Whitlock: Rose is the Real Sellout


I’m no Jason Whitlock fan.  But his latest column hits the nail on the head.

While making money for their white university and allowing their incompetent, white coach to learn on the job, the Fab Five were not man enough to harness the courage and focus to outduel — in their minds — inferior, racist teams.

Now tell me who the sellouts were?

It wasn’t John Thompson, Patrick Ewing or Grant Hill.

The fact that Jalen Rose has refused to take back, let alone apologize for, comments he made about African Americans playing for Duke showed that he was ignorant and foolish as a 19 year old kid, and he is ignorant and foolish as a grown man.

The fact of the matter is that staying with your spouse, sending your kids to a good school, and making sure they get a good education is the American Dream.  Not everyone has the talent to play professional hoops.  So maybe Jalen will forgive all those African Americans who don’t reject a stable home and a good education for not being black enough.  Or maybe he’ll just keeping stabbing his brothers in the back, all the while dancing for the man on ESPN.


2 Responses to “Whitlock: Rose is the Real Sellout”

  1. Ravenation, L.L.C. of North America Says:

    This has been a touchy subject ever since that program aired.

    I’m kind of on the fence about this one. Grant Hill’s piece was very well written and he’s a very well spoken individual.

    That being said, he was also a lot more affluent than 95% of the African American players coming out of high school at the time. Additionally, I like Rose and he’s kind of got a point.

    But then again, it’s not Hill’s fault he grew up rich.


  2. pmadavi Says:

    Rose really needs to come out and say he no longer feels that way, and that they were wrong to call the Duke players Uncle Toms. It’s just as bad as some white players using the N-word on black players.

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