Discussion

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 ...

Read full story

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


ESPN TOP HEADLINES