ESPN news anchor Sage Steele.has said some sketchy things about politics and her bi-racial heritage, but she made her stance clear last week in a series of social media posts.
The issue came about when Steele commented on Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Evans’ decision to kneel at the start of the National Anthem to protest Donald Trump’s surprising presidential election win. Indeed, he practiced his right to freedom of speech.
But Steele wasn’t here for it, and decided to post her opinion on Twitter. “Hey @MikeEvans13_ look up definition of the word DEMOCRACY & remember this pic while kneeling/exercising your right to protest #perspective,” she said with a photo of a White man kneeing in a graveyard of soldiers.
Then when Black Twitter took her to task she unleased via Facebook:
“Instead of praising or uplifting each other, way too many people of color choose to tear down, mock and spew hatred at other blacks who feel differently, think differently, or make decisions that are different from theirs,” she said. “That, my friends, is hypocrisy at its best. Or should I say, its hypocrisy at its worst. Here’s the thing: You don’t get a hall-pass just because you’re a minority. Racism is racism, no matter what color your skin is. So when you call me a sell-out, or a coon, or an Uncle Tom, or any other derogatory term to let me know that you disagree with me, you lose every ounce of credibility with those whom you deem racist at the drop of a hat.”
She went on to salute the bravery of her White mother and White husband to marry people of color.
Well, as you can imagine that did not calm the storm. Instead Black Twitter responded by calling her out for playing the victim card.
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