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Racism: Confusion and Ignorance Part 1

In jena 6, language, racism on September 23, 2007 at 11:07 pm

After viewing this segment, I realized how fragmented our society truly is here in the United States. The thought process and reasoning from Al Sharpton underscores the confusion that is so pervasive in the minds of African-Americans; the analysis is complex to be sure. However, listen closely because this double-standard/confusion of how African-American women are treated illustrates just how confused and ignorant are the men who are in positions of authority in highly visible organizations. ¬† If you are a staff person in the New York Knicks organization, or the wife of a player or for that matter, the mother or sister of Isiah Thomas, you must feel awfully bad inside. The comments are akin to committing treason against ones’ entire race. Mr. Thomas should lose his job, never be hired because of complete ineptitude as a manager and leader. In the non-sports world, this behavior would call for an immediate dismissal with future prospects for other high-paying jobs almost nil. Where’s the accountability? Where is the humility? Where is the understanding that there should be no division of ignorance that says it is wrong for one group of people to be wrong for calling a woman the “B”word, while another group essentially gets a mulligan for using the same “B” word?

 

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  1. African Reparations for the Black Holocaust Petition: http://www.gopetition.co.uk/online/10151.html

  2. This truly pisses me off. How can someone in a position of authority and influence like Isiah Thomas, be so callous and insensitive?

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