ESPN’s Sage Steele slams black people who ‘tear down’ other blacks

In a Facebook post, Steele clapped back at critics who slammed comments she made against Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans for protesting Trump's election.

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After ESPN’s Sage Steele slammed Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans for protesting Donald Trump’s election by sitting out the national anthem, she received much backlash for her decision.

In a Facebook post, Steele then clapped back at her critics.

“Instead of praising or uplifting each other, way too many people of color choose to tear down, mock and spew hatred at other blacks who feel differently, think differently, or make decisions that are different from theirs. That, my friends, is hypocrisy at its best. Or should I say, its hypocrisy at its worst,” she said.

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“You don’t get a hall-pass just because you’re a minority. Racism is racism, no matter what color your skin is. So when you call me a sell-out, or a coon, or an Uncle Tom, or any other derogatory term to let me know that you disagree with me, you lose every ounce of credibility with those whom you deem racist at the drop of a hat,” she continued.

“Does racism against African-Americans/people of color exist? Of course! It disgusts me more than anyone knows and as far as we have come, there is still such a long way to go. I have personally felt it on too many occasions to count, and I will continue to fight it for me, my family and everyone else out there who truly does believe in diversity. But the fact that so many of us actually have to fight back against other within our own race, is incomprehensible and frankly, it’s pathetic. So go ahead. Keep on keepin-on with that double-standard. That hypocrisy. Just know that every time you do, its sets us back even further, and I refuse to be a part of it.”