On Saturday, New York Knicks executive and former NBA standout Larry Johnson sent out a Tweet, calling for the formation of an all-black professional basketball league. Johnson wrote: "Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!"
Of course, Johnson's overtly racist remark was in response to the now infamous conversation Los Angeles Clipper's owner, Donald Sterling had with his much younger, much augmented girlfriend V. Stiviano, in which the octogenarian spray-tanning enthusiast told her not to bring black people to the basketball games.
For his private (or so he thought) remarks, Sterling has been banned from attending NBA games for life, and must now sell his team, and also received a rather stiff fine of $2.5 million. And what punishment has Johnson been dealt by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, for his very public, black-separatist rant?
Nothing! Nor has anyone from the league office, nor the Knicks even issued a statement acknowledging the racially insensitive comment.
While the idea of re-segregating professional sports may be a bit shocking (especially since this is likely the first time you have heard about this incident), it's hardly the first time that Johnson has publicly showed his disdain for white people.
During the 1999 NBA finals, in which Johnson's team was playing the San Antonio Spurs, he told a reporter: "We’ve got a lot of rebellious slaves on this [Knicks] team."...A direct reference to the fact that the Knicks were owned by a white man.
Well, unlike most slaves, Johnson's 'master' made him a very wealthy man. In 1993, Johnson signed a 12-year deal worth $84 million, which at the time, was the biggest contract in league history.
However, Johnson is not alone in his black bigotry...Recently, baseball great, Hank Aaron actually compared Republicans to the Ku Klux Klan.
Aaron told USA Today:
We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated."
"The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."
So, any Republican who opposes the policies proposed by our current Democrat, mixed race president should be considered a member of the KKK?
This columnist wonders what Mr. Aaron thinks of former Florida Congressman Allen West, or Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina, as both are black Republicans. Or do all Republicans simply 'look alike' to Hammering Hank?
Of course, neither Johnson, nor Aaron will be banned from their perspective sports. Johnson will not be fined, nor fired by the Knicks, and Aaron's bust will remain in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
You see, the liberal media demands that we all live under the impression that only white people can be racist. Hence the 24-hour coverage and widespread condemnation of Sterling's (perhaps, Viagra-induced) comments.
If we are going to burn people at the stake for their personally held offensive beliefs, then let us at least conduct an equal opportunity witch hunt. Or, am I just being racist?