Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Don Imus: Moral Equivalency



By now everyone has heard about Don Imus and his stupid "nappy headed hos" comment. As bad as that was, and it was pretty stupid, I think it pales in comparison to Imus going on Al Sharpton's radio show to apologize and beg for absolution from a man with actual blood on his hands.
I won't defend Imus because I've always thought of him as a loud mouthed, self important prick and despite his multiple mea culpas he's only apologizing because he was called on the carpet for it.
Why the outrage? Because a somewhat prominent old white man said something demeaning about young black women.
Now listen to what former professor Dr. Kamau Kambon had to say at Howard University Law School in October of 2005 and broadcast on C-Span. This wasn't some lame attempt at humor, nor was it in some out of the way Podunk college operating out of a rehabbed IHOP, this was an invited speaker at America's "Black Harvard" and broadcast internationally on C-Span.
If a black Imus had called some other team a bunch of “bleach blonde bimbos” it wouldn’t raise an eyebrow, but if a white professor, no matter how marginal, called for the extermination of blacks, what do you think would happen?

3 comments:

Dexter said...

"if a white professor, no matter how marginal, called for the extermination of blacks, what do you think would happen?"

He would be endowed with a chair at Princeton?

zaphod said...

"He would be endowed with a chair at Princeton?"

Do you have an example? Something? ANYTHING?

El Duderino said...

There isn't any, he's just being an angry lefty.