THE N-WORD! It’s in all the rap songs, black people say it all the time, If they can say it why can’t we say it? These are some of the reactions we read online from white people online.
It’s sad in this day and age this still has to be explained. It doesn’t matter which demographic you are this word is not appropriate for a business setting. Especially if you’re representing a professional football team or an organization. Hate speech is not tolerated by any company. The NBA with Kyrie to this College Quarterback, it doesn’t matter.
It baffles me to see so many people wondering why he lost his scholarship saying it’s unfair and ridiculous because he was just following along with the song. Others commented that since it was a rap song he was repeating then there is nothing wrong with him saying the lyrics to the song. Here’s my question. If you said the word while at work in front of your boss, what would happen?
For those saying that this isn’t fair to him, just look at what happened to Kanye and Kyrie. They both lost money, endorsements, and partnerships for their anti-Semitic statements.
If the radio bleeps it out you probably shouldn’t post it on your social media pages. Be cognizant of other feelings and cultures even if you don’t agree.
The University of Florida withdrew the scholarship of committed 2023 quarterback Marcus Stokes on Sunday after a controversial video of Stokes stating a racial slur surfaced via social media on Friday.
Stokes went on social media to apologize saying “I deeply apologize for the words in the song that I chose to say. It was hurtful and offensive to many people, and I regret that” Stokes wrote. “I fully accept the consequences of my actions and respect the University of Florida’s decision to withdraw my scholarship offer to play football.”
Marcus Stokes video pic.twitter.com/8HgZTQcvpa
— Videos I can’t share on TT (@vidsicantshare) November 22, 2022
— Marcus “JOKER” Stokes🃏🥷 (@marcusstokes06) November 20, 2022