We often like to condemn our superstars for not taking a stance on important issues (whaddup, MJ), and I don’t think that’s really fair. It’s a personal choice, and not everyone has that in them.
But we should give credit to those who stand up and use their voice to deliver a powerful message. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has always done that.
Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere.