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#1 posted 01-07-2013 02:32 AM

You are racist because you are making a judgment regarding race based upon your perception of things. Nothing else. Your eyes alone are not qualified enough to be an authority on racial differences. It’s your opinion…and as long as it’s an opinion arising from your worldview, then that makes you a racist. And even if your opinion is reinforced by the opinions of others, even an extraordinary athlete like my fellow Texan Michael Johnson, then it still makes you a racist.

And the word “athlete” is the key here…that’s the offensive word because it’s so all-encompassing. Had you said “blacks are faster,” that would have more credibility in my eyes, but even so it’s still your opinion and therefore a racist statement. People who make racist statements are, by definition, a racist.

Jimmy the Greek has already been mentioned, but how about Al Campanis getting fired in the late 80s for saying what he said regarding blacks’ qualifications for management in MLB? How about Ben Wright getting fired from CBS golf coverage by saying that women aren’t as good at golf because their boobs interfere with their swing?

I don’t care how justified you think you are, it remains your opinion, in a subject which is highly offensive. I find it amusing how you feel free to offend anybody you choose, but the moment somebody offends YOU, you act like a big sissy and start lashing out.

And for every great black athlete you name I can name an athlete of another race who is just is great…from Jim Thorpe to Larry Bird to Dirk Nowitski to Steve Nash to John Stockton to Jim Brady to the Manning brothers to Steve Prefontaine to Josh Hamilton. Your “eyes” do not produce facts…and facts, through actual science, are the only way you can leave your status as RACIST.

I bet you sucked at science growing up.

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