There’s been a great deal said, of late, regarding the ignorant bigotry of an NBA team owner. His ignorant rants, although taken out of context, were filled with hateful, ignorant judgments in relation to people different from himself in relation to their color. No matter what the context, his words were filled with hate.
Although I fully agree with the decision to ban him from the game for life (there is no place in sports for his kind of bigot), I believe that his attitude carries its own punishment. He may have money and power, but he has no respect, honor, trust nor love from anyone with whom he lives and works. I pity him. I only hope and pray that he will learn something from this and change his way of thinking.
There are other things that have come out in this situation that I’m not sure will ever be properly addressed.
1. The woman to whom he was speaking is equally guilty. She (and/or people around her) not only egged him on in the argument, but taped him without his knowledge, then SOLD the tape to the highest bidder!
2. If what he was saying on the tape were true (and she didn’t deny it), she is equally bigoted and used others (the objects of his bigotry) to ‘rub it in’.
All because of the color of one’s skin!!!!
Come on, people! How long are we going to label and judge people based on the outer 2-3 millimeters of their bodies!? We have the SAME genetics… the SAME organs… the SAME bodily functions! There is NO SUCH THING as “African-American” or “Mexican-American” or “Asian-American” unless they were born over there and CHOSE to move here and become an American… even then I would hope we would STILL call them, simply, AMERICAN!
That dual label is because of the culture from which they came, not their color. We need to quit the labeling of others by skin tone. I will end my rant today by saying one thing I fully believe:
When God put people on this earth, He created only one race… HUMAN!