Don Imus’ remark an example of ‘diversity fatigue,’ observers say (San Antonio Express-News)

Elaine Ayala, Express-News

A growing string of racial and ethnic epithets from celebrities, the latest by radio shock jock Don Imus, is building evidence for the case that Americans not only are losing their ability to participate in civil dialogue but reacting to what one observer calls “diversity fatigue.”On Friday, the popular host called members of Rutgers University’s women’s basketball team, which lost to Tennessee in the NCAA finals, “nappy-headed hos.”

Though Imus has apologized, most recently Monday on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s radio show, the NAACP and the National Association of Black Journalists are calling for his dismissal from the popular MSNBC show “Imus in the Morning.” On Monday, MSNBC announced it was suspending him from his show for two weeks.

The comment ignited a firestorm.

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