What started as a blatant racial attack is now becoming a serious debate, and neither the New York Post nor its sports critic, Phil Mushnick, are backing down. The Post has refused to pull the original story, much less issue an apology. Instead, the paper is going on the offensive, with politically-incorrect warrior Mushnick now calling Jay-Z the racist - and the real perpetrator of negative racial stereotypes and double standards.
Unfortunately, this is all becoming about the 'N-word,' and who gets to say it. In a conversation with Village Voice writer James King, Mushnick kept pointing out that Jay-Z uses the 'N-word' all the time, while highlighting the extreme double-standard applied. If it's okay for Jay, why not a 50-something white guy from New York?
And, here's an earlier statement issued to the Post's Bob's Blitz on the matter, not only highlighting the double-standard but also portraying Jay-Z as the real racist.
@JSMartinII Wednesday, May 09, 2012
"Jay-Z profits from the worst and most sustaining self-enslaving stereotypes of black-American culture"?
It's true Thursday, May 10, 2012
I think some rap music is self-enslaving. It makes the behavior described in some of the lyrics seem not just okay, but encouraged and normal.
unacceptable Thursday, May 10, 2012
It is unnnnnacceptable for a white person to call any black person the N-Word.
Not only should he be fired, he should be prosecuted!
Jay should stop saying it as well, but, at the end of the day hes black, he should be able to say it. An old white man saying it is not the same thing! Idiot, of course its not.
Have you ever thought that maybe black people started calling each other it so white people couldnt keep using it as their only weapon when they fall out with a black person.
I mean lets be fair, thats when white people use it to try and offend. Am i wrong?
... Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Duke Friday, May 11, 2012
You do realize that he never actually called him the N word right? He used an example of a word which Jay tosses around like a daytime hooker. The statements made in the article say nothing directly racist about blacks, Jay, or the team. Are you saying that because Jay uses a racist term we aren't allowed to quote him?
Just because a word with a lot of conotations is thrown around doesn't mean it's being used to directly insult someone. This is one of the biggest qualms I have with racism as a topic in this country anymore. Rather than listening to what people say and having intelligent discourse people jump to conclusions. And yes, that does apply to both white AND black people who are BOTH capable of being racist.
unacceptable Saturday, May 12, 2012
omg its so obvious what he was saying, it was meant as a racist way. You can't say it wasnt
unacceptable Thursday, May 10, 2012
@JSMartin When a black person says it to another black person it doesnt have the same meaning as when a white person does.
Game on? You are a fool!
R.P. Thursday, May 10, 2012
The best response is no response. Ignore this old fool, Phil. He's just seeking attention.
Buddy Thursday, May 10, 2012
Prosecuted? You want to live in THAT kind of country?
Visitor Thursday, May 10, 2012
I mean, the original article was clearly pretty racist.
Visitor Friday, May 11, 2012
I agree that was very racist, but I think it was only to get attention...
@AviGhandi Thursday, May 10, 2012
Does anyone else kind of agree?
@jpage Thursday, May 10, 2012
Reason #765 why the post is a joke.
@mr_trick Thursday, May 10, 2012
Interesting debate unfolding there...
MB Thursday, May 10, 2012
not really that interesting.
1. If his parents were the tolent teachers he claims they were, they surely would have informed Phil that it only takes ONE 'mistake' to be labled a racist.
2. The fact that there's only one black owner doesn't really help his case, does it? How many black non entertainer millionaries have the revenue and connections to pull something like that off in the first place? That's a bigger issue than Jay Z using the N-word. (im sure he's doesnt call his multi-millionare mogul wife a b!tch)
3. So becauase Jay-Z has profitted off song's, that appear to glorify crime he's a racist? I'm not sure Phil has a good handle on the definition of the word anyway.
Phill and the Post just trolling for more paper sales. *yawn*
@universalindie Friday, May 11, 2012
Indo Friday, May 11, 2012
You don't want racism? End it by realizing that this most ridiculous and filthy word is helping perpetuate it. It's 2012 people, time to get your minds right. Yes #gameon. If anything, the majority of hip-hop has helped steadily oppress the African American community.
This argument is tired & played.