(THE FEDERALIST) – LeBron James marked the opening of his I Promise School last week with a display of his Social Justice Warrior side, lamenting on CNN that "we are going back to places of — some kind of slavery or Jim Crow and things of that nature."
News of the basketball megastar's school opening in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, is certainly heartwarming. The school has an onsite food bank; provides bicycles to every student "to escape dangerous parts of town and explore," according to its mission statement; and provides job placement assistance for parents. And it's quite clear to me that this wasn't solely a financial investment (I'd rather he get his tax write-off for this then send his money to the state or the feds).
But his SJW comments in his promotion of the school are a rehash of the usual hackneyed Democrat talking points, and miss an important point about the context of his school. In addition to telling CNN's Don Lemon the country is headed for "some kind of slavery," James called President Trump a "bum" and jokingly said he would consider running against him in 2020.
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