ESPN has launched a new website called The Undefeated aka Black Grantland which they own but will have nothing to do with because it’s an all black site with all al black employees – all black journalists.
Separate but equal!
“We want to give some opportunities to a new generation of [writers of] color,” ESPN executive vice president Marie Donoghue said of ESPN’s efforts to raise the diversity quotient in sports journalism.
Diversity now means separate blacks from whites?
Since we started hyphenating Americans, we’ve added to the sense of disenfranchisement and lack of unity in our culture. It is especially disconcerting seeing blacks and whites being treated in a way that Martin Luther King Jr. did not want to see.
Sports writer Jason Whitlock said he wants to work for a black platform, “so that what [he’s] saying can be heard in context.”
“Dr. King,” Whitlock said, “sacrificed so we could get this opportunity.”
However, Dr. King said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He didn’t say let’s keep the races separate but equal.
Athletes are discussing race, too, Whitlock pointed out, citing basketball player LeBron James as a subject worth covering deeply and “someone who’s…trying to push the culture in a positive direction.” (James called for Donald Sterling’s ouster from the NBA league after the Clippers owner’s racially insensitive comments were leaked, and he wore an “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt to pay his respects for Eric Garner, who was put into a chokehold by a New York City police officer, and died.)
PC is positive?
Whitlock wants to promote stories about the criminal justice system.
According to The New York Times, Whitlock’s goal is meaningful and multifaceted: to create a conversation-starting website with in-depth reporting by a staff of largely black journalists; to become a digital and social media hub that celebrates African-American culture, advocates for causes and tells uplifting stories to develop a tight focus on and expand coverage of historically black colleges and universities; and to cover the criminal justice system.
They think there was a void in the world of professional journalism.
Jason Whitlock just got into a crazed Twitter feud with the The Daily News’ fake black person Shaun King.
There was thirty minutes of back-and-forth accusations of sexism, racism, workplace harassment, bullying, journalistic fabrication, race treachery, fraud, theft, white supremacy, and fake blackness. You can read more about that at Mediaite.
Undefeated will provide a great forum for more of that nonsense.