Social media responds after NBA player refers to Black women as ‘bulldogs’

Social media responds after NBA player refers to Black women as 'bulldogs'
(Patrick Patterson and wife Sara Nasser. (Photo source: Instagram – @pdpatt )

Patrick Patterson of the Los Angeles Clippers continues to face backlash following his comments about Black women.

The NBA player apologized after initially referring to Black women as “bulldogs.”

The initial incident began after Patterson posted an image on Instagram of his wife, Sarah Nasser, who happens to be White. Several Instagram users responded to the post and one person suggested that Nasser would not have married Patterson if he was not in the NBA.

Patterson responded to critics with this about Black women.

“So I should settle for a bulldog and act like I’m happy with my life and preach ‘keep it in your race’ to the world as if Dr. [Martin Luter] King didn’t fight/die for equality,” he wrote. “Acceptance, all cultures loving one another, and no hate? That may be your life but I don’t want that for mine or my family. Color doesn’t matter. Wake up.”

Along with a mea culpa posted on Instagram, Patterson wrote, “My sincere apology to the individual and his family for the cruel comments we exchanged on that day.”

However, Patterson continued to face critics on social media.

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