Don Imus: I Ain't Forgivin' and Forgettin':
The Dec 3rd "Moment of Silence"
Min. Paul Scott
Some dude named Alexander Pope once said "to err is human but to forgive, divine."
I bet ol' Alex was the kid who got his lunch money taken everyday at school.
For the record, I, vehemently, oppose Don Imus's 12/3 return to radio. Just because one Civil Rights leader may have given Imus his blessing does not mean that he's getting a pass from the other 38,699,999 black folks in this country.
After all the ruckus that jumped off last April, I suppose that we are just gonna let him waltz in and sit his racist behind in that big cushy chair behind the microphone...
In order to lure Imus to WABC, along with the mega bucks they are paying him, they probably had to throw in a golden throne.
And we're just to suppose to accept that without a mumblin' word?
Seems like folks think that after a nine month, 20 million dollar paid vacation courtesy of his old employer, CBS, Imus has somehow paid his debt to society for the "nappy headed ho" comment, last April. Yeah, I know that Imus was real apologetic and even submitted to an hour long interrogation on Rev. Al Sharpton's radio show. Seems like he's done everything but hire a black gospel choir, go on a nationwide tour of black mega churches and sing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot."
Now, I know that some of ya'll are thinking how noble it is that he is using his big comeback to raise money for a children's charity. Well drug dealin' Tyrone gave out free turkey's last Thanksgiving, does that excuse his behavior?
These people don't think that black folks know the difference between a genuine goodwill and a cheap public relations trick.
To these PR people, the black community is an easy sell. After all, we have let marketing firms convince us that sneakers that cost 10 dollars to make are worth $200 dollars. And that thousand dollar gold teeth and spinnin' wheels on a 1988 Honda, somehow make you a better human being.