How Do U Feel about this controvsy... DOES IT SURPRISE YOU ? Don Imus I really was going to not bring this controvial news item debate up...however...by now I'm sure many of us LPSG members have opinions esp. our women and blacks. You may ref. www.msnbc.ms.com/id17982146 In brief his oral public remarks over the national airways(FCC) about the Rutger College Girls Basketball Team playing for the national championship: '...THOSE ARE SOME ROUGH NAPPY HEADED HOES...' This, in it's self should tell you and demostrate how some white Americans feel, think, and say about us Am. Black men and women. I don't know why, some people want to find this statement so shocking. It certainly isn't that shocking to 90% of the blacks in Am. I'm sure, worst statements of this nature, is made about us, behind white closed doors, private white clubs, parties, bars and the dinner tables of conversations. Imus, was just damn stupid enough to say out loud what he and many others think in their racists mind. Personally, as I have often said in a few LPSG Thrends and shared experiences that racism is still very much alive and well here in Am. Many times, nothing is ever said and overlooked as a minor issue to the standards of the black man and woman's existence. I deal with it on a daily bases as I'm sure many others do too, being black. It's not just in the deep south of Am (here in Mississippi where I am) but all across Am. Just one out of many examples, I'll share, being the only black man on my job: I was cleaning around my bosses office while he was on the phone one evening. I over-heard him say to the other party on the phone: 'Yea, got 2 cock-roaches and 1 black, big dick niggar working here, that ought to cover it.' What was so slap-you-in the -face, was that he was looking dead at me when he said it, because I look up at him. He pointed to his waste basket for me to empty (still holding his on-going conversation on the phone) not giving one thought to what he had said in my presence. What does that tell you. Now mine you, I understood the remark directed about me, but I didn't know what 2 'cock-roaches' meant, until later. There were only 2 hispanics also working there! I want to tie this thread to open replies, not only for the Imus comments about 'nappy head hos' ref to black women but also black men. I just wonder...If Don Imus had said a remark about black men suchas: "...those are some big dick,nappy head niggar boys out on that basketball court", if this would have invoked as much controvsy to bring Jesses Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the national media attention. Maybe...but, I THINK NOT!....WONDER WHY NOT Strange, nothing too much happened with Paris Hilton's pubicly said niggar remarks ref to black men either... Hummm Even presently while I writing this thread, the sitcom on TV 'How I Met Your Mother' builds comedy and jokes around a huge dildo... not any just dildo, but a black one, in a large, long box, gifted wrapped for a wedding bridial shower. When opened and viewed, all the (white...naturally) women wanted to know where it was bought so they could buy one and mentioned jokingly with a line, Oh that's just like the one in City in the City! Plenty of LOL from TV audience. So, what's wrong with this picture :dunno: :dunno: Black men don't count for having feelings or too dumb to pick up on all the sarcasm made about our gentials or always having stories generated about how big and black our dicks are. Guess we are just well programmed black brothas and sistas by White Am. Final notes I must add: Today 4-9-07 marks the 30th Anniversary of the movie saga of Roots by Alex Haley= a family history story of black slavery in Am. Although, it's a 'do-well' to recognize, by re-airing on some TV channels this week in it's entirety, the posted advertisements for promotion regularly showed Kunta Kinte stripped and hanging from the whipping post being beat unmercifully until he assumed his slave name Toby....you know the story or have read the book.:wink: Anyway, here again, why did the promoters select this particular part to constantly show to get the viewing audience's attention? Perhaps I am just a bit overly Mississippi senstive... DAMN SKIP-E, I AM! I suggest that this skillfully implies & re-programs us with $$ profitting whites sending the message...see what we can still do to you niggars/boys (= Big Dick African Mandigos 1,2,3,4&5, Big Dick Coons Big Dick Black Male Slaves, Big Black Monster Cocks, Horse Hung Colored Boys, Hung Black DickThugs & Studs, Big Chocolate Dicks- good for the lickin & stickin, Massive Black Cock Brothas, Brazillin, Gozallia= bros with the biggest cocks ever seen on the pron scene with 10-16 inches long to include Long Dong Silver & Mr Big Dick Biggs with 18". If they can't find one of us with a for real huge peter, they make up one of 15-20" and glue it on us for circus fun and $$$$$ Please, give us a break. I believe you get my pt. here. SO, ARE WE (BLACK FOLK) REALLY SURPRISED BY MR.IMUS's (or Mr. Ignorant) REMARKS.... I DON'T THINK SO... HE JUST GOT CAUGHT WITH HIS FOOT IN HIS MOUTH. HE WILL BE MADE A POSTER CHILD FOR LETTING HIS REAL THOUGHTS AND MOUTH WORK AT THE SAME TIME, WHILE SOME WHITES THINK IT, BUT DON'T SAY IT. I say, way to go Mr.Shock Joc, now you'll be out of maybe a little money and hurt pride & repution for a mintue like you really give a rat's ass....because you now say 'you're a good person'. RIGHT, you :asshole: IMUS' PUNISHMENT handed down by THE NETWORK= 2 WEEK SUSPENSION NOT FRIED. I bet it's with pay! AND RIP Coach Don Robinson (88) of Gramble U.who passed away.