Wow. I'm trying to not let that "We've got a long way to go..." feeling sink in.
(4/10) Then: He talked about it/around it with The Voice of All Black Folks and tried to explain himself.
(4/11) And now: MSNBC's cuttin him loose. But I think MSNBC should be destroyed altogether. Either way, I'm surprised the sponsors pulled out, I'm surprised the network dropped him. But those three words struck a nerve so deep, the consequence doesn't even begin to make me, or anyway I've talked to, feel better.
At the bodega today, with his face all over all the newspapers, I heard this from two black women that work at the school above mine:
"Ha ha, he called them nappy headed!"
"Yeah, he called them nappy-headed hos! Hahaha!"
"And then tell me why at the press conference all those bitches had their hair done?"
Long way to go, indeed.
Wednesday, April 11