Saturday, December 22, 2012

ESPN'S Rob Parker Suspended For Questioning Robert Griffin III's "Blackness"

It's come to this: you're just not black enough if you happen to be a black Republican and/or dating a white woman.

ESPN's Rob Parker, who happens to be black, dissed Robert Griffin III- quarterback for the Washington Redskins- by calling into question his "blackness", and as a result Parker has been suspended for 30 days. While commenting on "First Take" on December 13 about Griffin's white fiancée and the possibility that he might also be a Republican, Parker said:

"Is he a brother or a cornball brother?"

Parker did eventually apologize on Twitter:

"I blew it and I'm sincerely sorry. I completely understand how the issue of race in sports is a sensitive one and needs to be handled with great care."

What's with the whole "oreo", "Uncle Tom" invectives against conservative blacks? Shouldn't we be looking past the color of a person's skin, as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. admonished during his "I have a dream speech"?

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