Homeboy Sandman Pens "Black People Are Cowards" Column
"I have come to the decision that I agree wholeheartedly with the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers," Homeboy Sandman says, "and I too do not want Black people invited to my events."
Homeboy Sandman says that he agrees with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. On Friday (April 25), TMZ released audio that allegedly features Sterling speaking with his girlfriend.
"You can sleep with [Black people],” Sterling allegedly says in the audio, which is available below. "You can bring them in. You can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games.”
"I have come to the decision that I agree wholeheartedly with the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, and I too do not want Black people invited to my events,” the rapper says in his article. "It’s not for the same reasons that the Clippers’ owner doesn’t want black people invited to his events.”
Homeboy Sandman’s reason: "I don’t want Black people at my events anymore, because Black people are cowards,” he says. "In all the history I’ve ever studied, in all the fiction I’ve ever read, I am hard pressed to find an example of cowardice to rival the modern day Black American, and nobody wants to be surrounded by cowards right? What if lions break out of the zoo and start trying to eat everyone? What if aliens attack? What if the police department decides that they want to grab their batons and blow off some steam? Are cowards really the type of people that you want to be surrounded by? Not me.
"That’s why I don’t want Black people at my events anymore,” he continues. "Athletes that could refuse to perform until a killer is arrested, even until a killer is convicted, who instead opt for taking a picture where they all have their hoods on and then carrying on with business as usual: I don’t want to be surrounded be these clowns. If you’re Black, or White, and you go back to work after finding out that your boss is grossed out at the idea of being in the same vicinity with any Black person except for the cutie he’s sugar daddy to, I’m pretty sure you’re not who I want in my corner during crunch time. Real crunch time. Life crunch time."
In the article, Homeboy Sandman says that Blacks can stand up in times of need by using social media to rally each other, taking time off from work and boycotting companies, magazines, television networks and other entities that he says purposely promote negative images of Black people.
"So make a decision between cowardice and courage, and if you choose courage, step it up,” he says. "Step it up in any of the myriad of ways that are available to us. I’ve named a few. Name a few more. Leave a few suggestions in the comments section. Call up your friends. Tweet. Facebook.
"Then start doing them,” he continues. "If you can’t convince anyone to do them with you, do them on your own. Start right away because we’re running out of time. I hear some states are fining people for sagging their pants. I’d never sag my pants, but if we begin to allow people to be penalized simply for attributes that we’ve allowed to be associated with being Black, we’re going to find the water getting even hotter very soon. We’ve been cowards for a very long time. We have a lot of catching up to do. Let’s start right now."
The audio of Sterling is as follows: