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Breasts and Racism

Not that long ago, a television network was fined hundreds of thousands of dollars because of the "wardrobe malfunction" at the Super Bowl halftime show that allowed us all to glimpse, for one quarter of a second, a tiny part of Janet Jackson's nipple cover.

Radio legend Don Imus last week, on his widely heard morning radio show, called a group of mostly black female college athletes "nappy-headed hos".  His excuse, apparently, is that he was just trying to be funny.

It will be interesting -- and I think informative -- to see the level of fine (assuming there will be even that) levied against this vicious racist sloganeering.  Perhaps then we can judge the value the FCC puts against an extended conversation that included gross racism as compared to the momentary revealing on public television of a silver pastie.

April 9, 2007 in Media | Permalink


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