It was just a matter of time before Jason Whitlock weighed in on the Sean Taylor murder (Doesn't it sound so weird saying 'murder?').
With all of the hubbub about Taylor's past and it possibly resulting in his lack of a future, Whitlock was inclined to scribe for his weekly column at FoxSports.com a piece about a persuasive part of black culture (the Black KKK as he titles it) and its girthy hand in Taylor's death.
The Black KKK claimed another victim, a high-profile professional football player with a checkered past this time.
No, we don't know for certain the circumstances surrounding Taylor's death. I could very well be proven wrong for engaging in this sort of aggressive speculation. But it's no different than if you saw a fat man fall to the ground clutching his chest. You'd assume a heart attack, and you'd know, no matter the cause, the man needed to lose weight.
Well, when shots are fired and a black man hits the pavement, there's every statistical reason to believe another black man pulled the trigger. That's not some negative, unfair stereotype. It's a reality we've been living with, tolerating and rationalizing for far too long.
As always, at least the way we see it, Whitlock is right on. The man is an aggressive, yet refreshing voice in the debate of racism in culture and sport. We're trying not to do the writer reach-around this week (see our Wednesday entry about Michael Silver), but damn, we can appreciate great journalism and opinion. Whitlock delivers.