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Saintswrath 12-02-2010 01:42 PM

Reverse Racism Alive and Swell in NFL/ By LeCharles Bentley
 
The National Football League does an excellent job of publicly attacking some issues and problems. Unfortunately, the league disguises one of its most embarrassing issues within a veil of euphemistic lingo and "throwback" logic. This issue doesn't exist within the walls of NFL boardrooms, but is embedded into the league's fabric: Racial prejudice and stereotyping.

Today, Peyton Hillis, the Cleveland Browns most impressive running back since Kevin Mack, is the latest "victim" of the NFL's color cycle. Hillis isn't the run of the mill 6-foot-2, 250-pound chocolate bruiser. He's an Arkansas born-and-raised white guy. Don't you remember the white running back who starred at the University of Arkansas before Darren McFadden and Felix Jones (both African-Americans) pushed him off the depth chart? What about the guy who played for the Broncos and averaged 5 yards per carry before being traded to the Browns? None of this rings a bell?

I'm sure, too, that you are familiar with the names Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter. These two bronzed tailbacks are the guys Broncos coach Josh McDaniels felt were better than Hillis. Buckhalter missed the 2002, 2004 and 2005 seasons with knee injuries. Apparently a white running back who struggled because he was pigeon-holed as a fullback isn't as valued as a black running back with multiple knee injuries. This is eerily similar to the early years in the NFL when black players struggled with typecasting, but kept their mouths shut for fear of being labeled a "troublemaker."

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Reverse Racism Alive and Swell in NFL -- NFL FanHouse

Crusader 12-02-2010 03:32 PM

Fantastic read. Good job LeCharles!

CashAndFlash 12-02-2010 04:26 PM

It never occurred to me that he was the only black center in the NFL. All I knew was that he had replaced Jerry Fontenot, who was white, and that he did a hell of a job for us.

SaintPauly 12-03-2010 11:58 AM

Like the read. I just don't like the term "reverse racism". Racism is racism. No matter what color you are, or your history, if you judge an entire race, ANY RACE, based on their skin color and genetical background, or their race's history, you are an idiot.

SapperSaint 12-03-2010 02:02 PM

Look at what San Diego did to Jacob Hester......Fullback

cablebandit 12-04-2010 11:49 AM

get real...only white people can be racist...i thought everyone knew that

CashAndFlash 12-04-2010 05:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saintpaul25 (Post 266802)
Like the read. I just don't like the term "reverse racism". Racism is racism. No matter what color you are, or your history, if you judge an entire race, ANY RACE, based on their skin color and genetical background, or their race's history, you are an idiot.

I agree with you in principle, but I believe the article reads better as is.

CheramieIII 12-05-2010 08:05 AM

But most of the time minorities don't view it as racism if it only effects white people.


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