Over the past
few weeks, Americans have been consumed with what to do with radio
personality Don Imus, who called members of Rutgers UniversityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s women
basketball team ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œnappy-headed hos', writes Xolela Mangcu in Business Day.
The DJ was forced to resign by public outrage, which caused advertisers to desert his shows in droves.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â And this showed that there is a solution for racismthat follows neither the South African model of forgiveness, nor criminal prosecution.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
And South Africans might consider that forgiveness need not be automatic, particularly for repeat racists.
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