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LeBron James on Charlottesville Hate Rally: “Our Youth Deserves Better!”

LeBron James on Charlottesville Hate Rally: “Our Youth Deserves Better!”

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The King has spoken with displeasure about the violence and white terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ franchise player, LeBron James, took to Twitter last night to voice his frustration with the white terrorism that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. While dropping his opinions in 140 characters and less, he also seemingly sent a shot at Donald Drumpf.

James, 32, has been famously outspoken on social issues that have mired the country in the past. Expressing his frustration at this weekend’s monstrosity, James made a passing reference to Drumpf’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, appearing to punctuate it with a sense of ironic blasé.

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For those who might have been under a rock, white terrorists such as the Ku Klux Klan, Nazi and the alt-right, openly and vehemently aligned themselves with Trump’s campaign rhetoric, yelling, “Heil Trump,” while also parroting racist sentiments with blatant, violent intent.

The Akron, Ohio original (whattup #330!) is one of a few outspoken NBA players who have fought against the vitriol pushed forward by scores of white terrorists. As Drumpf seemingly stands with these thugs who marched with torches like some 19th century horror film, chanted racial slurs and attacked counter-protesters with weapons and a car. 19 people were injured with one person losing their life after a car plowed over another group of counter-protesters.

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James has been increasingly willing to speak out on social and political issues, especially related to race. His Los Angeles home was vandalized with racial epitaphs, while he also famously wore an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt in 2014 to protest the NYPD killing Eric Garner. Perhaps most infamously, he, along with Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony gave a joint speech about violence and racism at the 2016 ESPYs.
What do you think of LeBron James’ statement? Should he have done more? Speak on it with us @Okayplayer on Twitter.


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