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Richard Sherman Set Black People Back 30 Years

1/21/2014 6:22 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman "set [black people] back 30 years" with his intense post-game screaming session ... so says BET star Damien Wayans.

Damien -- who stars on the BET reality show "Second Generation Wayans" -- was leaving Tru nightclub in Hollywood last night when he went off on the defensive back ... saying, "Why was he so angry? Hey Sherman, you WON."

Sure, Wayans was joking around in the street -- but there are a lot of people who actually believe Sherman's rant was actually hurtful to black people.

In fact, Sherman was bombarded with dozens of racist tweets in the hours after Sunday's NFC Championship game -- and he even responded saying, "Last night shows that racism is still alive and well."

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He didnt set black folk back, hes an old school black man, rhis generation black man act like more white than black.as a black woman I understood were he was coming from, we go off sometime when a player talk crap and dont back it up its on then.white folks would never understand, theyll never be black or be raised in the hood.wyanans daddy would understand better than the son.its that he had just made the play and so excitied, he couldnt hold his emotions he let it all out.she couldnt understand cause she was white, but black folk did, not the new generation blacks.our nature is loud.

275 days ago


I'm Hispanic and no he did not. Football is a tough sport. He and Crabtree have history. With this game meaning so much and being able to shut down a player you personally do not like should bring out your emotions. People are too sensitive .

275 days ago


Damien needs to STFU with that idiotic chatter. Perhaps he never played a sport due to his privileged upbringing and he's out of touch with reality but what Sherman showcased was true frustration and a competitive spirit! Football is hardcore and for Crabtree and Sherman to have that history and for Sherman to "prove" he's best.....it's just a part of the game. Damien needs to worry about why he has to go by Damien Dante Wayans... Really man???!!!!! You set blacks back bro with your ignorant race talk and your ghetto ass name!

275 days ago


omfg how in the hell is it a setback? from L.t,bo jackson,Terrell owens ,mj, etc all have been super ****y in there days. people really need to get over this racist **** that's alot Obama

275 days ago


Would you ever see Peyton Manning telling everyone is the best quarterback in the world . He is little ghetto but he's well-educated from Stanford and he was doing it for publicity which obviously work. I didn't know his name until that game neither did 80% of other people. His name is now relevant good job. Still ghetto but good job

275 days ago


He's apologized multiple times now. Emotions run high during and after games. It was the heat of the moment. He looked like an ass, ya but all the comments towards are more ignorant than his rant.

275 days ago


This guy is obviously hung up on black struggles its comments like his that set black people back.. Who is this guy anyways?? A fourth generation Wayans who thinks his family is still relevant

275 days ago


He didn't set anyone back....except for the niners. He made THE play of the game. He's highly strung but that's what a corner has to be.

275 days ago


Racism is only alive on the Internet, hiding behind a computer.

275 days ago


Sad that this is a topic of discussion. He made a play, crab got owned, small reporter flinched during an interview with a big black guy. The end.

275 days ago


I found him fighting with the tree funny. Not everything has to be so serious all the time.... Jeez

275 days ago


Some black people are so accustomed to saying racist **** about black people they don't even realize its wrong to say. NEWSFLA***** wasn't a race issue until you made it that way. Congrats. He about as responsible for setting black people back as he is responsible for pushing your hairline back.

275 days ago


We will be making progress when a white person can say same thing without repercussion.

275 days ago


Anyone with a show on BET, doesn't have the right to comment on setting black people back.

275 days ago


Its funny how ppl are racist behind a computer

275 days ago
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