Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Hypocrisy of Isiah -- Is It The Hypocrisy of Black America?

OK, where are all of the people who were morally outraged over the Don Imus "nappy headed hos" comment. Isiah Thomas is saying that he's offended if a white man calls a black woman a bitch but not if a black man does the same thing. If that's not hypocrisy then I don't know what it. Sadly this type of thinking is so accepted in the African-American community that it is hardly noted by mainstream media and African-American bloggers. Do a google search and see for yourself. I guess Oprah is going to have to hold another town meeting. plk

SI.com - NBA - Witness says ex-Knicks VP complained about Isiah - Tuesday September 18, 2007 6:53PM

Just months after berating her in expletive-filled tirades, New York Knicks coach and president Isiah Thomas moved from cursing to courting a fellow executive now suing the basketball Hall of Famer for sexual harassment, a former team employee testified Tuesday.

Jeffrey Nix, a 15-year employee of the NBA team, took the stand in U.S. District Court to recount a series of conversations he had with his friend and co-worker, plaintiff Anucha Browne Sanders, throughout 2004.

Browne Sanders, in tones of disgust, detailed how Thomas initially treated her with contempt shortly after his December 2003 arrival in New York, Nix testified.

At one meeting meant to resolve any issues between Browne Sanders and Thomas, the two-time NBA champion guard lashed out at her by announcing, "Don't forget, you f------ bitch, I'm the president of this f------- team," Nix said his friend told him.

Browne Sanders also told Nix, he testified, that Thomas had asked her in March 2004, "What the f--- is your job? What are your job responsibilities, you f------- ho?"

By the end of the year, though, Nix testified that he saw Thomas embracing Browne Sanders in Madison Square Garden after a Knicks' victory -- and watched as his friend pushed the coach away.

"You're not going to believe what he just said," Nix quoted Browne Sanders as saying. "He just said, `I'm in love with you. It's like (the movie) `Love and Basketball.'"'

During the questioning, Thomas also said he would find it more offensive if a white male called a black female a "bitch," than if a black male made the same comment.

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