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dog: got news for you! you still can't call me nigger and get paid!  

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Yobachi, from BlackPerspective.net, hit the nail on the head with the head of the hammer on this one! Just as he predicted, Dog the Bounty Hunter is scheduled to re-emerge on A&E on July 16. Now, I had a very hard time trying to figure out how Dog landed a hit show about catching bail-jumping criminals on the Arts & Entertainment Network in the first place; but this move is phuqued up beyond belief.

A&E took Dog off the air for his rant and liberal use of the "N-word" because...well, Yobachi says it best:

"...the expressed reasons given on the tape about how he uses the n-word and why he didn’t want his son’s Black girl friend around.

Hence, he has made no real amends for what he won’t even acknowledge he did: that he and his crew of convicted criminals regularly used the word “nigger” with derogatory intent. He has not admitted that when his son began to date a Black woman, Dog verbally savaged her simply for being Black and for no other reason. He even initially when confronted with the recording tried to disparage Monique Shinnery’s character to justify him calling her a “fucking nigger” and not wanting her around; when he had already said in the recording that he didn’t want her to catch him using the n-word as being the reason for not wanting her around."


And this in Dog's own words...listen for yourself!


Sojourner's Place joins a long list of other Bloggers for Respect in Media. We have joined Yobachi and Afrosphere Action Coalition in the fundamental and basic belief and right that:
"Black folks should stand for this type of derogatory behavior, and that they and others of like conscious certainly shouldn’t have our money support companies who support this demeaning behavior towards Blacks in the popular culture.

Because of this lack of making amends, and taking steps to change his attitude towards Blacks and people of color; Dog should continue to be held in consequence if and until he does."

If you believe that a bounty should be put on Dog's head to keep him off the air, I urge you write and A&E and their advertisers if they insist on bringing this racist bigot back. You can learn more about this call to action at BlackPerspective.net. Be sure to read the following posts:

A&E Is Bringing Back Dog The Bounty Hunter
We Are Going After Dog Full-fledged on Wednesday
Help Defeat the Return of Racist Dog Chapman!
Racist Dog Chapman Continues to Lie
A Black Man Has No Rights The Police Are Bound To Respect



Speak the Truth!

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner's Place ain't got nothing more to say.

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13 sojourners hollin' back

Hello there!

This is absolutely outrageous!

Thank you for blowing your trumpet!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

June 18, 2008 at 3:18 AM

I've added my post. This issue is just too important for us to ignore!

June 18, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Thanks for joining in and supporting the effort SJP, and I'm glad you enjoyed those post of mine.

:D

June 18, 2008 at 5:05 PM

Lisa & NBW, we have to do everything we can to draw attention to this kind of crap when and wherever possible! The struggle continues.
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Yobachi - much obliged for stopping by. Figured I couldn't say it better - your info was way to good to just paraphrase :>).

SjP

June 18, 2008 at 11:09 PM

I would absolutely love to be shocked at this. Unfortunately in 2008 we still EXPECT bull like this to occur. It's part of the American fixture.

June 19, 2008 at 12:22 PM

To be honest with you, he was never really off the air---not for an appreciable amount of time. He went on a PR campaign to save his butt and was accepted into several black communities.

June 19, 2008 at 4:47 PM

I posted about this when it was first reported that the show had gone into production.
One of the things that amazes me about this that it took an audio tape for people to see his racism. If you had viewed even five minutes of his show, his treatment of native Hawaiians makes it more than clear that he has as problem with POC. We need to start the fight against racism even before we are the center of it. His racist behavior towards native Hawaiians should have been enough for people to be up in arms.

June 19, 2008 at 6:10 PM

The fight although overwhelming is winnable because we have an army of advocates willing and able to draw out the "ism"s of this world when and wherever they appear.

SjP

June 20, 2008 at 1:11 AM

You know what upsets me almost as much as what he said? The fact that he got a black preacher to stand up and say that he wasn't a racist. The preacher went on and on about Dog's service to the community. Sometimes even our own people sell us out.

June 20, 2008 at 11:11 PM

Is it just that white (or non black) people can't say the n-word and get paid or NO ONE can do it? We see our comedians and musicians doing it all the time and they get paid plenty.
...I'm just putting it out there.

June 22, 2008 at 1:43 AM

Renee - if he's not racist then what is he? Just because he does community service (sure its not court ordered) doesn't mean that he's not racist. Oh well...
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Missy - point well taken. I suspect that our continued use of the n-word will remain an issue for us. But, to me it like "I can talk about my man but you can't". Maybe its not the usage but the intent of the user. For me, there in lies the difference.

June 22, 2008 at 1:55 PM

I think that's just an excuse that we use to justify bad behavior. It's also the reason that we won't ever be able to completely eradicate the offensive use of the word. Intent has little to no affect on impact. If you accidentally step on my foot, it doesn't just any less because you say you didn't mean to hurt me. Fact is, it hurts the exact same.

June 22, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Missy - If I accidentally step on your foot and ask for your forgiveness in doing so, then I would hope that you would do just that - forgive. If I am truly sorry for doing so, I will also do whatever it took to help make that pain easier for you. If, however, on the other hand, I step on your foot with the full intention of causing you pain - then my apology means absolutely nothing. Because my intent WAS to do you harm.

I continue to struggle with the right or wrong with us using the n-word. I just know from experience that when "others" have used the n-word when referring to or at me, their intentions where to cause much, much more than the sting of an accidental step on the foot.

Much obliged for your comment...you've given me more food for thought on this issue.

SjP

June 22, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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