Jason Whitlock Is Just Jealous of Black Athletes

Onyx Contributor:  H.T. (@517NightHawk), Podcast:  Lansing Anti-Hero

After Whitlock both regularly insulted Lavar Ball and defending Kristine Lahey against Ball rightfully calling her out for insulting him as a parent, I think I’ve come to a simple conclusion about Jason Whitlock:  Jason hates black athletes, but not for the most obvious reasons.

See, as someone who’s at least attempted to follow his work, Jason has a deep animus for black athletes in so many ways.  From his belief that NBA isn’t as successful because it let hip hop gain an influence on its image to Cam Newton pissing off football fans by doing a simple dance in the end zone while being Mr. Rodgers to kids to Serena Williams to Colin Kaepernick; Whitlock deeply dislikes black athletes that in any way steal the spotlight from even the most mediocre athletes.

I’d like to take this time out to point out that the NBA didn’t so much LET hip hop take over image wise.  If you watched the 30 for 30 “broke” you’d realize this was the time when A) the American economy was at its heights since the 80s and B) hip hop itself was making artists instant millionaires at a young age, not unlike athletes themselves.  So there was already mingling between the worlds.  Remember, at the height of their careers, Tupac Shakur and Mike Tyson were friends up till Shakur’s murder.

One would assume that Whitlock hates black athletes on account of his physical self loathing, but I think its far deeper.  As I touched on before, a lot of black men are raised with a disturbing sense of entitlement towards black women because culturally we raise men to believe that they deserve the best of the best with women because they aren’t the thugs their elders told them to be better than.

Whitlock and black people like him hate black athletes at their core because they feel they promote this agenda that black success looks like throwing a ball around and running for millions of dollars rather doing like they did and studying a creative or intellectual career.  Moreover, the average guy hates it because they decided to take on a degree that makes them hundreds of thousands of dollars and think it’s a great injustice women aren’t engaging in Kumite to be with them despite them being unlikable people.

Jason Whitlock hates them because at the end of the day as right as people like him may be that we do glorify athletes too much in the black community, the fact is he defeats his cause by basically justifying clear racism against black athletes under the guise that we could stop it by playing to standards of respectability that even they don’t adhere to.

In short, Jason is a fucking crybaby that hates that his legacy puts him as the polar opposite of great black sports journalists like Stuart Scott and current ones like Jemele Hill as he chooses to tear down more than uplift.  Frankly I agree, all he’s good for is judging snacks.

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