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

Source: Dom Giordano / Philly.com

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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