Racially Charged Remarks

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Reverend Jesse Jackson says protesters plan daily demonstrations against N-B-C to object to racially charged comments made by radio host Don Imus on the air.

Jackson and about 50 people from the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition marched today in front of Chicago's N-B-C Tower.

Jackson says the protests will occur between noon and one p-m and will include events in Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He says they'll continue until the -- quote -- "walls of bigotry come tumbling down."

Last Wednesday Imus said members of the mostly black Rutgers University women's basketball team were -- quote -- "nappy-headed hos." Imus apologized on the air Friday.

A spokeswoman for M-S-N-B-C, which simulcasts "Imus in the Morning," says the network considers Imus' comments "deplorable" and is reviewing the matter.


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