Black or White

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? 

 Thoughts?

 Remember to Keep it GC?

 Counselor Dave

4 thoughts on “Black or White

  1. Lets stop trying to put people in a box. When we do that we limit ourselves. Let the man’s talent speak for him and nothing else.

  2. Black people are mainly the ones that put Black people down. It”s like my sisters and brother cant win for losing. We allow are self to be defined strictly by race. When some one attempts to be recognized for there skill and ability we want to put them in a box. We must stop pulling the race card on everything.

  3. I think I understand what he was trying to say but he kept digging a whole so deep he could not get out of it. He needs to do better. Everyone know he is a black man. Why do blacks always try to questions ones blackness?

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