posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by kro32
Did you read the actual article? The author of the article stated that race is a non issue. To quote:
But after his arrest for dogfighting, so many people asked: Would a white football player have gotten nearly two years in prison for what Vick did to
This question makes me cringe. It is so facile, naive, shortsighted and flawed that it is meaningless. Whiteness comes with great advantages, but it's
not a get-out-of-every-crime-free card. Killing dogs is a heinous crime that disgusts and frightens many Americans. I'm certain white privilege would
not be enough to rescue a white NFL star caught killing dogs.
Actual ESPN Article
So, it concludes that while a white middle class Vick might not have been exposed to dog fighting at an early age, the question is pointless, and
white or black we would have viewed the crime the same way. It goes on to talk about his redemption, and says that we should move on from the
So, let me ask you: Did you read the ESPN article, or the Yahoo article? While the photoshop was a dumb idea, the article showed how Vick has helped
pave the way for other black QBs in the NFL. Alas, in a county where white guilt reigns, our President is half black, instead of half white, your
reaction will probably be the most common.
And for the record, when I read the Autobiography of Malcom X in highschool, I broke the nose of a kid who used the N word. For years I carried an
attitude of shame towards white america for their treatment of other races. In the end, I realized that nothing can change the past, and that people
of African descent didnt want my sympathy. In fact, they viewed my sympathy as an insincered patronization.
edit on 27-8-2011 by steppenwolf86
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