If Rush Limbaugh had used the word "nigger" on the air to demean black people the way he used "slut" to demean women who have sex, the University and the Tarheel Sports Network would have already severed their contracts with Rush Radio.
The University has full discretion to choose whatever relationships it wants when it comes to sports broadcasting. This buck cannot be passed.
If there's one thing I've learned about the American psyche in recent years, it is this: We have the attention span of a gnat. Which makes it all the more difficult to deal with institutional challenges that require sustained pressure.
The faculty and students at UNC Chapel Hill arrive back in town tomorrow from spring break. They'll all be busy gearing up for classes, and crying in their beer about the ACC Tournament. There won't be a lot of passion for taking the University to task over its misguided affiliation with Rush Radio.
I hope I'm wrong. I hope there are still women at UNC - both faculty and students - who take feminism seriously. I hope there are women who will rage with every ounce of fury they can muster about UNC's affiliation with any radio station that insults more than half the US population as a matter of ideological bias.