One of the hypocritical complaints we are often subjected to by fervent followers of the mainstream "media" is that Negro athletes receive preferential treatment in day to day life. That they get away with things that the average person normally is held accountable for.
Of course, the dichotomy in this is that the mainstream "media" is the reason the athletes are held in such esteem. It is the media's attention and awareness of these individuals that places them in their preferential state.
And this is where the notion of the "media" building them up to later tear them down is born.
One of the things we discussed at our morning staff righteousness meeting today was this very topic. And a perfect example of institutionalized white America bestowing this preferential treatment on a Negro athlete jumped out at us.
He [Jeff Jordan, Michael's son] is taking two summer classes and spends many afternoons playing pick-up games with his future teammates. Although a walk-on, Jordan has "preferred" status, meaning he won't have to try out for the team.
The "media" gleefully delivers the story of the preferred status of the young legacy. The "university" happily announces that they are granting this preferential treatment on young Jordan. Compliantly proliferating the practice of placing young Negro athletes above normal expectations.
Yet, if young Michael Jeff does not meet expectations, or makes a poor decision along the way to adulthood; we will see the jackals of the "media" surround him and tear the flesh from his bones piece by painful piece.
The game is clear. The intentions are clear.
The "preferred" status is all too clear.