a "non-black" Negro..
Yes- its another eye-rolling media tempest in a teapot, but interesting how in 2014 we are still having these conversations- including the use of "authenticity" tests of "downness." Apparently in 2014, according to some highly visible media personalities you have to meet two "litmus tests" to be "really" black:
(a) You can't have a white girlfren
(b) You can't be Republican
So says/said ESPN commentator Robert Parker in the lastest teapot brewup. According to Parker, these two litmus tests raised a question about black "authenticity"..
"My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is ... is he a 'brother,' or is he a cornball 'brother'? He's not really ... he's black, but he's not really down with the cause. He's not one of us. He's kind of black, but he's not really like the guy you'd want to hang out with. I just want to find out about him. I don't know, because I keep hearing these things. . . ."
I don't think ESPN should have canceled the guy's contract if his blurb was not causing unduly negative feedback. A simple clarification/apology should suffice that he means nothing personal against Griffin, should have sufficed. This Parker did, but ESPN claims too much negative feedback, and so out he goes.
Parker asserts that:
'you can't be afraid to talk about race. I haven't been my whole life ... that's what I bring to the table. I don't want to be a guy that's going to turn his back or run away from issues.' "
OK, but I still don't see how the white finance or being a Republican causes a revocation or questioning of one's black card though. Why do these two "litmus tests" make someone "not black enough" or a "cornball brother"?
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