I never tuned into the Don Imus show, when I had the chance, and now I guess I'll never get the chance. But I'm not particularly bummed out about it, since, by all accounts, the guy was a vulgarian git - and a liberal, to boot. So good riddance.
And yet...isn't it interesting, what finally brought him low? After a whole career built on being shocky and jocky, it was three words what done him in: "nappy headed ho's."
This phrase is helpfully explained by Yahoo Answers as follows:
"People with kinky hair like african americans or caribbean descent have a problem with the hair getting matted and mishapen. It has to be stretched out and arranged before it will look presentable. When someone calls you a nappy head it means your hair is matted and uncombed. a 'ho' is a slang term for a whore."