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Jason Whitlock, an outspoken and arguable TV persona identified for his takes on sports activities and black The united states, is now not with Fox Sports activities.
Whitlock co-hosted “Talk for Your self,” a sports activities debate display on FS1 the previous 4 years along Marcellus Wiley. Whitlock’s contract expired Sunday and, via Monday, he was once long past from the display.
“Friday was once Jason Whitlock’s ultimate day with FOX Sports activities,” the community mentioned in a commentary. “We thank Jason for all of his laborious paintings and willpower to the community, and we would like him the most efficient in his long run endeavors.”
Whitlock didn’t right away reply to a textual content message from IndyStar and his normally lively Twitter feed, with 325,000 fans, makes no point out of a task loss.
His most up-to-date tweet was once Sunday at five:29 p.m. ET: “God’s design. One mouth. Two ears. Two eyes. We must all do four instances as a lot listening and gazing as speaking. Do not be afraid to mirror, achieve wisdom and concentrate to others with extra knowledge. Social media compels us to talk even if we now have little of substance to mention.”
Journalist Jason Whitlock is talking out in strengthen of Kanye West. (Picture: John Amis/AP)
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Through the years, as a newspaper columnist, radio host and in various stints at ESPN and Fox Sports, Whitlock has riled plenty of people with his opinions on race, politics and sports.
One of his most controversial takes came two years ago in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that concluded “Black people have no reason to fear political free agency.”
“I don’t really like politics much at all,” Whitlock said at the time, adding he is a non-voter. “If you just say, ‘I think Trump has a good idea here,’ you get kicked out of the black race.”
He went on to say that in the immediate aftermath of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, the Democrats marketed liberalism as the solution to black people’s problems.
“And liberalism now is like a cigarette. It’s been marketed to us the same as the cigarette — fashionable, sophisticated,” he said. “It’s supposed to be liberating but I think it needs a surgeon general’s warning: Hazardous to your families and all the values you were taught as a child.”
Whitlock said 95 percent of African-Americans “are afraid to even admit that we have conservative values.” He is not.
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