[Precursor disclaimer of sorts: I have struggled with whether writing this post is appropriate for DGWUSports (what with our insistence on dick and fart jokes and offensive humor of all stripes), whether I have anything of value to say (what with the general agreement that I am, indeed, an idiot), and whether the value of whatever I can say about this story is worth the potential backlash and confusion and little shitstorms that might come my way (what with our communal inability to process issues of race with any shred of civility...but more on that below).
I don't know everything, and despite the impression you may take from my overzealous and wordy stab at this topic, I'm not pretending to be any final arbiter of race and language and morality. These are my opinions, and mine alone, and are presented here as a mere contribution to a greater conversation that is ongoing and needs to continue in the wake of stories like the one coming out of Ken East.]
Now that my ass hath been sufficiently covered - I hope - some facts, briefly, free of links and such, since I trust that you already know about this story and/or know about Google.
First fact: this post will have little to do with sports. I hope you read it anyway.