From: breitbart.com, by Trent Baker, on Jun 1, 2017
For those folks who may not be familiar with Shannon Sharpe, he played pro football in the NFL as a tight end for the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens.
He was selected in the 1990 NFL draft and spent 14 years playing pro football. He was named All-Pro four times, got eight Pro Bowl nods, and played in three Super Bowls and four AFC championship games. He played in a total of 204 regular season games, scoring 62 TDs. In 2011, he was enshrined into the NFL Hall of Fame.
In total, he was an extraordinary football player.
Thursday, Fox Sports 1 “Undisputed” co-host Shannon Sharpe shared his reaction Thursday to Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ Los Angeles home reportedly being vandalized with a racial slur.
According to Sharpe, being black is the hardest job in America.
“I’ve said numerous times the hardest job in America isn’t being a professional athlete,” he said. “It’s not being a bull fighter or a matador or having some job that puts your life at risk. The hardest job in America is being black because it’s the one thing you can’t outrun. Skip, I was born dirt poor but I rose through the rank because God gave me a talent, I cultivated and I rose up through the ranks. But even as I became more famous and more financially secure, guess what I still was? Black.”
Sharpe went on to say later that Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to protest incidents like the vandalism at James’ home.
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Poor baby … what about the 17,800,000 white people living in poverty? What about millions of white folks born short, or fat, or handicapped or uncoordinated – they weren’t lucky enough to get paid millions to play a game.
Just being born white is hardly a free pass to financial security or a happy life.
And here we have poor Shannon who has not only fame and fortune but notoriety as a football player. He’s a celebrity who is reportedly worth $12 million, not too shabby for a BLACK man. Yes, he was born black, but as part of that God-given package of a dark skin color, he was given another attribute: superior athletic ability. It’s the whole package, Shannon. On one hand, God made you black, but on the other, he gave you athleticism.
You should thank God that you weren’t born black AND an uncoordinated, scrawny 120 lb weakling ’cause then you would have had something to whine about.