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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureEtiquette · 1 decade ago

So, why is it ok for black people like the New York Knicks head coach/President Isiah Thomas to be found?

guilty of sexually harassing another woman (black woman too for that matter) and be found guilty by a jury and he and Madison Square Garden to have to pay this woman like close to 10 million (they've appealed it) and he still gets to KEEP his job, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton aren't up in arms about this, demanding he be fired, BUT, when Don Imus called the Rutgers women's B-Ball players "nappy headed ho's" and when Duane "Dog" Chapman, who is also white like Imus, said the N word several times in an illegally taped PRIVATE phone conversation, they both got fired from their jobs. Imus at CBS radio (he's coming back to the airwaves in NYC on monday) and Dog at A&E, and Sharpton and Jackson went after them with great fervor and conviction, but have failed to do so against the black Isiah Thomas. Do you see where I'm going with this???? It's called hypocracy. Thomas should be fired NOW or at least resign. You agree?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, you're right, Sharpton and Jackson are hypocrites, and Thomas DEFINITELY should be fired. After a multi-million dollar judgment like that, you would think MSG would want nothing to do with Thomas, plus, the Knicks stink.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's not ok - it just is. I personally think it's another case of the squeaky wheel getting the attention. If Sharpton and Jackson make enough noise, people get scared and other people lose their jobs. Plus Thomas is a high-profile black man in a high-profile basketball market/job. He's going nowhere anytime soon.

    One of the other responders said Dog and Imus offended more a group of people. Weren't both those guys referring to very specific people?? Imus was talking about a group of women, but not black women in general- just those particular basketball players. And Dog was talking about one particular girl- the son's girlfriend.

    I am more offended that Thomas was allowed to sexually harass a woman and get away with it by keeping his job. It allows other men- black, white or other- who are in charge some place to think they can do it and get away with it too.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rev. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are civil rights activists. When Don Imus made his remarks, they were racist, so it made sense that CIVIL RIGHTS activists would have something to say about it. Sex crimes don't relate to civil rights (technically you could argue women's rights, but Jackson and Sharpton aren't vocalists for women's rights)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Naw its diffrent. The knicks coach offended one person. But seeing how Imus and dog are white and they said racist thing they offened more than a person. They offended a group of people. And they are supposed to be role models as well as the knicks coach.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's not OK. As for him only offending one person, a lot of women are probably offended, and a lot of good men, I know I am. Really, if something is to be done about him it will be by a women's group. Groups created for black people intervene for them. Groups created for women intervene for them. And so on ad infinitum. It would be nice if people could see past boundaries, but for now we'll just have to deal with different groups for different people.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Our country says we are all equal but punisments differ greatly from state to state and even county to county. It seems to me our laws, federal and state should be the same no matter who you are or where you are.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think ccgirl73's answer hit the nail on the head.

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