Monday, June 27, 2005

Sports and Interracial Dating - One Reporters View

Wow. Here's the same topic we covered last week but from a female African-American Sports writer who "gets it." How refreshing! Here's the critical segment of the article...

Best Wishes,

Many African American women feel that "brothers" are betraying the race by dating a woman of another race or nationality.

Please, let's stop the madness and get over it.

Are we really that insecure and hung up on race in this country that the University of Kentucky has to tell one of their star athletes who they can or can't date, let alone marry?

Why should the FBI be brought in because some racists, who need to blame someone because they have no life, send death threats to black athletes who are married to white women?

Why should anyone but your own family care whom you chose to spend the rest of your life with?

Even during televised sporting events, we never see wives of athletes who happen to be a diffrent color than their husbands.

We see wives of the same race flashing their "bling bling" and acting the fool when their husbands have done something good on the court or ice.

We are never shown interracial couples. Why?

Are the networks afraid that someone from "Down South" or "Up North" will be offended?

Who cares if Mrs. Kobe Bryant is Mexican-American or that Tim Duncan's wife is white American?

Why should some black athletes have to leave the country because of their relationships off the field?

What happens off the field should be no one else's business unless that athlete is doing something illegal like stealing, doing drugs or beating up the wife and kids.

The last time I looked, interracial dating wasn't a real crime in the United States.

Obviously, some people aren't aware of that fact.

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