In case you missed it, there’s a globe-altering controversy at the Olympics.
Apparently, the right to carry the American flag in the opening parade came down to a coin toss.
And since one of the two finalists was black and the white athlete won the toss, it’s an epic case of racism.
Because coins obviously carry a latent cultural bias against those of African descent.
Enter Jesse Jackson, who knows no scandal that doesn’t need a race card.
Jackson quickly opined that the right to carry the flag should be a more fair decision.
In which we assume he means: heads we win, tails you lose.
Otherwise, what’s more fair than a literal 50/50 chance?
Here’s more from Twitchy…
Remember the story we told you yesterday about how black Olympian Shani Davis was angry that a coin flip decided that white Olympian Erin Hamlin would be the Team USA flag bearer in today’s opening ceremony?
Well, the story got worse. Davis skipped the parade of athletes over the entirely fair process to decide a tie:
Speedskater Shani Davis boycotts the opening ceremony of the winter Olympics over flag bearer controversy. #Olympics2018 https://t.co/LRvwWt3xNI pic.twitter.com/adTxOpQ67M
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) February 10, 2018
Rev. Jesse Jackson decided to weigh in, too, demanding the US Olympic Committee develop a different way to decide ties when athletes vote for the games’ flag bearer:
The choice to represent our country as #flagbearer in the @Olympics should never be determined by the flip of a coin. The Committee should immediately institute a more appropriate system to make such a significant determination. @ShaniDavis pic.twitter.com/OmR7C9o1GM
— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) February 9, 2018