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Thursday, October 23, 2014

More Racism in the NFL

But of course, it is the racism which shall never be mentioned.  And since it's effecting my Seahawks, I'm going to mention it.  There's a report out about the problems encountered by the Seattle Seahawks with regards to how players are meshing in the locker room, and why Percy Harvin got traded.

There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed. My feeling on this—and it's backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players—is that some of the black players think Wilson isn't black enough.
This, again, was similar to the situation with McNabb. And this, again, will be denied by Seattle people. But there is an element of this.
This is an issue that extends outside of football, into African-American society—though it's gotten better recently. Well-spoken blacks are seen by some other blacks as not completely black. Some of this is at play.
Russel Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now.  He's also well spoken, clean-cut, and doesn't do stupid shit, at least not that anyone knows of.  He's a big part of the reason that everyone was wearing Superbowl rings, including Percy Harvin.  But in today's society, if you have dark skin you have to act "black", talk "black", vote "black", and if you dare to step off the plantation you're labeled as a race traitor.

It's the same thing that happens to black conservatives.  Think of the vitriol, abuse and hatred directed at Condi Rice, Clarence Thomas, Ben Carson, Alan West, Thomas Sowell, and any other black person who doesn't immediately kow-tow to the Democrat Party.  Yes, I said hatred and abuse, because that's what they have to put up with.

And now that mindset has transferred into the NFL.  Of course it has.  The NFL is only a representation of the people who make it up, and there's no indication that the blacks in the NFL somehow think differently than the blacks outside of the NFL. 

So here's my question:  What exactly does "acting black" or "talking black" look like?  What does it take for someone to be "completely black?"

Here's another question that'll make the Left go nuts, although that's not too hard....  Who would you want taking care of your child?  Someone who was "completely black", or someone who was scorned as not being "black" enough?

Who would you want as a role model for your child?  Someone who acted "completely black", or someone who was scorned as not being "black" enough?

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