It seems that this election year has polarized the nation and now it’s causing a divide in the black community as well. ESPN sports news anchor, Sage Steele writes a reply about Diversity: “No Hall Pass for Being a Minority, Racism is Racism.”
After recently coming under fire by #BlackTwitter for making a comment about Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Evans’ and his decision to protest Donald Trump’s election by kneeling at the start of the National Anthem, Sage Steele had a lot to say to the black community on diversity and racism.
Steele’s tweet that set it off: “Hey @MikeEvans13_ look up definition of the word DEMOCRACY & remember this pic while kneeling/exercising your right to protest #perspective.” Her tweet was accompanied with a photo of a white man kneeling in a graveyard of soldiers.
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) November 14, 2016
Steele who is a biracial Army brat (Mother is white, father is black) and married to a white man is probably the most prominent female sports commentator in the game right now! But when Steele chose to post her opinion regarding patriotism via Twitter, #BlackTwitter fired back at her with comments that prompted Steele to pour out her opinion about black people and diversity.
Sage Steele DIVERSITY November 17 at 2:58pm:
“Instead of praising or uplifting each other, way too many people of color choose to tear down, mock and spew hatred at other blacks who feel differently, think differently, or make decisions that are different from theirs. That, my friends, is hypocrisy at its best. Or should I say, its hypocrisy at its worst. Here’s the thing:
You don’t get a hall-pass just because you’re a minority. Racism is racism, no matter what color your skin is. So when you call me a sell-out, or a coon, or an Uncle Tom, or any other derogatory term to let me know that you disagree with me, you lose every ounce of credibility with those whom you deem racist at the drop of a hat. Does racism against African-Americans/people of color exist? Of course! It disgusts me more than anyone knows and as far as we have come, there is still such a long way to go. I have personally felt it on too many occasions to count, and I will continue to fight it for me, my family and everyone else out there who truly does believe in diversity. But the fact that so many of us actually have to fight back against other within our own race, is incomprehensible and frankly, it’s pathetic. So go ahead. Keep on keepin-on with that double-standard. That hypocrisy. Just know that every time you do, its sets us back even further, and I refuse to be a part of it. Instead, isn’t it time to look ourselves in the mirror and be accountable for our own actions, and not just point the finger at others?“Read more…
— #VivaFidel (@SankofaBrown) November 17, 2016
Source: Black America Web