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Sheryl Swoopes fails — once again — to make things right with Caitlin Clark
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Sheryl Swoopes fails — once again — to make things right with Caitlin Clark

Like a lot of dumb jocks, the former WNBA MVP is immersed in the worship of the black matriarchy.

Sheryl Swoopes is a dumb jock. If you doubt me, watch this three-minute video of Swoopes attempting to explain away the ridiculous attack she unleashed three weeks ago on record-breaking Iowa basketball star Caitlin Clark.

With Clark on the brink of establishing a new scoring standard for women’s basketball, Swoopes, a Hall of Fame player, blasted Clark on Gilbert Arenas' podcast. Swoopes alleged Clark is only setting the new standard because she has played for five years, is 25 years old, and shoots 40 times per game.

Do black people have the power in this country to oppress white people?

None of Swoopes’ allegations are true. Clark is 22. She’s completing her fourth season at Iowa. And over the course of her career, she’s averaged about 20 shots per game.

Clark is white. Swoopes is black. Swoopes’ original critique was so off base that many observers concluded that racial bias and jealousy contributed to Swoopes’ ignorant claims.

Earlier this week, Swoopes returned to Gilbert Arenas’ podcast to defend herself from charges of racism. Swoopes left little doubt that she is ignorant.

“For people to come at me and say I made those comments because I’m a racist, like first of all black people can’t be racist,” Swoopes stated bluntly, while waving her hands and bobbing her head. “But that’s like the farthest thing from my mind. Like I grew up in a very small West Texas town that was predominantly white. My best childhood friend is white. I went to a predominantly white college, won a national championship, pretty much everyone on the team was white. Like we’re sisters to this day. Like that’s not a part of my DNA.”

Swoopes then pivoted: “But for me, it’s very important though that like I’m a black woman. So it’s important for me that I speak up for people [who] look like me. It’s Black History Month. Like our ancestors fought and died for us to have opportunities that we have today.”

Swoopes’ clarification is every bit as dumb and problematic as her original criticism of Caitlin Clark.

Swoopes is 52. She thinks and talks like an 18-year-old college freshman. Years ago, when Swoopes was an impressionable teenager, someone she thought was smart likely told her that “black people can’t be racist because black people have no power to oppress white people.”

Swoopes swallowed that lie years ago. She’s never been forced to spit the lie out because corporate media, academia, and the so-called black church reinforce the lie every chance they get. The media, academia, and the black church love to talk about the word “racism,” which is never used in the Bible.

In reality, Swoopes suffers from “idolatry,” the root of all sin. She’s made her skin color an idol. That’s why in her most recent Gilbert Arenas podcast interview, she wore a T-shirt that stated: “I am black history.”

She is not an image-bearer of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a vessel seeking the power of the Holy Spirit. Sheryl Swoopes is black history. She proudly proclaims it on the front of a shirt.

Race is her idol. No different from white Klan members who have made skin color their idol.

People who make race their idol have no problem mistreating people who don’t look like them. It’s silly to argue that black people are incapable of allowing racial idolatry to rule them. Are people with dark skin incapable of idolatry? Are we superior to people of a different hue? And if we think we’re superior, wouldn’t that make us racist?

Wouldn’t that make us prone to diminish the accomplishments of Caitlin Clark?

Of the many lies American blacks have swallowed, the most damaging one is the lie that we possess no power and no agency in our own lives. It’s a lie founded in the belief that what happens to us is far more important than what we do. That’s how you convince people to do less and to look to others to do more.

At her core, Sheryl Swoopes believes that her actions do not matter.

Yeah, so what? She said a bunch of ridiculous things about Caitlin Clark. It doesn’t matter. Swoopes is a history-making black queen. She’s above accountability. She owes no apologies. She’s free to adopt the attitudes, behaviors, and excuses of white bigots because her bigotry is inconsequential or justified. Her ancestors were mistreated. She’s earned the privilege of mistreating others. Her skin color makes her above consequential sin.

Do black people have the power in this country to oppress white people? Ask Daniel Penny, the former Marine who is being prosecuted by Alvin Bragg’s district attorney office for subduing a crazed homeless man in a New York subway. Fear of Black Lives Matter protests and unrest has caused corporate media to portray the crazed homeless man as a harmless Michael Jackson impersonator just moments away from turning his life around.

Black power isn’t the reason Derek Chauvin and three other cops are locked away for being at the scene of George Floyd’s fentanyl overdose? Black power isn’t the reason Ashli Babbitt’s murderer is considered a hero?

Human beings, regardless of skin tone, have power. Human beings fall victim to all kinds of idolatry. Black people’s idolatry of choice is racial idolatry. White friends, white teammates, and small-town upbringings don’t immunize black people from racial idolatry.

Obedience to God is the only cure for idolatry.

If you notice, Sheryl Swoopes did not say: “I’m not racist because my relationship with God makes me view people who don’t look like me as brothers and sisters in Christ.”

Nope. She pivoted to talking about black womanhood and what she owed black women. Like a lot of dumb jocks, she’s immersed in the worship of the black matriarchy.

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Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock

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Jason Whitlock is the host of “Fearless with Jason Whitlock” and a columnist for Blaze News. As an award-winning journalist, he is proud to challenge the groupthink mandated by elites and explores conversations at the crossroads of culture, faith, sports, and comedy.
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