"Thug" or Not? A cn|2 Sports Roundtable Discussion

04/26/2012 10:36 AM

Metta World Peace, the basketball player formerly known as Ron Artest, harmed much more than his own tattered reputation when he viciously elbowed Oklahoma City’s James Harden in the head. He also hurt his team by being suspended for seven games because of the incident. The Artest incident brings to light another issue: the liberal use of the word ‘thug’ and how it is often used to portray African American men.

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