I totally agree and I'm an African-American female. Imus is another one of MANY who's said thing that aren't "nice" or whatever. It's not as serious as the entire country is making it out to be because contrary to popular belief, it happens all the time. Freedom of speech is a right, not a privilege. I agree, he should have had some discretion not to say that on air because of the potential uproar. But at the end of the day, that's his opinion and he's entitled to have it. Albert Einstein said it best, "My opinions and beliefs don't matter as much as my right to have them. I think on this we can agree."