Jack Johnson doesn’t give a F***


“The White House refused to indicate Monday whether President Obama will issue a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the African-American boxing champion convicted in 1913 for dating a white woman.”

Look, other than the year or so he spent in jail, Jack Johnson didn’t give a fuck what the United States thought about him dating white women then and he doesn’t give a fuck what they think now. Especially now, because he’s dead!

Stop your campaigns to pardon Shoeless Joe Jackson too – because he’s also dead and well, he was guilty.

I’m sure Galileo didn’t much care when the Pope forgave him either. Official apologies mean nothing. History decides on its own.

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