For those of you who may not know, Jack Johnson was a Colored Gentleman that became boxing’s Heavyweight Champion over a hundred years ago, and who enraged a nation by marrying White women in defiance of proper anti-miscegenation laws – he served a year in prison for his activities.
In fact, some unknown meme maker essentially summarized Johnson’s life with one simple graphic:
But now it looks like Johnson is going to get his revenge – courtesy of President Trump himself:
Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial. Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
Can someone please explain to me the purpose behind this latest decision by the GOD EMPEROR?
Is it part of a program to gain votes among the few people who even know who this Negro was?
I’m going to guess that it’s just plain cuckoldry within the mind of a man who talked big and tough during the Campaign, but ultimately proved to be just another Republican hack – a Great White Hope that failed us like the other dozen that have appeared in the last 50 years.