Did Al and Jessie support the 3 guys from DUKE ?

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    Apr 12, 2007 2:40 PM GMT
    Lets review
    3 white college guys
    1 black female stripper - hooker

    she changed her story ?( 5) times

    Did anyone stand up for these guys?
    anyone that is crying out against Imus ?

    Easter is over Jesus was the only one ment to be on the cross

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    Apr 12, 2007 3:52 PM GMT
    So much for "innocent before proven guilty"

    Jackson commited ADULTRY and fathered a Bastard daughter and he claims "moral" authority to speak for socity

    Sharpton is a racist "preacher" who never appoligized for Twala Brawley

    neither cares about anybody but themselves
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    Apr 12, 2007 4:38 PM GMT
    As a Duke alum, here's my 2 cents worth:

    1.) The entire LAX team embarrassed themselves and the university by Hosting - in campus housing owned by the university and leased to the captains of the team - a party with exotic dancers. These are students who the university is paying their scholarships for and this was during the Lax season. We had tons of these "parties" at Duke when I was there, but they were held off campus in non-campus owned apartments and the university was not paying my education. Cancelling the season last year was the appropriate decision. I could never imagine the Duke basketball team hosting this type of party during the season on campus property. Coach K would never let it happen.

    2.) Race relations between Duke and the Durham community has always been an issue. Duke is a university that has alot - more than 75% - of their students from outside of North Carolina. The campus is remote and does not interract with the local community as a whole. Alot of the student body is very wealthy and most of the population of Durham is not. The parking lot at campus looked like a BMW dealership. Duke employs alot of local Durham people, but there's not much interaction on a day-2-day basis and this creates a feeling of the haves-n-have nots in the community. As a Duke student, you need to be conscious of this and show respect for the people who have lived their entire lives in Durham and will be there after you spend your 4 years and move on.

    3.) The problem here was not the dancers, but the prosecutor. The dancer was taken to the hospital, it was obvious that "something" occurred to her recently - either at the party or before/after the party - and she was put into a corner to explain what happened and then the DA ran with the story and it got out of control. Nifong needed to win an election, and he was given a situation that would allow to get the black vote in Durham. I think his intention was investigate, take it to a grand jury, get elected then quietly drop the case after the election. But it became a media firestorm and a national story instead of a local one, and he couldn't control it.

    I'm glad the charges were dropped and it should have happened long ago. I hope Nifong is prosecuted and, at the very least, disbarred. He is the adult in the situation who took advantage of his position of authority. Both the 3 students and the dancer are the victims.
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    Apr 12, 2007 4:56 PM GMT
    Jesse and Al aren't even relavent in the black community. The only people who give them the time of day are the white trust fund brats who comprise most the media. You should read black newspapers to hear what black journalists and black people say about those two swindlers.
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    Apr 12, 2007 6:53 PM GMT
    TrUst fund brats?
    Are they sore because they lost there game?
    or dose the term Nappy Headed Hoes
    have any meaning what so ever ?

    Also please define NAAACP


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    Apr 13, 2007 12:05 AM GMT
    Here is a great article from ESPN written by Jemele Hill, a black woman, which she herself points out for relevant reasons. I love what she says about Jesse Jackson! http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=hill/070412&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1
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    Apr 13, 2007 3:25 AM GMT
    I don't defend either Al or Jesse in any way shape or form...but the fact is that they did not have a syndicated radio and television show on the air when these statements of theirs took place...
    Mr Imus did...and if you wanna make the big bucks by skatein' on the edge and making off color remarks...you better dam well sure know where the line is that is not to be crossed
    Would I be offended if I was called a nappy headed 'ho...no
    lol...but I'm not black (or a 'ho)
    ...or a woman
    but if someone called me what Anne (adam's apple) Coulter called Jon Edwards I'd be screamin bloody murder to get her off the air
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    Apr 13, 2007 3:43 AM GMT
    I'm not sure how race played a role in the Duke trail. But I do agree with everyone that it is annoying that only al sharpton and jackson are the only people who are getting press in the black community regarding race issues. Like many people have already posted, they really dont represent the black community.
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    Apr 13, 2007 6:28 AM GMT
    Retrospect.....HOw does everyone feel about the Rob Sager situation?

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    Apr 13, 2007 11:56 AM GMT
    **Taken from my MySpace Blog on 04/12/07**

    Today CBS Radio bowed down to the pathetic cries of Jesse Jackson and Reverend Al Sharpton and fired legendary talk show host Don Imus, for calling the Rutgers University Womens Basketball team "Nappy headed hos".

    Instead of going after Imus for a Sexist comment, which it was and not racist, dumb ass Jesse Jackson teamed up with Reverand Al Sharpton and gathered up all their peeps, oh wait can I say peeps, and decided to make this comment into something it wasn't. Jackson and Sharpton demanded the removal of Imus from his job and found a brigade to support their unworthy cause. Apparently the two carrying a lot of weight because the moguls at CBS radio bowed down to the two hook, line and sinker.

    Jackson was quoted as saying Imus' firing was "a victory for public decency. No one should use the public airwaves to transmit racial or sexual degradation." It's a good thing Jackson wasn't around me and my friends during our high school days because the word nappy headed or nappy hair has been around for a LONG time and it seems it only became a racial comment when Jackson and Sharpton decided it was.

    Real Radio's Soul Brother Kevin made a comment to a listener that we should not ignore racist remarks, which I totally agree with, BUT next time let's drag out the cameras and lights for the words with meaning, not words where meanings are put into them by OTHERS.
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    Apr 13, 2007 1:18 PM GMT
    Can we also remember that is was Jessie that referred to NYC as "Hymie" town.....um that's a racial slur and it was the very same Al Sharpton that quite a few years ago talked a young black woman into accusing two white men of rape...also racially motivated. They are the last to be in any position to point fingers.
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    Apr 13, 2007 5:04 PM GMT
    LOL Wow everyone is really watching the news lately LOL! As a black man myself, I do agree with most of you. I do believe that Al and Jessie's personal lives has effected their credibitlity when approaching certain issues in america. Yet, that does not exclude them when feeling offended on certain events. I do feel sorry both the Rutger girls, the Duke boys, and anyone else whom felt offended by these events. All we can do now is learn from them and rise above them. Its really that simple guys. NOTE: We are the next generation in this country, lets try to make it more respectful and loving compared to the previous ones.
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    Apr 15, 2007 12:05 AM GMT
    I don't know where to start. First, the problem is that we still have race problems in the United States. If the situation had been reversed, and it was a white, blond stripper who had called rape, and three black guys had been charged. The black guys would still be in jail. How can I make this assumption? Look at Susan Smith the mother that murdered her children. At first, she said that it was black man. The police department, etc. was looking high and low for a black man.

    As for what Imus said, that was unexcusable. These girls did nothing for work hard to get where they did in their sport to have it tarnished by Imus' comments.

    So the word Nappy has been around for a while. So has the N word. Does that make it right to use it?
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    May 04, 2007 2:57 PM GMT
    Let's not forget that these duke guys were not choir boys. One of them was on probation for gay bashing - I suspect that it was more of the prosecutor wanting to be re-elected.

    Imus was screwed when the advertisers pulled out but anyone who
    hires someone to "make ni**er jokes" - I heard an interview he did with Mike Wallace on "On the Media" . Is a racist -and you don't have to drive a pick-up truck and burn a cross every Saturday night to be a racist.