Kobe Bryant on Trayvon Martin: Don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American

I agree completely! I would never vote for anyone just because of their skin color!! Dr. Martin Luther King told us to NOT judge a man by his Color but by his Character!! God says to judge a man by his insides NOT his outsides!


In a recent interview Kobe Bryant decried widespread support for Trayvon Martin simply because he’s black, saying that we don’t progress as a society when we defend someone simply because of the color of their skin:

NEWSONE – According to Colorlines, when McGrath asked Bryant’s opinion on the Miami Heat’s show of solidarity with Martin in the now iconic “Hoodie” photo, the 35-year-old L.A. Laker said that such a move showed lack of “progress”:

I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” he said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because…

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