ESPN: What if Michael Vick were white?

An ESPN illustration of Michael Vick as a white player.

ESPN The Magazine asks a simple question for its Sept. 5 issue: “What if Michael Vick were white?”

The article, penned by Touré, is already causing waves on the internet with a wide array of responses. Mostly though, they are in response to the illustration of Michael Vick made out to be white.

>> Read the article here: “What if Michael Vick were white?”

What did you think of the article? The illustration? Outrageous? On point?

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One thought on “ESPN: What if Michael Vick were white?

  1. I discussed the article in-depth on my website. I think it was a very confused piece that makes it seem like race caused all of these issues for Vick, without delving into any other facet of his existence. It also has the potential of making young African Americans believe that “white is right” and misleading people into thinking that African American athletes all face struggles simply because “they” grew up black and poor. The real situation is much more nuanced than that.

    The stereotyping of Vick’s game also sells him short and diminishes his real talent. Overall, even ignoring the inflammatory picture and title, I was fairly disappointed by the article.

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