New York Post Columnist Phil Mushnick On Jay-Z, "Bitches," "Hoes," And The "New York N-----s" *UPDATED*

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UPDATE: Mushnick sent us an explanation of his offensive column. You can read it by clicking here.

Not exactly sure where to start with this one, so we'll just come out and say it: New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick used his Equal Time column this morning to suggest that the Brooklyn Nets should change their name to the "New York Niggers" because the decision to make the team's colors black and white were to stress the organization's new "urban" home in Brooklyn.

The story of Mushnick's blatantly racist attempt at satire is getting some attention in the blogosphere -- as well it should -- and we're more than compelled to give it a little more.

In addition to renaming the team the "New York Niggers," he suggest the team's cheerleaders should be called the "Brooklyn Bitches Or Hoes."

We're not making this up -- see for yourself here.

From Mushnick's 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!

We sent Mushnick the following email:

hi, phil. my name is james king. i'm a writer for the village voice. before i call you a racist in print, i wanted to give you a chance to explain your suggestion that the nets be called the "new york niggers."

thanks

We haven't heard back. We'll let you know if we do. Meantime, Mushnick might want to get his lipstick handy -- we have a feeling Jesse Jackson's ass will soon be in need of a smooch.


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Marciacrossrules@gmail.com
Marciacrossrules@gmail.com

Not sure if mushnick misrepresented jayz at all...if you are offended by this either you are a closet racist who points the other way...or never ever listened to jayz before. Isnt the village voice supposed to be a realistic read? Not just play politics so they can get attention?If anything mushnick exposes jayz as the misogynist he is. Hes not calling anyone the derogatory terms that are so hateful, hes pointing out who you is.

Mike
Mike

If a black rapper can use the "N word" to make billions from gangsta rap, then a white person can use the "N word" to rally whites in opposition to ghetto culture.

2 can play the game, folks....

Mike
Mike

The very fact that the writer thinks that Mushnick would kiss Jesse Jackass's ass shows his idiocy level.

Yeahisdit
Yeahisdit

I am an african american and i might not agree with Mushnik approach but, he's right. For one, Jay-Z cant change his past but you can change you present and future and he chooses not to by still rapping about the same things he did years ago. That shouldn't be a face of any professional sports franchise. Secondly, we have to start taking responsibility of our own actions. We get mad and call someone racist in a heart beat. White guy says black people like chicken, congratulations you 're a racist. Blacks are the majority in the sports world for going to jail, you're a racist. This is all true and we can talk about it to each other but another race says it and there racist? Wake up people!

Iamgodschild35
Iamgodschild35

i think that  if this white man can say something bad about a black man, then what do that make him a hater that needs to be put in his place dont be mad cause that guy is doing something more than what the white man wants he needs to get like jay 

Imnotaracist
Imnotaracist

So mushnick is a racist. Why can black rap artists use same terms and it's art?

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While the words wereharsh, certainly not poetic, they ring more of a grumpy old man who islamenting his good old days while reciting the age-old “the world is going tohell in a hand basket and this generation is leading the way”, mantra than oneof a hardened racist.

In the meanwhile, Jay-Z is going tohave to deal with a new reality: Build your empire by romanticizing the lyricalvernacular of the ghetto-life, and every now and then, the chickens are goingto come home to roost--just to remind you.

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Joe
Joe

I guess Jay-Z's liberal use of "gay-a55" is perfectly fine because he's black and you're not a white gay person or a woman. I cant believe the Nets let this hating thug become the face of their team. He is everything I would want my kids to never listen to. According to Jay Z lyrics, as long as you are rich, your women are bought commodities. Calling Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton is perfect. They aren't at all about creating a better world for everyone, just people like you. What a disgrace that Jay z is any part of nets ownership. He is the WORST example of society. No amount of PR can clean up his offensive woman and gay lyrics and use of the N word that gives anyone license to use it.

Keith McCoy
Keith McCoy

Did you really send Phil a letter representing yourself as a writer without using proper capitalization of proper nouns, punctuation, etc? I wouldn't have dignified that note with a response either.

I would have assumed it came from a third grader.  It completely undermines your argument.

Joe
Joe

So where is Jesse Jackson to tell the community how awful it is for Jay-Z to glorify the life of a thug gangsta with misogynistic and homophobic lyrics that call women b***ches and hoes?? That's acceptable because Jesse can take in some of that blood money, right? And the white guy gets villified because he points out how a disgraceful thug gangsta rapper has modeled the entire Brooklyn Nets image after his thug American Gangster rap work. James King, people like you are the greatest evil the black community has ever seen because you refuse to call out your own when they behave like exploitative animals.

FreezeGame
FreezeGame

Hey Phil, thanks for making such blatant, racist, remarks and showing the world your true colors. You'll be fired in the next few days. I hope your final column was worth it! Karma's a bitch!

daniel c banks
daniel c banks

right on phil.   if hip hop-connected persons involve themselves in a sport dominated by overly-tottooed  black guys, mushnick is just writing what countless number of people are saying. for what it's worth, i'm a 60 year old black guy from philly and nba fan since 1965 

not a hip-hop listener
not a hip-hop listener

The matter of a white guy using the N-word aside, is he misrepresenting Jay-Z's oeuvre?

Randikp26
Randikp26

Absolutely! A musician is more than his music, just like an actor is more than his movies. Apparently Jay-Z's lyrics are going to have a direct affect on the team's performance and success. Mushnick doesn't know Jay-Z, so it makes complete sense that because he heard a few songs he can label Jay-Z a thug! If Jay-Z is a thug, so is Donald Trump! 

DynoBrooklynite
DynoBrooklynite

Your a Jay-Z cocksucker if you can't see he has a point. I'm black from Brooklyn and actually am a Nets fan but Mushnick has a point. It's called discourse. Think about what is being said before reacting.

DynoBrooklynite
DynoBrooklynite

Isn't Jay-Z's biggest song right now (although the chorus is "Ball so hard") called "Niggas in Paris" isn't Jay-Z a rapper who's first song was in 1990 but still talks about being a drug dealer? I don't disagree with Mushnick at all.

Joe
Joe

Mushnick called Jay Z out as the drug dealing gangsta that he talks about. And some people in New York are too color blind (like this author) to call out Jay Z for the disgraceful thug gangster that he signs about bringing him fame and fortune. Mushnick is the great white scapegoat.

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