Lebron James’ Home Vandalized, “Selling Out” Never Pays Off
Posted on June 03 2017
Lebron James should have spoken out for Tamir Rice.
I admit that I have some bitter resentment towards Lebron James. For some of you who happen to be living under a rock and don’t know who James is…he’s an NBA basketball darling. He’s often compared to Michael Jordan. James is this massive big, black guy who most people would be terrified to see running towards them with a basketball.
Let me first state that I do not watch basketball. Bae does and basketball is his sport, but, I think it’s boring.
However, as an activist, I saw some things that made me believe James was going to support the betterment of Black lives and that caused me to begin to like him as a person, not necessarily as a basketball player.
Additionally, I admired James’ family values. He seems like an excellent husband and father. I never hear that he’s been caught doing cliche things, such as, being caught with a stripper or having a babies on the way by some hidden mistress.
Nevertheless, I guess all good things must come to an end. Sometimes, before those things even have a chance to take off. Lebron once wore a t-shirt with the statement, “I can’t breathe” to show solidarity for the Garner family after Eric Garner was murdered in New York on a smartphone recorded video.
Lebron James has shown his activism a few times throughout his basketball career. Yet, he is constantly flip flopping while not showing a true commitment to either side. Especially the Black race.
November 22, 2014, Tamir Rice, a 12 year old from Cleveland, OH was shot and murdered by a Cleveland police officer. Later, a verdict of “not guilty” came back for the two officers responsible for the death of Tamir Rice. Lebron could have did (or said) something at this time to support the Black race. But, Lebron chose to go the Coon route and gave a mechanical answer that sounded like something his publicist told him to say.
Fans and residents of Lebron’s home state, Ohio, were pleading with him and asking him to sit out on some of his basketball games until there was justice from the Department of Justice for Tamir Rice.
Not only did Lebron not want to do this but he didn’t even want to speak out against the disappointing verdict and instead chose to keep opening his mouth and saying the wrong things.
To this day, there was and still isn’t any justice for Tamir Rice.
Now, Lebron James is back in the news again because someone vandalized his home in Los Angeles.
Lebron, apparently, has several homes and happened to not be at his home in L.A. at the time. Thankfully, his family wasn’t residing in the home at the time either.
Lebron’s statement at the press conference following the home violation was just as stiff as his response to Tamir Rice’s murderers getting off scot-free.
He even said something quite shocking, stating something along the lines of, “I’m fine to have my vandalized again if that will keep the conversation of racism going.”
I watched his press conference in disbelief. I couldn’t believe he would say such an idiotic statement.
What about the safety of his wife and children?
I have to admit that I am disappointed in Lebron James. Yet, it’s not just James who has been disappointing to the Black community for at least the last few decades.
There are many Black males who have “sold out” to make a quick dollar. The Black “sellout” is the worse kind of enemy for the Black race because Black people aren’t sure, at first glance, if the Black person is a friend or foe.
There are Black female sellouts, as well. Omarosa, Stacey Dash and Raven-Symone are a few sellouts that immediately come to mind. However (and unfortunately) there are definitely many more.
Below are a few notable Black sellouts (Stacey Dash, Raven-Symone, Stephen A. Smith, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey and Omarosa):
These are an example of Black people who are willing to throw their entire race under the bus for a taste of Massa’s butter biscuit. Today’s butter biscuits come in the form of paid gigs, such as, news commentators, talk shows and hired positions in the White House. These Black people might as well bleach their skin and rescind their Black card.
The Black race will never be as strong as it could be if Black people don’t stop their cooning and disloyalty towards their own race.
And, if people haven’t learned from Michael Jackson, Tiger Woods and Bill Cosby…they need to remember thks…no amount of money can protect anyone from White supremacy.
White supremacy has no morals. White supremacy can make anyone susceptible to it.
So, what would protect Black people from white supremacy?
Black people can defeat White supremacy simply by refusing to accept non-Black people’s trinkets for selling out.
Black people’s dire economic situation can improve by connecting and building within our own Black communities. Black people must build our own schools, banks, businesses and create jobs for other Black people. This will allow Black people to meet White people and other races at a real competitive level versus simply reacting and marching.
The best way to achieve power is to have the ability to directly compete with other races’ economies by having our own money and businesses.
Money is POWER.
I can understand how people cannot respect a race that consists of many people who refuse to respect their own race. Often, I am disgusted with the lack of loyalty and sacrifice that is required to build a Black Nation.
Black people have built empires, structures that are a phenomenon and entire countries (including America).
So, why does it seem that in 2017, Black Americans and Black people all over the World are still utterly incapable of doing anything significant to pull us out of our dire situation?
So, let me know what you all think about Lebron James’ vandalism situation? What do you think of celebrities and activism?
Samantha Dawson is a Web Designer, Graphics Designer, Freelance Writer, CEO of LocStar Revolution, NoVA 24/7 Notary Services and Web Designers and Scribes. In her free time, you can find Samantha reading biographies, watching documentaries on Netflix or spending quality time with her family. Samantha lives in Fairfax, VA with her fiancé and 3 sons.