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Does President Trump deserve credit for pardoning Jack Johnson?

President Trump posthumously pardoned the first black heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson, calling Johnson's conviction "a racially-motivated injustice.” Many are applauding Trump's decision, and even his critics say he deserves credit for doing the right thing. But others say Trump doesn't deserve anything. He's spent the majority of his presidency attacking black athletes for taking political stands, so pardoning a dead athlete is meaningless. What do you think? 🥊

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President Trump granted a posthumous pardon of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. Johnson was convicted in 1913 of transporting a white woman "across state lines for immoral purposes." Johnson, the first black heavyweight world champion, dated white women, which was considered taboo at the time and ultimately led to his conviction. 

The president called Johnson “a truly great fighter, had a tough life,” but served 10 months in federal prison “for what many view as a racially-motivated injustice.” Mr. Trump said the conviction took place during a “period of tremendous racial tension in the United States.”
Decades after Johnson was convicted under the Mann Act, his case drew significant attention as a gross miscarriage of justice and a symbol of the depths of racism in the American justice system.
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Many of Trump's critics feel he deserves credit for the pardon.

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Obama never pardoned Johnson...

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But others feel Trump deserves zero credit. Trump continues to attack black athletes who are alive, why should he be applauded for pardoning a black athlete who is dead?

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According to the Daily Beast, Obama didn't pardon Johnson because he had a history of domestic violence. Again, Trump is no hero.

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Does President Trump deserve credit for pardoning Jack Johnson?
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