Michael Jordan didn’t travel the easiest of roads en route to becoming a college basketball star and an NBA legend.And certain obstacles put a chip on his sh…
"I considered myself a racist at the time"
now can we stop saying only white can be racist
everyone can be racist/prejudice regardless of creed/sex/sexual orientation/religion/race/ect
We need to stop giving reasons to dividing people with the race card
Did you even read the article you quoted? Because I don’t think you did. Michael Jordan, in this interview said that he had antipathy towards white people due to a large Ku Klux Klan presence throughout his childhood. And he threw a soda at a white girl who called him the n word. Michael Jordan’s reaction is anything but racism, it’s an odd choice of wording, but to say his actions are racism, you haven’t read anything.
You just pulled this out of your ass to say gotcha.
Racism =/= Prejudice. In Michael Jordan’s case, his prejudice was justified, because he was harassed and antagonized by his peers and the KKK.
You want to talk about race card, white people put it in the deck and play it all the time, when it’s convenient for them, like +4 in Uno. “Race Card” is racialized terminology the vilifies Black people for speaking out against oppression. The term race card is anti-black.
We aren’t dividing anything, it’s people like you who are drawing lines in the sand. Just because Black people don’t want to tolerate abuse and speak pointedly against white supremacy, doesn’t make us racist. You need to lecture white people on this subject matter, not us.
In your opinion, if you really read the article, should Michael Jordan and his family broke bread with members of the KKK? Should he have gave the girl who hurled racist epithets at him a hug? Look at the context. MJ may have had antipathy towards white people but it’s not even comparable systematic oppression, in actuality it was a protective barrier against it.
blowing this out of context. I didn’t state if it was justified or not. I have close friends who are black and they have told me they have friends/family who are racist against white people. Racism = over generalizing/stereotyping people due to there race. I have to deal with people being racist against my Hispanic step dad and two sisters. I’m against racism of every type including racism towards black people. Don’t attack the whole for the actions of a few. my only point is everybody can be racist. this shouldn’t be a competition on “who is more racist” Racism of any sort is flat out wrong ~ I don’t support the racist white pigs like in Ferguson
You essentially did say it was justified. You used this example, to say that Black people can be racist, and the material in the article didn’t support what you said. MJ was a victim of here, from the KKK to being harassed at school.
Then you bring up the foolish and ignorant dictionary definition. So by your own admission, if I read the definition on medicine, I would be a doctor. If you study sort of critical race theory, that dictionary doesn’t even come into play because a sentence doesn’t cover the broad social implications of race. The fact that you used that, shows that you don’t really have a good grasp of what you’re talking about.
Racism =/= Prejudice. Racism is a systematic institution, and if you don’t know that, I suggest you do some reading. To profess that having a weariness to the KKK and racists, makes a person just as bad, shows that you don’t understand context. And don’t think that I didn’t notice that you haven’t brought up anything regarding the article you mentions, which leads me to believe that you know you’re in the wrong, so you deflect, attempt to change the subject and sing of kumbaya. Please excuse me if I don’t have the patience for someone who won’t even read the material that they’re using to prove that Black people are racist.
Are your Black friends lynching white people? Are your Black friends creating sundown towns. Are your Black friends creating a system where White people can’t get hired, if they have a white sounding name? That would be racism. A systematic oppression of a people. It’s not just being rude, and instances of prejudice aren’t always wrong, case in point with this example quoted.
You have a lot to learn before you speak on this subject matter. If you’ve been paying attention to Ferguson you should be able to see the racial component, and you should be able to see that this example would never happen to white in the US, in 2014. Everyone doesn’t have an even hand in this thing.
And before I end this, if you think a minority of people are racist and discriminatory, I would have to question your life experience.
I would like you to do me a little project. I would like you to find examples of Black people showing disrespect to dead teenagers. With Travyon Martin and now with Mike Brown, white teens are making a meme out of it and posting photos on twitter. I’ve never seen Black people do that sort of thing, I’ve never seen it. That should tell you what type of culture and what type of society we live in. Talk to white people about their issue with race, don’t lecture us, we already know what’s going on.