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This is not the first time ESPN’s resident journalist Jemele Hill has been inundated with racist letters and tweets from the vast audience the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports commands. But this time, Hill decided to air out one particular vile racist who wrote a letter containing bigoted language towards the Michigan State alum.

In the letter, the asshole viewer refers to Hill as a “b*tch jungle bunny,” “spear-chucker,” and demands ESPN to let her go “before she back slides into some ebonics-laden inarticulate mumbo-jumbo tirade.” Additionally, the anonymous man reveals he’s “not interested in spending all day listening to some thick-lipped gorilla attempting to properly speak the King’s English.”

Astonished that her ignorant pen-pal had enough of racist vernacular to eschew from using the N-word, Hill went on Twitter to expose a small dose of what she says she receives pretty regularly.


“I get these types of letters every day,” she tweeted Adena Andrews, a writer for ESPNW.

We cannot pretend like Obama’s reelection was a sign that racism is something of the past, but what is unbelievable is that we cannot have a serious, nuanced conversation about race in America without white people denying it even exists to the extent this hate-letter suggests. And not to mention, the underlying misogyny in the hyper-masculine sports world helps belittle the contributions of highly qualified women. Wow, we have a lot of work to do in 2013 …

  • corn2990

    I really wish more black folks would listen to Martin Luther King Jr., “we need to stop blaming the white man for our problems.”

  • corn2990

    How is Jemelle literate? When she compared the Boston Celtics to Hitler, was that smart or literate? When she crucified the Duke LAX team, without presenting any FACTS, was that smart or literate? When she told Green Bay fans to chuck batteries at Farve, was that literate or smart? Or how about every single damn article she writes about a black QB, she interjects race into the discussion, how is that smart or literate? I’ll help you, it’s not. She stirs the pot for clicks and ratings… and over at the World Wide Leader, there is no such thing as negative attention — any attention is good attention (re: $$$).

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