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Opening Arguments


Don Imus redux -- the "rap music made me do it" defense:

The longtime chairman of the Roger Williams University board admitted Monday that he had used the N-word during a board meeting, saying it "kind of slipped out."

[. . .]

He said he had never used the term before.

"The first time I heard it was on television and then rap music or something," Papitto told WPRO.

This guy is 80, and he's heard the word only on TV and in rap music? Boy, I thought I had led a sheltered life . . .

Posted in: Current Affairs


A J Bogle
Tue, 07/17/2007 - 8:45pm

I wanna know what happened to the "big national conversation" we were supposed to have about racially charged speech after the Imus incident - such a double standard.

And where are the apologies to the Duke Lacrosse team from Sharpton, jackson and Oprah?

tim zank
Wed, 07/18/2007 - 1:30pm

You're forgetting one thing. It is impossible for African-Americans to be racist. Everybody knows that.

Bob G.
Wed, 07/18/2007 - 1:54pm

Yeah, Tim's right...you can't "be" when you already "are"....!

(it's that semantics thing)