[NBA, BLM運動] 白人男性アスリートは沈黙し続けるのか

ハリウッドで男女のギャラ格差について記者から質問されるのは女性の俳優。BLM運動についてコメントを求められるのは黒人のアスリート。

Melo, WNBA raise bar on social activism as white men stay silent

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/melo-wnba-raise-bar-social-activism-white-men-stay-silent-article-1.2730173

On Monday, Jordan told The Undefeated that he was “deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers.” Jordan also made two separate $1 million donations to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and a police charity. Reaction ranged from great praise (including Jim Brown) to “it’s about time” to noting his straddling of the issue to questioning if there was a better way.

The racial double-standard that lets white athletes off the hook has been called out before (see here, here and here), but white male activism for racial justice has only gotten worse since Steve Nash retired.

Nashがイラク戦争に反対するTシャツを着たとき、若く無知な私は「カナダ人すごい、根性あるな!」とトンチンカンな感心をしてファンになった。これは間違いからも素晴らしいものが生まれ得るという良い例だ(嘘)。

冗談はさておき、たとえばダラスやシカゴのNHLチームのキャプテンは、Nashと同じ白人のカナダ人だけれど、警官による黒人殺しやBLM運動について、記者からコメントを求められたりするのだろうか?


Youtube: [2016 ESPYs] Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, & LeBron James opening segment.

The opening segment from the 2016 ESPY Awards.

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