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Bernard Hopkins and racial stereotypes

He should've known better than to make those comments about Manny Pacquiao

Originally Published: November 19, 2010
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

In Martin Lawrence's 1993 comedy special "You So Crazy," Lawrence asked the white people in his audience whether they desperately craved a white heavyweight champion.

"It's all right to feel you want a heavyweight champion," Lawrence quipped. "But the [bleep] ain't gonna happen … long as a brotha is out of work … it ain't happening."

Lawrence's politically incorrect joke was met with resounding applause and laughter because a lot of African-Americans consider boxing ...

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