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    Another Miss Jones Remark Causes Drama

    NY’s Caribbean community wants Hot 97 DJ off the air for ‘coconut’ comment.

    January 10, 2006

    *New York’s Caribbean immigrant contingent wants WQHT/Hot 97’s Miss Jones off the air after her comment about Roger Toussaint, the Trinidad-born president of New York’s Transit Workers’ Union Local 100.

    In the heat of the city’s recent transit strike, Jones, a.k.a. Tarsha Jones, called Toussaint a “dumb coconut who probably don’t have a green card.” She also called striking workers "uneducated and overpaid losers who made the wrong choices in high school."

    The comments have led activists within New York’s Caribbean community to call for an apology and Jones’ dismissal from the station.

    "CGID calls on Hot 97 to take serious disciplinary action against Ms. Jones, failing which, the Institute will join with other organizations to mobilize the Caribbean-American community and New Yorkers on a whole, to withdraw financial support from Hot 97 FM Radio," said Rickford Burke, head of the Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID).

    Burke has written a letter to Emmis Communications, owners of the station, demanding an apology, but none has come from either Jones or the company. Burke said the station’s refusal to apologize or hand down disciplinary action “is profoundly unsettling.”

    Similar cries for Jones’ ousting came from the Asian community following her disparaging comments after the Asian tsunami.

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    oh ho, i thought that heifer may another recent comment!

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    It amazes me how she feels Black American are better than Caribbeans . Maybe someone forget to tell her that Marcus Garvey one of those coconuts she talks about helped to establish what her ppl have today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne
    It amazes me how she feels Black American are better than Caribbeans . Maybe someone forget to tell her that Marcus Garvey one of those coconuts she talks about helped to establish what her ppl have today.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadJockey
    why unnu so amazed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadJockey
    why unnu so amazed?
    cause di gyal sounded like she really meant it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jahpikne
    cause di gyal sounded like she really meant it
    mi nuh tek anything serious pon dat type of venue..........

    by definition its made to shock you

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    Just a thought...

    Do you think this will create a stir among African Americans and West Indians if she is kicked off the air?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buss up shot
    Do you think this will create a stir among African Americans and West Indians if she is kicked off the air?
    I doubt it really. there are plenty of African Americans that can't stand her either.

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