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Stephen A. Race-Baits, Misleads Audience On Tim Tebow And White Privilege

ESPN’s personalities are quite happy this week as they can focus on the two topics they enjoy most: the NBA and perceived racism. Taking a short break from the latest “LeBron vs. Jordan” verbal spar and grading from 1-10 how clutch LeBron’s shot was last night, Stephen A. Smith opted to race-bait and mislead his audience while discussing Tim Tebow’s opportunity to play backup tight end in the NFL. Get ready: “If I’m gonna bring up white privilege when I brought up Steve Nash getting the job in Brooklyn, is this not an example of white privilege?” Stephen A. asks. “What brother do you know that’s getting this opportunity?” Which sport are you talking about, Stephen A? The NFL, whose players are roughly 70% black? Or the NBA, a league where 81.7% of the players are people of color? Just wondering which one is providing more white privilege. “Let me be the first to say, I don’t give a damn how you feel. I mean what I say. It is white privilege,” Stephen A. goes on. No, it isn’t. A white guy getting an opportunity that he doesn’t deserve isn’t “white privilege.” People of all races get opportunities that they […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.