LeBron James Vogue Cover: Why Jemele Hill Is Wrong

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LeBron James Vogue Cover: Why Jemele Hill Is Wrong
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?

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