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The Cam Newton and Race Thread!

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Zod    14,965

Is it possible to have a sensible and honest discussion on Cam Newton and how his selection relates to race? Can we discuss the realities of it in a civil manner without negativity?

I'll start:

- Are there white folks who do not want Cam mainly because he is a black QB? Yep.

- Are there black folks who do want Cam mainly because he is a black QB? Yep

- Do these two statements describe the majority of Panthers fans? Nope, not even close.

- Is it wrong for a black Panthers fan to hope for a black QB mainly because of his color? No, I don't think so. I think its natural for you to pull for someone you more closely identify yourself with to succeed in an area that has been a challenge historically. If I am being honest, I pull for Steve Nash mainly because I relate to Steve Nash and like to see him excel in a position where people who look like me typically do not. While this is racist by definition, its not exclusionary in that I still pull for plenty of black athletes as well. I do not exclude other players because of their race.

- Is it wrong to pretend to know what is in the heart of your fellow huddlers and accuse them of racism despite having no evidence as such? Absolutely, its plain wrong and immature. Once the race card is thrown out, all conversation ends and defensive posturing begins. Its intellectual tripe.

There are some thoughts of mine. Anyone want to comment?

Remember, lets keep this honest and civil. Can we do it?

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TheRealDeal    3

What if we disguise accusations of racism with words like "establishment" and "_____" (word of the week), is that fair?

Or what if we use "winning" and "blacks" as interchangeable.

Example:

The "establishment" is against "winning" and that's why we don't want Cam.

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The Saltman    1,398

Not sure, but I definitely don't want Mallett because he's the slowest black QB out there.

I think I saw someone say this yesterday.

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4Corners    2,007

He wants to be an "entertainer".....

We need Warren Moon not Steve Harvey.

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4Corners    2,007

Not sure, but I definitely don't want Mallett because he's the slowest black QB out there.

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PanthaSan    259

It don't matter what color to me.

Hell, he could be purple or orange. Just as long as he knows how to pull out a win, that's pretty much all I care about........

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Sapper    1,282

Were there many Panthers fans that didn't like Rodney Peete bc he was black?

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