People Upset With Bomani Jones For Wearing A 'Caucasians' Shirt On-Air Are Proving His Point For Him
Oh no! Bomani Jones is trivializing white people while simultaneously using their likeness to get himself exposure and in turn potentially make himself more money! Doesn't he realize that caucasians have feelings too? Doesn't he understand that the extremely stereotypical stockbroker with blonde hair, a mid-part, and a dollar sign permanently affixed to the back of his mind doesn't represent all white people? Reverse racism! Reverse racism! #WhiteLivesMatter!
Yeah, I suppose the MLB - that's predominantly run by rich white men - does the EXACT same thing with the Cleveland Indians logo for which this shirt is an obvious parody of, but they are just Indians. They are a minority. They are allowed to be marginalized, generalized, and plastered over all forms of memorabilia just to sell tickets and t-shirts. We are allowed to assume that the skin tone of every Native American is blood red, they are never not smiling, and that they don't leave the house without a headdress, because they are too small of a demographic to adequately fight back.
Same doesn't go for white people. You poke fun at our privilege on a $20 t-shirt, and we will waste no time rounding up the fair skinned troops and attacking from every internet angle. Doesn't matter that 'Chief Wahoo' and 'Banker Chad' are identical representations of the same damn form of prejudice. Identifying blatant hypocrisy gets put on the back burner when not-so-subtle discrimination by caucasians is being made light of on a national news network. That's just our right as the majority.
P.S. That shirt is FRESH...