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2103688, RE: For the record, I completely disagree with Basaglia
Posted by murph71, Sat Jan-05-13 02:47 PM
>I understand his stance: wrong priorities, black people
>getting up-in-arms about the wrong shit, etc. I agree with
>the spirit of his feelings on it.
>But I think this is not a case of that and I appreciate
>Jemele Hill for sharing this.
>Mostly because if you look at Jemele's response, she's
>not enraged. She's mostly popping shit and looking down
>at the author of the letter, exactly the way Basaglia
>said we (black people) should respond.
>She's not using the letter to cry about her job or how hard
>black people have it or how hard she has it; she posted it
>because its honestly Cro-Magnon funny. Its no different than
>a bartender at my favorite cigar bar showing me a letter a
>woman left for her where she called her a "Cunt" for not
>serving her a drink after final call the other night.
>And in general -- its never wrong to tell the world how
>silly and dumb racist people are. Basaglia's problem is
>when we rally around dumb stuff like that and/or use it
>to define the black experience. I agree with him there.
>But telling the world how dumb these racist crackas are
>is always relevant. Always. Always. You wanna send some
>shit to her? GOOD! She gonna POST and we gonna CLOWN.
>Same way with people collecting those Hunger Games tweets,
>and those Boston Bruins tweets. Tweet it! GOOD! We gonna
>make fun of you. We gonna PARTY on your dumbass.
>As for Jemele Hill as a journalist: if you honestly think
>shes any worse than most white men on the job, you're sexist.
>End of discussion.
>Her worst crime is being a mushmouth, talking too much about
>things she's not an expert on, authoring some silly opinions.
>Sound familiar?
>And her strengths are fantastic: her breakdowns of
>issues are usually quite good. Her ego is among the lowest of
>any sportswriter and she writes quite well.