Slim Thug Backlash! An Open Letter From Columbia Professor Marc Lamont Hill

- By Bossip Staff

Marc Lamont Hill Writes An Open Letter To Slim Thug

Slim Thug is experiencing backlash after making disparaging comments about Black women but women aren’t the only ones up in arms. Pop the hood for details

Marc Lamont Hill, the Columbia professor who was previously insulted by Bill O’Reilly takes the rapper to task in a recent open letter. Check out an excerpt posted below:

In your interview, you talk about how much better white women treat their partners than black women. If what you’re saying is true, why do Whites have the highest divorce rate of any group? Do white men get tired of being treated like kings? In reality, it seems that you are buying into (and selling) a stale but dangerous ideal that constructs White women as ultra-feminine, loving, queens, and Black women as angry, selfish, and untrustworthy hoes.

Even more disturbing was your comment that “Black women gotta start being down for their man more.” Since slavery, Black women have had to withstand rape, torture, and humiliation (from both white and black men) in order to sustain their families. Now, in 2010, 1 in 3 Black men between 20 and 29 years old are incarcerated or otherwise under criminal supervision. Every day, Black women are raising children without men in the house, working multiple jobs (for less pay!), and supporting brothers as they finish their prison bids.

With Black male unemployment as high as 50 percent in some cities, sisters are often holding down households without child support or other financial assistance. Black female incarceration rates are skyrocketing, partly because Black women are “riding” for their men, hiding guns and drugs, operating as mules, and refusing to snitch to authorities. In addition, Black women are the group most likely to be victims of domestic violence and the least likely to be married. Still, in spite of all this bad news, Black women are less likely to date outside their race than Black men.

How much more “down” do you want Black women to be?

Read Full Open Letter Here

The brother has several excellent points. What do you think?

Slim Thug has already tweeted that he plans to respond, and he and Marc Lamont Hill have been tweeting back and forth this afternoon.

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Comments

  • kch

    yep.

  • why?

    EXCELLENT

  • kch

    i was first!

  • Yun Dun Know

    I LOVE THIS DUDE.

    Put Slim Thug BACK in the kids place with those childish comments.

    Thanks Marc for being a REAL BLACK MAN, and not some fake image like SLIM THUG….hahahahah

    And to take advice from than from someone who names himself “slim thug”??

    He holds NO WEIGHT.

  • AHHHHHHHHHHHHSHADDAAAP!!!

    Did this dude roll outta bed one day and just say, “You know, today I think I wanna F*CK up my career.”

    Did he not hear about Young Berg?

  • Yun Dun Know

    Damn…I totally f*cked up that last sentence!

    LMAO

    I meant to say….”and to take advice from someone who names himself “slim thug”…..

  • blaq

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Lamont. Finally a brother standing up for us. I’m so happy I’m actually speechless.

  • John J

    I’ll repeat. All women who are good-looking and/or successful are gold-diggers.

    IT doesn’t matter the race.

  • Kim

    Thank you Mr. Hill for checking this fool. I am a very strong and beautiful black woman that was very offended by the comments made by Slim Thug. I am very glad to see that we do have some black men that understand the black woman’s struggle.

  • John D. Hater

    THE PROBLEM WITH SLIM THUG AND DUMB NI&&A$ LIKE HIM IS THAT HE NEEDS TO RAISE HIS OWN STANDARDS!! ANY WOMAN WHO IS INVOLVED WITH A MAN LIKE THIS IS SIMPLY STUPID.

    HOLD UP, WHO IS THIS JOKER AGAIN?

  • lisa

    LOVE IT !!! THANK YOU BABY!

  • Nope

    the thugga was right , if blak women couldnt collect child support a lot less of them would have kids…

  • Truth

    Good points, now if we can get a bw of Marc Hill equal standing to address statements made my Sanaa Lathan and Regina King.

  • jnice

    if being a “gold-digger” means I want a partner that can match my contributions or better yet add to the pot, then yes, call me a gold digger…brothas need to step they game up for real…

  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    congratulations thug! you finally managed to stir up more attention than you did when you were making “music” (i use that word loosely)…

  • siyt

    WHEN WILL THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS BROTHER JUST PREACHED? BLACK WOMEN CAN’T HATE ALL MEN BECAUSE OF MEN LIKE PROFESSOR MARC LAMONT HILL

  • Crystian_Dior Marc

    Marc Lamont Hill is inspiring. Im glad that someone is speaking for us college graduate black women… Not all of us are the angry welfare queens Slim Thud speaks of.

  • daahlingnikki

    Bravo! brother…More of these jerks need to be called on the crap they say…and its wonderful that a man that slim thug considers to be extinct is the one defending black women…Bravo!

  • Melinda

    Slim Thug is nothing more than a loser (like most Black boys and yes I meant boys…very few men around here)As Black women we must uplift ourselves and avoid nucca’s like him.

    Great job on the letter Marc Lamont Hill

  • Camille Elvin

    Thank you brother. It’s great to realize that brothers like you really do exist.

  • drenk

    i cant wait to see what slim thug says back. i wont be holding my breathe waiting though

  • Divine

    THANK YOU, MR HILL! I think he summed up everything I was trying to say yesterday about this issue quite eloquently.
    I really appreciate his sentiment coming from a Black MAN.

  • they killed mike

    LOL @ JOHN J

    EXACTLY. AND IF A WOMAN THINKS I’M “GOLD” THEN I’LL ACCEPT THAT. WOULDN’T HAVE IT ANY OTHER WAY. ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO BE DIGGIN FOR GARBAGE???

  • kesha

    Thank you Marc for your response to pure ignorance.

  • simplyme

    Yes Lamont tell him baby!!!! In fact he probably wouldn’t even be able to comprehend your empowering letter, since he can’t even form a complete sentence!! Thankyou Lamont us sistas love, appreciate and value TRUE BROTHAS like YOU! *kisses*

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