Sharpe: Dez Bryant Doing a ‘Disservice’ to Blacks by Saying White People Aren’t Holding Them Back


Tuesday, Fox Sports 1 “Undisputed” co-host Shannon Sharpe reacted to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s Instagram post Monday that said black people are holding each other back. Sharpe called Bryant’s comments a “disservice” to black people. “Dez, I can’t get ahead if someone is constantly keeping me behind. Dez, we are not in position. We don’t own TV stations, we don’t own radio stations. For the most part, we are not CEOs of Fortune 500 companies so we can’t shift the dynamic of the hiring and firing practices that can lift the race of people up. Do you understand what has transpired, and people thought because we had a two-term black president, President Obama, that 400 years of racism would be eradicated in eight years,” Sharpe argued. Sharpe went on to say Bryant is “horrifically wrong” in his belief and should do some more research to understand what black people are “actually up against.” “Dez, next time you speak up, make sure you read up and understand what we are actually up against,” Sharpe later said. “I am not saying that you should have any ill will to everybody that’s treated you wrong. I judge a man by how a man treats