It would be fair to say that you have been living in a cave if you haven't been privy to the maelstrom surrounding soon-to-be former football star Michael Vick. As I walked into work today, I couldn't help but to see plastered on the 84 inch plasma screen "Two more plead guilty, no word from Vick", I sighed heavily, fumbled for my key and opened the lobby door to my office to start my day. It seems that anywhere I that I navigate, I can't seem to dodge this headline. Although I happen to be African-American I hold no affinity for him because this fact, it is my contention that in lieu of the fact that he makes roughly 6,000 times what I make during the course of the year that he should exhibit at least than much more in the way of common sense. Thusly, I think he deserves whatever sentence is meted out to him...
People are whipped into a frenzy regarding this, when I went onto dogpile.com to do a search on stories pertaining to Vick there was a animation showing Michael Vick on the football field going back for a pass when he is tackled by a dog, mauled into pieces and dirt kicked on top of him, pretty funny. On the side of the screen where the advertisements are listed I see an offer flashing for R. Kelly ring tones, which instantly kindled my anger.
Suddenly, it dawned on me that there was not the same level of outrage over the crimes that R. Kelly perpetrated on girls, some being young as 13 years of age. Why aren't there shirts proclaiming "Jail Kelly", "Put Kelly in the Closet" along with the "Sack Vick" shirts. These accusations plaguing Kelly have followed him even before the release of the sex tapes featuring the 13yr old girl in 1998. I am a native of Chicago and a graduate of Columbia College and I vividly remember rumblings on campus of his recording studio on the West side of Chicago named the "Music Factory" where he had two girls, not more than 17 years old that he locked inside of the facility to service his wanton sexual thirst. Is one to assume that it was because the girls were African-American that their value is less than that of a dog?
What is your spin on this? Can we lobby for both of them to share a cell together? My wife suggested that the headline be "The Pedophile and the Sadist". What say you?