Russell Wilson: The Curse Of The “Good Negro”

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Excerpted from Deadspin’s Big Book of Black Quarterbacks.

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

"Sportswriters and the fans who take their cues from them have this terrible habit of sorting the world into good Negroes and bad Negroes. Hank Aaron was the good Negro to Barry Bonds’s bad Negro. Joe Louis was the good Negro to Muhammad Ali’s bad Negro. And in the runup to this year’s NFC championship, with black-quarterbacked Seattle Seahawks facing off against the black-quarterbacked San Francisco 49ers, Russell Wilson became the good Negro to Colin Kaepernick’s bad Negro."

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