A lie is a statement that the stating party believes to be false and that is made with the intention to deceive. The practice of communicating lies is called lying, and a person who communicates a lie may be termed a liar. Lies may be employed to serve a variety of instrumental, interpersonal, or psychological functions for the individuals who use them. Generally, the term “lie” carries a negative connotation, and depending on the context a person who communicates a lie may be subject to social, legal, religious, or criminal sanctions.
Typical: having the distinctive qualities of a particular type of person or thing.
Sage Steele called me a liar and typical.
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) March 18, 2017
The liar part is because I have said she says black people cause their own racism, problems and are more racist to her than white people.
We will get to that in a minute, but the “Typical” part is interesting. Typical of who? Typical of a black person who calls her out on her statements? “Attack” is also an interesting word, because according to Sage black people “attack” while white people should be “praised”.
But, before we systematically breakdown Sage Steele’s own words, let’s talk about where this story all begins, because I knew a LONG time ago that Sage happily pays mortgage to be in her sunken place.
In 2014, Jameis Winston after winning the National Championship gave an epic postgame speech.
Jameis Winston was excited, he is from the South and has an accent, plus he just won the biggest game of his life. No different from a white man from San Antonio or Boston who also speaks with an accent. The message he gave was awesome, was it perfect standard English, no, but how many young kids in that situation are going to be perfect black or white? I ventured to say none.
The following week, Peyton Manning won a playoff game. Manning did his typical post game interview, the type he could do in his sleep considering how many years he had been in the league at that time. There was absolutely nothing extraordinary or different about this interview, but Sage Steele decided to randomly praise him for it. .
— Robert Littal (@BSO) January 13, 2014
Have you ever heard anyone praise someone for being grammatically correct in an interview? My suspicious were confirmed that this was indeed a shot, possibly subliminal, more likely directly at Jameis Winston.
That never sat well with me, because it speaks to a bigger issue that a black person has to act white to be considered well-spoken and intelligent, when the reality is you can speak perfect english and still be an idiot no matter your color. At the time, this was just a blip on the radar, but in retrospect it was a sign of things to come.
I can actually go back even FURTHER for signs that Sage Steele had a history of saying things that shows how spoiled and privileged she is.
2010 Tiger Woods hit a bad shot and was upset at himself.
Here is what Sage had to say about that at the time.
This is what I had to say about in 2010, this is SEVEN YEARS ago I picked up on who Sage Steele really was.
So let me get this straight; it is pathetic for someone to be critical of themselves? This is what passes for a “Profane Outbust” these days? I am going to assume her kids have never watched TV in their life and have been trapped in the attic Ann Frank style until they went to the Masters today.
People need to get off their high horses and start living in this place called the “real world.” Tiger isn’t perfect and doesn’t have to act perfect to please everyone; especially those standing in line to throw stones even though they live in glass mansions.
I don’t believe for a minute that Sage Steele’s rant had as much to do with her kids as much as how she feels about Tiger Woods personally and his “transgressions.”
You judging because Tiger cheater, might want to be very careful with those stones cause it wouldn’t take much for that glass house to break like Stone Cold Steve Austin music hitting.
For some reason Sage thinks it is personal, it is not. In fact, when there were rumors that the married Steele was inappropriately having a relationship with Jalen Rose I defended her on BSO. No matter what she thinks I don’t lie and attack people regardless of what I think about them. I report on the news, I don’t actively look to carry out vendetta on people.
I had nothing to say about Sage Steele for another 2 years after the Jameis incident. I didn’t tweet, speak about her, talk to her, write a story about her or think much about her at all.
The ONLY reason I started speaking about Sage Steele is Sage Steele started speaking badly about black people.
Colin Kaepernick and Donald Trump exposed a lot of people.
A lot of people who I thought I knew, I realized I didn’t really know at all and in the case of Sage Steele she just confirmed what I already knew.
— Sage Steele (@sagesteele) November 14, 2016
A couple of things that you need to know about this tweet.
