"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 4446
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 04:56 pm: |
Whether Imus referred to Black women (or the Rutgers BB team) as skanks, skeezers, bitches, black hos, cocksuckers, or whatever is completely irrelevant. The problem is (IMHO) that here we are in 2007, the year that we're all supposed to be walking around in spacesuits and getting ready to live on Mars, and we're steady stuck in the 1950's where some racist hatemonger can casually make a nasty comment (over the international airwaves) and the only consequence is that lips are flapping and he gets a free vacation. Probably WITH pay. And a few months from now some other bastard is going to do the same exact thing - except there will be a different twist. And we (Black women) continue to drive on, dealing with all of the bullshit that we deal with daily, marching to funky jobs to receive less pay than white people, where we have to hustle three times as hard as white people, and we have to explain to our children why the white man can call us all a just as if it was a cough or a sneeze. I'm so sick of the whole shit.
I don't take Imus' insult personally, but I know that his words will haunt FOREVER. Especially to those young ladies whom he addressed the comment to, but if you think about it his comment was really directed toward all of us.