NY Post Columnist Defends Racial Slurs Toward Jay-Z Over Brooklyn Nets Logo

New York Post columnist Phil Mushnik is standing by the racial comments he made in his column last Friday (May 4) about Jay-Z designing the Brooklyn Nets logo.

“Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N——s?” Mushnick wrote in his Friday’s column entitled, Nets on Jay-Z track. “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!”

Earlier this week, Mushnik stood by the controversial statement, as he sent the following to the Village Voice:

“I’m never comfortable using that word [ni----r]. That’s the way I was raised. Shame on my parents,” Mushnick wrote. “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,” he added. “But you’ve painted me a racist. Good work, James. And good work, if you can get it.”

With James, he’s referring to The Voice writer James King.

To the Post’s Bob Blitz, Mushnik added: “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—–s?”

Mushnik, a longtime fixture at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, previously sent a statement, defending his comments to XXLMag.com as well:

“A good portion of my columns, the last 30 years, has been devoted to the identification and condemnation of increased incivility and social desensitization as marketing strategy within sports and all forms of entertainment,” Mushnik wrote in the statement. ”I see this 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.”

Calls to Roc Nation, seeking a comment from Jay-Z haven’t immediately been returned.—Mark Lelinwalla

  • 4twenty3sixty5

    wow im white and even i think this guy should get jumped. he crossed some lines for sure and he sure as hell ain’t makin it better.

  • RealTalk

    Musknik,

    Ok, you dont regard black men as niggas. Thanks! you dont regard young women as bitches and whores, you must not of met any.You think you’re above all. Just because a man(black) so happens to be PART OWNER of a NBA team doesnt mean he gets to make all these choices on his own. The majority owner (a white man) must like the way thing look. How about you get your head out your ass and recognize the attempts to change these negative stereotypes into a positive. Whats wrong with black and white, they’re just colors. They symbolize whatever the person feels they symbolize. You must be a racist, cause all i think of when i see those two colors is a snack. Oreos. I feel sorry for you. You lack vision. You need to be prescribed.

  • RealTalk

    And I am a black man. So dont be mad cause us niggas got away from the guns and drugs to ownin NBA clubs. It is what it is.

  • YORUBA

    BLACK PEOPLE GET MORE AND MORE POWER AND THAT DOESNT MATCH WITH THEIR PLANS………….FEEL FREE GET BIG GET PAPERS FREE YOUR MIND HAVE THE GOD IMAGE.

  • Terri milton

    EVEN JOUNALISTS CAN BE DUMB ASSES!!!!!!

    Dumb ass

  • aaron

    so racit and then to never have any shame wow!…dam shame!…Jay Z has no signing power and nothing to do with the day to day operations……It is not his team!

  • whyaminotsurprised

    Thats was an ignorant thing to say. But what else is new.