DudeMan2766 wrote:I just witnessed the most assinine conversation on First Take. They were discussing RG III's "blackness"
Rob Parker (who's presence on the show always seems to bring up a race issue) said he questions whether RGIII is distancing himself from black people because of the way he carries himself, he said he's not out to be the best [i]black[i] anything, just wants to be the best period, he's a republican, he has a white fiance etc. And he said quote "He questioned whether he's one of us, or a cornball brother." How is this acceptable?
shmenguin wrote:people don't like this explanation, but black people talking about black people is generally none of our business.
shafnutz05 wrote:shmenguin wrote:people don't like this explanation, but black people talking about black people is generally none of our business.
Eh, this isn't really true. Griffin has been an incredible ambassador for the league since he was drafted. He's incredibly intelligent, modest, truly thankful for the gifts he's been given, and is one of the most fan-friendly athletes in recent history that have the talent to back it up. When racists like Parker are criticizing everything about him, including the vile act of marrying a white woman, he absolutely deserves and should be called on it by everyone. Simply put, the guy doesn't deserve to have his "black credentials" dragged through the dirt.
I'm sure Parker would be more pleased if Griffin was getting DUIs, having his picture taken in nightclubs, or getting unsportsmanlikes on the field. That's an embarrassment to ESPN for even having this guy on First Take, which is a joke of a show to begin with.
And while I get the point of your reasoning (as crappy as it is), it's a pretty lousy cop-out that allows people to say some pretty vile things.
PghSkins wrote:I have no idea who Rob Parker is.
Froggy wrote:Wasn't he the dude who managed Harlem Heat back in the 90s?
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