I’ll just say it right up front: Until enough African Americans are willing to go to the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, pretty much all of the Congressional Black Caucus and now, ESPN’s Rob Parker, and say “We reject you!” there is no hope for blacks in this country to rise above the socio-economic level in which most reside. It’s comparable to solving the fiscal cliff…unless the negotiations involve entitlements reform, all the talk is just sound a fury signifying nothing.
Background to this rant from ProFootballTalk:
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III recently said in a recent interview that he didn’t want to be defined as an African-American quarterback. One ESPN commentator says that raises questions about Griffin.
In fact, ESPN’s Rob Parker said Thursday morning on First Take that as an African-American, he has a lot of questions about Griffin.
“My question is, and it’s just a straight, honest question: Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother,” Parker said. “He’s not really. He’s black, he does his thing, 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 kind of guy you really want to hang out with.”
Parker said he wants to know more about Griffin’s personal life before he can accept Griffin as authentically black.
“I want to find about him,” Parker said. “I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancee. Then there was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like, ‘I’ve got black skin, but don’t call me black.’ So people wondered about Tiger Woods.”
Again, it’s a hopeless cause. Sorry if that cuts too close to the bone for some, but nothing is going to change for blacks with this kind of mentality. Nothing.
Thus Spat Zarathustra