White ESPN commentator Paul Finebaum said that black Americans need to stop complaining about discrimination because “this country is not oppressing black people.”
Black Sports Online reported Thursday on Finebaum’s remarks, which he made on his ESPN Radio show Monday.
“This country has issues,” Finebaum said, “but this country is not oppressing black people.”
The sports author joined a panel discussion about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday where he underscored his assertion that black people in America aren’t being oppressed.
“Usually people protest when they’ve been oppressed, when they have a legitimate stake in the action,” said Finebaum. “I don’t know where Colin is coming from. What’s his beef with society, other than he’s upset with how, in his mind, people are being oppressed in this country?”
“I don’t know Paul Finebaum to make assumptions about him personally,” wrote BSO’s Robert Littal, “but what I do know is he is a 61-year-old white man, so I am going to go out on a limb and say he has no idea what black people old or young have to go through in this country. He has no idea what it is like being a black person in this country currently and doesn’t have the right to tell us how we feel.”
Watch video of Finebaum’s comments, embedded below:
Stephen Colbert details ‘petty’ Trump’s 46-minute ‘pants-filling tantrum’ to ‘kamikaze MAGA dead-enders’
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert walked through President Donald Trump's recent 46-minute Facebook rant in an epic opening monologue Wednesday night.
Thursday will mark one month since the election, and "the president has spent that entire time throwing a loud, pants-filling tantrum," said Colbert. "If we don't change presidents soon, he's going to get a rash."
He explained that the world had been subjected to Trump's "call to arms" for his supporters, seeking to overthrow the election and nullify the will of the people.
Trump witness at Rudy’s Michigan hearing demands photo ID because ‘all Chinese look alike’
President Donald Trump's latest election fraud "hearing" in Michigan brought together a motley crew of witnesses including one woman who went off on a rant about photo ID.
Michigan requests a photo ID but doesn't mandate it to vote. But that isn't enough for one woman who said it's necessary to tell Chinese people apart.
"I think all Chinese look alike, so how would you tell?" she asked.
If the woman at the hearing has a hard time telling the difference between Chinese people, she may also have trouble looking at a photo of a person and telling if they're the same person on the ID. Voter rolls also don't have photos of the voter included in them.
WATCH: Rudy Giuliani tries to shut up his own witness as voter fraud hearing goes off the rails
At an election fraud hearing in Michigan on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani brought forth a witness — but her testimony was so incoherent and embarrassing that near the end, even Giuliani himself appeared to be trying to get her to stop talking.
"That poll book is off by 100,000!" claimed the woman. "Why don't you look at the registered voters on there? ... what was the turnout rate, 120 percent?"
As she continued to talk, Giuliani reached his arm towards her, as if half trying to get her to stop and look around at him.
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