Bristol, CT - August 13, 2012 - Photo Studio: Portrait of Sage Steele. (Photo by Rich Arden / ESPN Images) .

 The year’s almost up and it feels like we’ve kicked out tons of people from the Black club. There’s been Cam Newton, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, Trick Daddy— and now Sage Steele. The ESPN news anchor has said some sketchy things in the past in regards to politics and her biracial background, but she made her stance clear last week in a series of social media posts.

The issue came about when Steele commented on Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver Mike Evans decision to kneel at the start of the National Anthem, in protest of Donald Trump’s election. Like his contemporaries, he practiced his civil right to show disagreement with the choice of America’s electoral college vote.

But Steele wasn’t here for it, and decided to post her opinion on Twitter. “Hey @MikeEvans13_ look up definition of the word DEMOCRACY & remember this pic while kneeling/exercising your right to protest #perspective,” she said with a photo of a white man kneeling in a graveyard of soldiers.

We should note, this is not the first time the anchor has subtly sided with Trump and his conservative future constituents.

Nonetheless, for this comment on Twitter she was roasted.

In response, she wrote a long statement on Facebook addressing black folks that called her out.


“Instead of praising or uplifting each other, way too many people of color choose to tear down, mock and spew hatred at other blacks who feel differently, think differently, or make decisions that are different from theirs,” she said. “That, my friends, is hypocrisy at its best. Or should I say, its hypocrisy at its worst. Here’s the thing: You don’t get a hall-pass just because you’re a minority. Racism is racism, no matter what color your skin is. So when you call me a sell-out, or a coon, or an Uncle Tom, or any other derogatory term to let me know that you disagree with me, you lose every ounce of credibility with those whom you deem racist at the drop of a hat.”

She also mentions how her mother and husband were “brave” to marry people of color.

“Instead of giving me those all-knowing looks of disgust and calling me a sell-out when you see pictures of me with my white husband, or see me with my very light-skinned biracial children, shouldn’t you be praising that ‘white boy’ from Indiana who followed his color-blind heart and married into a biracial culture completely different from his own, to help create a beautiful, color-blind family? Apparently not. Sadly, the list goes on and on, seeping into just about every social and political issue.”

For obvious reasons (of unconscious subserviency on her end) this didn’t settle with #BlackTwitter either.

As noted by Blavity writer LaVita Tuff, “[Sage] you are the epitome of ‘black on black crime is the problem.’ You are the walking poster child for ‘All Lives Matter.’ You would be the token person they book on CNN to tell black people we need to fix us before we try fixing the police departments who use black people for target practice. Being black in America means having to work twice as hard for the same results. You should know what its like to have to fight to even stand in the hall. Out of all the employees listed on ESPN’s media page, there aren’t nearly as many black women as there should be. Sage, congrats on being one of them.”

We have a feeling Steele is gonna stay quiet on this going forward. But more importantly, we hope over the next four years she does some deep contemplation of what it means to be “racist” when you’re systemically oppressed on a global scale for hundreds of years.

PHOTO: ESPN

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24 thoughts on “ESPN Anchor Sage Steele’s Black Card Has Officially Been Revoked

  1. An marrying a black person does NOT mean those whites have colorblind hearts. Let an issue come up or if they get mad, it will come out. I have seen it.

  2. She is full of it. And just because someone marry someone from another race does not mean they are all the things she listed. I know black men married to white women because they think whites are better. So that theory of this woman if not true in many cases. That is why many blacks do not trust blacks or bi racial people like this women.

  3. 2″I quit my office job and now I am getting paid 92 Dollars hourly. How? I work-over interneet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was to try-Something different. 2 years after…I can say my life is changeed completely for the better!
    Check it out what i do…

  4. nico4lewelch on said:

    2″I quit my office job and now I am getting paid 92 Dollars hourly. How? I work-over interneet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was to try-Something different. 2 years after…I can say my life is changeed completely for the better!

    Check it out what i do……… http://www.jobmax6.com

  5. Isn’t Sage Steele former RNC leader, Michael Steele’s daughter? If so, is it any wonder she is such an asshole.

    Fruit don’t fall far from the tree!!!!!!!

  6. sage is a wanna be white girl who skin color is too dark and hair to curly. i remember she made a comment her girls doesn’t look like her at all. and now i see she want to erase the blackness from her. didn’t her father people who probably were slaves died for this country and/ or she trying to denied the black side of her family.

    • I agree. That is just like tiger woods who does not want to be black but is too dark to not to be anything else so they say ” I am cabliasian” and look at all what he marry. I am willing to bet this woman is married to a non black men.

  7. Just giving a quick 2 cents on said:

    While I agree with what she wrote on her FB page as a stand alone post, I don’t get how she can tie that in to what she wrote about Evans. There is hypocrisy in what she wrote about Evans then rambles on in her FB post, altho I understand she is more so responding to the backlash her post about Evans got. 2 separate things, tho.

  8. americanize on said:

    She never had a black card,she never calls her self black.She calls her self biracial.People like her an a whole bunch of other negroes to many to name,are very dangerous to the black race.Chalk her azz to the game.

  9. kaylachristensen on said:

    2″I quit my office job and now I am getting paid 92 Dollars hourly. How? I work-over interneet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was to try-Something different. 2 years after…I can say my life is changeed completely for the better!

    Check it out what i do……… http://www.jobmax6.com

  10. I want somebody to take my card. Why oh why must people of color be monolithic? The whole idea that we all must walk, talk, think, act, dress, adorn, follow whoever is ordained the leader of the week. I say bull-shit to the Black police. The entire conversation is ignorant and only demonstrates the insecurities of the author and blind followers.

  11. Really! She had to know that long drawn out speech ( which I couldn’t even finish, just to dang long) would clearly expose her as a victim playing hypocrite. Girl bye !!

  12. Christianforreal on said:

    Sorry about that!! Will someone please explain to me what Sage’s remarks to Mike Evans actually means. Some, like Sage, talk as if anyone exercising their right to quietly and non-violently protest is an offence to the military. Why is that? Being in America means that we have the right to do just that and NO ONE should be offended. One of the jobs that the military men and women perform is fighting off those leaders of countries that would try to thwart that right. We, U.S., have even been asked to send our military to other countries to help our allies to fight off enemies that would attempt to interfere with their rights. Any law enforcement official or military personnel who is offended when any American exercises his/her rights should be ashamed of themselves and that goes for civilians, as well!

  13. OK so Evans kneels to protest Trumps Legitimate election win, fine In 08 the tea party, the not my president and other conservatives that Protested Obama have ALL been vindicated as for sister girl this is the common theme When a black person decides to step out of the “Negro slave to the massa of what all blacks are supposed to think and say” they get accused of kneeling down in front of the white man, I guess it’s ok when those who do tow the line kneel down to the negro massa and take it in the mouth.

  14. mariannefigueroa on said:

    2″I quit my office job and now I am getting paid 92 Dollars hourly. How? I work-over interneet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was to try-Something different. 2 years after…I can say my life is changeed completely for the better!

    Check it out what i do……… http://www.jobmax6.com

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