Hated by many

Matthew Rubinfeld / Roundup

Rush Limbaugh, a radio host, has been putting down different races while on air.


Listening to his unnecessary comments makes me angry because the society we live in has moved passed slavery and racial discrimination.


Or so I thought, since listening to Limbaugh’s speeches shows the world the United States still has close-minded people who do not accept we live in a “salad bowl” society. 


“We need segregated buses…this is Obama America,” Limbaugh said on a NewsOne interview.


How would society feel if they heard these comments being directed at them? 

Limbaugh has been disliked by many in our society and with good reason. He has put down numerous athletes as well as political leaders. 


“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons,” Limbaugh stated, according to a report from CBS Sports. “There, I said it.”


Rush was looking forward to becoming part owner of the Checketts group who were planning to buy the St. Louis Rams, an NFL team. 


After league officials found out Limbaugh was interested in becoming owner, the Checketts group came under a lot of fire from the NFL and decided to release


Limbaugh from their group. 


Listening to Rush on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” deterred numerous fans, including myself, from wanting to watch it any further after Limbaugh remarks.


Regarding NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb, Limbaugh said, “I think what we’ve had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.”


I was pleased when they forced him to resign because it made the show about the athletes’ performance and not their race. 


A person who obviously has something against other races should not be allowed to run a professional team because players are not going to feel comfortable playing for him or against him. 


“Slavery built the South. I’m not say we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits,” Limbaugh said. “For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.”