LeBron James racist vandalism shows “racism will always be a part of the world”.
LeBron James Racism
Cavs superstar LeBron James’ home has been vandalised with racist graffiti.
#LAPD is investigating a vandalism at the residence of NBA player LeBron James in which a racial slur was spray painted on a private fence
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) May 31, 2017
Officers are currently reviewing surveillance footage after the N-word was sprayed on James’ LA home.
LeBron’s Strong Response
James has responded by saying that it’s “tough being black in the USA.”
Speaking at a Media Conference James said:
“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are… being black in America is tough.”
“Racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America, and hate in America. Especially for African-Americans – is living every day,” he said.
James added: “We’ve got a long way to go for us as a society and us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America.”
A Long Way To Go
This serves as yet another reminder that we still have a long way to go when it comes to racism in sport.
Only last weekend I saw Majak Daw speaking to the Laguntas squad about footy. One of the squad members asked Majak whether he’d copped racism during his career.
Majak responded by saying he had, both in local footy and in the AFL. It really is scary that, along with all the challenges that come with being a professional athlete, the likes of Majak Daw and LeBron James also have to deal with racism.
The world’s biggest sporting codes are working towards stamping racism out of sport but, as LeBron said, it is sadly and disgracefully something that will always be a part of some athletes’ sporting lives.
by Michael T. Lynch – contributor