Monday, June 23, 2008
Unbelievable. From The Sporting Blog via Politico comes yet another Don Imus racially charged comment in regards to Adam "Pacman" Jones. The conversation was about how Jones wanted to drop the nickname of "Pacman" to turn a page in his career when Imus asked "what color is he?"....
During the show, conversation turned to a story about how suspended Dallas Cowboys cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones now wants to drop his well-known nickname. In the course of the segment, Imus is told that Jones has “been arrested six times since being drafted by Tennessee in 2005.”Good lord. I don't even have words to describe how ignorant that is. Can we just send him to his ranch permanently please? Dick Enberg's earlier today was bad, but this is just downright racist. I don't defend anything Jones has done outside of Football, but there's no place for commentary like this.
Imus asks: “What color is he?”
“He’s African-American,” the host is informed by one of his on-air sidekicks.
“Well, there you go,” Imus said. “Now we know.”
Don Imus Has Really Been Working on That Racial Sensitivity Thing (The Sporting Blog)
A new Imus controversy? (Politico)