Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.
Six months after being let off the hook by his white bretheren and some Blacks that didn’t care one way or the other for his “Nappy-headed hoe” comments – Don Imus has struck again. This time, the object of his affection; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam Jones.
In the mini-series “Shaka Zulu” ? There was a scene in the movie where Shaka was speaking to his people, he would go on to say, “Never leave an enemy behind, because he will rise again to fly at your throat.” Well, we let Imus off the hook and guess what…
It all started on Monday’s show when guest Warner Wolf explained to Imus that Jones was dropping his nickname of “Pacman” and would like to be addressed as Adam Jones.
Here’s how that conversation played out:
He’s been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005,” Wolf said.
“What color is he?” Imus asked.
“He’s African-American,” Wolf responded.
“Well, there you go,” Imus said. “Now we know.”
And just like that, Imus had once again raised both middle fingers and issued a collective “F*ck You” to anyone that called for his head last April and eventually accepted his apology; C. Vivian Stringer, The Rutgers Womens Basketball Team, Rev Al Sharpton, Us…We accepted his apology because he still has a job.
Tuesday Imus would be singing a different tune, he was backpeddaling as if Chad Johnson was lined up on the other side…
He claims that Jones was arrested six times because police were “picking on him.”
“He’s a football player. He is a lovely kid. He was out there having fun,” Imus said.
In what could be termed as the Joke of the Day Imus said that he was defending Blacks with Monday’s remarks.
“What people should be outraged about is that they arrest blacks for no reason, and I mean there’s no reason to arrest this kid six times,” he said. “They shoot blacks for no reason.”
So now he goes from pissing us off again, to making a blanket statement about law enforcement officers.
I’m about to lose my breakfast from so much spinning.
It should come as no surprise to any of us that today’s society is just as racially charged as it was in our parent’s day. It’s hidden not so neatly and it comes in spurts through the media, but it’s living and breathing in this country 24/7/365.
If you’ve visited this site the past two months there have been posts by the staff and our readers pointing this thing out. Be it a Curious George shirt depicting Barak Obama or some old bitty talking about how the Democratic Party is shot to hell because we have a Black man instead of a White woman running for President.
It’s real, and the closer we get to November you’re going to see acts and comments that spell out the frustration and desperation of whites and the fear and hatred for us as a people. Simply because a Black man is one step away from holding one of if not the most powerful positions of power in the world. Although it may not be the most enviable, it carries much weight and thought of that for many Whites is unbearable.