Viewpoint: Who Are the Hos Here?

What does it take for Imus to see a group of distinguished college athletes as something other than "hos"? When two blond teenagers were accused of robbing a bank in suburban Atlanta on Feb. 27, the delighted national media dubbed them the "Barbie Bandits." Read that as "cute and white." But when the Scarlet Knights pushed their Cinderella season all the way to the championship game, Imus trashed them.

I've grown accustomed to an undercurrent in public policy debates that blames black women for an array of social and cultural failures. Without making distinctions, that racist sentiment casts us all as...

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