Hip Hop NC- Raleigh North Carolina- In 2012 we are still seeing racism stick its ugly head out and today we witness it again. Many of you are aware that Jay-Z, New York born rapper and one of Forbes Magazine Wealthiest Hip Hop Moguls is now co-owner of the Brooklyn Nets. Now it is reported that a New York Post columnist stirred outrage over his column.
Below is via theGrio:
New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick provoked outrage this week as he used a racial slur in an insensitive rant against the Brooklyn Nets and their co-owner rapper Jay-Z. Opining that the team should consider changing their name to the ‘New York Ni**ers’ in what one can only assume is meant to be a dig at Jay-Z’s use of the n-word in his lyrics, Mushnick argues that since the team has a new “urban” locale it should get the full “Jay-Z treatment.”:
As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?
Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B—-hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!
Mushnick’s comments have already fueled a firestorm on Twitter, with numerous commentators in the sports world calling for him to be fired by the Post immediately.
The sports blog Bob’s Blitz has posted a response from Mushnick to the backlash. He wrote:
Bob – Such obvious, wishful and ignorant mischaracterizations of what I write are common. I don’t call black men the N-word; I don’t regard young women as bitches and whores; I don’t glorify the use of assault weapons and drugs. Jay-Z, on the other hand…..Is he the only NBA owner allowed to call black men N–ers?”
Jay-Z profits from the worst and most sustaining self-enslaving stereotypes of black-American culture and I’M the racist? Some truths, I guess, are just hard to read, let alone think about.
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