The former NBC Sunday Night Football sideline reporter quote to Tucker Carlson that "it breaks my heart that my kids are being taught that skin color matters" is a "pretty rich" statement coming from her, says LZ Granderson. "First, she reportedly lives in Edina, Minn. — a suburb of Minneapolis that was founded and populated by Black people in the 1890s until they were systematically driven out by racial covenants embedded in property deeds," says Granderson. "The covenants stated that property could be sold only to white people. In 1948, the Supreme Court ruled that courts could not enforce the covenants, but residents could adhere to them if they wanted to. Edina, which reportedly had nearly 3,000 residential properties with racial covenants in their deeds as recently as last fall, is roughly 85% white. And Tafoya says her heart breaks because 'my kids are being taught that skin color matters.' … Well, the joke pretty much writes itself. Second, her attack against critical race theory is especially nonsensical considering the league she covered for two decades could be Exhibit A for systemic racism. The NFL has been accused of racism in two lawsuits in the past two seasons alone...A league famous for racism has been her beat for years. And yet she appears to be more concerned that her children might learn about racism than she is about the racism happening all around her children."
TOPICS: Michele Tafoya, Sunday Night Football, Tucker Carlson Tonight, NFL