Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Crypt Keeper strikes again
No, not John Clayton. Rather, it's Don Imus, who looks as if he crawled from a grave to make another controversial remark about race. (I'm sorry, but the man's resemblence is uncanny.)
But was he being racist or simply lack depth in his opinion about stereotypes toward African-Americans in regard to resident NFL jailbird Adam Jones?
Warner Wolf: “He’s also been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005.”
Don Imus: “What color is he?”
Wolf: “He’s African-American.”
Imus: “Well, there you go. Now we know.”
I see his comments as two ways. "Now we know" as in the stereotype, "Typical black guy. Always getting arrested and in trouble with the law." Or "Now we know" as in, "Black people always seem to get singled out by police and the authorities because of the color of their skin. They're targeted."
The reason such scrutiny is already being brought to Imus is because of his poorly-worded and quite frankly racist comments made about the Rutgers women's basketball team in 2007. You remember... "nappy-headed hoes."