The New York Post columnist who made news over racially explosive comments about Jay-Z and the Brooklyn Nets is sticking by his words. One would imagine that Phil Mushnick would see the error of his ways, but given the racist reputation earned by the Post, it comes as no surprise that he has been allowed to keep his job. “Jay-Z profits from the worst and most sustaining self-enslaving stereotypes of black-American culture and I’m the racist?” Mushnick wrote in one of two emails to the Village Voice. “Some truths, I guess, are just hard to read, let alone think about.”
Mushnick brazenly mocked the notion that he was somehow in the wrong for using “ni**er” in the column, blaming his upbringing for the obvious display of ignorance. “I’m never comfortable using that word [ni**er]. That’s the way I was raised. Shame on my parents,” he added. “The ONE time I spelled it out – for accuracy – I was widely condemned as a racist. So either way, I’m a bigot. I know what’s in my heart and my head, the way I was raised, and the way I raised my kids.”
Rather than responding to Mushnick’s stupidity, Jay has been going full-steam ahead with the new Nets’ arena. The Brooklyn mogul recently drove a bulldozer at the site, during a visit to check up on the construction progress.
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