espn can’t stand an unapologetic black woman, tries to appease racists
By Erin White
October 10, 2017
Weeks after trying to throw popular ESPN host Jemele Hill under the bus for fairly calling attention to the white supremacist in the Oval Office, ESPN has put Hill on suspension sighting social media violations made off the clock. The suspense was handed down yesterday after Hill sent out a tweet that suggested/explained that those wishing to send a message of support for the athletes who protest to make a statement about police brutality instead put the pressure on NFL advertisers and not individual players.
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
After the two-week suspension was announced, folks were quick to point out that Jemele—a black woman—is being silenced for speaking up about white supremacy.
Jemele Hill is held to a higher standard for her online behavior than the current President of the United States. Just think about that.
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) October 9, 2017
Jemele Hill, now suspended by ESPN, will be home to watch Hank Williams Jr. — who once compared Obama to Hitler — work for @ESPN tonight.
— Ja’han Jones (@_Jahan) October 9, 2017
Despite being punished for calling out Trump’s white supremacy and the white supremacists he keeps around him, Trump’s early Tuesday morning Tweetstorm continued to attack Hill personally for ESPN’s slip in ratings.
With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have "tanked," in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
That’s the man Jemele is supposed to respect.
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