Three weeks prior to this, Richard Sherman, a cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks was interviewed by a (White female) sideline reporter after his team advanced to the Superbowl. The reporter asked him a question to which he replied that the wide receiver was wack and that indeed he, Sherman, was the greatest cornerback of all time. Is it true? Maybe not, but I respect his bravado. I guess I was the only one. Nevermind that Sherman has a degree from Stanford. Nevermind that he's a member of a respected Black fraternity. Sherman was crucified in the media for being thuggish and brash.
Both of these incidents happened with young Black men against 'innocent' White people. I guess the archaic notion of Mandingo isn't as irrelevant as we thought. Is this the post-racial society we were hoping for? Where racial microaggressions go unchecked?
All of these young Black men regarded as thugs.
Reacted to disrespectful fan.
Pumped up after making play to advance his team to the Superbowl.
Wearing a hoodie in the wrong neighborhood.
Happy Black History Month.