Sometimes you get an overcompensated dose of reverse racism.
The idea of reverse racism or reverse discrimination hinges on the idea that our Caucasian ancestors have always taken advantage of minorities since the beginning of our species. And, yes, that is largely irrefutable. But there’s a culture that exists today that want to demonize people for what their ancestors did even though the individual had nothing to do with it.
And that falls in line with this concept when a famous NFL star said an overtly racist comment about the New York Giants selecting a white quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft.
It’s driven by hate, demonization and the lack of empathy towards individuals who stand for opposing philosophies and opinions.
Many people, regardless of race, creed or origin, perpetuate this nonsense frequently.
But nowhere is it worse than when a celebrity does it because of the power of that word. They’re fully aware of it too.
And sometimes these celebrities’ opinions are outrageous and divisive – and even more so, racist, despite this ill-informed concept of reverse racism.
That’s exactly what Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback, Jalen Ramsey, perpetuated on social media during the first round of the NFL draft.
If you’re not familiar, he’s one of the top cornerbacks in the league, but constantly spouts his mouth off in the most aggressive of trash-talking ways. Unfortunately for the young corner, his team was terrible last season and he was definitely part of the problem on defense.
It was clear his arrogance got in the way of his play because all that trash-talking about how awful he thought other players were was just white noise considering they got lit up.
Then he had to spout off again during the NFL draft when the New York Giants selected Duke University quarterback Daniel Jones over Ohio State University quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the sixth overall pick. Keep in mind, Jones is white and Haskins is black – insinuating that the Giants’ front office is racist.
He wrote, “I bet If Dwayne was… nvm @Jaguars on the clock .”
There’s no question that he was insinuating race with his purposeful ellipses.
That’s when a sports journalist from “Total Sports,” wrote, “The Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback took to Twitter and implied that [Haskins] would’ve went a lot sooner if he was a different race. He didn’t finish the tweet, but it didn’t take much to catch on to where he was going with it.”
No question that was Ramsey’s implication.
The Jaguars corner argued back, “Don’t race bait homie, special night for these players.”
It’s mind-blowing that the race baiter actually considers that he’s the one being race baited.
In the weeks following up to the draft, Jones had become a bit of a hot commodity in the same ways that certain players who are hot at first start to fall. The latter happened with Johnny Manziel and even happened to Aaron Rodgers.
One Twitter user put Ramsey in his place, Dat Kid Los, said, “Bruhhh you’re better than this. Dwayne is a dynamic player and the Giants made the mistake not taking him, but race has nothing to do wit it.”
It’s such an absurd insinuation that an owner/general manager/coach would really sacrifice their entire franchise based on race when it could potentially cost them hundreds of millions of dollars if they start to become contenders.
Ramsey just looks like a race baiting fool here.