And the sad, sad, sad part about it is the "jokes" become reality. "He just beat his kid, it's not like he murdered someone," blah . . . blah . . . blah.
As Chris Rock stated about O.J.: "If it was 'Orenthal J. Simpson, the bus driver,' it would be 'Orenthal J. Simpson, convicted murderer.'"
If it was someone other than Adrian Peterson, he would be cut.
People have blown up over Charles "I'm More Ignorant Than the Savage Weiner!" Barkley trying to defend Peterson out of his--Heavens to Betsy--ignorance over the details. Apparently, "in the South," black people--he stated a white reporter would not understand--"whip their kids."
Okay. And I have heard the jokes as well.
They do not abuse them one would hope. There is sort of a reverse racism working with Charles Barkley. He almost implies that black people can only abuse their children. He may not have intended that, but through his stupidity of the details, he basically argued that.
Well, in "some cultures" it is "okay" to genitally mutilate a child.
It is not. This is why I consign "cultural relativists" to the ash heap into which they belong.
Or as another Sports Dude--who is black--noted in response to Charles: "In the South, they use to whip black people a lot. Is that okay, too?"
Fucking tragic all of this, but like an abscess, it needs to be expressed.
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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
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