That's what I was trying to bring up by differentiating between groups that are systematically and institutionally kept down, and those who are not.KC32 wrote:Now if you want to argue the effects slavery and Jim Crow had on black society that carry on to this day that's a whole other case where a lot of good points could be made.
And another thing to consider when comparing Imus to Cube is that John McCain, John Kerry, Tim Russert, et al, did not appear as guests on Death Certificate. That is to say, Cube did not have the power/reach/authority/ear of the important decision makers that can actually affect policy...
Racial slurs coming from members of a group without power quite simply do not have as much of a real social impact as those coming from the group that is in power.
Had Imus dissed Jews, Koreans, or homos, I bet he would still be in big trouble. Although those groups don't have anyone as camera-friendly as Revs Jackson and Sharpton to motivate their posses.