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In the grand scheme, Don Imus is no threat to us in general and no threat to black women in particular. If his words are so powerful and so destructive and must be rebuked so forcefully, then what should we do about the idiot rappers on BET, MTV and every black-owned radio station in the country who use words much more powerful and much more destructive?

I don\ufffdt listen or watch Imus\ufffd show regularly. Has he at any point glorified selling crack cocaine to black women? Has he celebrated black men shooting each other randomly? Has he suggested in any way that it\ufffds cool to be a baby-daddy rather than a husband and a parent? Does he tell his listeners that they\ufffdre suckers for pursuing education and that they\ufffdre selling out their race if they do?

When Imus does any of that, call me and I\ufffdll get upset. Until then, he is what he is \ufffd a washed-up shock jock who is very easy to ignore when you\ufffdre not looking to be made a victim.

No. We all know where the real battleground is. We know that the gangsta rappers and their followers in the athletic world have far bigger platforms to negatively define us than some old white man with a bad radio show. There\ufffds no money and lots of danger in that battle, so Jesse and Al are going to sit it out.


"Chicago to my mind was the only place to be. ... I above all liked the city because it was filled with people all a-bustle, and the clatter of hooves and carriages, and with delivery wagons and drays and peddlers and the boom and clank of freight trains. And when those black clouds came sailing in from the west, pouring thunderstorms upon us so that you couldn't hear the cries or curses of humankind, I liked that best of all. Chicago could stand up to the worst God had to offer. I understood why it was built--a place for trade, of course, with railroads and ships and so on, but mostly to give all of us a magnitude of defiance that is not provided by one house on the plains. And the plains is where those storms come from." -- E.L. Doctorow

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Too much of today's music is fashionable crap dressed as artistry.Adrian Belew
     Imus is no longer on TV - (bepatient) - (6)
         Yay! -NT - (andread)
         Who watched? - (tuberculosis)
         It's over - (Yendor)
         Here's another viewpoint - (lincoln) - (1)
             Dead on. -NT - (bepatient)
         Jesse Jackson showed his true colors, unfortunately. - (mmoffitt)

Three rings for the elven-kings under the sky
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone.
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all
One Ring to find them
One Ring to bring them all

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