The NY Post is in hot water following writer Phil Mushnick's racist comments toward the Brooklyn Nets (via RapFix).
“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?” he said in his “Equal Time” column.
"Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N----s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B---hes or H---. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!"
Mushnick defended his comments to sports site Bob’s Blitz, saying, "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-----s?"
He later told New York Magazine, "A good portion of my columns, the last 30 years, has been devoted to identification and condemnation of increased incivility and social desensitization as marketing strategy within sports and all forms of entertainment. I see it as no different and I plan to continue to argue against the negative racial and ethnic stereotyping and the promotion of mindless violence, especially to the young and most vulnerable."
Oh, so that’s what he was trying to do? Okay.