Grant Hill Responds To Jalen Rose’s Duke “Uncle Tom” Comments

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grant hill jalen rosePHOENIX-Current Phoenix Sun and former Duke Blue Devil, Grant Hill has responded to Jalen Rose’s recent comments about Duke players being “Uncle Toms” in the recent ESPN documentary of Michigan’s “Fab Five” in the New York Times:

It was a sad and somewhat pathetic turn of events, therefore, to see friends narrating this interesting documentary about their moment in time and calling me a bitch and worse, calling all black players at Duke “Uncle Toms” and, to some degree, disparaging my parents for their education, work ethic and commitment to each other and to me.

In his garbled but sweeping comment that Duke recruits only “black players that were ‘Uncle Toms,’ ” Jalen seems to change the usual meaning of those very vitriolic words into his own meaning, i.e., blacks from two-parent, middle-class families. He leaves us all guessing exactly what he believes today.

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