We Need More African-American Leaders Like Tennis Star Donald Young

Donald Young’s Match at The U.S. Open


If only we could lock up all the violence prone agitators and fake leaders committing wrongs for apocryphal black rights and replace them by a polite, well-mannered, gifted athlete like Donald Young?


Wouldn’t Young be magnificent compared to froggy Al Sharpton?


I watched Donald Young  gracefully, deftly beat Viktor Troicki at the US. Open on Saturday.  He was a gentleman unlike John McEnroe who used to trounce around the grounds of the US Open like an angry cougar.


McEnroe is white.  Young is black.  It’s not the color that makes the gentleman.  It’s the attitude. But when the gentleman is black, does it comes as a surprise that he is so polite?


Why would that bePresident Barack Obama

?  Because the black activists lead the mobs into angry rioting, looting, threats and death.  If Michael Brown’s stepfather didn’t act like a bitter clown and riot in Ferguson but had conducted himself like Donald Young,  less people would have been hurt and less businesses decimated.


If paid agitators didn’t riot in Baltimore,  Freddie Gray wouldn’t have died as a symbol of violence rather than an inconsequential petty drug dealer.


Watching Donald Young being interviewed after the match I can only wish that he’d be a spokesman for black rights. He would do them proud.  He wouldn’t even have to say anything.  His presence is his message.  He would put the hotheaded complainers like Farrakhan out of business by example. 


Young would be who Obama was supposed to be.  A modest gentleman of accomplishment, not a narcissistic fake.


Young would restore constructiveness to the black community.  He would stop endangering black people from the violence of their own radical factions.

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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