I am sure everyone has heard the much talked about Imus comment when he called the Rutgers girls basketball team members ‘nappy haired ho’s’. A really nasty remark if I ever heard one, but that is not the first time nor the last that black girls will be called nappy haired or ho’s. Ho’s being the most common name used to refer to black girls by none other than black men.
There is a band called ‘Nappy Roots’. Most of the black music has the word ho’s in the lyrics. In fact, these songs have the nastiest lyrics in music history. Black comedians use the word ho’s over and over again. Check out the lyrics of Snoop Dog, Acon, 50 cent. You will be shocked by the subculture.
Black people support these artists by buying their music, going to their concerts and purchasing their merchandise. They seem to approve of this subculture. Yet, they get offended when someone outside their race uses the same verbiage. Who is the real racist?
The white guy trying to fit in or the blacks that want exclusion???
I do not like this subculture and I refuse to participate. I do not like to hear it from anyone, no matter the color of his or her skin. Imus is a slug, no doubt, although I have never listened to him. I have heard some of his comments and they were disgusting. However, I think it is hypocritical to chastise him and not chastise the Black music artists. I believe when the black population insists on being viewed in a different and more complimentary manner and rebuke this subculture; we will see a drastic change in its general use. But, while the blacks remain silent, it can only lead others to perceive they believe it to be true.
It is very sad because so many blacks are working very hard to get an education, become part of the mainstream America, get good jobs, become affluent and live in middle class and above residential areas and be a positive example to others. They have to suffer the indignation of this subculture through no fault of their own. Whenever they decide to boycott this music and subculture, I will be glad to march with them.
A final comment on Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, both, who have used racial slurs often, should just shut the bloody hell up. They are both fakers.