ESPN’s Jemele Hill Shares Racist Hate Mail Letter [Details]

Rucuss staffJanuary 4, 2013

ESPN personality Jemele Hill posted to Twitter one of the many hate letters the network receives about her.

This time for guest hosting on Colin Cowherd’s radio show The Herd on Friday. The letter contained almost every racial slur in the book without using the word “nigger.” Hill, who is black, said the letter had “executed the hat trick of racial slurs.”

It’s not uncommon for people to express their bigotry and hate behind a computer on social media websites, but this letter takes the cake. Too bad the writer didn’t sign it share a forwarding address so Hill could respond.

It’s been more than 40 years since the unofficial end of the Civil Rights movement. Since President Barack Obama was elected, the myth of “post-racism” has been widely accepted as fact. Post-racism is the belief that our country’s racially charged past has been canceled out and replaced with a color-neutral nation.

Hopefully, after the people who believe this to be true finally realize racism still exists. We as a country must find a way to end the hatred.


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