Clockwise from upper left, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Marcus Garvey, Michael David Smith, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King have all taken up the cause of racial equality in America.
Frederick Douglass? Malcolm X? Martin Luther King?
Shit, them bitches got nothing on my man Michael!
Meet Michael David Smith, the latest in a proud and courageous lineage of Americans who have risked everything to fight for racial equality and diversity.
Henceforth let us refer to him simply as Michael X. He’s earned it.
Michael X writes for AOL’s Fanhouse. Don’t let the external whiteness and the nerdy countenance fool you. That’s just a mask to get over on Whitey. Michael’s one badass dude. In his penetrating deconstruction of the social milieu of that establishment shindig they call the Super Bowl, Michael X had the rare courage to tell it like it is:
When it comes to the troubled realm of sportswriting, one problem threatens the entire craft: Too much Whitey.
Michael X did a little census taking at a Super Bowl press conference and discovered, much to his shock, that about 140 of the 162 media types assembled were white men. Lame! And than he risked the opprobrium of his colleagues by reporting this horrifying news.
That, my friends, is the definition of courage.
Long live Michael X. Keep the faith, brother, and don’t let the man get you down.