Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
posted at 11/24/2010 9:29 PM EST
In Response to Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jamele Hill = Racist : No, I didn't imply any such thing. I've already explicity stated why I asked both the background and experiences of discrimination. Go back and read. In addition, I am not defending her article. It's crap. However, you've declared her as being a racist - and all that you have to support that is the fact that she has published numerous race-baiting articles. She is paid to write the crap, it doesn't make her racist. She writes it cuz it pays da bills. Now, if you told me that you had a chance to speak with her in person - and she got hostile with you and told you to get your cracker-azz out of her office....then you'd have a point.
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Ok, so we just disagree. You feel she is not a racist and does this on the company order. I think that is a cop out and you seem to be defending her or the instructions from ESPN.
I think she has the freedom to write as she wishes as does Howard Bryant. They choose to write about this, because they are infatuated with it and believe it.
Did ESPN force Bryant to write his book? I don;t think so.
I do think ESPN tries to generate certain angles and I do feel they may advise their writers or talking heads, but if this was the case, they wouldn't have had her censor her own work before.
She had said that the Celtics were Hitler Mind you, Auerbach was Jewish and had a boatload of blacks in the NBA before it was popular) column removed or altered, I forget which. But, it was definitely addressed before.
So, a Jewish guy who was a great ambassador, basically built the NBA, tooko the person as the person and coached blacks, his team was "like Hitler" to ehr?
Gee, Jamele. Way to do your homework and not look like you have an agenda.
I am not a sensitive person when it comes to discussing historical topics to be able to discuss freely as a way to be able to hit on all aspects, but I just feel like there is no need for race to be focused on unless it's a retrospective piece on something that has to include race.
It's two different things (sports and race). This is totally unnecessary and prods at the back issues this country has had.
When will it end?