The hypocrisy of you feeling the need to suggest to me that I am refusing to acknowledge what you feel is sexism from Cam Newton towards some female reporter, while arguing with me that I shouldn't speak about racism against Cam is laughable.
Now to your points. Re-read my post. I never said that a certain group of people are feeling a certain way because of their race. I didn't defend his sideline demeanor (personally, I like it.) Im tired of all this leadership this and leadership that. The team sucks, the play calling sucks, the game management sucks, his play sucks. OF COURSE he should be calling people out. The leader should demand excellence from his people. I would have shouted at Greg Olsen to for what he said. I didn't say shouting was right or wrong. I said that some people get away with it. Cam for whatever reason seems to be on eggshells. I will concede that he is not being a dominant leader of men. That would require a lot more shouting than Cam is doing.
Racism in sports exists. ADMIT IT!!!! Its part of the healing process. Sexism exists in sports. I will freely admit that. I don't like either one. Does that make you happy? However, accusing someone of racism is not racist. If you say that you are an idiot. Im sorry. Not calling you an idiot dont know you personally but the statement is idiotic. Cam is experiencing a racial bias in the media. Media outlets, in particular ESPN, (hate them, black and white male and female) are definitely biased when covering athletes. Its their job to make inflammatory statements to sell ad space. They have no credibility when it comes to discussing sensitive subjects and they should never be quoted when making a serious argument either way. They speak nonsense on purpose. Warren Moon was spot on when saying that Cam is only compared to other black athletes, in particular ones that are unpopular. He is not wrong in calling people out on that. Lots of people black and white, male and female agree with Warren, lots don't. Got it. But dismissing him because he is a black man talking about racism, well...
It is not at all hypocritical for me to suggest you are refusing to acknowledge sexism in his statement because you made it clear you don't think there's anything wrong with it. You actually made it very clear you didn't see it as condescending at all and I felt I needed to explain to you why, in fact, it was.
Even in the interview his comments about script were about himself if you listen to the whole thing and the sweetheart comment didn't sound condescending to me but it was an insulting question from the reporter.
Those are your words are they not? In addition you claimed it was in response to an insult, but that simply wasn't true and I pointed it out along with the other inaccuracies in your original post.
I gave you an explanation as to why to me, as a woman, it was condescending. You, on the other hand, have failed to explain to me how simply comparing Cam Newton to Vince Young is racist or some of the other criticism thrown at him. Some of the comparisons may have been racially motivated, but at least when it comes to the Vince Young comparison and the media, that's a hard claim to make when one of the first guys to say it was Stephen A Smith. He's black.
Perhaps if Cam Newton, was more of a scrambling pocket passer like Donovan and Ben, and he was still being compared to Vince Young or Jamarcus Russell, then I would be more inclined to believe that's all due to racism. But that's simply not the case.
Now let me make it clear: I am not at all saying race isn't at times a factor in his criticism in the media or in forum discussions. Of course it is. My point is that not all of it is, a lot of it is valid, whether it's racially motivated or not, it still needs to be heard and talked about. But no one should stand for others trying to bully and silence everyone else that want to share what they feel as valid criticism. And what my point was that a lot of people using this tactic, are racist themselves. I never said accusing someone of being racist is racist. What I’m saying is a lot of times it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black and it’s a practice of hastily throwing that accusation to bully, silence, discredit and to avoid having to deal with the criticism. And you and I both know it! So why don’t you admit it too? Because that’s part of “the healing process” too and because it simply will never get anywhere! The practice of trying to boil down all arguments and criticism to some sort of manifestation of hidden racism in order to use those accusations and try to discredit those who make the arguments simply won't work. I could just as easily turn around and say all of your arguments are simply favoritism based on sharing the same race, so you have no credibility either. So why should anyone listen to it or take it seriously? Right? I think we both agree on this because this is the point you were alluding too at the end of the post, even though it’s incorrect.
But dismissing him because he is a black man talking about racism, well...
See, I'm not sure what argument you are responding to at the end, because I did not dismiss Warren Moon for being black and talking about racism. I simply provided you with even more African American media personalities, who share some of the Cam Newton criticism, and it’s hard to claim they’re being racist too. As far as Warren Moon goes, personally I think he has little facts stand on other than his personal opinion, personal experience and suspicions. He’s provided few to no points to back up his claim and few alternatives of better comparisons and how it should be. Once again, just how many other white dual rush quarterbacks of Cam’s size have come out of college over the past decade that he could have been better compared to? He’s provided few to no points to address that obvious fact and few alternatives of better comparisons and how it should have been. Of course you have dismissed the examples due to your own personal opinion deeming they have no credibility, endorsing Warren Moon, and you eventually turn around, simplified the argument so you can end it with a meme gif screaming "that's racist".
And that’s simply not going to work. And simply comparing Cam Newton to Vince Young, is not racist either. In fact, in my opinion, at this point it’s probably unfair to Vince Young. He had a winning record and has accomplished more. Again, what I'm trying to make you understand is that if I or anyone else feel their criticism is valid, and are being bullied with racial accusations in order to shut up, while ignoring the argument, that won't make it stop. It will only make it grow and get LOUDER! No matter how many gifs of kids crying racism you put in your reply.
By the way, if you honestly believe the solution to leadership issue is for Cam Newton, someone who has yet to gain the respect of his teammates, or yet to accomplish anything NFL players and fans hold of value, on a 1-5 team, after a 6-10 season, is for him to "scream louder", then in my opinion, when it comes to the topic of leadership…You clearly. Just. Don't. Get it.