Jason Kelce Responds to Being Called ‘House Negro’ by Philadelphia Radio Host

January 20, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Eagles center Jason Kelce responded Wednesday to a Philadelphia radio host who called him a "house negro," saying he'll "take" the characterization if it falls under his definition of what it means to be a teammate:
Kelce's comments came hours after Josh Innes of 94.1 WIP made his derogatory remarks in a conversation with co-host Hollis Thomas. Innes, who is white, started his rant by calling Kelce a "lapdog" to management before going into a soliloquy that arguably oversteps racial boundaries. He recalled watching the movie Malcolm X and drew a parallel between Kelce and the pejorative "house negro," per David Chang of NBC Philadelphia:
There was a scene where Denzel is doing the whole thing about the slave and the House Negro. The House Negro is the guy that’s gonna tell you like, oh he gets to live in the big house with the boss and every time he refers to something that happens in the house it’s ‘our house’ and ‘we’ and e...

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