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No Homo Critic Dumped by Fox News


Political commentator Marc Lamont Hill, a critic of the "no homo" phrase coined by hip-hop, was fired recently from his position as an analyst for Fox News.

The exact reason for his firing remains unclear to Hill, who said he learned about his dismissal from a Google alert, according to the blog Think Progress. However, he alluded to the possible causes during a recent interview with conservative radio host Steve Malzberg.

"Hill told Malzberg that 'people can certainly look on the Internet and Google and see all sorts of stories and information' as to why he was fired," Think Progress reported.

Writings by Hill include an essay against the use of the phrase "no homo." It is published in full on Black Voices. Here's an excerpt:

"By punctuating even the most sexually non-suggestive sentences with a homophobic disclaimer, we reinforce the idea that gay and lesbian people are worthy of ridicule, shame, and surveillance," Hill wrote.

"This notion is particularly troubling within hip-hop culture, which is sustained by the creative work of gay stylists, writers, choreographers and, yes, rappers."

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