Talk:Jason Whitlock

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African-American[edit]

I don't know the conventions in America, but why is "African-American" listed as opposed to just "American" in the introduction? Is his race one of the defining characteristics of his personality? We wouldn't introduce a white journalist as a "caucasian American journalist" so I don't see why we should do so with African-Americans. I'm not trying to be politically correct here, this is a question about what sort of information should be included in an introduction section and I don't really see how his ethnicity is particularly relevant.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Blankfrackis (talkcontribs) 01:23, 8 September 2007‎

Because America (despite electing it's first black president) is still a racist nation.--72.24.207.77 (talk) 13:10, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Kansas City Star[edit]

why does this article link to the kansas city star?

A: Because Whitlock has been a columnist there for many years now.




I agree with the comments about the journalist's ethnicity. I hold a degree in journalism, and I am white,(or should I say European-American?), and I don't believe that a person's ethnic background has any bearing on that person's ability to be objective. We are supposed to be objective, remember? I think Theodore Roosevelt put it best - "There are no hyphenated Americans, only Americans. Once someone leaves there country of origin and comes to the U.S.A., they are no longer Italian-Americans, etc."

Could he have meant that putting one's ethnicity out front could be interpreted as preferential treatment? That's not what this country is all about. At least not the country in which I grew up. ```` —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.236.176.63 (talk) 16:21, 5 October 2007 (UTC)


His ethnicity would put into context his racist remarks against Jeremy Lin. Asians have always suffered discrimination and abuse at the hands of those with African heritage.

What he said[edit]

I don't know much about Scoop Jackson, but Whitlock was right about Mike Lupica. He IS mean-spirited, and he IS insecure, and he IS a busybody. And I actually LIKE his political comments! Other than that, "Big Sexy" (as Whitlock calls himself) was absolutely right.

-Can someone put a detailed summary of what happened between Jason and Scoop? Cubzrule 07:04, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

I can tell you what happened... Scoop Jackson doesn't write complete sentences and it is a shame to the black community that ESPN has chosen his work over the work of an actual writer like Jason Whitlock. Scoop Jackson has no basis on race relations whatsoever. If you can find it, read his top 10 sports stories of last year. At least 9 of them deal strictly with black race relations. He even said one of the top 10 stories of the year was the fact that Stephen A. Smith got his own show b/c he's black. Scoop is a prime example of why many white people dislike black people. They think that black people turn to the race card instantly every chance they get, and that's exactly what Scoop Jackson did. Luckily, there are people like Jason Whitlock who speak on both sides of the card, wherever the truth is. And basically, Jason told an interviewer that Scoop is a total clown in his writings. He makes black people look like talking like that and writing like that, in sentence fragments and using 'gangsta' words, will get you a prominent job at ESPN, so he criticized their people for promoting this type of writing. He said that this hurts black communities if they think they can write in incomplete sentences and still get top journalism jobs. Thus, he was fired.

If you get a chance, look at Scoop's writings before the Jason Whitlock controversy and after... he suddenly changes to complete sentences and he makes a whole lot more sense, and everything isn't straight to the race card in every column. So even though Scoop tried to defend himself, it was all nonsense. Instead of sticking to his guns, he changed his style so as not to seem like the kind of person Jason said he was.


For this to be included there needs to be more detail. It appears noteworthy there just needs to be more clarity. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikicorrect7 (talkcontribs) 08:42, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Fab Five Documentary[edit]

Whitlock wrote an excellent piece on the controversy surrounding the fab five documentary where a former player criticized Duke basketball players. Here it is. Should we include a section on it? UoMfan98 (talk) 20:11, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 13 February 2012[edit]

Whitlock the racist should be fired for being unprofessional. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.79.59.232 (talk) 03:22, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

On February 13,2012, Jason Whitlock was under pressure to apologize to the Asian American community after he twitted "Some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple inches of pain tonight." in response to New York Knick Jeremy Lin's career high 38 points against the Los Angelas Lakers. His apology was: "I then gave in to another part of my personality - my immature, sophomoric, comedic nature. It's been with me since birth, a gift from my mother and honed as a child listening to my godmother's Richard Pryor albums. I still want to be a standup comedian." [1] 67.171.187.11 (talk) 19:30, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

☒N Not done and not likely to be done - see the edit history, this edit is one of the reasons why the page is semi protected. andy4789 · (talk? contribs?) 00:10, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Might I respectfully inquire as to why this edit is "not likely to be done"? Whitlock's quote has been covered in the news media so there are numerous references available; to not include this newsworthy matter in his Wikipedia page seems odd. I would understand if only senior Wikipedia editors can make the edit due to its volatility, but to completely ignore Whitlock's quote is wrong. It is important for the public to see that racism still exists against Asian-Americans. We should not keep deleting the quote from Whitlock's page and pretend he never said it. June w (talk) 10:10, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

It's not likely to be done because of the fact that other editors are reverting it because it puts undue weight and bias on this controversial incident. It's also hardly encyclopedic - one news incident isn't notable enough to go in an encyclopedia forever. Understand? See the edit history for diffs like this, if they can't add it on, then neither can anyone else. The entire reason this page was edit protected was because everyone was adding this content. Sorry. --andy4789 · (talk? contribs?) 12:40, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

I think it's time everyone just address the elephant in the room. This other side of his personality that he inherited from his mother is the new racism pervading Western society - blacks on non-blacks. Journalists should start asking the right questions and be bold enough - as Whitlock claims to be - to challenge the NAACP and the liberal establishment. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.26.2.15 (talk) 05:28, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Jason Whitlock apologizes for tweet about small penis size of Jeremy Lin (an Asian American)[edit]

Source:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/blogs/sentinel-sports-now/os-jason-whitlock-twitter-jeremy-lin,0,5114315.story

76.123.133.211 (talk) 23:02, 15 February 2012 (UTC)JasonWhitlockHater


Keeping these quotes in Wikipedia just perpetuates the abuse. These hurtful comments should just be deleted completely. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.26.2.15 (talk) 05:16, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

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