Negro Writer: Why Don't White Athletes Understand What's Wrong With Trump; owe teammates explanation

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  1. knightedsoldier5000

    knightedsoldier5000 Mentor

    Aug 26, 2011
    Land of the Savages
    Why Don’t White Athletes Understand What’s Wrong With Trump?
    The Red Sox players who visit the White House owe their black and brown teammates an explanation.

    my colleague Yoni Appelbaum wrote in June, the history of sports teams visiting the White House began in 1865, when Union soldiers played baseball on the White House grounds to pay homage to a game they loved and to send a unifying message to a country torn apart by the Civil War.

    But President Andrew Johnson wasn’t really on board with a message of togetherness. Around that time, The Cincinnati Enquirer quoted Johnson as telling the governor of Missouri, “This is a country for white men, and by God, so long as I am president, it shall be a government for white men.”

    That divisive proclamation 154 years ago turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Johnson wanted a government where certain people felt excluded. Under Trump, Johnson’s wish came true

    Jemele Hill is a staff writer for The Atlantic, where she covers sports, race, politics, and culture
  2. white is right

    white is right Hall of Famer

    Feb 16, 2006
    Hill is a scorned woman who was probably axed for her SJW whining on national television hitting the wrong note with the national public and is now whining on the internet about a long dead president and she is taking poetic license to link this era to the post civil war era?

    News at 11, Dog bites man......
    Last edited: May 9, 2019

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