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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sense-less Part II

I knew this column was coming from Jason Whitlock and as stated earlier, I wasn't ready to hear, hip hop this or that in regard to this young man's death. For one, I was taken back that the crime happened in his home with his daughter and fiancee in the house. Now, I'm not going to be naive and not think that the perpetrator ain't black, cause he is. If he ain't black American he's black something. Anyway here's Jason Whitlock's take....


Article quotes: "Let's cut through the bull(manure) and deal with reality. Black men are targets of black men. Period. Go check the coroner's office and talk with a police detective. These bullets aren't checking W-2s.

Rather than whine about white folks' insensitivity or reserve a special place of sorrow for rich athletes, we'd be better served mustering the kind of outrage and courage it took in the 1950s and 1960s to stop the white KKK from hanging black men from trees.

But we don't want to deal with ourselves. We take great joy in prescribing medicine to cure the hate in other people's hearts. Meanwhile, our self-hatred, on full display for the world to see, remains untreated, undiagnosed and unrepentant." Jason Whitlock


ESPN's Jemele Hill chimes in:

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