The pressure finally caught up with Don Imus, his show was cancelled on MSNBC and he was fired from CBS radio. It was right to fire him for his racial remarks regarding the Rutgers Girls Basketball Team. So if it was right to punish Don Imus for his comments, then we need to have the same rules for everyone. White, Black, Hispanic, Asian... rules should apply to everyone... regardless of the color of their skin.
Many people say Don Imus was merely imitating Rap and Hip-Hop culture when he dropped the racist and sexist remarks. If Don Imus deserves to be fired, then the microscope should focus on every group to clean up their act. Rap Stars... 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Eminem...
How about Rosie O'Donnell seen right here on KAIT as one of the co-hosts of The View. I personally find her extremely offensive. Chris Rock seems to throw out the N-word in nearly every sentence in his stand-up routine. Why does he get a free pass? How about Rush Limbaugh?
Add to the list two explosive black leaders who need to be curtailed - The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton. Their time is over. Jesse Jackson did his share inciting trouble on the case against the Duke Lacrosse players. It is interesting that he is nowhere to be found now that all the charges have been dropped.
How about Al Sharpton who never apologized after running a lengthy, negative publicity campaign against a white assistant prosecutor in New York accused in a rape? The police knew within days the teenage girl lied but Sharpton wouldn't let up in the media. Sharpton and others were finally sued a decade later and found guilty.
Racism is not exclusive to hatred of white against black.
The decision to fire Imus was the right one, but we cannot stop there. Gangsta Rap lyrics should be cleaned up, and perhaps Jackson and Sharpton need to be replaced on the national scene.