The German Army, Racism and American morning radio
Fascinating time for racism in the world right now, with many media pundits rolling around pointing the finger at this and that. In America, morning radio talkback host, ‘Imus’ has been sacked for calling a team of female basketballers, ‘Nappy headed Hoes’ – however the media have turned this into a debate about what Rappers say in the lyrics of their music and what a red necked bigot can get away with on a mainstream media – this has oddly been brought to the boil by footage from the German army training recruits by telling them Afro-Americans are attacking their mums in the Bronx and they have to shoot these Afro-Americans while shouting ‘Mother Fucker’.
A couple of things
1: Why the hell is the German Army training to invade the Bronx? Germany has more chance of invading Mars than it does continental America.
2: I’m afraid America has no leg to stand on when it comes to wagging ones finger at weird European military training quirks, seeing as the US is balls deep in a military disaster with a civilian body count unofficially running at 655 000.
3: There is a massive difference between what Imus has to say and what a rapper has to say – when a white person on a mainstream media channel makes a racial slur towards a brown person – it comes with a massive historical baggage, when a rapper sings a song about hoes and niggers, he is SINGING a SONG about hoes and niggers – it is a completely different thing.