In The Forest of Racism and Negro Wake Up Calls for King James

i was talking to a fav foxholer in the industry and they said to me:

“even though the whites smile in beyonce and rihanna’s faces,
they are secretly hoping for their downfall.”

let the hyenas tell it,
they is only room for one to have a seat at the table.
like many blacks in the industry,
they both know how racism works firsthand.
well a king in his own court got his wake up call today.
king james,
who is pretty woke already,
  realized where he stands in his own forest in califorina.
this is what tmz had to report…

LeBron James says the racist vandalism at his Brentwood home proves one thing — no matter how much money or fame he has, “Being black in America is tough.”

TMZ Sports broke the story … someone spray painted the n-word across the front gate of Bron’s $20 million estate. Cops are hunting for the perpetrator.

LeBron spoke about the incident Wednesday afternoon at a media event for the NBA Finals — saying his family is safe … and that’s the most important thing.

He also said the incident proves that “racism will always be a part of the world and a part of America.”

LeBron also referenced Emmett Till — the 14-year-old black kid who was brutally beaten to death by racist white people after they accused him of whistling at a white woman.

“I think back to Emmett Till’s mom actually. It’s one of the first things I thought of. The reason she had an open casket was because she wanted to show the world what her son went through as far as a hate crime and being black in America.”

“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough and we got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African Americans until we feel equal in America.”

 

he looked like he wanted to cry.
i’ll be honest with you foxhole:

We need these things to happen to us sometimes

hear me out.
some blacks get into the industry,
or even corporate,
and start to forget where they really stand.
they get comfortable with the admiration,
black wolves with “these snow bunnies lovin’ the dick”,
and turning against other blacks for white approval.
that “national negro wake up call” comes and wakes you up reality.
quickly.
it can either make you “grin and bear it” or gets your entire shit together.

i’m sorry this happened to king james.
he learned quick that even surrounded by all the admiration,
and he could compared to the legends before him,

someone(s) won’t respect him all because of the color of his skin.

lowkey: beyonce and rihanna had their wake up call at the grammys this year.
deep down,
i think we as fans/stans did too.

article cc: tmz

13 Comments

  1. Billy B. said:

    I feel what you’re saying Jamari. When I speak freely with the People Of Color at my job that I can trust, I always remind people of that very thing. Alot of the strong relationships I have formed in the workplace are for that very reason you stated in the post. It doesn’t matter how great you are in your industry, how much talent you have, how hard you work, how much money you make, how much wealth you accumulate, etc. you will always be a Nigger to certain people. It shouldn’t effect you but it just does man. Even if you deflect the bull shit there is going to be a part of you that goes “Damn, still?”. It’s crazy man.

    May 31, 2017
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    • Jamari Fox said:

      ^you are so right billy.

      i was treated like a “pineapple” at my last two jobs.
      i busted my ass for them and it meant nothing.
      it was so bad,
      that even after being thrown out like one,
      my moves were being watched and talked about.
      once they saw i wasn’t gonna act like one,
      they dropped me like a bad habit.

      it hurt me,
      but after the way i was treated,
      i will never give myself 110% to a company again.
      so i got mine and i’m thankful.

      May 31, 2017
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      • Billy B. said:

        Lesson learned man.

        May 31, 2017
      • Christian said:

        I learned that lesson many years ago. You can put you your best foot forward and it will never be appreciated and you will never be rewarded. At my last job it was a great environment where I thrived, learned a lot, and probably would’ve gone far if the job didn’t move out of state. Where I am now, I busted my ass for a few years, and each time my supervisor tried to give me more responsibilities…it got shot down by the VP of the department. My supervisor was cool, she tried to teach me a lot. The VP, she was a straight up sneaky bitch. To her, if you weren’t senior level management, you didn’t have business doing certain things. So I would be doing salary reviews and she would have a cow. When we had our annual reviews, the staff would always get around 2.5 to 3% increases, and then that stopped because there was a freeze. I always gave my all with my work. I’m very detailed, but when one of my co-workers tried to take credit for something I did, I was done. I called him out, because I had a trail…but I was told that I was being disrespectful. I started doing just enough to cover my ass. No more, no less. Going above and beyond, I was done with that.

