Longtime Rutgers ladies’s basketball coach, C. Vivian Stringer, provided her condolences to the household of Don Imus.
The late shock jock known as Stringer’s Scarlet Knights workforce “nappy headed hos” throughout a broadcast in 2007.
In keeping with the New York Every day Information, Stringer learn from a ready assertion saying “prayers exit” to the household of Don Imus. He died final Friday on the age of 79.
“The Rutgers household has discovered peace by means of the years, and we’re happy with our response to the hateful phrases that he had years in the past,” the Corridor of Fame coach, stated Tuesday. “As African-American ladies, we don’t really feel that we must be handled ― or anybody else must be handled ― like that.”
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Imus was fired from CBS Radio and MSNBC in 2007 after his disgusting and racist remarks. However he rebounded rapidly with a brand new deal later that 12 months for nationwide syndication of the brand new Imus within the Morning present.
Imus met with Stringer and the workforce shortly after the incident and on the time Stringer accepted the apology. A place she nonetheless maintains in the present day.
“He genuinely felt, I believe, regret for the phrases he stated,” the 71-year-old coach stated. “All people makes errors and says issues that they shouldn’t say. I believe that our gamers realized loads from that, and I’m happy with them and our basketball workforce.”
Nonetheless, Stringer and the Rutgers program whereas they’ve moved on, had been perpetually modified by that incident.
“…to say that it didn’t harm will not be true,” Stringer stated. “We settle for it and we transfer ahead.”