Mike Evans was upset that Donald Trump had become the President. Why is that important? Sage Steele voted for Trump and is a Trump supporter. Like many Trump supporters she lives in the shadows, because the only way Trump could have won is because a lot of people like Steele who will never publicly admit it voted for him.
The second part of that tweet which I find interesting is she tells Evans to look up the word “Democracy”.
A Democracy has 4 key components:
1- A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections.
2- The active participation of the people, as citizens, in politics and civic life.
3- Protection of the human rights of all citizens.
4- A rule of law, in which the laws and procedures apply equally to all citizens.
If you notice there is nothing about having to stand for anthem.
By the definition what Kaepernick, Evans and others were doing was trying to protect democracy. Donald Trump is someone who is stomping all over human rights and surely doesn’t see every citizen as equals.
By using dead soldiers to chastise a black man for wanting to be treated fairly in the democracy we claim to have in US was far more disrespectful to those soldiers than anything Colin Kaepernick or any player who kneeled ever did. Especially when Evans, Kaepernick and others have said they have the utmost respect for the military.
Steele was fairly criticized for her inaccurate tweet, but her reaction to those critiques was a Facebook post that proved without a shadow of a doubt where her head was at.
Here it is in its entirety, unedited.
As a self-proclaimed, proud bi-racial woman — my father is black and my mother is white — the word “diversity” is fascinating. These days, I call it “the D word”. Why? Because everyone likes to say it. At work, at home, at the podium, at colleges and universities. Diversity. EMBRACE DIVERSITY! Fortunately, millions of Americans of all races, religions and cultures do just that. But, how many of us actually mean it? Specifically, how many people of color actually mean it? Or is it simply a socially acceptable, politically correct term that just sounds good, and feels good to say, or to demand? Unfortunately for way too many African-Americans and people of color, I believe it’s the latter. I’ve actually believed this for years and have spoken publicly about it a few times recently, contemplating when the best time would be to fully “go there”. In light of recent events around the country and personally, I feel the time is now.
We — as people of color — continue to cry for racial equality, diversity and acceptance, and rightfully so. That said, why must we continue to tear down those within our own race? Why must we shun those within our own race who think differently? Or marry outside of our race? Or vote differently? Or have “good hair”? Or speak differently? Shouldn’t we instead be offering up praise for our wonderful diversity?
My mother is a perfect example. Raised by an Irish father and an Italian mother in a small Massachusetts town, she went against her parents’ wishes and married the black man she fell in love with. What she dealt with fresh off of the tumultuous civil rights era was horrific in so many ways — which is one of many reasons why she is the strongest, bravest woman I know. So, instead of rolling your eyes at my black father for “selling out”, shouldn’t you be praising my white mother for following her color-blind heart and not succumbing to the pressures of American society back then? Apparently not. How about now, more than 4 decades later? Instead of giving me those all-knowing looks of disgust and calling me a sell-out when you see pictures of me with my white husband, or see me with my very light-skinned bi-racial children, shouldn’t you be praising that “white boy” from Indiana who followed his color-blind heart and married into a bi-racial culture completely different from his own, to help create a beautiful, color-blind family? Apparently not. Sadly, the list goes on and on, seeping into just about every social and political issue.
