The BPD thought, in good measure, that they were honoring a man, Red, who broke racial barriers, who looked at people's talent, not their skin color....why wouldn't he belong in black history month as he was the first to sign a black player? I guess cos he was white.
I don't know, maybe it was wrong, but I think the reaction to it was way over board.
Kudos to the colorblind BPD for not thinking about Reds' race but rather the strides he made in integrating the NBA, and the courage and smarts he showed by judging a man on talent and not the color of his skin.
“So, this White guy did amazing things that helped make things better for Black people...”
“OMG THAT’S RACIST!!!”
Did I get that right?
If history is to be learned then why are all the monuments, etc., being torn down and people being offended over a cotton plant in Target and many other things. That is a part of history. SMH
Wow nothing offensive or racist about that post. People are too whiny and offended by everything. I think we all look forward to the day where no one apologizes and instead (first) explains why it's not (before not explaining at all).
There was no need to delete the tweet or to apologize for it, I'm tired of this victimhood coming from individuals claiming not to be racist. Imagine if a white person criticized a black organization doing the same thing, OH WAIT they wouldn't because there's no white history month.
Black History month was specifically chosen in February to coincide with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. A white President who freed black slaves.
Big deal........Black History Month, is complete sham, it has nothing to do with "Black" history, it only has to do with "Racial Division"
I think this was unnecessary. I don’t see anything offensive in the post and believe the mayor probably drew attention to a post that HE read “offensive” into. Will he have the department put their pants on backwards if BLM tells them to? Time to re-elect; that mayor has caved and gets wet before it rains. Jerk!
Two things:1- The month is, in and of itself, racist.2- I can understand why some took offense to the tweet. That said, I don't think it warrants a public outcry or an uproar. I can see pointing it out to the PIO and having them remove it, but that's the extent of "backlash" I think is justified. I truly think it was an earnest tweet coming from the right place, just not fully thought out. No different than anyone of us has done our entire lives with something we've said or written (not necessarily just race related.)
We need a Blue LIVES Matter 365 days a year.too many asses being kissed in today's society ,nothing but crybaby whimps and complainers. Get on with life, get a life and maybe understand the world doesn't stop for anyone and shouldn't.