If you're not familiar with ESPN's resident Uncle Tom, Jason "Uncle Ruckus" Whitlock (as I like to call him), let me brief you for a minute. He's a sports commentator that has bounced in between ESPN and Fox Sports who does what most commentators do- talk about sports and athletes. Except with this human manifestation of Dr. Robotnik, he seems to have a knack for turning a lot of issues racial, and not in a good way. He always rushes to criticize, demean, and out right lie on black athletes in most cases for simply taking a stand on very relevant and timely social issues.
He's criticized Serena Williams for, get this...being "fat" and insinuated she's a slacker because her "natural ability" allows her to dominate the game of tennis, but she could be "so much more". As if she's not already thoroughly kicking the behinds every opponent she comes across, including the ones who are doping to gain an edge over her. He's criticized Colin Kaepernick for his recent stance against police shooting unarmed blacks by referring to him as "Martin Luther Cornrow" and suggested Kaepernick's political awareness was a insincere act since he was also online working on his abs and connecting with IG models. As if a person cannot like young pretty women, care for their personal appearance (Whitlock clearly doesn't care about his), and be socially awake at the same time. And he was the first to run to the defense of Kristine Leahy against that mean ole' Lavar Ball when they had their dust up on TV.
And now, Jason Whitlock has really shown himself to be a self-hating, boot-licking, Uncle Tom-ing, unaware, un-woke house nigga. Recently, in the wake of NBA superstar Lebron James' Los Angeles home being vandalized during a hate crime and having "Nigger" spray painted on the side of it, Whitlock came out and claimed that James "played the victim role" simply because he issued a public statement about the incident, and that because he's rich, this act didn't count as an act of racism. He said that this was all a big "inconvenience" for James because he has enough money to just have the word removed in a hurry. He said that racism only effects "poor black people" and because no one's kids were denied access to a school or no one was denied access to live in a certain neighborhood, this episode at James' home could basically be chalked up as random act of tomfoolery in so many words. He completely ignored the psychological and emotional damage this incident could've had on James or on any one of his family members. He ignored the fact that the media was already talking about this story even before Lebron James chose to issue an official statement. He even brought up how rich people like Oprah don't have to deal with racism, allegedly, because they have so much money, as if racists see black folks' green before they see their black.
I watched the video of Jason Whitlock doubling down on his comments as fellow sports analyst Chris Broussard had his turn playing the role of the lightest-skin-brother-in-the-room-who's-woke-but-nobody-wants-to-listen-to-him-cause-he-light-skinned-and-likely-trying-to-prove-something, and Broussard seemed honestly flabbergasted and confused by Whitlock's assertions.
Jason Whitlock is one of the worst kinds of Negroes. He criticizes and demoralizes those who take a stand on racial and social issues for the flimsiest reasons. He believes money is the answer to black people ultimately overcoming. And he seems to think that as long as we as black people aren't literally being sold as property on an auction block and being lynched en masse, that we're somehow not experiencing real racism. He pushes the idea that all micro-aggressions we experience are just a natural facet of life that us uppity negroes need to get over. He's nothing but a paid mouth piece for racist (or at the very least, racially insensitive) white people to say what they know they can't say to black people under the disguise of "keeping it real", "straight talk", and telling fellow black people "what they need to hear". People like Jason Whitlock do just as much harm as outsiders who keep us marginalized, segregated, and cut-off from opportunities, equality, and social justice. He's the nigga that conservatives can point at and go "See, that guy gets it. Why can't the rest of you people be like him?!" And the worst part is that I think he knows it. He has to. But I believe he's so consumed in his own self-loathing to even care. He looks lonely. He looks like he has no friends. He looks like he's one Big Mac away from his organs quitting on him under the weight of supporting and keeping his sad, fat behind alive day after day. And now I'm kind of wishing his obvious snack fetish would cause him to blow up one day like that one guy from Big Trouble In Little China, and put him out of his misery and save us a lot of headaches.