No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being Black in America is tough.
LeBron James’ main residence in Akron, Ohio has recently become the scene of a disgusting hate crime. Wednesday morning the NBA legend had to call cops to his place as the front gate was vandalised during his absence.
The LAPD confirmed that the vandal spray-painted the word “n****r.”The nasty graffiti has been covered up. The investigation is ongoing. And the great player has no evil or hatred in his heart. He commented upon the incident with incredible dignity and wisdom. “If this is to shed the light and continue to keep the conversation [about race relations] going on my behalf, then I’m okay with it,” James noted. “My family is safe. At the end of the day, they’re safe and that’s the most important.”
— ABC News (@ABC) May 31, 2017
“But it just goes to show that racism will always be a part of the world, a part of America. Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day,” he added. “And even though that it’s concealed most of the time, we know people hide their faces and will say things about you, when they see you they smile at your face, it’s alive every single day.”
“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being Black in America is tough. And we got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal in America,” LeBron James said and these were are sad but true.