Saturday, May 12, 2007

Black Is Beautiful

In ESPN magazine this week, sportscaster Stuart Scott was asked how he felt about the infamous Don Imus controversy:

"On a scale of 1 to 10, it's a 27. There are already too many signals in our society that blond hair and blue eyes are all-American beauty. It's hard enough for me to make sure that my two beautiful girls with black hair that doesn't lie straight understand their beauty is also all-American. When Don Imus calls black hair 'nappy', he's including them. And to call the Rutgers players 'hos'--these are classy, intelligent women whom any parent would be proud of--is deplorable. Imus didn't just say something stupid; it wasn't poor word choice. He also reflected what and who he is."