25 Overtly Racist Moments in Recent News History

Don Imus and the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team

When: April 2007
Network: 
Don Imus
Anchor: 
MSNBC radio
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Imus calls Rutgers girls "nappy-headed hoes"

Remember when popular syndicated radio host Don Imus characterized members of the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hoes"? Of course you do. Imus's "colorful" description came right after the show's executive producer Bernard McGuirk called the girls—mostly black and some tattooed—"hard-core hoes." After much deliberation and protest from listeners and company higher-ups, the network fired Imus. Hard-core hosed.

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