Kudos Jay-Z, you rock!
It appears you just can’t be a Queer ally on Fox News…
Marc Lamont Hill, a political commentator for Fox News, was dismissed recently for unmentioned reasons. Hill said that he learned about his dismissal through a google alert.
When asked about possible reasons for his dismissal Hill said “people can certainly look on the Internet and Google and see all sorts of stories and information’ as to why he was fired”. Well a search came up with an essay against the use of the “no homo” - an essay against homophobic language used in hip-hop/rap culture as well as lyrics.
Here is a taste of the essay (the full essay can be found at Black Voices) ”By punctuating even the most sexually non-suggestive sentences with a homophobic disclaimer, we reinforce the idea that gay and lesbian people are worthy of ridicule, shame, and surveillance. This notion is particularly troubling within hip-hop culture, which is sustained by the creative work of gay stylists, writers, choreographers and, yes, rappers.”
I applaud Mr. Hill for talking about this issue because it is something that is troubling within hip-hop/rap culture and it needs to change.
Fox News on the other hand, well I think we all know what their stance is on anything Queer. The network is like the Iran of News Agencies when it comes to Queer issues.
As one person mentioned to me “young, intelligent, open-minded, african-american male fired by mostly white, male, homophobic, religious, republican, “news” network. Shocker.”.