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Tony Powell: I am not Don Imus’ Lawn Jockey

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Tony Powell, one of two new African-Americans on Imus in the Morning, went into his introductory three-hour meeting with his new boss with a ”Huey Newton mindset.” Two weeks later, Powell rises at 3 a.m. and goes to sleep at 8:30 p.m. From The New York Times:

”’I am not window-dressing, I am not a puppet on a string, I don’t dance for anybody, and I am not Don Imus’s lawn jockey,’ says Mr. Powell, a New England prep-school survivor (he won a scholarship to Choate Rosemary Hall, the first place anyone directed the n-word his way with venom) who describes himself ‘as a sort of Zelig.’ His politics are, he says, ‘left of center, but I’m not so far to the left where the next step forward makes me a Nazi and I’ve gone full circle.”’

Powell graduated from The University of Virginia.

(image via tonypowell.net)

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