Tag: LeBron James

Blue lives matter very much, but that does not equate to Black Lives Matter

Blue lives matter very much, but that does not equate to Black Lives Matter
In last week’s post, The Confederate flag is racist, Black History Month is not, I brought up the subject of Blue Lives Matter being equated to Black Lives Matter. Blue lives matter. Very much.  All lives matter.  Neither one of those, however, equates with or diminishes the message of Black Lives Matter. Michael Brown, an... Read more »

LeBron James, Dennis Byrne and the acknowledgement of white privilege in America

LeBron James, Dennis Byrne and the acknowledgement of white privilege in America
LeBron James is richer, more famous and arguably better looking than Dennis Byrne. You almost assuredly know LeBron, you’ve probably never heard of Byrne. James also knows something that Byrne seems obsessed with denying; being born white in America is a good thing. You can try to make sense of Byrne’s denial in No, I... Read more »

Jason Collins tells Sports Illustrated, "I'm gay". But where are the swimsuits?

Newsstands and sports fans are abuzz with the new Sports Illustrated story written by Jason Collins. Collins starts his story by announcing, “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” I was surprised, I did not know that Collins was 34. Collins’ article, written with Franz Lidz is a very personal and up-close... Read more »
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