Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Imus Returns

Don Imus returns. When he originally made his appallingly racist and sexist remarks, AAUW NYS spoke out strongly against his continued appearance on the air. He assures us he has truly repented, and time will tell. No doubt he repents either for economics or for personal reasons. One never knows.

Has anything changed? Is there perhaps an awareness of a change of expectations in the country. It is hard to believe that such could be when so many shock jocks remain. Can anyone articulate clearly the difference between freedom of speech and unacceptable manner of speech?

Have we at least learned to speak out loudly? Of all the changes mentioned here, that is the only one which we control.

Diane Haney

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