Thursday, April 12, 2007

Imus v. Coach Stringer

Oprah had the classy Rutger’s Women’s Basketball Team on her show (via satellite) this morning. Mary Mitchell talks about Don Imus’s comments in her column today, likening the use of “nappy-headed” to using the “n-word”. This reminds me, on April 25th the Chicago Public Library will host a free lecture by Jabari Asim, author of The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t, and Why.

"It doesn’t matter how you start, but how you finish." —C. Vivian Stringer, Head Coach, Rutgers Women’s Basketball Team

1 comment:

Johnny Yen said...

That sounds like an interesting talk.

Where I work, the student population is 95% African-American. I hear them use the "n-word" all day-- it's come to mean "African-American Male." Not a healthy development, IMHO.