Given current events – like, the nonsense that went down in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend – it might be a bad idea to even remotely tread too closely to the line where race comes into the equation. After all, everyone is sensitive to different things, and often that sensitivity comes from life experiences you and I have no clue about.
Case in point: the simmering beef between champ Cody Garbrandt and Aljamain Sterling, which got ugly quickly over social media.
I’m sure Garbrandt meant nothing with his “boy” comment to Sterling. But sensitive times deserve a delicate hand…
Wait in line boy
— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) August 14, 2017
Unless you KKK stop calling me “boy” motherfucker. You liable to get ya shit beat in talking like that. Talk ya shit, don’t be ass-hat https://t.co/avsGhVwIWD — Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) August 14, 2017
If you follow the threads, there is of course arguments on both sides, some saying Garbrandt wasn’t being a racist, some saying he should know better. Normally, I’d say just get over it because it’s only words, but again, we live in strange times…