One of the perks of celebrity and the income that typically comes with celebrity is the ability to assist those who are less fortunate.
Instead of using his money and his fame for personal gain, basketball star Lebron James gave back to his community. His foundation is supporting a public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for at risk third and fourth graders. In addition to supporting the students via free bikes, free meals and free college tuition, the school is also supporting the parents of the students via GED courses and job placement.
The normal reaction from most politicians would be to be grateful to Mr. James. But you know who insulted him.
The fact is that Lebron James stepped in because you know who and his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, don’t give a flying f*ck about children of color who live in low-income communities in this country. If they did, they would do everything in their power to ensure that these students receive a quality education. But because they don’t, these children will continue to receive a poor education and perpetuate the cycle of poverty that is the unfortunate standard for the community.
It says something about the current state of this country that Lebron James can use his status for good and instead of being inspired by the act of giving back to one’s community, you know who mocks him.
Unless we do something about you know who, I fear for the future of this country.