Bomani Jones Says ‘White People’ Are The Problem With The NFL

If you listen to Bomani Jones, the NFL has a problem. A serious problem.

And that problem is “white people.” Jones, the guy who still works at You Know Where (ESPN), appeared on Dan Le Batard’s show Wednesday and did what he does best — cried racism as only a racist can.

“I just don’t know why people try to make this far more complex than it is,” Jones told Le Batard. “What’s the problem? White people.”

He made these jaw-dropping, racist comments after Le Batard asked Jones about Brian Flores’ lawsuit, which alleges racism in NFL hiring practices.

Remarkably, Jones didn’t just mention “white people” in a Freudian slip. He held the nail in, hammered away, and grabbed a few more from his back pocket in order to finish the job.

“Who are the ones that are making these decisions? White people. Who are the ones that won’t change their decision making? White people. Who are the ones that only do anything in a different way when it comes these matters at the threat of litigation? White people,” said Jones.

“Y’all the ones that know these white people,” added Jones. “Y’all the ones that be hanging out with these white people. Y’all the ones that know the ones that pretend to be such good people and then make all the same decisions as everybody else.”

Sad as it may seem, this has become the norm. As OutKick founder Clay Travis suggests: “This kind of casual racism is totally accepted in sports media. If any other race is mentioned in the same manner, however, it’s career ending.”

Would a white person be allowed to suggest “black people” are the problem? I think we all know the answer. And why exactly is a race to blame, rather than individuals? Jones didn’t say. But then racists never do. And Le Batard doesn’t seem to press the issue.

There’s little gray area where it comes to racism. As Jones shows, it’s very black and white.

 

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Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. What would Jones’ solution be? I’m assuming he thinks white people are broken and can’t be fixed. This is increasingly the underlying message in the media, schools, corporate training, etc.

    And if whites are broken and can’t be fixed then the only solution is separate leagues for blacks and whites. What a dark place this is all taking us.

  2. The beginning of the end for legitimate sports talk at ESPN happened when Jones was given his own platform.

    It’s one thing to be a race baiter in a setting with 4 other panelists debating a topic.

    It’s completely different when you give that single point of view 3 or 4 hours 5 days a week to promote their completely one sided point of view.

    I don’t understand the self implosion of these liberal sports writers. It makes no sense. Instead of talking about the best two weeks in the history of the NFL playoffs, everyone is worried about a low character coach who doesn’t understand a courtesy interview, doesn’t understand the importance of loyalty to those who helped build your career, and only complains about something that he knows is extremely unethical, to say the least, when it may benefit him personally.

    Brian Flores has done more damage to the NFL than Colin Kaepernick ever did, and if the NFL bends the knee the way they did with Kaepernick, well, some of us just won’t come back.

  3. When I read / hear that “No one….” listens / watches XYZ … simply because they don’t; I cringe. Yes, the Bomani Jones, Jemelle Hill, Joy Reid , The View DO have a constituency … How large is it? How influential is it? I have no clue. Larger than I think. Smaller than they like to think.
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    I never watched Oprah and she became a billionaire from somebodies watching her. “Famous Rappers” live in mega-Cribs and I never heard of any of them. I read people saying Who the Hell Is Joe Rogan? And he supposedly has a daily audience of millions ???. …. I tell people I check Clay Travis’ OUTKICK throughout the day … and they say “WHO, huh?”
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    We all live inside our own bubbles of whatever size and scope. My bubble certainly does not include the ABGs mentioned above but somebodies’ does.
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  4. Zzzzzzzz. Fuck Bomani Jones. He is an uninteresting racist asshole. So what he wants black people to run everything like our major American cities? That works out really well. STFU Bomani 90% of America doesn’t even know who you are.

  5. Amazing how far ESPN has fallen. It used to be such a big part of my life, now I can’t even visit their website it is so bad.

    It is amazing that idiots like Bomani Jones and others thinks this type of nonsensical rant would help their cause. It makes him feel like a proud black man standing up for some injustice, but instead makes everyone look at him like a victimhood obsessed fool.

  6. If the negroes are put in charge of everything say bye bye to America. They are the only minority in the country that has advanced only minimally and they have been here the longest (other than Native Americans). All other minorities put their heads down, roll up their sleeves, get educated and work hard to better their lives. Victimization is all they have going for them.

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