Just minutes after Jeremy Lin led the New York Knicks to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, national sportswriter Jason Whitlock tweeted a racist joke at Lin's expense.
As a Fox Sports analyst, Whitlock has a large audience, and his unapologetic racism fuels stereotypes about Asian Americans. When the Asian American Journalist Association demanded an apology from him, Whitlock merely blamed his comment on his "immature ... comedic nature" and mentioned nothing about the racial nature of his joke.
Whitlock has based his career on similar racist commentary, and it's time to stop him from getting away with it. Act now to tell Fox Sports to fire Jason Whitlock for his crass, racist remarks.
We the undersigned urge you to fire Jason Whitlock for his repeated use of crass, racist remarks.
In the most recent instance of his racist commentary, Whitlock tweeted a racist joke at Jeremy Lin's expense. When the Asian American Journalist Association demanded an apology from him, Whitlock attributed his comment to his "immature ... comedic nature" and mentioned nothing about the racial nature of his joke.
As a Fox Sports analyst, Whitlock has based his career on inflammatory, racist commentary, and your continued employment of him gives him access to a large platform, where he fuels racist stereotypes.
We therefore call on you to fire Jason Whitlock and to make it clear that Fox Sports does not support the use of inflammatory, racist language.
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