Sage Steele, biracial ESPN host: ‘Worst racism’ I see comes ‘from black people’

ESPN anchor Sage Steele charged during a recent faith forum in Florida that the worst racism she’s received as a biracial TV personality has been from “people with my skin color.” Mrs. Steele, the daughter of a black father and white mother, commented on hypocrisy in the black community while moderating the Feb. 16 “Under Our Skin” forum at The Crossing Church in Tampa, The Christian Post first reported Monday. “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,” the “SportsCenter on the Road” host claimed. “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 [I] thought would be the most accepting because there has been that experience,” she continued. “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?”


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