Royce White, the former athlete and author, wrote “An Open Letter to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,” in which he took the basketball superstar to task for his short-sighted approach to Covid and other issues affecting the black community.
“It’s time for leaders to step up and take the reins of our society back, specifically black leaders… Radical authoritarianism is on the move, and a strong cohort of black public figures have opted in. They’ve jumped on the bandwagon and said, let’s get ours…. They are subsidized and sanctioned by the establishment, and as a result they’ve become puppets for this liberal uniparty. And I think Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in his shaming of … NBA players that are hesitant about vaccination or have challenged the mandates is a prime example of that.”