Tag: culture

Like Jemele Hill

I’m a sports fan. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, I had horrible insomnia. I got familiar with super familiar with early morning news shows, Adult Swim and everything on ESPN. 

I started to become a fan of  Mike & Mike In the Morning (to the point I listened to them in the car), E: 60 Documentaries and His & Hers

I liked His & Hers.  

I like the dynamic between Jemele and Michael. I like how she was knowledgeable, astute and took none. It made me feel better about being a sportsfan who had a vagina.

Now, with the state of the nation being run by a racist, orange internet troll, things are going to be said about that.  Deal with it. 

Jemele Hill called 45 a white supremacist on social media, to be specific: TWITTER.

Nothing in this tweet is inaccurate. Nothing. Yet, because 45 does it like it when he’s called out on his BS, he lashes out and wants someone to fight for him, the soulless Sarah Huckabee Sanders said from behind the White House podium that Jemele Hill should be fired from ESPN. 

A year before, Curt Schilling got fired from ESPN when he made those stupid remarks about the LGBTQIA community, namely people of trans experience. 

The key difference?

What Jemele said is true. It’s true. 

You need only look at whom 45 has appointed, worked with and been involved with over the last 40 years. 


And for her to not bend when she said it? Glorious. Schilling can be mad. He’s a bigot right along with the rest of that Drumpf supporting basket of deplorables.

Schilling not liking it, don’t make it less true. He’s mad that he was found out and exposed for the racist, bigot he is–because racism is rooted in power and its maintenance. He can continue to be salty and banished.

Many moons ago, I wanted to be a journalist. I wanted to work for the New York Times. I remember I watched ESPN, and longed to see more black women on–just doing their thing, bruh. 

Now, I can watch The Six with my girls and be like, “Gon head, Jemele. Best of both worlds.”

Thank you, Jemele.