Sunday, April 08, 2007


In case you haven't heard, Don Imus, the crotchity old, scratchy-voiced, wrinkled up, radio show host has recently drawn some ire from the African-American Community. On his radio show last week, Imus made "offensive" remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team. Apparently he referred to them as, "nappy-headed hos". Now, we in no way condone racism or shortsightedness, but for the Afro-American community to take offense like that, pretty much makes them racist for thinking that Donny would have to be describing the black members of the squad. People just assume he was being narrow-minded, just because the team is comprised of predominantly black women? You see, we looked at the team, and, as we do not personally know any of them, could neither confirm nor deny their innate ho-i-ness. But after scoping out their pictures, we saw very few who were, in fact, "nappy-headed." You see nappy actually means frizzy or fuzzy, and we were hard pressedto find a lot of hairdos on the squad that could fit that description. But where do the reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson get off, making it seem like only African-Americans can be "nappy-headed hos"? How racist are they?! Just take a look at these 'nap-heads":

Screech himself, Dustin Diamond:

Former NBA great Brad Lohaus:

Not the best picture, but you wouldn't believe how hard it was to find any quality picks of that sweet fuzzy-blonde do of his?

Boston Globe columnist and recent blog basher, Dan Shaughnessy:

and good ol' Phil Specter.

Thanks to ECP for that pic!

So sure, Imus is an a-hole, there's no denying that. But if he had said "so I'm at the bank trying to make a withdrawal from those big-nosed, money grubbing s.o.b.s", the Jewish community would be all up in arms! But aren't they the ones jumping right into the stereotype, by assuming he's talking about Jewish people? Hmmm? Hmmm? Well hope we've brought a bit of enlightenment to your life. If not, the moral is Imus and racial stereotypes are bad. Brad Lohaus, good. Right now I'm exhausted, and it's time for a nap.

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