Police department under fire after honoring Black History Month
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
That has to be how many police departments in the United States must feel in today’s society.
If professional athletes like Colin Kaepernick don’t try to make a point of accusing police officers of being racist pigs, race-baiting social media trolls will inevitably pick up the slack.
Those trolls recently turned their ire toward the Boston Police Department after a rather innocuous tweet celebrating Black History Month.
The BPD, in a since-deleted tweet, wanted to honor Boston Celtics and NBA legend Red Auerbach.
Naturally, the politically correct mob lunged at the department and condemned them for daring to honor a white person during Black History Month.
At its face, sure, there may be something a bit off about celebrating Auerbach, who is white, to honor Black History Month.
But that’s only for ignorant people who know nothing about history and refuse to look at anything deeper than skin color.
The great irony of the politically correct outrage is that it is inarguable that Auerbach is inextricably linked to African Americans.
It may come as a surprise since the NBA is so predominantly made up of black athletes now, but there was a time where that simply wasn’t the case.
And Auerbach helped smash those racial barriers.
Do the PC trolls know that Auerbach was the first NBA coach to ever draft a black player?
Do they have any clue that Auerbach was the first coach in NBA history to have a starting lineup that consisted of all black players?
If that’s not a significant part of black history, then nothing is.
Contrary to what Twitter users cried out, Boston police honoring Auerbach is anything but “tone-deaf” and “clueless.”
The BPD deleted the tweet within an hour and posted an apology.
They then posted a tweet honoring Bill Russell, who was the first black coach in NBA history.
Guess what? The first black coach in NBA history was also hired by Auerbach.
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