NY Post columnist Phil Mushnick under fire for ‘racist’ digs at Jay-Z

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New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick is feeling the backlash today for a published column some readers believed spewed racism.

In his May 4 column space, Equal Time, Mushnick took up the argument with the fact the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets – formerly the New Jersey Nets – minority owner and famed rapper Jay-Z was involved in some of the marketing strategies, including the design of the team’s new uniforms, which are black and white.

“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?,” wrote Mushnick.

“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!”

The column has garnered a massive reaction from readers, particularly on the popular social media site Twitter, as well as from blogger

 

“Well then. It appears Mushnick has been brushing up on his rap lyrics. I don’t usually jump to call people or their actions racist, but I think this one might have gone just a few feet over the line,” wrote Stephen Douglas on The Big Lead, a sports blog focusing on news and rumours from North America’s biggest professional leagues.

“Is Phil Mushnick serious? And people claim we are in a Post-Racial America? Racist “jokes” are NEVER funny,” wrote @NajiGrampus on Twitter.

“Phil Mushnick wants you to know that he has a black friend and he even once watched a full episode of Moesha. #CantBeRacist,” added @TwhitlockJason.

“Mushnick profanes our country,” added @KeithOlbermann.

Mushnick joined the New York Post in 1973, according to his online bio, and has been the TV/Radio columnist since 1982. During his time at the Post, he has covered the New Jersey Nets – now in Brooklyn – as well as the New York Rangers and New York Cosmos.

The Bible’s Buried Secrets [BBC] Episode 2 – “Did God have a Wife?”

Dr Francesca Stavrakopoulou asks whether the ancient Israelites believed in one God as the Bible claims.

She puts the Bible text under the microscope, examining what the original Hebrew said, and explores archaeological sites in Syria and the Sinai, which are shedding new light on the beliefs of the people of the Bible.

Was the God of Abraham unique? Were the ancient Israelites polytheists? And is it at all possible, that God had another half?

 

part 3 coming next week