ESPN anchor and NBA reporter Sage Steele has once again ruffled the feathers of the world's largest sports broadcasting network with her comments at a forum in Tampa Bay, Florida directed at discussing “the intersection of race and faith in America today.”
Steele called African-Americans hypocritical and said that 99 percent of the racist comments she receives are from people with her skin color.
“There are times that I believe that we, as African-Americans, can be hypocritical, and that is to not look ourselves in the mirror when we are saying certain things and blaming other groups for one thing when we are doing the exact same thing," she said according to the Daily Wire.
“The worst racism that I have received [as a biracial woman married to white man], and I mean thousands and thousands over the years, is from black people, who in my mind thought would be the most accepting because there has been that experience. But even as recent as the last couple of weeks, the words that I have had thrown at me I can’t repeat here and it’s 99 percent from people with my skin color. But if a white person said those words to me, what would happen?”
Steele was slammed for her comments regarding President Donald Trump's first immigration order. She expressed concern for all the people who had their travel plans delayed because of the chaos caused by the protesters.
So THIS is why thousands of us dragged luggage nearly 2 miles to get to LAX, but still missed our flights. Fortunately, a 7 hour wait for the next flight to Houston won't affect me that much, but my heart sank for the elderly and parents with small children who did their best to walk all that way but had no chance of making their flights. I love witnessing people exercise their right to protest! But it saddened me to see the joy on their faces knowing that they were successful in disrupting so many people's travel plans. Yes, immigrants were affected by this as well. Brilliant. ????
She was then ridiculed on social media with racial and derogatory memes.