In an article for Outkick on Tuesday, writer Jason Whitlock dismissed basketball star LeBron James as a “bigot” for saying blacks are “scared” in America in the wake of the police-involved shooting in Wisconsin.
“I’m black. I’m not scared. I’m not terrified. Neither is LeBron James. He’s lying. He and the political activists controlling him want black people to immerse themselves in fear. Fear is a tool used to control people,” Whitlock tweeted about his article, in which he noted that James also called the Kenosha police murderers.
Whitlock concluded the article by slamming James for “promoting racism. He’s demonizing a group of white people based on the behavior of a few… As a black man, that sort of racist tactic should be terrifying. That racist tactic was used to deny us freedom in this country… Bigotry has subdued and detained LeBron James.”
Whitlock added that “Black Lives Matter is a clever Twitter hashtag designed to spread racial division. Twitter baits and rewards racial demagoguery. James is addicted to social media. His bigotry is no surprise.”