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Ja Morant succumbs to gangsta culture

Ja Morant succumbs to gangsta culture

It doesn’t matter how talented, athletic, or well paid you are.

If you’re a young man, you’re susceptible to the growing culture of degeneracy.

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is currently being investigated by Colorado police after the basketball star posted an Instagram Live video during which he displayed what appeared to be a gun while at a nightclub.

Ja Morant is now suspended by the NBA, and Jason Whitlock is here to give his opinion on the matter.

He says, “I don’t know how you could be in the news all last week, and then, 'Hey I’m going to go to Instagram and post a video of myself with a gun,' other than to say the culture has a hold of him. The culture baits young men to buy into the thug mentality, and that’s how you get street cred.”

Whitlock asks Royce White if he thinks this is a mental health issue for Ja Morant, as many are assuming.

White responds, “It’s certainly a mental health issue. I think a lot of people have mental health issues that go on unidentified, unacknowledged, poorly defined.”

He continues, “If you’re getting drunk at a strip club and you think to flash a gun on your own social media… you’re definitely having an issue.”

White also brings up an important point.

He says, “You’re going to have people who use this to talk about guns and gun rights. And I’ll never, never, ever allow any situation to infringe upon the Second Amendment whatsoever. That’s just number one.”

He doubles down and continues, “We can’t cry about black lives matter and the police using fatal force and shooting us in the streets, but we drink alcohol at a strip club and play with a gun.”

White also calls this the “new norm.” He says, “Young kids, who are immature, wear their hoodie up, ski mask . . . the whole motif has become commonplace for black communities across this country.

“And anybody who says it's not — they’re lying.”

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