Make Jay Z Concert An N-Word-Free Zone?

Source: Dom Giordano /

WE ALL know about Riley Cooper and his racist comment and his upcoming area tour to talk about what he learned from the counseling he received regarding his use of the N-word at a local concert.

Mayor Nutter was particularly incensed by Cooper. He felt that the Eagles’ punishment of a fine, apology and counseling was akin to paying a parking ticket. Nutter also said, “I recognize that the private sector is very different than the public sector in terms of rules and procedures, but I would note that in our government, if an executive branch ‘at-will’ employee, somewhat similar to Mr. Cooper’s status with the Eagles, made such comments, I would insist on a suspension at a minimum and would seriously have to evaluate terminating such an individual from employment with the city.”

My question for the mayor is: Are Jay Z and the other entertainers he is bringing to Philadelphia for his second Made in America concert “at-will” employees?

I ask this because Jay Z and the other “entertainers” are serial users of the N-word in their acts. As Phil Mushnick, of the New York Post, noted, “Jay Z has done more to return the N-word to mainstream dialogue than any 10,000 white racists working as one.”

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