Kobe Bryant made this shocking statement about Trayvon Martin in an interview with The New Yorker.

“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me,” Bryant said. “So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.” 

This comment angered folks and he followed up with this tweet in reaction of that.

He also went on and replied to people who spewed angry comments his way.

What’s your take on all of this?

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