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If an American athlete that happened to be Black traveled to a European country for the Olympics, disrespected locals and then fabricated a tale about those same locals robbing him at gunpoint, how would the media respond? The clowns of Fox News? Politicians? Would Donald Trump be giving a press conference right now calling on President Barack Obama to extradite that athlete … or nah? Seriously, imagine if Ryan Lochte was Latrell Sprewell. He’d be under arrest right now.

Ryan Lochte is White privilege personified … a drunken frat bro responsible for whipping up an international sh*t-storm by accusing a Brazilian dressed like a police officer of sticking a gun to his head and robbing him. In reality though, the aquatic thug’s tall tale never happened, despite initially seeming plausible … because, well, it’s Brazil and we’ve all seen City of God.

So, what did happen on the night that the celebrated swimmer and three of his Olympic bros allegedly got robbed? Well, according to a Brazilian police source “one of the swimmers was seen on CCTV footage breaking down the door to the bathroom at [a] gas station and fighting with a security guard.” That quote given to ABC News is very different than the story being peddled by the athlete. So is the surveillance video that shows one of the swimmers urinating on the wall of the gas station in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.

Perhaps Lochte and his cohorts thought they were still in America, a country where pointing the finger at a person of color usually means persecution and prosecution of that subject without analysis. Hello, Central Park Five. Lochte should have made sure his Google Maps app was connected to the local wifi. His White privilege didn’t make it onto the plane when he departed for Rio, because even as racist as Brazilians can be, they’re Brazilians first: Black and White after. Nationalism. And it’s chlorine clear they don’t take lightly to Americans of any complexion coming into their country, acting like fools and then placing the blame solely on the shoulder of its citizens.

Neither is Twitter who has been bashing Lochte and the others for their behavior.

Ryan Lochte, Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and James Feigen thought they would get away with their lie because of who they are and where they’re from in contrast with the unfortunate reputation Rio has earned over the years. We’re glad they were wrong. And don’t waste your time with comments about Ryan Lochte being half Cuban; he and Elian Gonzalez have nothing in common.

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  1. Jamie

    August 19, 2016 at 12:18 AM

    What a dumb and lame Clickbait title and article. Yes I clicked on it but not going to read the nonsense.

    • PoliticalAnimal

      August 19, 2016 at 1:52 AM

      You mean because it is absolutely true. The logic is mathematically undeniable. There is a huge double standard. If you can’t see it, you are either ultra-entitled, or cold-blooded, or without a functioning brain or a mix of the three.

      • Jamie

        August 19, 2016 at 5:57 AM

        There are many double standards…some benefit women, some benefit men, some benefit whites, some benefit blacks, etc, etc, etc.

        But “white privilege” is a stupid, empty term that dumb, empty-minded people use. It’s for simpletons.

        • knight4444

          August 22, 2016 at 10:59 PM

          Lmfao, you just proved his point!! White privilege is beyond obvious here!! First of all pissing on a wall is a misdemeanor!!! It’d indecent exposure!! Destroying property is a misdemeanor or s felony!! Making out a false police report is a felony!! Then he just left his friends and flew back home!! Now where the fuc& is fox news when you need them???

      • knight4444

        August 22, 2016 at 11:01 PM

        Jamie isn’t very bright,!

  2. PoliticalAnimal

    August 19, 2016 at 1:48 AM

    America is SO racist yet. Or let’s rephrase it, not fully racist, more double standard everywhere every time without even acknowledging it!

  3. PoliticalAnimal

    August 19, 2016 at 1:50 AM

    I mean the double standard is MATHEMATICAL.
    On one side: white MEN raped women (Stanford, Colorado, etc.) and/or acted like thugs abroad and have just received a slap on the hand (“boys will be boys bro’ ‘Merica).
    On the other side: black men or even just teens made minor offences and are slaughtered, killed like animals (oh niggers are so violent).

    Wake up or God will judge you. If you don’t see to which extent this is unfair and unethical!

    • knight4444

      August 22, 2016 at 11:02 PM

      Preach brother!

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It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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