Thursday, April 12, 2007


Imus [John Derbyshire]

'Nappy-headed'? 'Nappy' is a term aggressively promoted by black-identity activists themselves. A book search on with key phrase 'nappy hair' returned 767 results: Nappy Hair by Carolivia Herron, Going-Natural: How to Fall in Love With Nappy Hair by Mireille Liong-a-Kong, Sculptured Nails and Nappy Hair by Lincoln Park, Nappy Hair 101 by Ayana Hardin, Happy to be Nappy by Bell Hooks, etc., etc., etc., etc.

As for 'hos' - well, again, this is a term lifted from the heart of black American culture. Michelle Malkin has done the legwork here, uncovering some of the lyrics in the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. 'When it come down to these hos / I don't love em,' and so on.

So Don Imus did what? Used a couple of commonplace black-cultural terms. If you don't want people to use these words, guys, stop promoting them."
the pendulum on the Imus thing is starting to swing back the other way. Imus is swinging back. The anti-Imus people have had their say, but as usual, have pushed it too far. It was just a bad insult and nothing more. Adults wouldn't make a federal case out of it, but we're not dealing with adults. We're dealing with Al Sharpton and his ilk of complainers.