Julian Bond Is Making Progress July 9, 2007Posted by fitsnews in US Politics.
NAACP BURIES THE “N” WORD IN DETROIT
FITSNews – July 9, 2007 – You know, we’re looking forward to the day when the NAACP holds a press conference to support a broad-based income tax cut that would create thousands of African-American jobs, or a universal school choice plan that would rescue thousands of African-Americans from our failing public school system, or a complete overhaul of South Carolina’s 1895 government structure – which happens to be as rooted in racism as an Aryan brotherhood rally. Until that day comes, however, we’ll have to content ourselves with small victories, like the banishment of radio host Don Imus to his ranch. You know, where he helps kids with cancer. Anyway, here’s what NAACP leader Julian Bond had to say yesterday:
“While we are happy to have sent a certain radio cowboy back to his ranch, we ought to hold ourselves to the same standard,” Bond said. “If he can’t refer to our women as `hos,’ then we shouldn’t either.”
Bond’s remarks came on the same day that the NAACP held a symbolic burial of the “N” word in Detroit – part of a broader effort by the organization to remove the word from the African-American pop culture lexicon entirely. Unfortunately, ask any rapper and they’ll tell you the “N” word rhymes amazingly well with words like “trigger,” “bigger,” and “figure,” not to mention Kayne West’s chart-topping ditty about a “gold digger.” Comedians Chris Rock and David Chappelle also owe their careers to the “N” word, as did Richard Pryor before them. In fact, our sophisticated econometric models show that removing the “N” word from the African-American entertainment industry would result in a net loss of – get this – eleventy kabillion dollars.