Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Another 'Nappy Haired' Controversy

I'm sure most of us have heard of the mess Imus has gotten himself into. Don Imus is a 'shock-jock' and, even though I've never listened to him, I understand he has made some recent remarks that have gotten some of the black community, including Barack Obama, quite angry. In particular, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have been very vocal. These two guys never miss an opportunity to be seen, but that's another story.

The terms Imus used, are used regularly in today's rap/hip hop culture, where everybody wants to be a thug. It doesn't matter if your black, white, hispanic, asian, etc. many of today's youth and young adults are living this lifestyle and it makes big money.

I am not taking a position, one way or the other, about what Imus has said. The point I would like to make is this, the ones who are claiming that they have been deeply hurt and offended, are not really interested in trying to make things 'right in the world.' No, they are all about retribution and vengeance, anything to further their own cause.

An interesting recent parallel is the muslim leadership here in America and in Europe trying to play the race card to further their own cause. They are not really interested in equality for all peoples, only getting as much as possible for themselves.

I mentioned 'Another Nappy Haired Controversy', go to the story and read what happened to a teacher when she used a book that has been critically acclaimed as an excellent children's book. The people in this story reacted much like what we are reading concerning the reaction from the higher profile black community. The only difference is, the higher profile folks are behaving much more dignified (tongue in cheek).

The story of 'Another Nappy Haired Controversy' is worth the read, check it out.