Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
posted at 11/24/2010 1:08 PM EST
In Response to Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jamele Hill = Racist : Let me be clear, as a long time poster and black man, that every time Jamele Hill writes articles like this she sets race relations back a generation. I didn't get to where I am in life because I had Al Shartpon or Jesse Jackson to speak for me. I got to where I am because I was willing to work hard and a lot of people along the way guided me because they saw I was a hard worker. If you feel guilty for slavery, don't, that's just ludicrous. Are you answerable for history? No. Do you discriminate? I'll guess no. Saying that blacks can't make it because the system is repessing us is a cop out, an excuse, or whatever term best realys the point. I don't need white people, green people or purple people feeling sorry for me, thanks. It's a merit based society out there these days, and people saying that affirmative action and crap that is supposed to mitigate against racism are needed for me to succeed might as well say to me that I couldn't make it on my own. And that has always motivated me.
Posted by BrooklineRob[/QUOTE]
Good post. I do agree JJ and Sharpton have the intentions that mean something for the assistance of blacks, but I think iin 2010, their policies and initiatives are also, how do I frame this without making it seem like I am not naive that racism still exists.....
Not sure what the word is.
And that's my issue with Hill here. What is the point of bringing that in, when we know the idea of the NFL is to win and make money?
Jesse Jackson is a horrendous liar, so I have very little respect for him as an American or person.
But, I do agree, his causes were to help blacks move forward in society.
I sort of wish they sought the same thing for ALL miniroties, instead of JUSt blacks, though.
This is my issue with JJ and Sharpton. Sorry to say, but they are racists as well.
If just once they fought for hispanics or some other minority group, I'd think differently.
Anyway, I very much respect that take.