This comment by Mfundisi Kitchen on the post Richard Sherman, Thugs, and Black Humanity
I think the young man from Stanford with a communications major with a 3.9 GPA graduating with honors. Coming from a high school in Compton, LA with a 4.1 GPA that came from a good household. Whose own father used to be a gangbanger himself. I think he turned out pretty good. I think a guy who does community service and works and studies hard behind the scenes as we all want from the black people in our community is a good thing. I don’t think an exception here needs to be made. IF anything, Richard Sherman is setting the standard with his actions.
Did you know that he would help others in his class get prepared for the SATs when he was in high school? He broke the norm but I don’t believe he should’ve done it. But other than that, you find one indictment on him while he was in Stanford or while he’s been in this league. You study up on the man (which is what I believe he wanted from all of this), and you see how much of a role model he has been for the people around him and where he’s been.
And just because a person doesn’t exercise self-control doesn’t mean you should be treated less than a human being. While exercising self-control is a requirement to be a professional and an adult, it is not a requirement to be treated as a full human being. And I’m sure you didn’t mean that in any way. It’s just disagrees with your choice of wording.
Food for Thought:
Is racism in America gone underground using code words like “Thug” since it is not acceptable to use the n-word?
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