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mykarma Jan 4th, 2013 08:35 PM

Jemelle Hill ESPN commentator twittered racist tweet
 

Once again a racist calling black women a gorilla.

hablo Jan 4th, 2013 08:41 PM

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The word "gorilla" did jump out at me. :tape:

Drake1980 Jan 4th, 2013 08:41 PM

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OMG, how stupid can you be? :o

mykarma Jan 4th, 2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by hablo (Post 22689055)
The word "gorilla" did jump out at me. :tape:

I know, just waiting for Dominic and his apologist supporters.

Sam L Jan 4th, 2013 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by mykarma (Post 22689083)
I know, just waiting for Dominic and his apologist supporters.

How can anyone think that's not racist?

mykarma Jan 4th, 2013 08:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam L (Post 22689110)
How can anyone think that's not racist?

I don't know, ask Dominic and his gang of apologist?

hablo Jan 4th, 2013 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by mykarma (Post 22689083)
I know, just waiting for Dominic and his apologist supporters.

Funny how I had the same thought. :lol:

But you know, maybe whoever wrote about that ESPN commentator didn't know that the word "gorilla" can be construed as racist? :shrug:

Oh yeah, but Dominic is french-speaking that's why he didn't know... (which is BS reason ;) ) :haha:

Sam L Jan 4th, 2013 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by hablo (Post 22689139)
Oh yeah, but Dominic is french-speaking that's why he didn't know... (which is BS reason ;) ) :haha:

It's not a slang word. Unless if he didn't know what a gorilla is, it's racist. The only way it wouldn't be is if you told someone who does not speak a word of English and tell them to say "gorilla" to someone else. That's not racist. But if you know what a gorilla is. It's racist.

hablo Jan 4th, 2013 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sam L (Post 22689163)
It's not a slang word. Unless if he didn't know what a gorilla is, it's racist. The only way it wouldn't be is if you told someone who does not speak a word of English and tell them to say "gorilla" to someone else. That's not racist. But if you know what a gorilla is. It's racist.

Well, you don't have to convince me, Sam L, but good luck doing that with dominic and his friends... ;)

JN Jan 4th, 2013 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by mykarma (Post 22689019)

Once again a racist calling black women a GORILLA.

Quote:

Originally Posted by hablo (Post 22689055)
The word "GORILLA" did jump out at me. :tape:

Not so fast, people, we need to first find out if the writer knows that referring to Ms. Hill, or any other African-American/Black/Colored/Negro/anything-I-might've-left-out person, as "GORILLA" or any other non-human primate, is historically and inherently racist. TF taught me that. :tape:

However, I do believe the use of "Jungle Bunny", "Spear Chucker", and "Ebonics Laden Inarticulate Mumbo Jumbo", allows one to safely assume the writer is indeed racist, or would like his readers to believe so. Also, kudos to him/her for qualifying the word "GORILLA" with "Thick-Lipped", because a "GORILLA'S" lips are virtually non-existent. ;)

SN: :drool:

There's nothing like a woman who knows her sports! :inlove:

Helen Lawson Jan 4th, 2013 09:28 PM

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Now we're having threads dedicated to harassing Dominic?

JN Jan 4th, 2013 09:28 PM

Re: Jemelle Hill ESPN commentator twittered racist tweet
 
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Originally Posted by hablo (Post 22689139)
Funny how I had the same thought. :lol:

But you know, maybe that ESPN commentator didn't know that the word "gorilla" can be construed as racist? :shrug:

Oh yeah, but Dominic is french-speaking that's why he didn't know... (which is BS reason ;) ) :haha:

Jemele Hill is the ESPN commentator who received the racist twitpic in the OP from someone not identified.

Williamsser Jan 4th, 2013 09:33 PM

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Jemele Hill suspended for anti-Semitic remarks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jemele_Hill

During the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Hill was suspended from her post after referencing Adolf Hitler in an article about the then-NBA champion Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons. In an editorial describing why she could not support the Celtics, Hill wrote: "Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim. It's like hoping Gorbachev would get to the blinking red button before Reagan. Deserving or not, I still hate the Celtics." The comments immediately generated a negative response from readers and that portion of the editorial was taken out shortly after the column was published. Hill was subsequently suspended for one week and issued an apology through ESPN.

Nicolás89 Jan 4th, 2013 10:30 PM

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I find anyone who belittles women for the way they look despicable to be honest.

Lol at the second agenda of this thread though.

PS: Bigger lol at Williamsser

JN Jan 4th, 2013 10:33 PM

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I wonder how the writer feels about:



Reischea Canidate,



Sage Steele,



Lisa Salters,



Josina Anderson, and



Pam Oliver. Oops! :oh:



Pam Oliver. :o


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