For some reason, some white people forget the significance of February 1st more than they figure out it is April Fool’s Day after they realize news their dog died was a cruel prank:
A friggin’ MONKEY on a tee-shirt for a almost all black basketball team, ON the first (or second, does it matter) day of Black History Month? Of course, it took a black Sacramento Kings player to point out just how this might be POSSIBLY taken the wrong way, because Im sure no white player or staff member thought twice of it.
I know, I know, throughout middle America theres millions of racist white trash or old people screaming “FOR GODS SAKES, YOU cant say ANYTHING any more!!!”
Really? I don’t know, I cant believe in the entire tee-shirt decision making chain at the Sacramento Kings, not ONE white person didn’t think----gee, in a 90% black league, I wonder how putting a monkey on a tee shirt might be seen as offensive . . . . .and better yet, one even remembered the significance of February to black Americans.
In other words, theres a SLIGHT chance this was intentional, and some white person sub-conciously allowed these tee shirts to be printed. If not, then this demonstrates our ignorance of this month, and maybe its time for a little re-education and awareness for all of us white people on how we need to show a little more sensitivity towards other races and cultures.
This isn’t the first time this type of BHM “blunder” happened in sports:
No denial, no 6-figure costing pulling of the calendars by the franchise, worth over a billion dollars in market value by the way. The lily white Eagles front office just shrugged, and said, hey its not OUR problem a player that used the N word JUST HAPPENS to be the player featured in February. Its the CALENDAR MAKERS FAULT.
Lets see, theres 12 months in a year. Theres 53 players on a NFL roster. Therefore, about one out of 4 makes the calendar.
Lets assume Cooper was one of the top 12 players for the Eagles that year (something, as a sports fan, I dispute BTW).
12 players x 12 months = 144 various month/player combinations. AMAZINGLY, Riley Cooper gets paired with February.
Coincidence? Or some white smart-ass working for the calendar company, angry at all the controversy surrounding Riley Cooper and how he as a white man, is being told be cant use the N word, decided to sneak this in hoping no one will notice his underhanded insult.
And there fact that no white person in the entire calendar making chain noticed this?
Give me a break.