Virtue Signaling, Anyone? ESPN Hails Korver's 'White Guilt' Confession; Whitlock Derides Racial Demagoguery

NewsBusters | 4/10/2019 | Staff
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Progressive media and social justice warrior athletes are heaping praise on Utah Jazz veteran Kyle Korver for confessing to white privilege in this week's post on The Players Tribune, titled "Privileged." He is now the toast of ESPN talk shows, its African-American-themed blog, The Undefeated, and athletes for writing that present-day white Americans are responsible for the racist sins of their forefathers.

Fox Sports 1 talk show host Jason Whitlock and Outkick The Coverage blogger and radio show host Clay Travis strongly refuted Korver's white guilt "manifesto."

Undefeated - Marc - J - Spears - Black

The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears writes, "Black NBA players, including (LeBron) James, (Dwyane) Wade, (Chris) Paul, (Thabo) Sefolosha, Draymond Green, Shaun Livingston, Donovan Mitchell and many others, said thank you to Korver on social media after his revealing essay. It’s because those African American men know that white words truly matter in their dream of stopping racism and social injustice." Spears continued:

"But in light of recent racist events at Jazz home games, Korver could not stay silent. The 38-year-old sharpshooter took a stand alongside African Americans and other people of color in the quest to end racism, social injustice and police brutality, and to offer better education and job opportunities."

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ESPN First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman came out strongly in their support of Korver, too. Kellerman said:

" ... Good for you, white players. But again, when you think about who caused the situation, whose responsibility is it? The fact that it's so often put on African-American individuals to take the responsibility and not often put on the people who enjoy the privilege. I mean, because once upon a time, it was not black people who were responsible for the international slave trade or slavery or reconstruction or Jim Crow or disenfranchising voters or all that stuff. Right? ..."

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