man,
that's some -- woo. And the girls from Tennessee, they all look cute,
you know, so, like -- kinda like -- I don't know.
McGUIRK: A Spike Lee thing.
...ROSENBERG: It was a tough watch. The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the Toronto Raptors.
It raises two points:
Women aren't held to an equal standard in society. Women are perceived as vulnerable, even weak, so the fact that he leveled his comments at women raises the level of outrage into an almost protector type response. I'm mean no one is pissed that he said the Toronto Raptors look like a bunch of college girls, right?
Though "straight-hair is good" racism is long documented and palatable, I just can't label these comments racist and the hurry to yet again turn an issue into "race-based" says more, to me, about the lynch-mob (how's that for a ill-conceived but apt description?) than the lynched.
I'm mean, nappy hoes? Where did he even come up with that?