Written By: Lamont
According to Urban Dictionary, a racebaiter is one who seeks to divide and/or inflame a racial group against others, often for personal aggrandizement or for political advantage. The example they provided was Al Sharpton.
Although their definition is correct, it can be expanded. Unlike traditional racebaiters who needed race for their livelihood, today’s racebaiters incorporate race pimping in their arsenal of tools. In other words, if racism did not exist, people like Al Sharpton wouldn’t have a platform at all. I highly doubt anyone would know him outside of New York. Today’s race pimps could still thrive because they have talent. Current racebaiters see racism as a resume enhancer. They do not want to solve anything, they only want the attention and money via clicks and views.
A few of the modern racebaiters have discovered a niche in racism. Pimp race from the opposite side. If you are black, crush blacks and uplift whites. If you are white, crush whites, and uplift blacks.
In a competitive industry like sports media, its no longer safe to solely rely on sports acumen, therefore these five race pimps have incorporated race into their schtick.
THE KINGS OF RACE BAITING
Upon Nick's entry into Houston, I gave him a chance but I quickly noticed, the majority of his content was centered around race. Nick is a white man from Kansas City. In his eyes, whites can do no right and blacks are innocent victims. He is quick to notate how awful other white ran establishments are but when questioned about his companies, he’s hush mouth. He think he’s black.
I blame Jason for Nick Wright. Jason Is a black man also from Kansas City who argues in favor of whites and blacks are lame to him. Jason is much older than Nick and I can only believe, Nick grew up on Jason and peeped how he pimped racism from an opposite angle. Jason is viewed in the black community as a sellout because most of the garbage he spews is crushing blacks. A lot of white people like Jason because he appears to have their backs in a climate that's not to popular to be a white man in racial discussions.
I am not sure if Shaun King is a sports personality but since the rise of Collin Kaepernick’s protest, he’s inserted himself in the sports arena. Not only am sure if he’s a sports personality, I am not even sure what this cat’s race is. He looks like a white boy who pulled a Rachel Dolezal but nevertheless he’s the worst. Shaun will make a race issue out of a black and white jellybean. He commonly hammers white people and point out how white people mistreat blacks.
I just see this moron on Twitter trying to make some of the most meaningless shit racial. He is way out of his league when it comes to social policy but he tries. It’s hard for me to take Shannon serious because I read his tweets with a lisp. Shannon has a lisp and his delivery makes me laugh. All jokes aside, Shannon is partnered with Skip Bayless (noted troll) and Shannon feels he has to be equally obnoxious as Skip therefor he’s transformed himself into a Race Pimp.
You cannot listen to Josh Innes Show without hearing something about race. It’s racial on his show daily and I am not the only one who notices. I believe he seen how his former coworker pimped it and decided to give it a try. Josh is a white guy and commonly attacks race from a white defense point of view. He feels that whites are commonly targeted. Josh is nothing more that the sports version of Michael Berry.
Its all fraud, neither of the five guys care about racism, they just want buzz. Granted, a few of these guys were racebaiting long before Donald Trump was elected but since he’s been elected, they have kicked in to hyper mode. Donald Trump campaigned on policies aimed at Muslims and Illegal Immigrants so it was easy to label him a racist. In other words, Trump’s Presidency is optimal for personalities to hug race topics from all angles.
I am not saying all of their takes are wrong but when you constantly hear it, their shit comes off ass annoying. These types don’t want an end to racism, they are feasting off it. I have the ability to read through bullshit and they are some of the worse who only add flames to fire. Shit, I find myself disliking race pimps damn near as much as racists.