Saturday, April 14, 2007
What was the term the I-Man used? It was
"hos," slang for whores, a term employed ad infinitum et ad nauseam by rap and hip-hop "artists."
It is a term out of the African-American community.
Yet, if any of a hundred rap singers has lost his contract or
been driven from the airwaves for using it,
maybe someone can tell me about it.
If the word "hos" is a filthy insult to decent black women, and it is,
why are hip-hop artists and rap singers who use it incessantly not pariahs in the black community?
Why would black politicians hobnob with them?
Why are there no boycotts of the advertisers of the radio stations that play their degrading music?
Answer: The issue here is not the word Imus used.
The issue is who Imus is – a white man,
who used a
term about black women
only black folks are permitted to use with impunity and immunity.