Outside The Lines Addresses “White Michael Vick,” Concludes Touré Should Stop Complaining
SportsGrid Video 05:49 pm, August 30th, 2011
Saying its presentation in the magazine undermined its message, cultural critic Touré told Outside the Lines' Bob Ley he felt little positive impact would come from his controversial story on Michael Vick and race.
Magazine editor-in-chief Chad Millman defended the decision, saying the presentation created a dialogue about the issue -- which is dedicated entirely to Vick. Bomani Jones said he didn't find the "White Michael Vick" image offensive (going so far as to claim he was impressed) and later stated that it mattered less how different Michael Vick would be if he were white but how differently fans and the public would react to him. And The Nation's Dave Zirin said the article wasn't even the most offensive one he'd read in ESPN the Magazine.