By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      During a recent show white veteran radio personality Don Imus referred to the women’s Rutgers basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes”. He continued to disrespect the team, along with his producer Bernard McGuirk, by calling the women “jiggaboos and wannabees” on his live radio show on WFAN in New York which is televised through MSNBC. The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and the NAACP have called for a boycott of Imus, his radio show, his radio station, WFAN and MSNBC until he and his producer are fired.

      Apparently Imus apologized on Friday saying, "It was completely inappropriate, and we can understand why people were offended. Our characterization was thoughtless and stupid, and we are sorry.”

      Folks still want him fired regardless.

      Al Sharpton called for Imus to be fired even though he is expected to be on Sharpton’s radio show today. Sharpton said he will still hold his position.

      "Somewhere we must draw the line in what is tolerable in mainstream media," Sharpton told the Associated Press on 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."

      "Has he lost his mind?" asked NABJ President Bryan Monroe, vice president and editorial director for Ebony and Jet magazines in Chicago on Friday. "Those comments were beyond offensive. Imus needs to be fired. Today."

      "As NABJ strives to dispel stereotypes and promote accurate portrayals of minorities in the media, we find this characterization of these young black women offensive and hateful," added Barbara Ciara, NABJ vice president/broadcast and managing editor at WTKR in Norfolk.

      Imus has been on the air since 1968 and was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989. In 2002, Talkers Magazine named Imus as one of the greatest talk radio show hosts of all time. Howard Stern and Don Imus have had beef since the 1980’s and was documented in Stern’s film Private Parts.


  • http://www.ihiphop.com/k_love dreadklove

    FOR REAL THIS DUDE NEEDS TO BE SLAPPED IN THE MOUTH FOR DISRESPECTIN’BY ONE OF THOSE RUTGERS SISTAS…JUST RUN UP ON HIS AZZ…POW ! RIGHT IN THE KISSER..

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/OMO JOIN.THE.MOVEMENT

    DAMN

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Carlito_Bragonti Carlito_Bragonti2

    Another white man calling us niggers is nothing new. He still gonna have money. He gets fired and he’s still rich. Nappy headed bitches is nothing they aint never heard.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/k_love dreadklove

    YOU’RE FIRRRRRED….HAW .HAW HAW HAW

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/williambrown Will the Thrill

    The other dude stated that they looked like the Toronto Raptors. He should be fired too. But yo, on some real shit though they did need a perm. Especially the coach what was she thinking. This was a very unfortunate incident.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/williambrown Will the Thrill

    So what did we learn ladies and gentlemen? We learned by watching this that you cant look like Don king’s ancestors on national tv and dont expect to be castergated!!!!! So perm your hair ladies please perm your hair!!!!! Im William Brown reporting back to you crack tv.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/williambrown Will the Thrill

    Imus lives in New York. Im wondering how in the hell have no one whipped his ass yet? Thats what I want to know.