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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 1931
|Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 02:58 pm: |
I agree that Jack Johnson was a slave to his ego. But was he in denial about the peril he was putting himself in or was he just determined to remain true to himself??? Yes, he fell out of favor in the boxing world but he was down, not out. In his final years, he had again reverted to an affluent lifestyle and, for his generation, his fame remained in tact. And they didn't actually throw the mold away when they made him, considering how today many black athletes emulate his bling-bling lifestyles and taste for white women. That's a dubious legacy, of course, but who can deny that Johnson was a remarkable human being, and I think that with the revival of interest in him and with the movement to restore him to his rightful place in history, ol Jack got the last laugh.
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