Instead of praising or uplifting each other, way too many people of color choose to tear down, mock and spew hatred at other blacks who feel differently, think differently, or make decisions that are different from theirs. That, my friends, is hypocrisy at its best. Or should I say, its hypocrisy at its worst. Here’s the thing:
You don’t get a hall-pass just because you’re a minority. Racism is racism, no matter what color your skin is. So when you call me a sell-out, or a coon, or an Uncle Tom, or any other derogatory term to let me know that you disagree with me, you lose every ounce of credibility with those whom you deem racist at the drop of a hat. Does racism against African-Americans/people of color exist? Of course! It disgusts me more than anyone knows and as far as we have come, there is still such a long way to go. I have personally felt it on too many occasions to count, and I will continue to fight it for me, my family and everyone else out there who truly does believe in diversity. But the fact that so many of us actually have to fight back against other within our own race, is incomprehensible and frankly, it’s pathetic. So go ahead. Keep on keepin-on with that double-standard. That hypocrisy. Just know that every time you do, its sets us back even further, and I refuse to be a part of it. Instead, isn’t it time to look ourselves in the mirror and be accountable for our own actions, and not just point the finger at others? Isn’t it time to truly celebrate how beautifully diverse African-Americans are? Believe it or not, we can disagree and still be civil. Respectful. Kind. Accepting of our differences. Isn’t that what DIVERSITY is all about? EMBRACE DIVERSITY…but mean it. All the time, not just when it’s convenient for you. I pray that we can all begin to have more open-minded, non-judgmental, healthy conversations to ensure that diversity applies to ALL Americans, all of the time.
I have spoken ad nauseam about how Sage wants black people to praise her white mother, husband, bi-racial kids while barely mentioning her black father, so I am going to focus on some other things.
How she calls black people who simply don’t want other black people speaking down on our race “pathetic”. She says it with disdain like how dare we not see her as special because she is bi-racial. How she feels that minorities shouldn’t get a “hall pass” when they are allegedly are racist.
Let me tell you something considering the history of blacks in this country we deserve a lot more than a hall pass.
How she believes a white person being racist and a black person being racist (you can’t be racist to your own race) is the same thing, which is totally an asinine statement. How somehow we are setting our race back by being proud of our race.
What was so disturbing to me was how many white people especially in media co-signed this post, because either subconsciously or consciously they believe the same. They either believe black people are over exaggerating racism, are the real racists or just wish they just stop talking about it because they don’t want to see the ugliness of our society.
Black people shouldn’t have to anything for you not to be racist towards them. We are equal citizens, there shouldn’t be conditions on how we are treated, that is the thinking of ignorant and frankly racist white people.
I said my peace about her Facebook post and once again went about my business, but Sage decided to tweet more nonsense that needed to be addressed.
Sage has a problem with definitions.
Protest: a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
Protests are not about being convenient, the point is for them to be inconvenient. For someone who wrote a post of diversity it seems that only matters when it applies to her and not others. Once again Sage is a Trump voter and supporter, so her post wasn’t surprising.
Sage puts herself in the news for saying something inconsiderate and then claim she was the victim.
Notice a pattern here?
Remember at that 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game a Canadian singer Win Butler tried to speak out on America’s health care and you know not wanting Donald Trump to cause people to DIE if he was elected President. How did Sage handle someone who cared about diversity and lives of others?
Weird moment as Win Butler is named celebrity game MVP pic.twitter.com/dpQCuwRL1T
— Becca Laurie, PI (@imbeccable) February 13, 2016
It is ok to talk about diversity and racism when it is convenient for Sage, but when anyone else wants to talk about politics that don’t mesh with her Trump beliefs, you see what happens.
While speaking on a panel about race (a panel she should never be on) Sage continued to play the victim and focusing on black people being the problem.
“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,” Steele, the lead host of EPSN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and ABC’s “NBA Countdown,” stated during the “Under Our Skin” forum on race and faith held at The Crossing Church in Tampa that was sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers
“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,” the 44-year-old anchor stated. “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?”
Steele, who moderated the forum, continued the discussion by posing two questions: “How do we, [with Christianity] as our foundation, address this honestly with each other and these communities? Because to me, if we don’t start with ourselves in any issue, how can you point the fingers at somebody else?”
I just want you to think about this logically.
A black person saying the worst racism they have ever experience is from black people. A black person saying that we can’t point fingers for three centuries of systematic racism until we look in the mirror about what we are doing wrong. A black person saying we can’t blame or be upset that will are continuously stereotype, put down and looked at as subhuman because they were called a sellout.
This is what Sage Steele is telling you, but I am a liar?
