Rutgers team replies to Imus [VIDEO]

<i>Not only has Mr. Imus stolen a moment of pure gracefulness but he has brought us to the harsh reality...</i>
At a press conference today, the Rutgers team responded to MSNBC/CBS broadcaster Don Imus' disgusting remark that they were a bunch of "nappy-headed hos." Ironically, Essence Carson's remarks ended with "we ask that you continue to support us and not look at it as we’re attacking a major broadcasting figure. We’re attacking something — an issue that we know isn’t right. And we just continue to ask for your support and thank you for your support thus far."

Now look at the banner in the video to the right...

The Times has the full text of her remarks. Here's an excerpt:

I would like to pose a question — not a question of insult, but a question of pure thought. Where were these major networks when the youth were making history for a prestigious university? Now we are bombarded with phone calls, e-mails and with cameras. They invade our privacy and place us between a rock and a hard place. We haven’t done anything to deserve this controversy but yet it has taken a toll on us mentally and physically.

Driven to a point of mental and physical exhaustion, we ask that you not recognize us in a light as dimly lit as this but in a light that encompasses the great hurdles we’ve overcome and the goals achieved this season.

Evan Derkacz is an AlterNet editor. He writes and edits PEEK, the blog of blogs.
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