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NY Post Writer Defends Racist Rant by Blaming Jay-Z: Who Is the Racist? (Phil Mushnick or Jay-Z)

Sports 2012/05/05 23:56:08
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Most people seem to like the Brooklyn Nets’ new logos and color scheme, but one New York Post sports columnist is definitely not a fan. Then again, maybe he just can’t stand the team’s part-owner, rapper Jay-Z.

To go along with their move to Brooklyn, the Nets are sporting a new look: a black-and-white color scheme, which pays homage to the old New York subway signage system, and two new primary logos. Jay-Z, who owns 1.5% of the Nets, played an instrumental role in their design—a fact that clearly makes NY Post writer Phil Mushnick uncomfortable.


Mushnick, who has long been a critic of Jay-Z’s role in the franchise, wrote in his “Equal Time” sports column:

“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!”



And it didn’t stop there. As furor erupted over what many are calling his “racist rant,” Mushnick tried to turn the story around and pin the blame on Jay-Z.

He said, “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.”

There are certainly legitimate points that can be made about the messages conveyed in hip hop, as well as situations that just cry out for satire, but we think that Mushnick missed the mark on both accounts.

What do you think SodaHeads? Who is the racist? Phil Mushnik or Jay-Z?

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  • YeahISa... StevenR... 2012/05/07 04:41:02
    YeahISaidIt
    +1
    THEY SEE ME TROLLING
  • StevenR... YeahISa... 2012/05/08 18:14:56
  • YeahISa... StevenR... 2012/05/08 18:51:41
    YeahISaidIt
    Me. BOOM!
  • Elementer StevenR... 2012/05/07 02:27:54
    Elementer
    +1
    I really hope you're trying to troll.
  • StevenR... Elementer 2012/05/08 18:15:55
  • Chris- ... Latti I... 2012/05/06 21:26:35
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +1
    Deja vu or what?
  • Latti I... Chris- ... 2012/05/06 21:29:25
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +1
    LOL!

    deja vu

    Definitely Deja Vu
  • Elementer StevenR... 2012/05/06 19:42:25
    Elementer
    +6
    "Because anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white."

    black man laughing gif

    Not really, dude.
  • Chris- ... StevenR... 2012/05/06 21:24:50
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +2
    I think it's pretty clear there is no need for code words. You are the true definition of racist. You are not the uneducated smart-ass who post polls about blacks, whites, and "racism". You're not even the people who were posting all the crap about an impending race war in Florida a couple of weeks ago. You're the guy with a radical and irrational belief based on your hatred of people with a different skin color.
    Standing up for the continued existence of white people against the forced assimilation of massive non-white immigration makes you the freaking poster boy for racism!
  • T J StevenR... 2012/05/06 22:32:08
    T J
    +2
    "Because anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.'

    head smack
  • boots T J 2012/05/07 00:35:42
    boots
    Because TJ is code word for cock smoker.
  • boots T J 2012/05/07 00:38:48
    boots
    +2
    Sorry TJ i thought you were the one who posted that stupid code word crap .
    I see now it was StevenR.
  • T J boots 2012/05/07 01:44:09
    T J
    +1
    Accepted. I'm not that delusional.
  • S123 2012/05/06 18:43:19
    Phil Mushnick (the New York Post writer)
    S123
    +1
    I actually don't think his use of the n-word is racist, since is he was referring to Jay-Z's use of the word. What I think is racist is his assumption that having black and white as the team colours is "urban".
  • Maya Zauberman 2012/05/06 18:41:01
    Phil Mushnick (the New York Post writer)
    Maya Zauberman
    +2
    Why does Mushnick blame Jay-Z for changing the colors? Why can't he just say that he doesn't like the change, and get on with it?
  • tatilee(: 2012/05/06 18:36:53
    Phil Mushnick (the New York Post writer)
    tatilee(:
    +3
    I still don't understand what caused him to write this article. I see nothing wrong with the logo, i don't see how it provoked him to write what he did. If he was referring to rap music, than this article might make a little more sense.
  • S123 tatilee(: 2012/05/06 18:44:38
    S123
    I don't get it either. Maybe he thinks black and white are gang colours or something?
  • tatilee(: S123 2012/05/07 01:48:27
    tatilee(:
    i don't know. that's what is was thinking
  • boots 2012/05/06 18:35:22 (edited)
    Neither
    boots
    +1
    I would not call him racist maybe more anti-hiphop then anything else.

