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I noticed on the news tonight some file footage of Don Imus. Even though I got a brief glance, it appeared that he was open carrying a pistol.

I read on Wikipedia a few days ago that he is one of the few people licensed to carry a handgun in New York City.

I just went back to Wikipedia to re-read this, it has been edited to this:

Imus is licensed to carry a concealed handgun for his protection in New York and New Mexico.
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Nappy Headed Ho??????

I wonder if Imus would have sung that statement like a rappster if there would have been such a stink from A.S and his sidekick JJ. They don't seem to mind that rapper's sing about that in a lot of their so-called music.
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Re: Nappy Headed Ho??????

tj2000 said:
I wonder if Imus would have sung that statement like a rappster if there would have been such a stink from A.S and his sidekick JJ. They don't seem to mind that rapper's sing about that in a lot of their so-called music.
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It is ok for a rapper to say that because it is "artistic" expression. It is not ok for an old white guy to say that about a group of African American women basketball players from Rutgers. Even if he had "sung" it. :wink:
 

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I wonder if Imus would have sung that statement like a rappster if there would have been such a stink from A.S and his sidekick JJ. They don't seem to mind that rapper's sing about that in a lot of their so-called music.
There is a difference between the two. Nobody disputes that rappers use these words but they are used in a general context, what Imus said was refering to a very limited ammount of real people (Rutgers female basketball team). I doubt any of these women are actually "hoes."

What if one of those girls was your daughter?

Hoe=prostitute.
 

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So there is a difference...Rappers can use the word because there is no face to the hos they talk about? Is that some sort of justification?
 

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Racism = The good old American Double Standard.

Its ok for a black person to call another black person a ******, but god forbid should a white person call a black person a ******, then that white person is a RACIST

Now everyone here knows that if it was a black DJ that had called them girls nappy headed hoes then everything would have been fine and dandy.

Oh! I did it now! I typed that whole tirade in black color font, so that must mean I am a RACIST :oops:

Personally I could of cared less what that cracker Imus called them girls. He is entitled to his opinion. I think its time for the race pimps and race warlords to just sit down and shut the hell up cause I am sick and tired of their RACIST double standards and their constant bitching and moaning. :roll:

Jesus H. Christ on a stick....
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You aren't alone in your thoughts:

Imus isn’t the real bad guy-
Instead of wasting time on irrelevant shock jock, black leaders need to be fighting a growing gangster culture.

By JASON WHITLOCK - Columnist

Thank you, Don Imus. You’ve given us (black people) an excuse to avoid our real problem.

You’ve given Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson another opportunity to pretend that the old fight, which is now the safe and lucrative fight, is still the most important fight in our push for true economic and social equality.

You’ve given Vivian Stringer and Rutgers the chance to hold a nationally televised recruiting celebration expertly disguised as a news conference to respond to your poor attempt at humor.

Thank you, Don Imus. You extended Black History Month to April, and we can once again wallow in victimhood, protest like it’s 1965 and delude ourselves into believing that fixing your hatred is more necessary than eradicating our self-hatred.

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.

I’m no Don Imus apologist. He and his tiny companion Mike Lupica blasted me after I fell out with ESPN. Imus is a hack.

But, in my view, he didn’t do anything outside the norm for shock jocks and comedians. He also offered an apology. That should’ve been the end of this whole affair. Instead, it’s only the beginning. It’s an opportunity for Stringer, Jackson and Sharpton to step on victim platforms and elevate themselves and their agenda$.

I watched the Rutgers news conference and was ashamed.

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke for eight minutes in 1963 at the March on Washington. At the time, black people could be lynched and denied fundamental rights with little thought. With the comments of a talk-show host most of her players had never heard of before last week serving as her excuse, Vivian Stringer rambled on for 30 minutes about the amazing season her team had.

Somehow, we’re supposed to believe that the comments of a man with virtually no connection to the sports world ruined Rutgers’ wonderful season. Had a broadcaster with credibility and a platform in the sports world uttered the words Imus did, I could understand a level of outrage.

But an hourlong press conference over a man who has already apologized, already been suspended and is already insignificant is just plain intellectually dishonest. This is opportunism. This is a distraction.

In the grand scheme, Don Imus is no threat to us in general and no threat to black women in particular. If his words are so powerful and so destructive and must be rebuked so forcefully, then what should we do about the idiot rappers on BET, MTV and every black-owned radio station in the country who use words much more powerful and much more destructive?

I don’t listen or watch Imus’ show regularly. Has he at any point glorified selling crack cocaine to black women? Has he celebrated black men shooting each other randomly? Has he suggested in any way that it’s cool to be a baby-daddy rather than a husband and a parent? Does he tell his listeners that they’re suckers for pursuing education and that they’re selling out their race if they do?

When Imus does any of that, call me and I’ll get upset. Until then, he is what he is â€" a washed-up shock jock who is very easy to ignore when you’re not looking to be made a victim.

No. We all know where the real battleground is. We know that the gangsta rappers and their followers in the athletic world have far bigger platforms to negatively define us than some old white man with a bad radio show. There’s no money and lots of danger in that battle, so Jesse and Al are going to sit it out.

To reach Jason Whitlock, call (816) 234-4869 or send e-mail to [email protected].
 

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Hey ICP:

Don't hold it in. You could hurt yourself doing that. Tell us what you really think about it!

I used to work with a guy who was the most blatant racist I've ever known. He was eaten up with it. Absolutely filled with hate. It was sad. Finally, another guy at work called him out on it.

His response? "Me? Hey Man! I can't be a racist! I'm black!"

The really sad part of it all is he was completely shocked by the accusation and totally serious about his denial. If a white guy said half the stuff he did, only said it about blacks instead of whites, the white guy would have been fired.

What a strange world we live in...

I didn't witness the incident, but the guy who spoke to him and told me about it was my brother. So, I think he spoke the truth.

Like I said, sad.

I just deleted the rest of my rant. Let's try to get along. It shouldn't be that difficult. Not really...
 
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