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Old 05-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
 
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Default Blatant racism is now OK in post-racial America!

A New York sportswriter is in hot water after writing that the Brooklyn Nets should change their name to the "New York N------s" because they are co-owned by Jay-Z.

Phil Mushnick, who writes for the New York Post, has apparently been a long-time critic of the rapper's role in the franchise. In a Friday column, he trashed Jay-Z's choices for the team's new uniforms:


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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!

Unsurprisingly, Twitter has erupted over the comments.

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Strange how the editor OK'd this little rant. :protest:
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
 
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Ok. Jay-Z isn't even gangster lol All he raps about is being rich.

Someone is a hater and a racist.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
 
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Ok. Jay-Z isn't even gangster lol All he raps about is being rich.

Someone is a hater and a racist.

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IKR? He probably hasn't rapped about that kind of **** since the 90's. All he raps about is: I'm rich, my girl rich, we rich, you ain't rich.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
 
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I'm really disturbed, yet not surprised that it got an OK from the editor.

I'm no stan for him or his wife, but I still appreciate the fact that there are black billionaires out there.

Also, the journalist obviously hasn't been keeping up with current events. Jay-Z stopped calling women "b----es" a few months ago. Get with it dude.

I'm going to start the "F--- Racists" campaign soon. I will be making t-shirts, wrist bands, and putting out public service announcements.

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Dont Jay Z & Kanye have a song out called N- in Paris? I'm definitely not a fan of anyone using that word, and for a journalist, unacceptable.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #6
 
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wow, didn't know the nj nets have moved to brooklyn!
i actually like the new logo, but wish the colors were blue and white instead of black and white.


as for what the writer said, welp, jayz made his millions (not quite billions yet) calling folks hoes, b****es and n****s. i'm certainly not taking up for him about it.

as if jayz cares? i'm sure he's wiping his tears with his money, lol.

i'd respect jayz if he came out and said, "you know, i said all those things to sell records to white teens. i really don't call people those names in real life."

(although, the columnist should already know this)

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Mushnick said: "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."
that's true, but don't hide behind that fact to try to okay what you wrote mushnick.
(oh no! i'm taking up for jayz!)
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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?...
I'm confused about that statement "what a shock he chose black and white ..." It doesn't make sense to me.

The logos look boring to me.

I haven't heard much Jay-z rap (I think only Crazy in Love and New York State of Mind). It didn't sound that great to me. Is he really a good rapper?

The disgraceful lyrics have always made me avoid most rap.

Up here (in Canada), POC (people of colour) don't use the n-word to refer to themselves. Is the n-word really ok with most African Americans?

Down with n-, b-, and h-.

Bring back brotha, sista, mon, sir, ma'am, auntie, uncle ...

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Jay-Z: y'all know that don't **** phase me
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #10
 
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Personally, I think till our own people stop using the word, we can NEVER expect others to. Changing the gger to a gga, does not mean we claimed the word back, and doesn't make it less offensive.
I'm not racist, I'm black and white, but the black race (not literally every person, but just the fact this happens) makes me sick at times, you have certain groups who think its ok to use that word, other groups who are too into this whole light skin vs dark skin.thing, some worship light skins, and some even say any successful black person is a coconut!! Why can't you be black and successful?
I'm more on my black side than my white side as I didn't have any white family apart from my mother and my schools and neighbourhoods were always mainly black, and too many black people have this sick slave mentality... physically free, mentaly still slaves.
Untill our OWN PEOPLE, stop degrading us, how can we expect others to?
I know this guy, grew up so so poor, he studied hard to become a lawyer and get out the area, he's still the same person he always was, but now suddenly certain types of black people see him as a coconut.

These days, more and more black people are educating themselves and less of us have this slave mentality, but way too many black people still do, and till we educate them, racism against us won't even have a chance to stop.

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i just don't understand why he's so upset about jay-z owning the team and changing the logo or whatever.

i'm not even gonna get into the "well black ppl say it, so why can't white ppl?" argument, but i will ALWAYS side eye anyone who goes off on random racial rants over petty things that have nothing to do w/ race. like.... what does changing the logo colors have to w/ nwords and h words? and since when does black and white signify urban settings?

nothing about those logos look particularly "hood" to me, so why is he acting like jay-z is trying to make the team appear more hood?

i don't get it.
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as for what the writer said, welp, jayz made his millions (not quite billions yet) calling folks hoes, b****es and n****s. i'm certainly not taking up for him about it.

as if jayz cares? i'm sure he's wiping his tears with his money, lol.

i'd respect jayz if he came out and said, "you know, i said all those things to sell records to white teens. i really don't call people those names in real life."

(although, the columnist should already know this)

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Mushnick said: "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."
that's true, but don't hide behind that fact to try to okay what you wrote mushnick.
(oh no! i'm taking up for jayz!)
Yep, yep and yep. I know a lot of people have problems with his lyrics. Not sure how I feel about this comment to be honest.
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