Friday, April 13, 2007

Pop Life, Pop Hate

Yesterday I was struck by Oprah’s comments to the women’s basketball team from Rutgers University that Don Imus’ remarks “robbed them of their victories.” (That’s right, I do know something about pop culture and current events!) My thought: would Oprah have had the so-called victorious women’s basketball team from Rutgers University on if Imus hadn’t had called them “nappy-headed hos”? My answer: absolutely not. If not for Imus’ comments, I for one would’ve never heard of the women’s basketball team from Rutgers University. So thank you, Don Imus, for spreading the word.

On a similar note and similarly sarcastic view: check out Harvey Fierstein’s “Our Prejudices, Ourselves.” This is one of the most prescient and lucid op-ed pieces I’ve read in quite a while.

PS: “Prescient” and “lucid” mean it’s good.

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