I was reading some of my favorite blogs this evening and came across an interesting post on "Angela's Right to Free Speech."
She makes some interesting statements about how Don Imus makes a comment as a joke and people are demanding he be fired.
She further states that some people responding on talk shows use the same comment and nobody flinched.
Rappers can use the same term (and others far worse) to describe women in their songs and videos and the same people that are complaining about Imus don't raise an eyebrow.
She made the following statements in her blog:
Black rappers degrade their culture and they are making millions off that degradation but nobody cares about that. Double standards and reverse racism are alive and well in this country people.
So a rapper can express themselves in a negative light and Imus can't attempt to crack a joke? Imus isn't a very good comedian but he does have a right to try and crack a joke if he wants to.
If a black person has the right to use those words then so do I. If Chris Rock can bust on "his people" then so can I. If freedom of speech applies in this country then that would mean it applies to Imus too, right?
I am so sick of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Tired of black people blaming history for their anger. Whatever happened to live in the present? Why do I have to pay the price for what some of our prejudice forefathers did back in the day that slavery was alive and well? I'm supposed to eat crow because I'm white?
She hit the nail right on the head. These people just like to stir things up to make themselves important and keep themselves in the spotlight.
You are so correct Angela. He cracked a joke...nothing more and nothing less. If he had been black, none of this would be happening now.
He should not be fired. If he is, it will show just much NBC caters to special interest groups and that that they care less about the silent majority.
So I will close in the venacular of the people making these complains about Imus..."YOU GO GIRL!!!