It seems as though ever since President Obama, took office, the blatant racist attacks have been on the up-rise.
Whether it’s Congress openly disrespecting President Obama, the debacle involving the Trayvon Martin case, and a host of other incidents, involving Black people. Some people in America, seem to be unwilling to accept our accomplishments, and respect our humanity.
The NY Post, who seems to be infamous for referring to Black people in a negative light.
Have continued their tradition, of pushing the envelope of being irresponsible. The NY Post, seems to operate under, applying the same methods that tabloids use.
This seems to be the NY Post motivation, and considering the fact that, the NY Post is owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation; who’s the same company, under fire in the U.K., over the phone hacking scandal, that led to the murder of a 13-year-old girl, it doesn’t surprise us that the NY Post would sell papers, with articles that are blatantly racists.
This time around, the NY Post has decided to take a racists aim, at hip hop mogul Jay-Z. Now we all know, that Jay-Z who’s part owner of the Brooklyn Nets, designed the new Nets logo. Well, NY Post writer Phil Mushnick, seems to be uncomfortable with Jay-Z’s proven success.
Phil Mushnick suggested the Brooklyn Nets, change their name to the Brooklyn N*ggas, since Jay-Z is handling the marketing for the Nets. Here’s what Mushnick said in the article:
“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!”
After receiving criticism for the blatantly racists editorial, Mushnick didn’t apologize for his comments. Instead, he continued to justify his article, in a response to the Village Voice.
Here’s what Mushnick had to say, to James King from the Village Voice:
“James – did you actually read what I wrote and what I’ve been writing for 30 years? I don’t call black men niggas; my kids never heard the word until folks such as Jay-Z came along. I’d suggest you talk to him about it. What I wrote today was on Jay Z’s artistry, and only the wishful and foolish would so badly misinterpret and mischaracterize it as you plan to do. Thanks – mushnick.”
The NY Post and Muchnick, should be forced to issue an apology to all Black people. In addition, the NY Post obviously needs Black editors, to consult with when printing stories, to avoid having blatantly racists articles, unless that’s their aim.
The fact that the NY Post, doesn’t assume responsibility for their horrible actions, sends the message that, they do not respect their Black audience. We must speak up against blatant racism, and address head on. Respect will not be given, therefore we have to demand it!