EliteDaily- "Unfortunately, as I tell my white friends, we as black people, we’re never going to be successful, not because of you white people but because of other black people. When you’re black, you have to deal with so much crap in your life from other black people. It’s a dirty, dark secret; I’m glad it’s coming out."
You know, a much flak as Sir Charles receives for often being overly opinionated, he's very seldom wrong. I am not going to sit here and say I know what it's like to be a black man in this country. That would be asinine. I am going to say that the actions and the mind sights of some African Americans make it harder on others to live successful lives.
Let's look at the root of the 'he's not black enough statement'. It clearly it isn't a statement about skin color. No one says Drake 'isn't black enough' and he's a light skinned Jewish Canadian. It's very clearly a statement on urban culture. How Russell acts, speaks, and dresses. I don't want to delve to far into the topic. However, the fact that an African American person can not be black enough according to his peers shows how prevalent racist stereotypes still are in this country. As far as I'm concerned, the only way a black person can be considered 'less black' is if he denounces his own ethnicity. Your level of intelligence or the way you carry yourself shouldn't define you racially. As far as I'm concerned, you shouldn't need to earn your 'black card'.
Russell Wilson isn't black enough? Black enough for what? To win a Superbowl? What else matters? Not completely understanding how this is a locker room issue. I have played on a bunch of sports teams. Your teammates don't have a skin color, or a religion, or an ethnic background. You are all brothers on the field of play. You come together to form a team identity instead of an individual one. If ignorant people outside that locker room want to say that Wilson is white washed because the doesn't speak in ebonics, that is one thing. It's not right, but it's far less questionable. For his teammates to do it is a concept I can't wrap my head around. That's the beauty of sports. We accept those that aren't like us and we come together. One team, one common goal. Preach on Chuck, we will always be listening.
And now to lighten the mood….