Are Dolphins Racist?
In a Nightline parody, Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) is interviewed about racist Hollywood animals. In this clip, he remembers Flipper, or “James the N***** Hating Dolphin,” from back in the day. A black-and-white flashback then features a large dolphin scaring a group of Black people out of a public pool.
While James the bigoted dolphin may be long gone, another racist Dolphin would emerge to take his place in real life.
In April 2013, Richie Incognito, offensive guard for the Miami Dolphins, sent a slew of hate-filled emails and text messages to his Black teammate Jonathan Martin. In an angry voicemail, Incognito said this about his former teammate:
“Hey, wassup, you half n—– piece of s—. I saw you on Twitter, you been training 10 weeks. [I want to] s— in your f—ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your f—ing mouth. [I’m going to] slap your real mother across the face. F— you, you’re still a rookie. I’ll kill you.”
Chappelle tried to warn us…