It has been announced that the Rutgers University ladies’ basketball team will appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show today. This is an excellent opportunity for these young ladies to show precisely what they’re made of and thereby knock Imus’s characterization of them aside for all time.

The way to do that, of course, is publicly to accept Imus’s apology, without reservations, and forgive him fully.

In addition, they can show magnanimity by asking others to forgive Imus and forget about this thoroughly regrettable incident.

This would change these young ladies instantly from victims to heroines.

And it would of course be the Christian thing to do.

Today we’ll find out whether they prefer to be seen as victims or as heroines.

It will be an interesting test, one even more challenging than participatiion in the NCAA finals game.