The firing of Don Imus for his racist slur doesn’t seem to get into the people’s head, especially the insensitive folks at CBS. The radio show, “The Dog House With JV and Elvis,” aired a prank call the two hosts made to a Chinese restaurant in the following scenario:
In the skit, a series of apparently unsuspecting employees of a Chinese restaurant are berated by a caller who tells one woman he would like to “come to your restaurant” to see her naked, especially a part of her body he refers to as “hot, Asian, spicy.” The caller also attempts to order “flied lice,” brags of his prowess in kung fu and repeatedly curses at several employees. (From The New York Times)
In a situation like this, I wish there are Asian spokemen like Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson to put pressure on these guys who did worse than calling an Asian woman a “ho.” They harrassed her with “come to your restaurant” to see “hot, Asian, spicy.” That’s fucked up. These people bust their ass to get pay. The last thing they want to hear is being ridiculed and cursed at.
Also from The New York Times, “Don’t Blame Hip-Hop,” Kelefa Sanneh raised the following questions:
What if hip-hop’s lyrics shifted from tough talk and crude jokes to playful club exhortations — and it didn’t much matter? What if the controversial lyrics quieted down, but the problems didn’t? What if hip-hop didn’t matter that much, after all?
That’s when hip-hop is dead.