Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Speaks Out

NEW YORK (AP) -- Radio host Don Imus says his two-week suspension is appropriate and insists he's not racist.

Still, The Reverend Jesse Jackson says the punishment won't stop Rainbow/Push coalition protests planned in the wake of Imus' offensive on-air comments. Jackson marched with about 50 protesters yesterday outside N-B-C offices in Chicago.

M-S-N-B-C and C-B-S Radio suspended Imus for calling the Rutgers female basketball players "nappy-headed hos."

Rutgers team coach C- Vivian Stringer said today at a news conference that the women on the team are the best the nation has to offer. She says they are gifted women of class and distinction.

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  • by vicki Location: castro valley, ca on Apr 10, 2007 at 03:22 PM
    Don Imus should be fired. His idiotic diatribe was an embarrassment to your channel and totally uncalled for.
  • by Sonia Location: Somerset on Apr 10, 2007 at 10:34 AM
    Stupid remark, but Imus is not a racist. It is time for reverends to practice what they preach, "Forgive and Forget."
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