I heard some very disturbing comments this morning on the radio. On ESPN “First Take” There was a question raised after RG3 said that he did not want to be labeled as a “Black Quarterback”. One of the black commentators took offense to it and went in on it. Yesterday, during the show, commentator Rob Parker, who is black, had questioned Robert Griffin III’s authenticity by asking, “Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Parker then continued his criticism of the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback:”He’s not real. OK, he’s black, he kind of does the thing, but he’s not really down with the cause,” Parker said. “He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really, like, the guy you want to hang out with. I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancee. Then there was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.”
What defines how ethnic you are? Does the black community feel some kind of way by him saying that he is a quarterback first? Why is this even relevant today? Do all ethnicities feel this way, but they are just less vocal?
Remember to Keep it GC?