Makes Me Wanna Holler

What I find most disturbing about the Imus affair is the reaction of black women. Our plentiful public response has been almost entirely angry. My inbox seethes with articles with titles like "No Apologies: Notes from a Nappy Headed Sister." But I find no comfort in this reaction, because I'm not angry. I'm deeply, deeply hurt.

Imus targeted the greatest vulnerability of black women--our non-European looks--with the express purpose of reminding us that we are not, and can never be, beautiful. Feminine. We had to be put back in our place, demoted to sex objects, but we couldn't even do that...

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