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ESPN commentator on RG3: “He’s kind of black, but he’s not really”


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#31 Matthias

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

What was Skip's response, or did they cut the whole conversation after Stephen A. responded?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:09 PM

Per PFT, ESPN has suspended Parker indefinitely.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

Stephen A was like wth.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Could you explain in gentle terms? Because it sure seems like Parker is saying that someone's "blackness" is dependent upon how they act/what they do.


I was actually making a point to how "black" RG3 was perceived by white people and why people throw him out when claiming they have no problem with black QBs. Basically, that white people don't mind if you are black as long as you don't act to black.

And I will stop there because I got a temporary ban last time and I went into Huddle withdrawal.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

I was actually making a point to how "black" RG3 was perceived by white people and why people throw him out when claiming they have no problem with black QBs. Basically, that white people don't mind if you are black as long as you don't act to black.

And I will stop there because I got a temporary ban last time and I went into Huddle withdrawal.


Hmmm... yeah this is probably a tinderbox subject... but I will say that your comment about white people is a bit insulting. Please don't lump all in with some.

As far as RGIII is concerned in my personal opinion... he's an NFL QB, black, white whatever, doesn't matter. I don't view him any different than Cam, Luck, Manning or any of them...

I didn't know he had a white fiance'... it doesn't matter. Steve Smith's wife is white... who cares?

Honestly I have no idea how he "acts"... never really seen much of him... but the whole notion that how someone acts affects their "blackness" or whatever other physical attribute you want to use is just downright dumb, and in this context, racist.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hmmm... yeah this is probably a tinderbox subject... but I will say that your comment about white people is a bit insulting. Please don't lump all in with some.

As far as RGIII is concerned in my personal opinion... he's an NFL QB, black, white whatever, doesn't matter. I don't view him any different than Cam, Luck, Manning or any of them...

I didn't know he had a white fiance'... it doesn't matter. Steve Smith's wife is white... who cares?

Honestly I have no idea how he "acts"... never really seen much of him... but the whole notion that how someone acts affects their "blackness" or whatever other physical attribute you want to use is just downright dumb, and in this context, racist.

I was using that in generic terms. Obviously I don't think all white people think a like. After all I am also white.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Griffin comes across as intelligent, articulate, sensible, polite and an overall admirable young man.

Someone will have to explain to me which of those characteristics makes him "less black".

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

What was Skip's response, or did they cut the whole conversation after Stephen A. responded?


From what I remember Stephen A said it wasn’t his place to question RG3 “blackness” but he believes every black QB should express some level of pride and acknowledgment of their roots.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:06 PM

From what I remember Stephen A said it wasn’t his place to question RG3 “blackness” but he believes every black QB should express some level of pride and acknowledgment of their roots.


From what I've seen, I don't think Griffin not wanting to be identified as a "black quarterback" has anything to do with denying his roots or denying those that have gone before him. I think it's just that he wants to be known primarily as a quarterback, skin color be damned.

And why shouldn't he?

For my part, I don't think he's going to prove durable enough to be a long term great QB. I certainly wish him the best though (except when he plays us). He's the kind of kid I think anybody can root for, even if he's not on your favorite team.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

Wtf is a cornball brother? Is that the new version of Uncle Tom or something?

Basically, I'm not saying this is my personal view but the example i've seen countless times as a "cornball brother" is Tiger Woods. Parker and First take have talked Tiger woods like that in past shows.


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