The Problem With Sage Steele's "The Worst Racism Comes From Black People" Comment

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Racism is not a symptom of the disenfranchised but a character flaw of the privileged. 

Clearly, this is about to be a monthly topic because once again Sage Steele is talking crazy. 

First, she admonished Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans for protesting the election of President Donald Trump. Then, she publicly complained about the Muslim Ban airport protests stopping her from making a flight.

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And now, the bi-racial ESPN anchor is asking Black folks to be more accepting and less critical of her. Apparently the backlash from her previous statements haven't sat well with the entire race, and she wants us all to do better.

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“There are times that I believe that we, as African-Americans, can be hypocritical, and that is to not look ourselves in the mirror when we are saying certain things and blaming other groups for one thing when we are doing the exact same thing," she said.

"The worst racism that I have received [as a biracial woman married to white man] —and I mean thousands and thousands over the years— is from Black people, who in my mind [I] thought would be the most accepting because there has been that experience…But even as recent as the last couple of weeks, the words that I have had thrown at me I can’t repeat here and it’s 99 percent from people with my skin color. But if a white person said those words to me, what would happen?…How do we, [with Christianity] as our foundation, address this honestly with each other and these communities?"

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The problem with this theory is that out of every race in this country, African-Americans, unequivocally, have been the most accepting of others. 

Black folks have also spent centuries fighting for their own rights, and simultaneously dying for the rights of others. And furthermore, racism is not a symptom of the disenfranchised but a character flaw of the privileged. 

But keep talking Sage. Maybe things will get better for you, if you just keep talking.

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