Jason Whitlock is one of my favorite sports writers. I like him because he’s not afraid to force the difficult discussions that most people find awkward and frightening. His column today on FoxSports.com was another wonderfully written piece. Here are a few excerpts that will either make you applaud or burn with anger. You can find the entire article at the link at the bottom of this post.
Soon, much sooner than you think, there will be a last call for alcohol at the Jason Collins party, the kind words of support will quit pouring in and the forces of regression will pick apart his exquisitely crafted story, question his motives and loudly protest that the gay man’s seat at the table of equality will lead to the ruin of this great nation.
In response to Tim Brando’s tweet: “Being a Christian White male over 50 that’s raised a family means nothing in today’s culture. The sad truth. Period” Whitlock had this to say…
Well, it does mean you’re more likely to get a loan from a bank, less likely to be profiled by the police, more likely to get a six-figure job babbling about sports, less likely to be accused of playing the race card when you clearly are, and more likely to be afforded every privilege and benefit of the doubt this country has to offer.
Finally, Whitlock talks about the road ahead for Jason Collins…
Every man or woman of importance must have critics and enemies. Jason Collins will have plenty, and their voices will get louder and more vicious in the coming days.
As always, Whitlock is polarizing. That’s what makes him great.