No User is in Racial Loyalty Chat


Latest Posts ... Who's in the Chat ... Subscribe/Unsubscribe to R.L. News Email Update

Recent Posts

R.L. Newsletter

N.A. Radio

Author Topic: Pro-Skateboarder in Strife for Using Racial Speech & Swastikas.

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Hidden to Guests

  • Globe Trotting Reporter for Racial Loyalty News
  • Assistant Admin
  • Posts: 4,264
  • Total Likes: 940
  • Official Supporter of the Creativity Alliance
      • Hidden to Guests
https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_au/article/59q343/skateboarding-icon-jason-jessee-is-under-fire-for-use-of-swastikas-and-racist-remarks

 Jason Jessee initially gained notoriety in the 1980s for his powerful style while skating vert, something of a rarity at the time. He garnered sponsorships with Santa Cruz and Speed Wheels, both of whom highlighted his personality as well as his skateboarding. The raw talent exhibited at the peak of his career was such that, in 2012, Transworld skateboarding called him, "Simply one of the baddest individuals ever to ride a skateboard," when naming him 24th on its 30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time list. But in the 1990s, as the skating landscape changed, Jessee started to veer away from the spotlight while remaining a cult hero of sorts. Known as much for his oddball personality and affinity for motorcycle culture as for his skateboarding, his antics were captured in Pray for Me, a 2007 documentary about his life.






Over the last few years he has returned to skateboarding in a bigger way. Last fall the clothing company Brixton created a capsule collection devoted to him called the Jason Jessee Collection, and he has recently been sponsored by or collaborated with (in addition to Brixton and Santa Cruz) OJ Wheels, Independent, Grant's Pomade, Madson Sunglasses, Stance Socks, and Converse. He is featured on the May cover of Thrasher magazine, and in April his first major video part in a decade came in Converse's Purple.

But just two days after the video premiered online, Jessee's past came under intense scrutiny thanks to a post on the Slap message boards entitled, "Jason Jessee is a Nazi and Santa Cruz loves him." Among the allegations and supporting evidence laid out were multiple instances of swastikas in Jessee's clothing and art projects; an anecdote involving a 1987 vert contest, a racial slur, and a fight; a relationship with an alleged neo-nazi band called The Highway Murderers; and some troubling interviews in both skateboard and biker culture publications in which he used racial and homophobic epithets. In a 1995 interview with Iron Horse magazine, for example, he responded to a question about his age with a rant, saying, among other things, “my mom *ed a n*gger and me and my sisters found out about it—and I’m older than the n*gger!” And, when asked where he lives, replied Santa Cruz, “There’s a lot of militant lesbians here and raw faggots.”

It takes a lot more than an apology to come back from that level of prejudice, hatred, and bigotry," Winterson told me. "You have to really denounce those beliefs outright, and prove it in action, which is not necessarily a quick and easy thing to do... and the people around him shouldn't just say, 'OK, cool, that's that, all good.' They should hold him to it, to say and do more to show that he denounces white supremacy, nazi ideology, homophobia, and other prejudices."

Reached via email, Jessee didn't attempt to defend his past behavior, admitting it was "ugly and unacceptable" and intended for shock value. "I understand why people are still upset about my words," he wrote. "I deeply apologize to the people who I have offended. I want everyone to know that I’ve evolved and will keep evolving and learning from life’s lessons. I have zero hatred or negativity in my heart for anybody or anything. I hope my actions today speak louder than words. I’m here to uplift people and be real.

"If I could sit down over a cup of coffee and speak to each and every person that I hurt or offended," he continued, "I would do so in a heartbeat. But realistically there’s no way to explain away the lame things I said that have bummed so many people out… I, regretfully, will live with that burden the rest of my life. However, I’m moving forward with nothing but love and compassion for this planet and everyone that’s on it.

Beyond offensive words, one infamous story that has long been circulating in skateboarding’s rumor mill is about a fight that erupted after Jessee allegedly called Ned “Peanut” Brown, an African American skater, the n-word at a skate contest in 1986. Jessee told the OC Weekly in 2006 that the altercation was over Brown being upset that Jessee had been talking to his girlfriend. "I actually talked * to him, on the top of the ramp. And the next thing I know, I’m on the bottom of the ramp. He socked me in the mouth.”

When asked for his account of the incident for this article, Jessee wrote “We squashed that 32 years ago.”

Photographer Dave Swift talked about the fight between the two in a 2003 Transworld Skateboarding piece about Jessee's contributions to skateboarding over the previous 20 years.

"On the eve of the 1987 Vision/NSA Holiday Havoc amateur finals, Jason was disqualified for instigating a fight with East Coast skater Peanut Brown," Swift wrote. "It was obvious that Jason would've easily won the contest, but he didn't care, thus beginning his professional skateboarding career."

"By the way," Swift added, "Jason lost the fight.”
Jessee was seen sporting swastikas and white power stickers on his helmet as early as the late 1980s, and over the years has continued to use the swastika in various projects. It appears on hand-stitched jackets Jessee donated to a skateboard museum, in clothing lines from 2009 (pictured above), in his artwork, and on chopper gloves worn in Pray for Me, as well as in images of Jessee posing with his motorcycle that he dates from 2004–2006.

ADVERTISEMENT

When asked about his use of swastikas, Jessee replied, "In my past, I used hateful symbols, speech and culture to get a reaction out of people [...] The hateful symbols I have used in the past do not represent who I am and what I believe in. I do not support white supremacy or white power that may be affiliated to any type of club or association that supports those views. I have no plans to ever use any of that negative symbolism again. Period."

