But regarding the Don Imus racial mess:
This is a bigger problem than we can blame on a washed up old guy in New York. The man said the wrong thing, made a fool of himself and dishonored his profession. He has apologized and is paying the price... and I don't think anyone is questioning those facts.
But if this Imus discussion does nothing more than shed light on the hypocritical nature of the industry of racism, he's done alright by me.
In racism today, the black community is its own worst enemy. They have built an industry on demeaning and degrading women and themselves... then mock outrage when others pile on. I'm glad to finally see members of the black community turn their high-powered microscopes on themselves and realize their own complicity in perpetuating the stereotype. If you ever want people to stop thinking you're lawless, female-demeaning thugs, you have to stop SAYING you are.
Fair is fair. When I see hip-hop artists apologize for the harm they’ve done… when I see companies like GM boycott the hip-hop industry as quickly as they boycotted Imus, I’ll believe that we’ve made progress. Until then, I put the words “racism” and “hypocrisy” on equal footing.
Imus was wrong. He’s an embarrassment to his profession. So are the “artists” who do daily damage to the black community in the same manner cancer kills its victims – from the inside out.
Now about Haley Scarnato being voted off Idol... eh, never mind.