Monday, April 09, 2007

Words Cause Real Harm

It is not often that I agree with Al Sharpton but, today we are definitely of like mind. I am referring to Sharpton's comments regarding the asinine statements made on the radio by Don Imus where he referred to the Rutger's Women's Basketball team as "Nappy headed hos".

I second Sharpton's statement that enough is enough! "Somewhere we must draw the line in what is tolerable in mainstream media," Sharpton said Sunday. "We cannot keep going through offending us and then apologizing and then acting like it never happened. Somewhere we've got to stop this."

The Imuses, the Richards, the Gibsons, and all the rest of the morons who have not figured out there are others in this world besides white Christians need to wake up and realize this is 2007, not 1907 - although, I doubt being an ass was any nicer in 1907 than today.

Of course, Imus did the standard celebrity apology the next day and said, "I am not a bad person, I just said a bad thing." Well, that is total bull shit because anyone who can verbalize those words, is a bad person, in at least one respect. I suspect, with many celebrities, this is a calculated move based upon the belief that any publicity is good publicity regardless of who gets hurt. Imus needs to wake his dumb ass up and join the present century. It is never too late to start the evolutionary process.

If you would like to delve a little deeper into the very serious damage these stupid, public comments cause, take a look at this short, eight minute, film by seventeen year old Kiri Davis. Let me warn you, it is hard to watch.

On a lighter note, if you would like to see some great wildflower photos from this year, take a look at our friend, Jo's blog, here. She has updated it just in the last couple of days and, trust me, you will like it.

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