I don’t know how many of you have been following the whole Don Imus calling the Rutger’s women’s basketball team a bunch of nappy-headed hos thing. I’ve been reading about it casually, since it was practically impossible to read any newspaper without coming across it.
Now, I’m not going to say that he was right, or that he was villified, or that he should be censored or fired or anything. I don’t think anyone questions that he did the wrong thing. But I have a hard enough time just starting to scrape the surface of the racial/ethnic/religious tensions I’m living with here in Jerusalem, so I’m not going to go into a racial analysis of the US and gangsta culture and the media. I came across this article, and I think the writer states his opinion very well, and has a point that makes you think. Anyway, here it is.