Hateful individuals run the identical performs after they’re up in opposition to the wall. Misogynists inform us they’ve daughters. Homophobes declare they “love everyone” as God instructed. And racists surrounded themselves with individuals from the group they’ve discriminated in opposition to.
That’s what Houston Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair did earlier this week as he stood in a room filled with Black individuals in a Black metropolis on the campus of a Historically Black College and University to announce that his group was partnering with Texas Southern University to enhance their athletic services and funds.
Brian Flores has him shook.
“TSU is a pillar in our community and a desired destination for top students and athletes and future leaders,” mentioned McNair throughout Wednesday’s press convention. “At the Texans, we strive to make an impact by creating and supporting programs like this. We’re excited to be here announcing a special partnership with our friends at TSU to inspire our next generation of Houston leaders.”
An announcement like that, from a person with McNair’s fame, with an indication that mentioned “Texans Care” behind him, is simply as laughable as it’s audacious and disrespectful. Because whereas TSU ought to greater than fortunately settle for the monetary assist from McNair and his group, it doesn’t imply that it supplies absolution for his sins.
Last fall, McNair needed to apologize for a racist remark he made when he grabbed a microphone in entrance of a small viewers at a charity occasion and mentioned, “I’m sorry that we couldn’t get together last year, because of the China Virus.” The man who donated to Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign forgot that what’s executed in the dead of night all the time involves mild.
McNair runs a group that habitually trades away its greatest Black gamers and overlooks Black coaches like Eric Bieniemy. He’d reasonably have somebody like Bill O’Brien as his coach, who shortly misplaced the respect of the locker room after repeatedly losing the abilities of his greatest gamers. The means that Brian Flores and his attorneys see it, the one cause that McNair’s group has a Black coach now’s that his class-action lawsuit led to the group eradicating Flores from their shortlist, making them unable to rent Josh McCown like they wished to.
Before McNair got here into energy, his father, Bob, was in cost. And belief, he’s a chip off the previous block. Bob is the one which double down on his, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” comment when gamers began kneeling and was displaying assist for Jerry Richardson when he offered the Carolina Panthers after an investigation found that he was operating a franchise that was a cesspool of racism and sexual harassment.
But, regardless of all that, this week, Cal McNair wished the world to know that the “Texans Care.” Kudos to Texas Southern for taking the cash. Shame on the McNair household for considering that their charity will present them any goodwill. There isn’t a test sufficiently big they might write to purchase that.