        I have no problem holding my tongue when you attack my character. I don’t care who you are. They treated us like crap, and whenever they tried to “show their appreciation” I never took part. Co-workers would ask why I didn’t attend office functions, and I would tell them bluntly it wasn’t genuine and I’m not a phony person…because I knew they would go back and report. Sure enough one year that shit was in my review, that I didn’t attend enough office functions. I crossed the statement out, wrote not true and willing to discuss next to it, and initialed it. The saving grace was we got a new company president and he started cleaning house…and many of the higher ups got the boot. Everybody walked around like they were sad. Not me. I was walking around singing Loose End’s “What Goes Around”. LOL

        I believe in karma, and although it may take some time, it does come around. They got theirs and then some. One guy even had a heart attack.

        White people will try in their own way to let you know where you stand in their eyes. An educated black man is a threat to them. That is why they try to sabotage you if you show competence. I don’t like team projects because those are a good way for slackers to get credit for shyt they didn’t do. I’ve seen them promoted, yet they were incompetent. I don’t play office politics, so I would probably never get promoted, unless it was based on job performance/merit. As far as kissing ass or sucking a dick to get ahead…not gonna happen. I like who I see in the mirror.

        June 2, 2017
  2. Fashionandsvedka said:

    I respectfully disagree with you, Jamari on you saying, “We need these things to happen to us sometimes.” There is never a right time or place or context for someone to be reminded that they are a “nigger”. Replace that word with “faggot”. See what I mean?

    I think that you have some people of color who are successful in thier respective fields do lose their way. They forget where they come from, but at the end of it all, no one should feel “less than” and be reminded of their origins or skin color in a demeaning way. You would never be able to humble me like that. People will always try to remind you of what you aren’t, instead of what greatness you truly are and the talent you hold. Disarm them, what more can they hurt you with?

    May 31, 2017
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    • Jamari Fox said:

      ^in a flip of a coin,
      i think we as blacks do it in another form of demeaning as well.
      how many of our own place beyonce and rihanna against each other?

      it’s life and it’s tough.
      if we didn’t have those experiences in the past,
      we as blacks wouldn’t have come as far as we did.
      even gays have more rights.
      when those lose their way,
      they are often humbled and many are forever thankful for it.

      i do agree with some of your points f&s.

      May 31, 2017
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    • Neil said:

      Certain black people like to believe that “your struggle, is not my struggle”. Unfortunately, experiences like this will open their eyes. I agree with Jamari, sometimes it has to happen.

      May 31, 2017
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    • Christian said:

      We definitely do it more to ourselves than others. We tear each other down, instead of trying to help one another. Even if/when you do a good deed, it’s looked at as if you want something in return.

      We buy our kids expensive ass clothes/sneakers, but balk at buying a book…unless it’s required. We walk around calling one another the most derogatory word in our history like it’s nothing, and the explanation that people give is that it’s a term of endearment. How the fuck is that a term of endearment, when people lost their lives fighting to NOT be called that word?! That’s ignorance at its highest level.

      I am reminded EVERY DAY on my commute to work, but it is sadly by our own. We have a long way to go to get our own house in order, before we can point the finger at others.

      June 2, 2017
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  3. JAY said:

    I agree Jamari.

    Sometimes we as black people start feeling ourselves when we acquire degrees and material things and we think we’re exempt to the anti-black principles this country was founded upon.

    Even the richest, most educated black person will be deemed less than or an “n-word” to some white trailer park trash that hasn’t accomplished anything.

    White people were bred to believe they are superior no matter what!

    May 31, 2017
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    • deron williams said:

      I believe that also.

      June 1, 2017
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  4. JB said:

    I need for the security footage to be analyzed and released before I jump to conclusions along the racial divide…

    May 31, 2017
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  5. Ricardo. Fox said:

    They never liked us and never will if we can’t beat them let’s join them there not so loveable and precious we built this country with sweat blood and tears we need to get off our knees and take action on our feet

    June 2, 2017
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  6. Christian said:

    Someone need to remind Clarence Thomas that he ain’t a member of the ol’ boys club like he thinks he is.

    June 2, 2017
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