Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
posted at 11/26/2010 2:26 PM EST
In Response to Re: Jamele Hill = Racist
In Response to Re: Jamele Hill = Racist : Nonchalant, First and foremost, welcome to the board. I hate to say this, but you're dealing with a great many posters who have a limited scope and aren't interested in HEARING or understanding any views that don't fit into their neat little picture of us. Among other things, I posted a link earlier to another fan (Brookline Rob) which I thought dealt with the word "racist" it's connotations and the perceptions of the author who is from all appearances Hispanic. To date only a few people have chimed in on the article - which gives varying opinions in the accompanying commentary. I've said before, race is like the third rail discussion in this country. Some of us will highlight what we dislike about the other and when challenged on the view, or asked to clarify, give the same cookie cutter responses - making it painfully obvious their experiences or shall I say exposure is limited at best or they just can't answer the question. One last note, if time permits take a look at the Michael Vick and Terrell Suggs discussions. Thoughts are welcome. In case you're interested, I've attached the link: http://humanrights.change.org/blog/view/can_black_people_be_racist
Posted by paob
I actually gave you the benefit of the doubt, but you just did it again:
1. You just said "us", separating the fact you are black and I, and others are white.
This is my point. You claim racism and then use it try to talk down to people, pretending you yourself weren't racist right there with that comment.
I believe others called you for attacking me, and pointed out to you, that maybe it's YOU who have racial issue. Hmm.
You called me a racist because I posted a thread about Terrell Suggs mouthing off.
I did not say one word about skin color or anything. He's a mouthy player. That's why I posted it.
Is Tom Brady racist because he made fun of said mouthy, immature player?
2. Splitting hairs about the consideration of the term "racist" or "bias" or whatever you want to call it, is completely irrelevant. You sound like a half-baked lawyer down to his/her last bullet.
You see race as something at the forefront, almost exclusively, and you are a racist. Not saying you are, but if a person does that, they are.
It's pretty simple.
You either take people as a person and their merits or you have an issue with what their race is and use it as an excuse.
Brookline gave a superb rundown of his perspective his background and his opinion and basically everyone here thinks it was very well stated.
May I ask what you mean by this?
"Some of us will highlight what we dislike about the other and when challenged on the view, or asked to clarify, give the same cookie cutter responses - making it painfully obvious their experiences or shall I say exposure is limited at best or they just can't answer the question."