Jemele Hill wrote an article about the now infamous Vogue cover with LeBron James and Giselle Bündchen, saying that it had undertones reminiscent of King Kong and a frail white woman.
Although prejudice, stereotypes, and racism still exist today, this cover was from far from it—that's coming from a person who's also black and has experienced racism, stereotyping, and prejudice first-hand.
I applaud Skip Bayless, although I don't like him, for bringing up to Hill whether she was mad because LeBron is on the cover with a white woman.
She denied it! It couldn't be further from the truth.
Black women, as do white men, hate seeing black men with white women. I've also experienced this first-hand and any brother out there who's been there can co-sign me on this one.
I'm not trying to be purposely critical; I'm just stating the facts. I've had the dirty looks, the bad attitude, and everything you can think thrown my way as a result of dating out of my race.
Why are we always trying to create prejudice or stereotyping where there's none?
For somebody as careful with his image as LeBron, I doubt that he didn't have a say with how he'd appeared on the cover. Not to mention that all athletes do that "roar" during the games.
What's the problem with doing it on a cover of a magazine? Not to mention the photographer who doesn't come off as a bigot. Who knows!
Maybe this is the result of longtime oppression that create this thought where every little insinuation albeit here non-existent, into a stereotype or prejudice.
I think that Jemele Hill is a great writer, as she wouldn't be on ESPN if she wasn't, but I think she and other writers are reaching on this one.
Cry wolf anyone?