Originally Posted by SAScrub
Sorry such a delayed response, but I would hope that I will have instilled my daughter with enough confidence and self-respect that the words of another have little-to-no impact on her. As juvenile as it may sound, whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Seriously. If my daughter came home crying cause someone called her a name, my simple instruction will be to get over it. No one is powerful enough to break you down with words. No one.
Unless, of course, you look to Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson for your leadership.
If a well-educated college student who has a full scholarship to play basketball at a major institute of higher education isn't self-assured enough to simply get over what some stupid radio hack says, than her issues are beyond the words of Don Imus.
Of course the issues of sexism and racism go beyond the words of Don Imus. Equally, the potential harm of these words goes beyond their impact on any single student.