Jessee's relationship with the Highway Murderers, a punk band from Santa Cruz described by critics as "violent, misogynistic, and racist,” has also come under scrutiny. Throughout Pray for Me Jessee sports the band's logo on his jackets and in his artwork. One member of the band, Cody Joe Rice, makes no attempt at hiding his beliefs, posing with a Celtic cross tattoo on his hand and taking to Instagram to brag about axes and guitar cases adorned with swastikas. Around the time the documentary hit theaters, Jessee was featured in the music video for their song "Let's Get Murdered." According to Jessee, he's known guitarist Mobby since he was 16, but told VICE he was in the dark regarding the band's beliefs.

"I didn't know about their extreme imagery, nor do I support images that can be hurtful or incite damage or hate to others," he claimed.

Jessee pinned much of his former behavior—“mistakes that haunt me until this day”—on drug addiction, a plague he says he shook at the beginning of the decade.

Bob Denike, the president and CEO of NHS (parent company of Santa Cruz Skateboards, Independent Trucks, and OJ Wheels, among others), addressed Jessee’s behavior and announced the company is indefinitely suspending its relationship with Jessee in a statement to VICE.

Santa Cruz Skateboards and everyone at NHS clearly and emphatically denounce racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, white supremacy, and Nazi sympathizers. Anyone suggesting that our company supports or promotes these offensive beliefs is simply wrong.

For decades we have worked to build and run a diverse company that creates opportunity for people and gives second chances. Our employees and team riders are a demonstration of our commitment to diversity and opportunity. If a person shows a willingness to change, we try to help.

A bit of history: Jason was one of NHS’ top pro skaters in the 1980’s. We split ways with Jason in the 1990’s. During that period he began abusing drugs and this continued through 2008.

Jason came back to NHS when by early 2010 he was committed to his sobriety. He was healthy, sound in mind, body and spirit. He had changed. We decided to give him a second chance.

However, when NHS recently learned of the Iron Horse Magazine interview in 1994, we immediately called him in and confronted the issue. Jason accepted responsibility and has since issued a public apology. Further, Jason acknowledged he needed to continue to publicly denounce his past statements.

Nonetheless, NHS has decided to indefinitely suspend Jason Jessee.

Similarly, a Converse spokesperson told VICE that, as a result of his remarks, Jessee has been indefinitely suspended from the team.
The Price is Reich!

Find me on Stormfront as QueJumpingAfghan where I have been banned!


Based in Adelaide South Australia - The South of central Australia
Click to see map of Australia

Hidden to Guests

  • Globe Trotting Reporter for Racial Loyalty News
  • Assistant Admin
  • Posts: 4,264
  • Total Likes: 940
  • Official Supporter of the Creativity Alliance
      • Hidden to Guests
Re: Pro-Skateboarder in Strife for Using Racial Speech & Swastikas.
« Reply #1 on: 19 November 2018 at 12:21 »

Just a liberal witch hunt!
Why should he get fired from his deals with lucrative sponsors?!
He should be commended! Time there was people with positive right wing role models for youth.

Too many liberal hipsters thought policing people.
The Price is Reich!

Find me on Stormfront as QueJumpingAfghan where I have been banned!


Based in Adelaide South Australia - The South of central Australia
Click to see map of Australia

Hidden to Guests

  • Globe Trotting Reporter for Racial Loyalty News
  • Assistant Admin
  • Posts: 4,264
  • Total Likes: 940
  • Official Supporter of the Creativity Alliance
      • Hidden to Guests
Re: Pro-Skateboarder in Strife for Using Racial Speech & Swastikas.
« Reply #2 on: 29 November 2018 at 09:25 »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Converse_(shoe_company)

In July 2003, Nike paid $309 million to acquire Converse.[2] Nike approached the 1980s revival around 2010 to relaunch the footwear. Nike also expanded the Converse brand to other businesses apart from shoes, much akin to its other brands

https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/22e04040-afc9-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c

Nike, a major National Football League sponsor, has made Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who catalysed a protest movement over police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem, a face of its latest advertising campaign


 >:D ... So essentaially Nike AKA Converse had Nazi skateboarder/ RAC band member Jason Jessee , as a poster boy employee... well they couldn’t have that now!?  Not since Nike are backing Gridiron Jigaboos who deliberately “take a knee” to the US national Anthem! Boycott Nike and Converse for doing this to Jason. It sure sucks as I am a big fan of Santa Cruz stuff but I won’t buy their stuff now! Jason would probably make that bloody Gridiron nigger “ bite the curb” ? Couldn’t have that now?!







About time some kids get a right wing role model!
The Price is Reich!

Find me on Stormfront as QueJumpingAfghan where I have been banned!


Based in Adelaide South Australia - The South of central Australia
Click to see map of Australia

 

Black vs White - Mundine & Geale: The Racial Boxing Match

Started by Hidden to GuestsBoard Downunder News

Replies: 6
Popularity: 9396
Last post 17 January 2018 at 15:44
by Hidden to Guests
White Racial Loyalist Resists Islamic Invaders - Risks Life, Liberty & Sanity

Started by Hidden to GuestsBoard Downunder News

Replies: 0
Popularity: 2021
Last post 19 April 2014 at 00:15
by Hidden to Guests
Yids Bitching About Bob Carr's Speech on Australian Citizenship & Foreign Policy

Started by Hidden to GuestsBoard Downunder News

Replies: 0
Popularity: 983
Last post 27 July 2015 at 22:23
by Hidden to Guests
Christian Easter Messages: White People ‘Reject Racism & Hate Speech’

Started by Hidden to GuestsBoard General News

Replies: 0
Popularity: 313
Last post 19 April 2019 at 09:20
by Hidden to Guests
“Klassen Letters” Vol. 1 & 2

Started by Hidden to GuestsBoard Books

Replies: 2
Popularity: 2589
Last post 19 June 2018 at 21:40
by Hidden to Guests