Friday, October 26, 2007

A Must Read Article. A Must Read Article.

Jason Whitlock, a nationally syndicated sports columnist with a strong anti-gangerism and anti-black-as-victims voice, wrote a column on October 20 in which he blasts black football players for essentially blowing their chance in the public eye at elevating the perception of African Americans.

To be honest, I find it a delicate, if not straight up uncomfortable, article to comment on in a public domain. What I do know, though, is that Whitlock uses incendiary references to the kinds of things like minstrel shows and 40-yard dash speeds that would make any sociology buff lose their cool.

I see it as a positive thing, this controversial stance. Controversy is good when it makes people talk (see: Socrates). So read it and comment. I’ll gather my thoughts and post again later.


By the way, did anyone watch that video of Rivaldo’s bicycle kick? It’s ridiculous, right? You see, mine was just as cool--I just missed the goal and dislocated my shoulder.