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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Whitlock: Up to His Old Tricks

Jason Whitlock unleashed his latest hate letter to Negro America today. Talking 'bout some sort of "revolution" against Negroes, or some such blather.

When revolution comes, you pick a side, ride the wave and hope you’re on the right side of history.America is in upheaval over what it can do to limit the pervasiveness of negative images in pop culture. Black America is on the verge of revolt over what it can do to curtail the negative influences of a particular strand of pop culture – hip hop.

Last time we checked, Negro America was on the verge of revolt; against Imus and racist remarks. Jason Whitlock is the one revolting against hip hop...and Negro culture. Don't lump everyone in with you and your "revolution", Mr. Whitlock. Some Negroes refuse to "jigaboo" for the man.

There are people – Al Sharpton, Russell Simmons, for example -- who want to control this revolution. They want to continue holding “hip hop summits” and negotiate a $ettlement. They want to talk until the revolution goes away or offer up some farfetched, grand plan that will basically say that “KKK rap” – it’s not gangsta – will go away when poverty ends.

Whitlock forgets, rap was born in the streets. The hood. In poverty. The connection is fundamental. To suggest that Sharpton or Simmons would be wrong in connecting the demise of what is the poetry of the hood with the alleviation of poverty itself only shows a massive disconnect. The underlying innuendo is that Sharpton and Simmons are in it for personal gain. That they only provide lip service and blame everything on poverty, knowing that poverty can't be wiped out quickly. To suggest that Simmons, the brains behind Def Jam and Phat Farm, a man that essentially molded the culture of hip hop through music, entertainment, fashion and language, is only in this for personal gain (after making billions) is borderline slanderous. Why would a man that has a vested interest in the proliferation of hip hop culture have any reason whatsoever not to actively try to address the problems it may (or may not) create?

The real problem then and the real problem now is a lack of respect. White folks wouldn’t give us our respect then, and we’ve lost our respect for ourselves now. We need to protest our self-hatred wherever we see it.

That almost sounds as if Mr. Whitlock is putting some of the blame for race relations and for the day to day problems of Negroes....on NEGROES! Has Mr. Whitlock never heard of slavery or racism? Does Mr. Whitlock not understand that white people are responsible for those things? And therefore assume responsibility for all the problems? If Negroes were to now assume some sort of responsibility, it would be akin to saying, "Slavery was the fault of the Negro".

Where better to start than “KKK rap?” Why not challenge the folks who call us bitches, hos and nigga? Why not protest against the very people and institutions that promote and celebrate our self-destruction? Why not go after the people who are defining black men and women as immoral animals?

We remind Mr. Whitlock, that is exactly what the Rev's did just two weeks ago!

I know the perfect target: Black Exploitation Television, sometimes known as BET.It needs to fall, and it needs to fall hard. It’s the leading provider of “Jigaboo TV.” It justifies all the other jigabooing you see on TV. If we bring down Black Exploitation Television, we won’t have to wait 10 years for victory.

So, the agenda becomes clear. Mr. Whitlock contends that Negroes have some sort of responsibility to change. Have some sort of culpability for the situation of Negroes in America. And need to police themselves.

Is that what he is saying?

Well, Mr. Whitlock, we see through you.

Clearly, Whitlock must have pitched an idea to BET and was shot down. And now he is demanding that Negro society look inward for their problems and their solutions, as penance for his failure.

Again, we ask Mr. Whitlock: Have you never heard of slavery or racism?

17 comments:

Martin said...

Sir, Mr. Whitlock MUST be racist and hate Negroes...he didn't mention Jesse Jackson as one of the leaders of the revolution. Such an insult cannot be tolerated - does he not realize the power and influence of the Rainbow-Push-Stop-Fight-Resist-Overcome -White man is the devil Coalition?

The forthcoming protests in Kansas City will be a major event.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"The forthcoming protests in Kansas City will be a major event. "

Sir, will YOU be attending?

Anonymous said...

I used to be down with Whitlock when his voice was in opposition to Lupica on The Sports Reporters. Now I'm sick of the Fat Man.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Now I'm sick of the Fat Man"

Sir, uh-oh. If you don't like it, learn to love it!

The HCIC said...

Actually, MTV is the largest provider of "jigaboo tv." Always has been. Although BET forced Pretty Ricky on us, they've always played a pretty wide variety of music. MTV, on the other hand, can't wait to promote the so-called "worst" images. They devote disproportionately large spins and other airtime to artists like 50 Cent or Snoop. You see Beyonce all the time. When was the last time you saw a Fantasia video. Clearly, MTV prefers certain images of Black people. Clearly, Whitlock doesn't know what he's talking about - again.

The HCIC said...

dang, I don't get a snarky comeback?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"forced Pretty Ricky on us"

Ma'am, as a pole dancer, Pretty Ricky won your love with "I'm in love with a stripper"...admit it.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"dang, I don't get a snarky comeback?"

Done. And done.

The HCIC said...

Booooo!

Why I gotta be a pole dancer? How do you know?! Was that you in VIP the other night?

And T-Pain sings "I'm in Love With a Stripper." The girls in the club love Pretty Ricky's "On the Hotline."

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"And T-Pain sings "I'm in Love With a Stripper.""

Ma'am, thanks for clearing that up.

"The girls in the club love Pretty Ricky's "On the Hotline."

We defer to your "informed" opinion.


:)

Anonymous said...

Whitlock is a biggest Uncle Tom in the media (I do not include the Gumble's because we all know that they are really white). He does not see the phlight of the Negro race through his white tinted glasses. I hope he does take over the fake honkey craker Imus spot on the radio so the rest of our brothers can see that he is just a puppet to the generic race.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"He does not see the phlight of the Negro race through his white tinted glasses. I hope he does take over the fake honkey craker Imus spot on the radio so the rest of our brothers can see that he is just a puppet to the generic race."

Sir. Agreed.

Anyone suggesting that Negroes should take on self responsibility is clearly an Oreo cookie, Uncle Tom.

Anonymous said...

I blame these white label guys (those french dudes who run Universal Music, Jimmy Iovine) who promote this stuff and hire the Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Jay Zs to be the gatekeepers of the 'hood and sign all these wack ass artists who do nothing but coon for the white man all day long.

Okay, Russell is not, per se, "in the game" but the only time you see these Negroes back in the black community is when they're trying to sell you their jeans, leather jackets or secured credit cards.

These negative images are what sell, 95% of rap is bought by white boys and girls, like HCIC alluded to, whites seem to enjoy seeing us cooning, assed out and ignorant as hell.

They're all laughing at us and rappers are laughing all the way to the bank.

Dee Dee

Anonymous said...

"Anyone suggesting that Negroes should take on self responsibility is clearly an Oreo cookie, Uncle Tom."

I disagree with this statement, respectfully. Black people have to learn when they're being played, when to say no, we have to start getting some backbone and integrity and stop doing everything to get a check-including disrespecting our women! Right now with a way a lot of this rap is going, we are telling the world it is okay to call our women hos b/c that's all you hear in the music.

The cooning has got to stop. That is a choice only we can make. We can't blame EVERYTHING on the white man...some things, yes, this wall-to-wall cooning, NO.

Dee Dee

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"whites seem to enjoy seeing us cooning, assed out and ignorant as hell."

Ma'am, is this something new?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"We can't blame EVERYTHING on the white man"

Ma'am, if Negroes can't blame everything on the white man...how are Jesse and Al gonna get checks?

Anonymous said...

You know what the black community could use?

A male role model with an education.