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Isiah and The $11.6 Million Dollar B-Word

October 3, 2007

By Thought Merchant 

In Isiah Thomas’ mind, a Black man calling a woman a Bitch is not as egregious as the word being used by a White man. Where does this twisted logic come from? It comes from a perverted notion in the mind of many Black men that demeaning a Black women is a necessary way to keep her in check. It is no accident that this term was used in reference to a female employee or perceived subservient of Thomas’. Hence, the need to “regulate” must have necessitated calling this woman this most offensive of names.

To those who share Isiah’s bizarre thinking, when a Black man calls a woman a Bitch he’s just trying to re-assert his proper authority. But when a white man uses the term its an attempt to dehumanize the Black woman.  

This logic is warped on so many levels, but the saddest commentary is that a man of Isiah Thomas’ stature is still falling into trite ghetto notions of how Black men can talk to Black women in ways that are offensive, but acceptable because they are not as offensive as when White men use such language.

Thomas is off the mark to say the least, and his poor choice of words is costing $11.6 million. No use of the “B-word” can be worth that much money or that much headache. So now Isiah Thomas is really learning the meaning of “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.” To bad that money was gained as a result of his mouth treating a Black female professional like a common prostitute.

 

 

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  1. October 4, 2007 12:42 am

    This logic is warped on so many levels, but the saddest commentary is that a man of Isiah Thomas’ stature is still falling into trite ghetto notions of how Black men can talk to Black women in ways that are offensive, but acceptable because they are not as offensive as when White men use such language

    Black men have to stop believing that they can disrespect Black women. It’s a true problem within the community, and one of the contributing factors to the breakdown of relationships between Black men and Black women.

    After I heard Thomas say that, I had no sympathy and hoped that the woman would win her case.

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