Monday, December 18, 2017

If You Are White, Should You Expect a Check From Lebron James?

Lebron James wore one black sneaker and one white sneaker for the first half of his Cleveland Cavaliers‘ game at the Washington Wizards on Sunday night — and each had the word “equality” written on the back.

Forbes estimates that with endorsements Lebron will earn $86 million this year, which is significantly higher than a lot of white. Since Lebron is signaling some kind of black-white equality, will he soon be sending checks out to white people making under $86 million, to achieve the equality that he apparently desires?



  1. In October, after wearing a pair of black sneakers with equality written on them LeBron wrote on Instagram, Together we will persevere through all adversity, negativity and turn it into happiness and love! #LiveLaughLove #striveforgreatness."

    After the game on December 17th that LJ wore the black and white shoes he said, “Obviously, we know where we are right now. We know who’s at the helm. Us as Americans, no matter the skin color, no matter the race, no matter who you are, we all have to understand having equal rights and being able to stand for something, speak for something and keeping the conversation going.

    “Obviously, I’ve been outspoken and well-spoken about what’s going on at the helm here. We’re never going to let one person dictate us Americans — how beautiful and how powerful we are as a people. Equality is all about understanding our rights, understanding what we stand for and how powerful we are as men, as women, black or white, or Hispanic. It don’t matter your race, whatever the case may be. This is a beautiful country.”

  2. Equality will never make things equal.