Lie Number 8. Civil Rights In America Have Been Accomplished And Racism Is No Longer A Major Issue
If you believe this one, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn that I will sell to you cheap. His name is Don Imus. At his hiatus he was thought of by some as one of the top 25 most influential personalities in America. By now the majority of Americans know that he was fired in April of 2007 from his CBS radio show which was being simulcast on MSNBC. Why? It is unthinkable but true that Imus live on the air referred to the Afro-American women of the gifted Rutgers University’s Women’s Basketball Team as, mind you, “Nappy-Headed Hos.” In case you don’t know the meaning of his words, they literally mean “Tight Haired Whores.” He subsequently apologized in person to the head coach and the team members, as well as to his listening and viewing audiences. There were many who thought that the punishment handed out to Imus was too severe. Wouldn’t you just know it! Imus was brought back on the radio in December, 2007 by Citadel Broadcasting Corporation on 77 WABC.