Friday, April 13, 2007

Rutgers Women Getting Hate Mail

Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer, center left, accompanied by university President Richard McCormick, left, athletic director Robert Mulcahy, right, and members of her team, talks on the steps of the governor's mansion in Princeton Township, N.J., Thursday, April 12, 2007. They had just met with radio personality Don Imus who was fired from his radio program Thursday following controversy surrounding his remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

I've gotten a lot of angry comments on this blog while blogging about Imus's racist and sexist comments, and you may notice, I've had to delete a few.

Anger is at the heart of racism and sexism. People who attack others on the basis of their immutable characteristics are angry. Angry that things aren't like they used to be, angry that 'we' (the other) don't know our place, etc. Racists are angry at blacks. Sexists are angry at women. That's why we call what Imus said 'hate speech'. It brings out crazies like the ones who are now sending hate mail to the young women on the Rutgers basketball team. Hating them for saying, this hurt me. Wow.

Newark Star Ledger: Deidre Imus: Stop hate mail to Rutgers team

Deidre Imus, co-hosting the WFAN Radiothon this morning on 660 AM substitute for her husband, called the women of the Rutgers basketball team "courageous and beautiful," just hours after she and her husband met with them last night at the governor's mansion in Princeton.

She expressed horror that team members have received hate mail in the aftermath of the controversy created nine days ago when her husband called them "nappy-headed hos" on his "Imus in the Morning" radio show.

"The hate mail being sent to them (the Rutgers team members) must stop," Deidre Imus said. "If you want to send hate mail, send it to my husband."

WABC-NY: Imus off the air completely

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its funny how if one criticizes jewish people or says anything about the third reich, you are instantly finished. African american people minding their own business are open season for hate and discrimination. Don't white people have enough enemies on this planet?