27 years a hero

The best way to honor Nelson Mandela is to carry on his fight

Originally Published: December 6, 2013
By Jason Whitlock | ESPN.com

Let's honor Nelson Mandela by looking inward, asking ourselves what we can do to make our world better. Let's honor Nelson Mandela by recognizing oppression is constant and our inconsistent reaction to it is its strongest ally.

Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday, is the reason I hated the movie "12 Years A Slave." I prefer heroes to victims. Solomon Northrup was a victim. You could argue from watching the critically acclaimed movie based on his memoir that Northrup was a victim ...

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