Stephen A. Smith Says J.R. Smith Wearing a Hoodie Might Remind White People of Trayvon Martin
Those of you who have followed for many any given time are of the fact that I do not hold Stephen A. Smith in high regard, and while I hold a certain standard that will not allow me to refer to another Black man as a c**n, I do, at times, live vicariously through those who do it often.
Stephen A. Smith has built a rather successful career calling out Black athletes on White mainstream media. He has done these multitudinous times and he has been unapologetic when doing it. However, when he made a statement that offended a White woman at the beginning of last year, he kowtowed and accepted his suspension. The crazy thing was that what he said that offended the White woman was right.
I place Stephen A. Smith is the same category with Jason Whitlock and Charles Barkley — Black men supporting a White agenda.
I have often said this, and I will venture to say it again — the most dangerous threat to Black progress is a Black man with a White agenda. Recently, Stephen A. Smith made the statement that J.R. Smith was sulking because of not starting due to the arrival of Dwyane Wade to the team. He said that the fact that Smith was wearing his hoodie during the game is proof of his sulking. He further iterated that he should not be wearing the hoodie because it would remind White people in the audience of Trayvon Martin.
There is so much that can be taken away from Smith’s assessment about the hoodie, and none of it good. I would say that I am shocked and disappointed, but I am not.
As Blacks, we have to be able to identify these traitors and see them for the threat that they are and treat them accordingly. The infiltration of the Black psyche is often achieved through Black agents executing White protocol. We must arm ourselves against this type of behavior on a number of levels. We must not continue our state of passivity in such a hostile environment. We must respond decisively! ~ Rick Wallace, Ph.D., Psy.D.
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