The Jay Graves Report

Are we really surprised that Kevin Sumlin received a racist letter bruh? “Sad Reality”

"Really bruh?" Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The wife of Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin, Charlene, shared a letter that he received at his home this week after the Aggies blew a 34 point lead late in the third quarter at UCLA. I would show you the tweet of this foolishness but why. It simply read, “You’re a n—– and can’t win! Please get lost! Or else.”

Hold on a second dawg let’s deal with the “You’re a n—— and can’t win!” part of this first! Not even the N-word bruh but the fact that this fool said that he couldn’t win. Texas A&M football has been trash for YEARS!! With the Johnny Football years they’ve been at best a mediocre program.

The Aggies finished 6th place on average in the Big 12 since the conference was formed in 1996 until they left for the the SEC! Since 2003 their record was 51-48! Their last four seasons in the Big 12 they finished 11th, 8th, 5th and 7th in the conference! Sumlin has been 8-5 the past couple of years which is better than than were in the Big 12. So don’t cat like because the man’s black the program all of a sudden sucks. It’s always sucked. Now  that I’ve got that off of my chest let’s move on.

She’s obviously fired up and has every right to be but how many of us are really surprised at this type of behavior. This is the world that black folks have lived in for darn near 400 years in this country bruh. People are outraged because there is now a 24 hour news cycle and something called social media for duns to see it after the fact.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! All of the foolishness that we’re seein’ recorded on cell phones about police brutality and racial injustice has ALWAYS occurred but now folks are able to record it. This stuff isn’t new. I’ve been pulled over and held at gun point by police on several occasions as a young man in college and as a young college graduate simply drivin’ a new car. The only difference was that there was no smart phones available to record that foolishness.

Black players and coaches receivin’ threatenin’ letter with derogatory messages in them isn’t new. It’s sad and terrible to say the least but it isn’t new and unfortunately it comes with the territory.

Sadly enough, the climate in America today is a cesspool for this type of behavior because our leadership says that it’s okay to be discriminatory toward minorities. Folks have come out of the woodworks bein’ openly racist because it’s now socially acceptable to do in many circles.

When hundreds of people can take over Charlottesville, spit racial epithets, commit acts of violence, kill a woman in the process and the President of the United States can’t bring himself to condemn the perpetrators we’ve got problems. When all of this can happen and very few people were even arrested when it was all caught on camera we’ve got problems. When police officers can repeatedly kill unarmed black folks and not be arrested, charged, or convicted of any crime, we’ve got problems.

When a professional football player decides that enough is enough and protests this same police brutality, racial and social injustice and he’s blackballed from the NFL for doin’ so, we’ve got problems.

Duns like Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali and others received letters like that on a daily basis and you don’t have to be a famous coach or player to be mistreated either. How many times have I been called that very name for just walkin’ down the street in college or standin’ in line at the grocery store? I’ve never counted because what would I do with the number?

So are we really surprised that Kevin Sumlin got this ignorant letter addressed to him? Absolutely not! But what always blows my mind is that nobody ever wants to admit to bein’ racist. Like all of the racist folks live on another planet 300 light years away and they come down to earth, write stupid letters, call folks names, bomb someone’s house, deny someone the opportunity to work, mistreat people and go back to Planet Racism.

And the folks that sit around and allow their friends to do it but never check them for their behavior are just as culpable for this foolishness as the dun that actually pulled the stunt. They didn’t actually shoot the gun but they’re drivin’ the get away car. I pray that Summy and his family get through this ignorance in good shape. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!