Sage rarely speaks on the NUMEROUS injustices that are done to people of color which we have no control over, but has a lot to say about black people telling her that racism isn’t because of us.
Sage doesn’t speak on black issues, the real issues, she speaks on black people being mean to her because she says a lot of stupid, inconsiderate and downright baffling stuff people disagree with.
This isn’t an attack, this isn’t a lie and the only thing typical from me is every time she says something demeaning to black people I am going to point it out.
Sage used the same tired “hypocritical” stance when discussing Andre Iguodala using the word Nigga.
Sage doesn’t think black people should use the word Nigga if white people can’t. You know who says things like that a lot?
When I wrote about this, it was at the point of being tired of Sage for 3+ years now, constantly, consistently, continuously speaking down about MY RACE, MY PEOPLE.
I am tired of being told black people to praise her white mother, husband and biracial kids for not being racist. That should be normal, not praiseworthy. Being Biracial doesn’t make you special, it just makes you biracial, there is no prize because you are in an interracial relationship, white people don’t get bonus points for that. You husband isn’t any better of a man for marrying you, he is just a guy who married a woman, that’s it.
It is one thing for Sage to say these very hurtful things about black people on social media it is a totally other thing to do it on National Television.
She is promoting Trump’s America, promoting self-hate, promoting that white acceptance is something that should be praised and she is promoting that racism is something that can be easily solved by black people and not the actual racists.
You want to know why I say Sage’s is dangerous to the black community? She was featured on Breitbart (the white nationalist site that helps promote Donald Trump) and here are just a few comments under the story.
These are the people that are supporting Sage Steele’s messages.
I am not attacking Sage, if anything I am trying to get her to understand how dangerous her message is. She should look at the people agreeing with her. Look at who they are and what they represent. Take a minute to see how much damage you do by talking so badly about your own race. When I see white nationalists and KKK members coming to her defense, what does that say about her message?
When I get emails from fans of Sage Steele they are calling me nigger, telling me to go back to Africa and saying I am the racist. These are her fans, I hope she is proud of that.
Sage says 99% of Black People are disagreeing with her, that might be a sign. Not that black people are racist, but black people are fed up with her BS.
I would say I am trying to get Sage out of the Sunken Place, but she decided that is where she wants to live. All I am asking is don’t try to drag us down with you. If you don’t want to be black, then stop telling black people how feel, react, protest, what we can say and who we should praise.
If you want to be white, bi-racial, Trump supporter that is fine, but don’t tell US what we have to do to appease your insecurities, you do not have that right.
I spoke to someone who knows Sage Steele and they asked me to take it easy on her, the reason because she was “teased a lot as a child, had negative interactions with black people, so she is sensitive and doesn’t identified with our side.”
There are so many wonderful black women in media who are breaking down barriers and uplifting their race. It isn’t a shock than NONE of them associate with Sage Steele. There is a reason NONE of them will come to her defense. Just watch after this is posted and see if anyone speaks up for her who are black in media. There is a reason she isn’t invited to the cookout.
You know my first thought was to get really personal with this post, because frankly if I wanted to burn the house down I could, people tell me things all the time, when Sage called me a liar, it was someone at ESPN who alerted me and had a lot on the their mind about the situation.
I don’t have do that though, cause frankly I feel sorry for Sage Steele. I feel sorry for anyone who hates their race. I feel anyone who needs white acceptance to feel good about themselves.
Unlike some in media who I feel manipulate these topics for ratings, Sage Steele actually believes what she is saying and that is the saddest part.
No race is perfect, but black people are the only race who are told they need to be perfect to stop the racism that is happening to them.
I am proud to be black. I am always going to stand up for black people and I don’t need every black person in the world to like me to do so. I don’t need everyone to agree with me, but my role in this business is to hold people accountable when no one else will or are afraid to do so.
Someone told me a long time ago, there is no need to name call to get your point across because when someone shows you their true colors, they paint the picture for you and if Sage had her choice it would just be a white canvas.