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Imus

Posted by Dr. Susan on April 17, 2007

There’s been a lot of talk concerning Imus’ comments about the Rutgers girls’ basketball team and while I think his comments weren’t all that nice, it seems to me that the point is being missed by a gigantic long-shot and that the real problem is that the leaders of the hip-hop community who are making multi-billions of dollars are taking no responsibility for the type of music they are allowing to be produced. In addition, why aren’t parents stopping kids from calling each other the very same names that they are furious with Imus for using…when you think of yourself and allow your friends to call you demeaning names, and listen to music that does the same, the boundaries become blurred. The black leaders are keeping their own people repressed by not standing against this type of self-demeaning language. Imus is an aging white guy trying to connect with a wider audience. Focusing on him as the problem is just another excuse for the hip-hop big shots to keep on making their money off their own psychologically repressed people.

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