Jason Whitlock is at it again


Jason Whitlock

It didn’t take long for someone to use Sean Taylor’s death as a soap box to preach their nonsense. Columnist (and I use that term loosely) Jason Whitlock is that person.

Whitlock is someone who loves to point fingers at problems but never seems to have a real solution to the enigma. He enjoys bashing his own race and culture just for the sake of being controversial. But when was the last time he called someone of a different race a thug for doing something stupid? Whitlock didn’t even use the “T” word when he was writing about Andy Reid’s troubled kids.

Jason Whitlock calls African Americans who lack common sense members of the Black KKK. In his pathetic excuse for an article Whitlock gives his thoughts on the murder of Sean Taylor.

The Black KKK claimed another victim, a high-profile professional football player with a checkered past this time.

No, we don’t know for certain the circumstances surrounding Taylor’s death. I could very well be proven wrong for engaging in this sort of aggressive speculation. But it’s no different than if you saw a fat man fall to the ground clutching his chest. You’d assume a heart attack, and you’d know, no matter the cause, the man needed to lose weight.

If Jason Whitlock wants to assume then I will do the same. I will assume that Whitlock doesn’t know what the Ku Klux Klan is. I will even assume that he lacks common sense. He needs to read a history book. Sean Taylor isn’t in a better place because he is Black. He is not with us anyone because his killer is a complete animal. Its as simple as that. Race has nothing to do with it. There isn’t any race that will act normal if they are raised in an environment like Taylor’s killer. Most of the time people act like Satan spawns because of where they were raised. Its economic not racial Mr. Whitlock.

Yes, some people might think if a fat man falls down clutching his chest that he is having a heart attack. Are these the same people that assumed Sean Bell should be sent six feet deep on his wedding day? We can not live in a world where we always assume the worst. That is not an opinion. It is fact!

Whitlock refuses to write about the fact that Sean Taylor changed his ways after the birth of his daughter Jackie. I guess assume Mr. Whitlock believes leaving that out will make his thoughts less controversial.

In his “article”, Whitlock’s ignorance continues…

I blame hip hop for playing a role in the genocide of American black men. When your leading causes of death and dysfunction are murder, ignorance and incarceration, there’s no reason to give a free pass to a culture that celebrates murder, ignorance and incarceration.

No, Jason Whitlock. This has nothing to do with music. If hip hop never existed, Sean Taylor would still be dead. These problems were around long before the genesis of hip hop. The truth of the matter is simple to comprehend. Most people that murder, steal, and act like straight fools come from broken homes or down right pathetic environments. When I was growing up I hardly listened to music. I was a bad kid who got in trouble all the time. If I didn’t have my mother and father to set me straight I would most likely be in jail right now. I find it interesting that Jason Whitlock didn’t mention the hip hop culture when Andy Reid’s sons were arrested. I have no choice but to assume (there’s that word again) Whitlock believes hip hop culture is only for Black people. Maybe we can blame the problems the Reid family is facing on movies like Scarface and the Godfather.

At the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court Decision, Bill Cosby said it best…

In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on. In the old days, you couldn’t hooky school because every drawn shade was an eye. And before your mother got off the bus and to the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into the house, and where you got on whatever you had one and where you got it from. Parents don’t know that today.

I’m talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit. Where were you when he was two? Where were you when he was twelve? Where were you when he was eighteen, and how come you don’t know he had a pistol? And where is his father, and why don’t you know where he is? And why doesn’t the father show up to talk to this boy?

Do you see music being called the scapegoat? I think I will agree with the opinion of Bill Cosby over a columnist that just wants to make a name for himself.

I don’t hate Jason Whitlock. I actually feel sorry for him. Its a shame that common sense is not common. And Whitlock is living proof of that.

I never understood interventions. What’s the point of being told you drink too much from a room full of reasons why you drink in the first place?

Posted: November 29, 2007 at 1:10 am | by Ryan
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