Don Imus’ statement was sexist too
I saw him on the Today Show this morning claiming he was not a racist. That much seemed genuine enough. However, society has to draw the line on racist and sexist speech if we are to ever reach true racial and gender equality.
Although it was slow in coming, Imus seemed to grasp the hurt he caused those girls with his careless words while on the Today Show this morning. However, it is clear that an example needs to be made concerning racist and sexism speech – and Imus is a perfect candidate. If he loses his job over this, perhaps the next shock jock will think twice about using this type of degrading speech.
Moreover, his firing would send a message to society as a whole – a message that clearly needs to be made.