ESPN's Sage Steele: "The Worst Racism I Receive Comes From Black People"


DANA POINT, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Sage Steele speaks onstage at the 2013 espnW: Women + Sports Summit at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort on October 9, 2013 in Dana Point, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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Sage Steele, who is biracial and in an interracial marriage, stated that black people should look at themselves before putting blame on others. She also said that the worst racism she’s experienced has come from black people. Steele made the claim during a discussion on race for the “Under Our Skin” forum Thursday, Feb. 16. Held in Tampa, Fla., at The Crossing Church. 


DANA POINT, CA - OCTOBER 09:  Sage Steele speaks onstage at the 2013 espnW: Women + Sports Summit at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort on October 9, 2013 in Dana Point, California.  (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

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According to the Daily Wire Steele said, “There are times that I believe that we, as African-Americans, can be hypocritical, and that is to not look ourselves in the mirror when we are saying certain things and blaming other groups for one thing when we are doing the exact same thing."

“The worst racism that I have received [as a biracial woman married to white man], and I mean thousands and thousands over the years, is from black people, who in my mind thought would be the most accepting because there has been that experience. But even as recent as the last couple of weeks, the words that I have had thrown at me I can’t repeat here and it’s 99 percent from people with my skin color. But if a white person said those words to me, what would happen?”

As you would expect, her comments sparked online backlash.  

 
 

Steele is no stranger to online critics and this isn’t the first time she’s been mocked for her comments. Steele was blasted on social media after she voiced her disapproval of national anthem protests by NFL players, specifically Mike Evans of the Bucaneers.

 

Then again for her Instagram post about the airport protests against the travel ban. 

 
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