Clinton Praises Rutgers Team For Imus Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Rutgers University women's basketball team and its coach are "living, human markers" of progress in the U-S.

She's praising the team for standing up to radio host Don Imus after he called the team a group of "nappy-headed hos."

Clinton says the players have a chance to become leaders of "this teachable moment" on standing up to discrimination and marginalization. She asked people across the country to take what she called the "Rutgers pledge" and speak up when women, minorities or "the powerless" are marginalized.

Clinton made her remarks today in a speech at a university forum on women and public leadership. Earlier, she said she met with the team's head coach and an assistant coach.