Stephen A. Smith Tells ‘White America’ To Stand Up For Themselves Against…Jason Garrett?
January 5 / Jake O'Donnell / SportsGrid
"Jason Garrett is the walking epitome of everything that black folks in America lament," Stephen A. Smith said about Jason Garrett and everything that black folks lament in America. "He didn't get the blame but he got the credit."
Smith was making the point that Jason Garrett's close relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not exist for black coaches in the National Football League. He's right, though it's hard to blame Jason Garrett for his close relationship with his boss, which is what Smith's rant was starting to sound like.
"My question to white America is 'why don't you get upset?' That's my question, because there's a whole bunch of white folks out there that don't have [Garrett's job security]. Why is this happening? There's a whole bunch of white assistants in the NFL that ain't getting shots because Jason Garrett is his boy. There's a whole bunch of white coordinators that ain't getting looks, that ain't getting shots because jason garrett is his boy. I mean, this is unbelievable."
Ya, white America. Why aren't you getting mad that more white coordinators aren't become head coaches in the NFL?
That's just about the dumbest sentence I've ever heard on live television. If white people are supposed to look out for the interests of white people -- a perverse concept in and of itself -- why would they NOT applaud Jason Garrett's job security? Privileged relationships with employers seem to be working out pretty damn well for white people. Why is Smith acting like white people are supposed to be looking for more and better opportunities for themselves when they're the ones he's saying have all the opportunities?
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