Well, well, well...if it's not everybody's favorite Uncle...Tom. And what palm-to-forehead question is he looking to force feed the family at the proverbial dinner table after 1-7 too many hypothetical drinks? Why, of course, it's whether or not baseless, surface level hate can be bought away! About damn time if you ask me. All his shameless baiting of clicks and it's only now that we are discussing whether racism is still racism when the victim is rich enough to have someone else clean it up? Real head scratcher we got on our hands. Does the egregiousness of defacing a house with racial slurs have an indirect correlation with the size and resale value of said house? Hmm, really makes you think.
I should have known that this country's biggest dilemma wasn't minimizing discrimination and prejudice, but finding a more gentle word like "inconvenience" to describe them when they are directed at people well above the poverty line. How did my white privilege manage to miss the real problem at hand here? I gave an endorsement to a professional athlete for taking time away from doing his job to shed light on an important societal issue that somehow still plagues all people of a certain skin color, and I totally forgot to dangerously marginalize the difficulties of minorities in higher tax brackets. How could I have been so stupid?!?
I mean, I thought it was "inconvenient" when I was the 5th person in line for my morning coffee, but that term is far better used to describe LeBron James having his property tagged with a word that reminds him of the days in which he would have been property. Now that I have been enlightened by what's "right", I feel like I should head to the far left and drag the best basketball player on the planet back to a side that knows racism isn't really racism unless it's endangering lives. You know, instead of just harmlessly undermining true equality, compromising peace of mind, and serving as a painful reminder that you can't completely pay your way away from bigotry...no matter what nice, suburban neighborhood you move to.