President Obama also said Sterling’s alleged comments are an example of how “the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and segregation.”
“That’s still there, the vestiges of discrimination. We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up every so often.”
But not necessarily.
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us that “after learning all about yourself, you will be able to take those who enslaved you and wrap them around your little finger and you will not feel them on your little finger until you see them on your little finger and shake them off!”
Clearly, it is time to shake them off.
It is NOT solely NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s role or responsibility to police Donald Tokowitz Sterling or the NBA’s 30 team plantations for racism. And so to insist that only he “do something” would be unfair to our great White commissioner. But what about the responsibility of the slaves themselves? It is 2014—151 years after emancipation. Are they not responsible now for their own freedom?
Those brilliant Black athletes are 100 percent of the reason why stadiums are filled and why America’s couches are overloaded and bursting at the seams in front of giant-screen HDTVs tuned to a thousand sports channels. The ugly secret we all know but won’t discuss is that not a single human being on the planet would pay a single penny to watch Adam Silver do anything in shorts. The very thought is less than inspiring. But they pay huge sums to see Kobe or LeBron or Kevin Durant and they care not whether the NBA is the sponsoring body. [READ MORE]