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RG III Gets 'Uncle Tom' Treatment

sheepdogII Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 8:45 AM
Mr. Griffin enjoyed one thing that most black kids growing up could only dream of. Both a mother and a father to actually raise him. Ever notice real great black atheletes tended didn't come from a single mother household but actually had a father there to. If most black families had a father figure around, I can almost guarantee you the crime rate among blacks would fall drastically.
Wumingren Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:56 AM
I agree with you on the point of children raised in fatherless households, and it applies to all races, not just Black households. For people raised in fatherless households, the rates of incarceration (85%), suicide (63%), behavior disorders (85%), high-school dropout (71%), juvenile detention (70%), runaways (90%), rape (80%), teenage pregnancy (71%), arson (90%), drug abuse (75%), confused identity (boys), depression (girls), and aggression are all higher. The only reason why more Blacks end up in prison or on the coroner's slab is because the Black community (sample: Albany, NY) has the highest rate of fatherless homes (78%), mixed race (47%), Hispanic (54%), White (22%), Asian (7%).
Wumingren Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 12:55 PM
That was "fatherless homes: Black (78%), mixed race ... etc.
Sheila8 Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 10:06 AM
So true. A dad teaches the boy to be a man and gives the daughter her self confidence in being a woman. Our society is suffering for lack of two parent families and I think a lot of people are angry about that. So very sad that the tenth most wanted thing for Christmas by children was a dad.
To a black ESPN sports analyst, this is the critical question: Is Robert Griffin III, aka RG III, the black rookie sensation Washington Redskins quarterback, "a brother, or is he a cornball brother?" What has RG III done or said to raise a suspicion about his bona fides as a black person? More importantly, what does this have to do with appreciating -- or choosing not to appreciate -- Griffin as an athlete?

Turns out RG III fancies himself as a quarterback who happens to be black -- as opposed to a black quarterback. When asked for the millionth time about...