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Floyd Mayweather Jr. needs to grow up

Originally Published: September 18, 2009
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

Don't you just hate when a halfway-discussable subject is introduced by someone who just doesn't get it?

I'm talking about Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr., who lobbed a racially charged grenade earlier this week when he told reporters covering his 144-pound bout with Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on Saturday night that if he were white, he'd be "the biggest athlete in America."

"If you're rich, you're a rich n-----," Mayweather said. "If you're poor, you're a poor n-----. ...

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