Tuesday, April 17, 2007

So Much News, Such Little Time To Blog...

But let's start with this...

"Calm down white people, stop going crazy over Don Imus,
ya'll are still in control." -Spike Lee


Don't know about ya'll, but I always thought this fool was suspect. Didn't even have to listen to his shows to know he was an old-school bigot. Straight up vintage. Shit don't bother me. Personally, Supa likes to know her deep-seated sexist/racists right up front, no beating around the Bush. Meanwhile, it's kinda interesting how hip-hop got pulled up into this Imus mix....might be apples and oranges, but I do know that when folks demean and denigrate their own (*cough cough* present day rappers *cough cough*) then everybody feels like they can do the same. And in the eloquent and succinct style of this dude:

That's all I'm gonna say about that.

11 comments:

Miss Ahmad said...

great link Supa, and I don't know call me crazy or call me naive but i don't why anyone would possibly think that BLACK people created derogatory slurs about BLACK people when we ain't but a few hundred years out of slavery?

what did they expect from a bigot? from him to be singing black is beautiful?

i'm done!

Epsilonicus said...

Imus is just an ass. Plain and simple. i hate how people bring in hip-hop. There was a study done that demonstrated that country music has more drug and alcohol references than in any other genre. Not only that, but the references were more along the them of abusing it. It was done by some people in my Communications Department.

And they say that hip-hop has problems...

African girl, American world said...

Did you catch the town hall discussion with my baby daddy Common and em on Aunty O's show?
Yeah Imus tried to blame Hip-Hop for his words and that was lame but we gotta admit y'all Hip-Hop does have problems that need to be addressed.

WILD WET WENSDAY said...

YEAH,YOU CANT STOP A FLAMING IDIOT.

P said...

Yes, I heart you. Had to be said, enough said. . .

They totally witch hunted him and got him fired. This only read over the radar because of who he said it to. But he has been NO different with jews and any other ethnic group.

And I'm with you. I would rather deal with someone with a pickup truck with a confederacy flag waving talking about "We Hate Niggers" versus the CSS owners who systematically hire people who look just like them and who are usually not like us.

Good Post.

P said...

The web site is gorgeous, by the way. . .

Supa said...

@ Miss A: Great point Glam, what DO we expect from bigots???

@ Espi: Interesting point in re: to country music. I don't know, hip-hop got problems,tho....*sigh* this foolishness has gone on long enough.

@ Mwabs: Nah, I missed Auntie O!! lol Heard about it though...good lookin'! Hugs!

@ WWW: AMEN!

@ P: Yes, I like my racists straight up with no sugar! Glad your feelin' the website, Tia sho is talented aint she!

nikki said...

frankly, i could give a shit about imus. what i wanna know is when are we gonna hold our OWN folk up to the higher standard of not insulting the sistas?

Samara Leigh said...

I totally agree Supa and Nikki. I gave my spiel about it here: http://www.sheunlimited.com/wp/?p=700

I found Imus' words unbelievably misogynistic primarily, with plenty of racial overtones. However, reading pages of posts where whites kept saying "it was stupid, but what's the big deal? Rappers say it all the time" woke me up bigtime.

I spent the first several posts highly pissed, to the point of shaking. But, after a while, I realized:

1. Racism is alive and well and minorities get a lot less sympathy than say, an injured poodle or a lost dolphin.

2. Despite being angry about their statements... they had a point. How can a rapper sell millions of CDs to little white suburban kids calling every sista a b*tch and a ho' then be mad cause their granddaddy says it too?

We've got to do better.

Anonymous said...

Imus sucks but the misogyny comes from american pop culture, not rap

Just Me ! said...

i dont know why people all shocked and shit - they dont like us - neva have probably neva will - soon as a white person get on tv or radio and say something racist people go running round like chickens with their heads cut off - uh hello they just saying out loud what they say at their dinner tables and to their friends - in my opinion we got bigger fish to fry - like cops shooting us and shit ..

anyway ..how u doing sis ! congrats on the business - love the hair etc etc lol