    He is just a out of the loop person that has no social filter.

    He seems more anti-gangster style then anti-black.

    What he said was dumb and slightly ignorant but not really racist.
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2012/05/06 18:34:44
    Phil Mushnick (the New York Post writer)
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +7
    He's mad Jay-Z is part owner lol
  • Bella 2012/05/06 15:51:10
    Phil Mushnick (the New York Post writer)
    Bella
    +4
    The man said the words but he doesn't defend his words he blames others. Weak
  • lilacinfidelus 2012/05/06 15:50:03
    Jay-Z
    lilacinfidelus
    +6
    Jay Z and his fellow black "artists" are supporters of racism towards whites. He is a well-known racist and is just pushing KKK under a black banner. But he obviously has a lot of stupid liberals sucked in.
  • Joey lilacin... 2012/05/06 19:06:11 (edited)
    Joey
    +5
    Can you prove that he has done any of this.
  • lilacin... Joey 2012/05/10 15:43:30
    lilacinfidelus
    http://www.saveyourrights.com...

    "My president is black" lyrics - "NO MORE WHITE LIES THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • Joey lilacin... 2012/05/10 19:35:47
    Joey
    If that is what you see as racism .. you have it made in the shade. So thinking Obama would not lie means he is a racist .
  • Aly Hart lilacin... 2012/05/06 20:20:21 (edited)
    Aly Hart
    +3
    Yeah, he's SO racist, that his wife has some white ancestry and he worked with a white rapper.
  • Imperfe... Aly Hart 2012/05/06 20:26:51
    Imperfect*Love
    +3
    yea.. and he has white friends but is SO anti-white.
  • Imperfe... lilacin... 2012/05/06 20:30:41
    Imperfect*Love
    +3
    its sad how you got 6 raves saying that black artists are supporters of racism towards whites. Having NO proof of this. he isnt a well know racist because he isnt racist.
  • lilacin... Imperfe... 2012/05/10 15:53:00
    lilacinfidelus
    Idiot.

    http://www.saveyourrights.com...

    "My president is black" lyrics - "NO MORE WHITE LIES THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
  • Imperfe... lilacin... 2012/05/10 18:47:22
    Imperfect*Love
    not an idiot. Just because that was one that doesnt mean all.
  • Imperfe... lilacin... 2012/05/10 18:48:54
    Imperfect*Love
    by the way those links are invalid considering they dont work.
  • Meako lilacin... 2012/05/06 20:55:36
    Meako
    +2
    show proof that Jz is a well known racist.... YOU CANT LIAR....
  • lilacin... Meako 2012/05/10 15:52:31
    lilacinfidelus
    http://www.saveyourrights.com...

    "My president is black" lyrics - "NO MORE WHITE LIES THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    There you go ho. That's the kind of language you people like isn't it? Lol.
  • Meako lilacin... 2012/05/10 16:06:37
    Meako
    ho? ya mama is a hoe, bitch, and thats not racism igorant fool.. you know nothing about rap...ass hole....
  • Latti I... lilacin... 2012/05/06 21:11:35
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    +2
    jay z eminem jay z cold play jay z cold play jay z cold play jay z amy robin thicke jay z amy robin thicke jay z amy robin thicke

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • boots lilacin... 2012/05/07 00:41:15 (edited)
    boots
    What else could I expect from the land down under .

    expect land
  • lilacin... boots 2012/05/10 15:51:47
    lilacinfidelus
    http://www.saveyourrights.com...

    "My president is black" lyrics - "NO MORE WHITE LIES THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK!"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    There are three links for you. I won't point out what a moron you are. It's pretty obvious.
  • Bearish~PWCM~ 2012/05/06 15:06:29
    Jay-Z
    Bearish~PWCM~
    +4
    No matter how I try to qualify my vote I will get swarmed by libs..
    So I will just say, If you don't want to be called a certain word, Don't act like the described definition of said word...

    It is a common ethnic slur, and suggests that its target is extremely unsophisticated.

    Phil comes from a time were respect was more important than a jump shot.. When players and owners had class, Not just money made by using said disparaging remark quite often..
  • (>*~*)>... Bearish... 2012/05/06 20:09:09
    (>*~*)>Zombiecat<(*-*<)
    I think that is his point lol..... I'm still confused tho....
  • Ian 2012/05/06 15:03:25 (edited)
    Neither
    Ian
    +1
    They're both idiots so whats the point?

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