i'll be the first to tell you that this whole lebron thing is stupid, and we are all aware that there are people that will inappropriately pull the race card, but GAfan you sound like you're implying that racism basically doesn't exist anymore, and that everyone is out there making things up for some personal gain...if that's the case you are very mistaken
no one is taking anything away from veterans, not really related...based on this situation, yes it's dumb to call phil racist, and you could definitely argue that it's extreme to label donald trump a racist, but those of us who have experienced racism will tell you what's really disgusting...just because progress hasn't been made doesn't mean that things are ok everywhere...and i'm sorry, to imply that any of us would prefer to go back to a time where we were regularly murdered because of the color of our skin is so ridiculous it discounts anything your said really...that's offensive...easier?
not going to bash you as a person, you're very much entitled to your opinion, but you're lacking information if you think everything is fine across the US...take it from real people that have actually experienced it, not just the idiots you see on tv.
just because progress has been made doesn't mean that everything is a-ok
I never said, or implied that racism doesn't exist. Theres always someone out there who hates for the sake of ignorance and malcontent. But now a days, theres also many who want to exploit racism as some type of theoretical product so they can cash in. My point is as a society people shouldn't have to walk on egg shells every time they talk, in efforts of not offending someone who will accuse them of being a racist. And PJ's "hang with his posse" comment is a perfect example of that.
Look at the reaction....the news ate it up on all national formats. All because one person who lives in an echo chamber recycled what another man said and turned it into a racist comment. If Lebron doesn't call PJ's comments offensive is this an issue? So whos truly being supportive of racism Phil or Lebron? The old white guy or the young black guy? In this circumstance racism definitely exists....its just doesn't meet what the narrative of what racism is or what the MSM wants it to be.