April 16, 2007, - 4:06 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE: OY! This is a TWO-DAY(!) Show (continues tomorrow). Move on, HOprah. Move on. ****
Enough already. HOprah–am I still allowed to call her that?–has several guests on today harping on the whole Imus thing . . . again.
Fortunately, the brilliant, courageous Jason Whitlock is on, but he is “balanced” out by several others saying that their sister or daugher has been called a ho. And it’s all Imus’ fault.
I think a lot of White people don’t understand. Ho . . . bitch . . . it has been a part of our history and our culture.
Uh, Oprah, I understand what it’s like to be called a “ho” and a “bitch.” But I’ve never made a federal case out of it.
Get a clue. And a life.
Stanley Crouch (who I thought was a reasonable man . . . until now):
4 out of 5 hip-hop albums are sold in the White suburbs. . . . They [White people] want to go on an audio safari.
Who are “they”? Why is it that while one can’t stereotype Black people with “they,” it’s okay to do so with Whites?
Here’s an FYI for Mr. Crouch: Plenty of us don’t want to go on an “audio safari.” But if you consider hip-hop albums an audio safari for White people, does that mean you are calling your own people who perform on those albums “animals”?
Just asking because safaris usually consist of viewing animals. And that is a pretty sad view on your part.
So sad that this whole discussion has degraded thusly. And that the “conversation” is still going on at all.
It happened. He said it. He got fired. Get over it.
Oy, Al Sharpton joins in on the “conversation.” No need to repeat what he said on HOprah. You’ve heard the same for the last week. Broken record.
When White people do something, we [Blacks] go full steam [against them].
White people created rap.
It’s all Whitey’s fault. Thank you, sir, may I have another?
Students at Spelman College (a Black women’s college) on Imus:
It’s part of who he is. He raped us. He’s a racist man.
HUH?! Don Imus “raped” them?!
Tags: Al Sharpton, Debbie Schlussel, Don Imus, Jason Whitlock, Oprah Still Harping, Spelman College, Stanley Crouch