You may have heard by now the absolute hater-aide coming from ESPN talking head Rob Parker on the debate show First Take toward sensational and positive Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. Here is what this insightful guy said:
“…Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Parker said, “Well, because I want to find out about him. I don’t know, because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information [about this] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue. Because we did find out with Tiger Woods. Tiger Woods was like I’ve got black skin but don’t call me black. So people got to wondering about Tiger Woods early on.”
I made this the first blog post because this ignorance highlights the purpose of this blog and what we are fighting against. RG3 has come into this league from a good family background, showing nothing but the highest level of character, intelligence, composure, and leadership. But in our culture, we like to define who is more black than others. Silliness. And being really black has meant voting democrat without any other consideration ever, not taking education too seriously, acting like a permanent victim, dating black, and embracing those behaviors and items which make the establishment uncomfortable. So, any black man who stays openminded politically and romantically, behaves like he wants to be a positive part of society instead of a threat, takes charge of his own successes and failures, and aims to achieve in school is somehow less black to such people as Rob Parker. Unfortunately, most of our young men have been spoonfed this definition of black manhood and this is the #1 cause of the problems facing us today. No one ever questions how black the thug on the street is but the scholar in the library has to continuously defend his authenticity. I wonder if a poll was taken on who was more black between the two below, which one would win. I think we all know and this is what has to change.