"A statue that honors baseball icon Jackie Robinson has been vandalized with racial slurs and Hitler references — in Brooklyn of all places.
The defaced statue — which shows teammate Pee Wee Reese putting his arm around Robinson — was discovered Wednesday morning outside of MCU Park on Coney Island where the Brooklyn Cyclones play.
Robinson broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, a story pushed back into the mainstream recently because of the Robinson biopic "42" that came out earlier this year.
As the film shows and history knows, Robinson had to overcome the racism of the era to become a baseball star. Racial epithets were hurled his way like they were pitches.
You'd like to think our society is beyond such things in 2013, but then an incident like this happens and you realize sometimes you give people too much credit. Even if just a few isolated, hate-filled knuckleheads are responsible.
The New York Daily News has specifics:
A manager at MCU Park stumbled upon the defaced statue about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, cops said. Among the hate-filled messages written in black marker on the monument to Robinson and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Pee Wee Reese were: "Heil Hitler," "Die n----r," "F--k n----r" and "F--k Jackie Robinson."
The discovery disgusted the Brooklyn Cyclones organization.Harner said the incident happened sometime after the Cyclones game Tuesday night.
"The statue is a symbol of tolerance," said Billy Harner, director of communications for the Cyclones. "It's an absolute tragedy that someone would deface it the way they did."
Work started almost immediately to clean up the statue." [Source]
It's a shame that they can't clean out the hearts of some of the folks here in America. I mean if they hate on Jackie Robinson of all people there is no limit to their ignorance.
Speaking of ignorance, I am really through with this Negro, Lee Daniels. I know that he is a Philly guy, but come on now.....
Delving into the “strategic” use of the n-word in ‘The Butler’ as it was used by former President Lyndon B. Johnson against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Daniels opined that obvious displays of racism can be misleading:
“For me, it was very strategic,” Daniels told a group of reporters at NABJ. “When we did use it, it was used later on by Cuba [Gooding Jr., as the head butler] making fun of someone that did use it, Lyndon Johnson. It was sort of the joke that this guy uses it. So when he says it and talks about, it opens up — like Paula Deen — the concept of white people loving us and really loving us and feeling that it’s fine to use the word nigga. That’s how Johnson felt. He did something that was incredible for us. That’s trying to be taken away from us right now. And yet, he used that word just like ‘pass the grits.’ Racism is a very hard thing to explain, especially in the South.”As previously reported by NewsOne, Paula Deen was fired by the Food Network and lost countless endorsements over her use of the word “ni**ers” and her plantation fantasy of planning a wedding reception with Black men serving food dressed as Antebellum slaves" [Source]
This Negro might be worse than the bone head who sprayed racist graffiti on Jackie's statue.
Finally, yet another Philly connected Negro did and said something really stupid the other night at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) conference in Orlando. This time the culprit was former Eagle, Hugh Douglas.
"Hugh Douglas, a first-round pick of the Jets in 1995, apparently had too much to drink last Friday night when he accosted his “Numbers Never Lie” co-host Michael Smith and vowed to beat him to a pulp during a party thrown by the National Association of Black Journalists at the House of Blues in Orlando, Fla.
"The Big Lead website reported Douglas called Smith an “Uncle Tom” and a “House n-----.” Douglas, a 6-2, 280-pounder who spent 10 seasons in the NFL, was apparently trying to get on stage to join the DJ. He became incensed when Smith was hesitant to assist him. That’s when Douglas threatened to punch Smith out.
Smith attempted to walk away, but Douglas grabbed him by the wrist before party-goers intervened to break things up. An ESPN spokesman said network suits were aware of the altercation and “were looking into the situation.” Still, it remains to be seen if Douglas and Smith will be able to work together." [Source]
Hugh, Michael Smith is not the "House n*****", you are. Having too much to drink in a public setting and not being able to control yourself is house Negro behavior.