LeBron James Responds to Racial Vandalism: ‘Being Black in America is Tough’ – The New York Times

 

“Hate in America, especially for African-Americans, is living every day,” he said. James said that when he was first notified of the incident, he was reminded of the mother of Emmett Till, who insisted that her son, who was lynched in 1955, have an open coffin at his funeral, so people could not ignore the brutality of the killing.“No matter how much money you have, no matter how famous you are, no matter how many people admire you, being black in America is tough,” James said. “And we’ve got a long way to go for us as a society and for us as African-Americans until we feel equal.”