Friday, April 06, 2007

Imus Calls Rutgers Women's Basketball Team "Nappy-headed hos"


Luckily I missed this yesterday or I would have spent the day in a rage. Imus and his white male crew called the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos". On a cable news channel. In 2007. Racism ain't dead, folks. It's right there on your national TV.

IMUS: So, I watched the basketball game last night between -- a little bit of Rutgers and Tennessee, the women's final.

ROSENBERG: Yeah, Tennessee won last night -- seventh championship for [Tennessee coach] Pat Summitt, I-Man. They beat Rutgers by 13 points.

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.

IMUS: Yeah.

McGUIRK: The Jigaboos vs. the Wannabes -- that movie that he had.

IMUS: Yeah, it was a tough --

McCORD: Do The Right Thing.

McGUIRK: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

IMUS: I don't know if I'd have wanted to beat Rutgers or not, but they did, right?

ROSENBERG: It was a tough watch. The more I look at Rutgers, they look exactly like the Toronto Raptors.

IMUS: Well, I guess, yeah.

RUFFINO: Only tougher.

McGUIRK: The [Memphis] Grizzlies would be more appropriate.

Classic racism. "Nappy-headed"; their hair is not white looking and therefore not as good. "Hos": Prostitutes. Jigaboo: According to the American Heritage Dictionary, this is defined as "NOUN: Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Black person."

If you've ever watched these morons, you know that Don Imus and his team of white men are racist, sexist scumbags who should never have been given TV exposure in the first place. He and the show have a long, sad history of all kinds of racism.

If you'd like to let MSNBC know what you think about this kind of hate speech, Media Matters for America has links to all the relevant people on the right-hand sidebar. You can also watch the video of Imus's stupidity there.

Some of the biggest names in political "journalism" go on Imus all the time. Tim Russert was there today. Why not email some of those cretins and ask them to denounce Imus's comments?

Tim Russert: Tim
Chris Matthews:, or
Jeff Greenfield:
Jonathan Alter:
Brian Williams:


Anonymous said...

Don Imus may not be the brightest person on the air, but he didn't usse any terms that aren't commonly used and popularized by African American rappers.

Anonymous said...

You call white journalists cretins in a column complaining about name calling? Double standard maybe?

Anonymous said...

So now Al Sharpton swings into action, like the media "ho" he is...