Originally Posted by DexmanC
Ali was villified for being a self-confident, borderline-arrogant, powerfully masculine, elite Black male athlete, while in his prime.
Same rings true for the following:
Richard just needed to know that white folks in America like their Black athletes smiling, and quiet. This is true ESPECIALLY if their on-field performance is ELITE.
Ask the Williams Sisters about that. Ask Tiger Woods about that. Ask Michael Jordan about that. After Jordan's Hall of Fame speech, all I kept hearing about was how mean he was. Then, I watched it, and all I saw was him speaking his mind about everything his life was about in public, for once in his life. He made white folks uncomfortable, and they called him "mean."
When you hear "thug" attributed to a Black male with no criminal record or history of aberrant public behavior, KNOW that it IS an attempt by a racist to communicate his frustration, without using "THAT" word to do so.
You never cease to amaze with your shameful rhetoric.
You make a post like this with Mike Tyson and Mike Vick as your examples? Might as well add Michael Jackson to that list and then you could have a triple crown of rapists. Oh, but Jim Brown is there, so that should be good enough to qualify since he has beaten more women probably than any other athlete.
And this is who you use as examples? Dex you are a total detriment to your message.
And Anderson Silva? He isn't black you dolt. He is Brazilian and has nothing to do with American blacks. lol!