Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant suggests racism isn’t a problem for black people
Speaking of people who should forego accomplishing mental gymnastics on race and intersectionality, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant proposed this week, on his Instagram, that black folks problems start and end with black folks, and not the forever-building evidence of systemic intolerance. The fallout has been loud and fateful across social media.
Heres the summary of the short-sightedreasoning for Bryant’s pronouncements, which are admirable but function without historic context. His argument is that complaining is not a answer, and that his against-all-odds success proving that people should lift themselves by their bootstraps.
Needless to say, Twitter has much to say to and about Bryant 😛 TAGEND
There’s a entire history of white preeminence that led to your questionable ideas on race. You was likely to read about it @DezBryant
— Jennifer Edwards (@ MSUDrJen) April 11, 2017
@DezBryant your stupidity is glaring. Acquaint yourself. “Personal Accountability” DOESN’T obliterate INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM or America’s past
— RJ Sharp (@ RandallJSharp) April 11, 2017
Pepsi: what can be worse than what we did?
United Airline: accommodate my beer
Dez Bryant: both y’all accommodate my beer
Sean Spicer: accommodate my keg y’all
— Fake DJax (@ FakeDesean) April 11, 2017
— Corey Coles (@ coreycoles) April 11, 2017
Necessarily going back through history, Fox Sports 1s Undisputed commentator and Hall of Fame tighten aim Shannon Sharpe had a woke answer for Bryants ” accountability” angle.
What is happening, Dez, when you say personal accountabilityOK, so Im supposed to hold me accountable for bondage, Sharpe questioned. What about Renovation? What about the Jim Crow South? What about discrimination? What about the infringement of my civil and my voting rights? So who do I hold accountable for that?
Bryant responded Tuesday afternoon via Twitter, calling Sharpe ” bad” and saying that the Tv host “twisted” his oaths. He too pledged to appear on Undisputed to remedy the record.