A review of the situations involving Jemele Hill and ESPN.
Written by Tiffany Tubman
September 14, 2017
The double standards of white supremacy have been known far too well for far too long by many Black folks that are “woke” or even paying attention to current events. We are at a point where this is beyond funny to the point of infuriating and dehumanizing. We have no choice but to organize and fight against oppressor regardless of the cost.
Recently, we have watched many situations unfold but the situation with Jemele Hill at ESPN is mind boggling. Previously, ESPN has been fine with their Black staff talking about race as long as they are dumping on other Black people. But Jemele Hill gets disciplined? On Jemele’s personal Twitter page, she commented in response to Kid Rock being perceived as a racist appropriately so, the following comment regarding Donald Trump:
The initial tweet was about Kid Rock and stated, “He loves black people so much that he pandered to racists by using a flag that unquestionably stands for dehumanizing black people.” Her comments in both cases were true and factually represented. Many constitution advocates made comments like the statement issued below and to the fact that any attack on her is a violation of her first amendment rights. You know, like the rights that were so precious for the Charlottesville Hate Rally for White Supremacy?
The National Association of Black Journalists released this statement in support of Jemele:
The fact that Jemele Hill got in trouble for calling out white supremacy, proves the problem with white supremacy and the existence. Recently, Jemele was forced to apologize after ESPN PR released a comment that her views were her own and essentially hung her out to dry.
Her statement is below:
Of note, David Wohl, a Fox News commentator left the above comment and her timeline is full of comments like the one above from Trump’s fellow white supremacist teammates. The white supremacist number one tactic is to attack our livelihood and ability to provide wealth for our families. Underlying all of these events is the fact that Trump has openly supported white supremacist in Charlottesville, VA and continues to defend them claiming there were “bad dudes on the other side” referring to Antifa. Trump will not openly condemn white supremacy.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders represented the White House and demanded that Jemele Hill be fired.
We must boycott both the NFL and ESPN. Do not watch the shows or purchase the merchandise. We have also called for a boycott of their sponsors. Shop black, buy black. This is our space and time to create more black enterprise. This will also give us job security and dis-empower the white supremacists who demand we are fired for the same actions they make with impunity.
Business ownership is the only way to build wealth. We can only beat the unbalanced scales of white supremacy and survive by starting our own businesses. This will empower us to replace the system of white supremacy with a system of justice. Do not wait until you are unemployed, start today. Black folks, my family, we must all get in business and create opportunities for each other. Stop waiting for permission or approval. Rise up and conquer.
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We are asking all Melanoid Nation family to stay safe, stay on code, and get your Second Amendment game strong. We have the right to protect ourselves. Survive!