Jason Whitlock Has Puzzling Take On LeBron James And Racism

With controversial opinions all over the map, Jason Whitlock in the past has been alternatively accused by his detractors - many of whom make their feelings known on Twitter as they are today - of playing the race card, as well as being a sellout and an Uncle Tom.

"That is a lie", Whitlock said of James' comment on being black in America is still tough if you're rich and famous.

"Racism is an issue in America but is primarily an issue for the poor". His independence attracts scorn from the PC police, who branded him "just a n--" for recent comments about LeBron James. "Over the years, Whitlock has taken several unpredictable and often unpopular positions, especially when racial issues intersect with sports", the New York Times detailed in September 2010. "LeBron needs to quit embracing his victimhood because he's not a victim, and it's a awful message for black people..."

No one, not anyone on the right and not Jason Whitlock, is discounting the existence of racism. Many of those people want their opinions to be heard. When I leave here today, I'm going drive to Wilshire Boulevard, get out of my auto, and throw the keys to my vehicle to some white or Latino man who's going to say, 'Mr.

During an appearance on The Herd today, Whitlock downplayed James' statement, citing his personal wealth.

"I get when I was a young person people called me a bad name - the n-word, whatever - it hurt my feelings. And I'm not almost as rich as LeBron James".

In short, Whitlock doesn't believe LeBron experiences "real racism" just "disrespectful inconveniences". He posted Tweets by National Football League tight end Martellus Bennett and several others.

"You don't become out of racism's reach because you've cashed a few checks", Bennett said on Twitter.

Hill concluded, "Racism, against blacks, Jews, Asians, whites etc has no tax bracket or cares about your popularity".

Jason Whitlock has also been a vocal critic of ESPN forcing social justice issues into its sports coverage. This has set the stage for a not-so-subtle effort to use the ESPN example as a way to bully others in the sports media from daring to tiptoe to the left of center, possibly setting the stage for "fair and balanced" right-of-center views to take over the sports conversation.

  • Salvatore Jensen