Before I explain to you how flawed and stupid Mushnick logic is defending his column (NY Post Writer Phil Mushnick Says Nets Could be Called “New York Niggers”) here is what he had to say about Bob Blitz.
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.
(Same column I provide support for Amar’e Stoudemire at a time when everyone in town is ripping him to shreds. That was my LEAD, too, but what does that matter?)
Later in the Mushnick replied to an email from the Village Voice: “”James [King] – 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.
First off when did Mushnick become the voice of who can or can’t say Nigger and black stereotypes in America? Ironically, he is perpetuating one of the biggest stereotypes of all. That all rappers or black guys in hoodies are thugs and gangsters.
Nelly is a minority sports owner, Usher is a minority sports owner, Marc Anthony is a minority sports owner and ton of other entertainers.
Magic Johnson just bought the Dodgers, does that mean Mushnick can make a column saying their name can be changed to the LA AIDS?
Just because Mushnick wrote nice things about Amar’e that means he can’t write an ignorant column? That is the “black friend” defense that I told you he would use.
He goes to it often……
He never would call a black man a nigger or a woman a whore, but Jay Z does, so he lazily writes a column about calling the Nets the Brooklyn Niggers.
He might have a beef Jay Z and he might not be a racist, but what he truly is an ignorant individual. This has nothing to do with Jay Z, this has to do with a white reporter being able to be flippant about calling a team filled with mostly black players niggers.
Nothing funny or creative about that.
It was crude and self serving. It couldn’t have been done to anyone else without Mushnick being fired. He couldn’t have said the Brooklyn Chinks or Brooklyn Jews, that wouldn’t have went over very well.
His intent is irrelevant, I don’t care what he meant, I care about what he said.
The fact that the Post doesn’t care tells you all you need to know how they feel about black people in general. It is still ok for us to be spoken about in a negative way and no one will ever say anything, but Jeremy Lin can have 30 people fired over headlines regardless of intent.
Always remember as a black person as soon as you step out the door you are down 14-0 in society and when they want to cover up their ignorance they will just blame Jay Z.