|Are these shoes worth $315?|
Mr. Jackson responds to Mr. Morial's concerns that the shoes' price will promote violence in urban communities, and that the price isn't justified given America's economic troubles: "There are several troubling things that are implicit in Morial’s statement. These shoes are not targeted towards Blacks — Whites buy more of LeBron’s shoes than Blacks. There is absolutely no causation between poverty and crime and I was surprised to see that the National Urban League, of all organizations making that argument. Second, why would Morial assume all or most Blacks can’t afford to pay $ 315 for a pair of shoes? Last time I saw Marc, I didn’t spot him wearing a low priced suit from KMART. Who is he to tell a parent that they 'represent twisted priorities and confused values?' Yet, Morial and his organization expend tremendous energy pushing a homosexual rights agenda while Black-on-Black crime goes through the roof and as Black unemployment continues to rise. Tell me who 'represents twisted priorities and confused values?'"
He ain't done just yet about Mr. Morial's position: "Marc, how you ever thought about the number of Blacks that work for Nike across the country and how many jobs have been created by virtue of the popularity of LeBron’s shoes? Liberals like Morial don’t believe a Black parent has the capacity to do what’s in the best interest of their own family, therefore some third party (Morial, the government, etc.) must force a parent to do what they think should be done. They don’t trust the parent. Morial and liberals like him must make up their mind. Either Blacks are smart enough to do right by their kids or they need 'massa' to raise their kids for them."