Thursday, April 05, 2007
Fighting words in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Forget about any truce between rappers in New York. The Game unleashed a song dissing 50 Cent and Tony Yayo, who was charged with beating up a 14-year-old kid. “What kind of a bitch nigger puts his hands on kids?” raps Game. Look for the Rev. Al Sharpton to make good on his threats (see Essay 1944). As soon as he can think of a few words that rhyme with boycott.
• Forget about any truce between Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. Brown was a no-show in court, prompting an Orange County judge to grant Houston a divorce, along with custody of the couple’s 14-year-old kid. Houston dissed Brown by saying, “He’s unavailable. … He doesn’t keep his word. … If he says he’s going to come, sometimes he does, usually he doesn’t.” Brown would probably respond, “It’s my prerogative.”
• Ohio Dominican University, a Roman Catholic liberal arts college in Columbus, will be offering more diversity courses to students after racist graffiti appeared on campus last fall. Swastikas, racial slurs and obscenities were carved into elevator doors; plus, a “Whites Only” sign appeared outside of a men’s bathroom. Maybe they should sponsor concerts for The Game and Bobby Brown.