Even More Racist Radio - Enough Already!

July 13, 2005

Here's some excerpts, transcribed by Asian Media Watch.

June 21, 2005:
JR: Man, I'm telling you [the towing company] was first class. They got here in a hurry they took care of Alicia because she was freaking. She's a single mom. She's got kids waiting for her and all that kind of stuff. So, you know typical black.

June 22, 2005:
Pi: You're gonna wear your Remote shirt?
JR: No.
Pi: No?
JR: Well. Maybe I will.
Pi: [laughter]
JR: Come to think of it I have it over at Bok Choy's cleaning it. I
have it over at Bok Choy's Deluxe Cleaners on Western Avenue. And uh. He says "Man, dat big shirt. Big shirt. I neva seen such big shirt before. Preez shirt. Preez shirt. Big shirt." [imitating Asian accent with Asian music playing in background] And your point is? You slant-eyed little gook. Just clean it.
Pi: "Want some chicken?" [imitating Asian accent]
JR: I don't want you know any chicken. Just clean my shirt. I don't need any commentary. This ain't no NBC color television production.

...
[Takes a caller]
Caller: Cameras protect the white people from the black people because the black people are always robbing the white people.
JR: "Wake up white people. There it is. It's always them coloreds. It's them coloreds. Wake up white people. [Laughter] Don't you know there's some blacks out there saying [imitating a black accent] "Wake up colored people. It's whites thats causing all the trouble. Wake up black people. Wake up colored people." Jesus. Do we get them here or what?

...
JR: So they put up a whole bunch of wireless cameras [in downtown Schenectedy, NY] Like all of a sudden all of the bad guys on the street get the word that the cameras are up [imitating a black accent] "Oh man. We better pack our stuff and go someplace else you now. We better like go uh out you know out to Scodak or something you know what I'm saying man? We don't want to mess with them wireless cameras. You know that's some bad stuff. You know?
Pi: Yeah. They can see us and what not."
JR: Yeah. [imitating a black accent]
Pi: They can see our teeth and eye balls. [imitating a black accent]
JR: Yeah. Exactly. The whites of our eyes. You know. And our toofeses (teeth) too man. [imitating a black accent]

...
[Plays "When the Saints Go Marching In" by Louis Armstrong"]
JR: [imitating Louis Armstrong] "Pick that cotton. [laughter] [sings imitating Louis Armstrong] Nobody knows the trouble I seen. Nobody knows my trials. You know I've been to the mountain top! Summertime and the living is easy. Catfish jumping and the cotton is high. Your daddy's rich and your momma's good looking. So ah hush little baby. Don't you cry."
Pi: Isn't is a coincidence that Michael Jordan is doing commercials for cotton underwear? [laughter] What? Anyone else notice that? JR: Hi. I'm Michael Jordan. I'm wearing cotton underwear. I picked it myself.

Contributor: 

Melissa Hung

Founding Editor

Melissa Hung is the founding editor of Hyphen. She was the editor in chief for the magazine's first five years and went on to serve in many other leadership roles on the staff and board for more than a decade. She is a writer and freelance journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Pacific Standard, Longreads, and Catapult, among others. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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