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Honestly I’m glad to see more players getting in the faces of fans who do this. You shouldn’t have to let someone get away with tit. If any grown man other than my father called me “boy” *especially* a white person, things are not ending well.
There’s often a bizarre expectation in the context of black performance—whether athletic or artistic—that a person should simply ignore someone heckling them, even in the context of outright racism. That’s BS. The more someone does it w/o consequence the more it emboldens others.
The rule in every sporting arena should be if you heckle a player with some racist or in any way hateful language you’re banned for life. Period.
So much of the idea that black players should just ignore the racist heckling they experience is born out of ahistoricm around the civil rights mvmnt & the idea that the way to defeat racism is to “turn the other cheek.”

But that’s not how this works & not how it’s ever worked.
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