As most of you know, I'm not a football fan, but I can't help but comment on the baffoon race-baiter Rob Parker and his continuing comments about RGIII, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. RGIII is apparently a good quarterback, a good person, who wants to be known for who he is, not for the color of his skin, which happens to be Black. RGIII said he didn’t want to solely be defined by his race. But it seems that certain other Blacks can't allow that.
RGIII continued to play in the game against the Seahawks until his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter, trying to do everything he could to help his team win, which after all is the goal of the game - to win.
Rob Parker asked: "Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Honestly, I had never heard that term and had no idea what it meant. Parker went on to apologize, sort of.
It’s ESPN. It’s a giant platform.
Parker was suspended six days later.
Many asked a simple question: “Why would Parker question RGIII’s blackness?’
Parker insists that was not his intent or overall point.
“I wasn’t saying that he wasn’t black enough,” Parker said. “And so when people say that…it’s just not true…I was saying these are the conversations that take place once a guy pushes away. So, it was never aimed at him or I was calling him that. I’m saying these are the conversations that take place.”
What Parker didn’t detail was exactly how RGIII has ‘pushed away’ from ‘being black.’
We’re still waiting.
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We don't know the extent of the damage to his knee, whether he will be able to come back and play again, details of what we do know here.
Rush Limbaugh had a great segment on RGIII here, Not So Long Ago in America, RGIII Would be Portrayed as a Hero, Not a Liar. Go read it.