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Black Law Students / Re: IMUS vs. Sharpton
« on: April 10, 2007, 02:10:09 PM »
Rap videos are not just "fictional", they represent a stereotype of women as sex objects and animals of no personal self worth.  Just because you "like it", doesn't make it acceptable.  In fact that makes you a hypocrite.  So if someone likes Imus, does that make his remarks ok?  That is terrible logic.

I just want to know why so many people are mobilizing to get Imus fired.  Why doesn't everyone get pissed off and do something about poverty and illiteracy?  There are groups out there working towards this, but not with the same zeal that is being used to demand the immediate firing of Imus.  I don't understand how you cannot see the difference. 

LOL @ music videos of fictional booties with credit cards being swiped down their fictional cracks. Like the objectification of women is a cartoon.

Black Law Students / Re: IMUS vs. Sharpton
« on: April 10, 2007, 01:52:24 PM »
I really never attempted to answer the question of what Sharpton has done for the black community. Are you really being serious with this question?

Yes, I am quite serious. Enlighten me to the good works of Big Perm.

Sharpton is galvanizing, but he loudly reminds America of her racism. If for nothing else, Sharpton's precense brings awarenewss of many deserving issues.

I don't see him as an oportunist. He isn't Rev. Jesse Petterson.

Black Law Students / Re: IMUS vs. Sharpton
« on: April 10, 2007, 12:58:28 PM »
I don't fight against because I like rap.

And that is the same justifcation, white people use when the justify the idocies of Howard Stern.

Rappers give fictionalized accounts of anonymous people.

Those fictionalized accounts are not of anonymous people. If specification is the issue, then by NOT specifying, wouldn't you, by default, include the general population of women? If Strom Thurmond says, "I hate n*ggers," should I not be offended because he didn't say my name specifically?

We live in white dominated society. And equally, we live in a male dominated society. We, as blacks, justifiably, find grievance when a member of the white consortium makes a remark that is racially offensive. So how in the same breath, as black men, can we expect women to sanction misogynism from the male-dominated rap game?

White men demean all types of women for the almighty dollar.  Any look at a billboard or magazine attests to this.  White women are demeaned daily.

AS IF that gives us a free pass to do the same thing.

My argument isn't based on intellectual rigidness. It is directed at intellectual hypocrisy. And I should clarify, not all rap music is misogynistic. Some rap music is thoughtful and artistic, but radio doesn't play that.

The variables may differ, but what Imus did to those women equates to what mainstream rap music consistently does to all women.

Black Law Students / Re: IMUS vs. Sharpton
« on: April 10, 2007, 10:09:30 AM »
This is getting way more attention than it deserves. AND why is it, when a white celebrity says something tinted with racism he apologizes to Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. Are they the mouthpiece for Black America? I totally agree with prior posts. Imus should have publicly apologized to those women for defaming them-not to Sharpton. It oversimplifies racism when people suggest that comments like this deserve this much backlash.

Furthermore, bringing up rappers is appropriate in this discussion. The black community doesn't fight that industry with as much vigor as it does Richards and Imus. Sure we say it's wrong, but I have yet to see anyone DEMAND an apology from Bob Johnson for the years of personified slavery broadcasted on his network or call for the ouster of Sony or Time Warner CEOs for their promotion of this type of degradation.

Black Law Students / new guy with a Howard question...
« on: January 02, 2007, 03:39:25 PM »
Sup people. I've been reading through the BLSD board and it is always refreshing to see critical thinkers that look like me. I've got my eyes set on Howard for 2008-2009. I have to retake my LSAT because ummm...yeah. Does Howard average LSAT scores or take the highest?

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