Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another Perfectly Fine Racial Rant...

OK, athletes rarely make even mediocre social commentators (see Charles Barkley as just one example), but some comments made by California Angels star outfielder, Torii Hunter (pictured above) a couple of weeks ago certainly seem to cross the line...I mean if he were white or Asian saying the things he said, he’d have been crucified already.

Here goes, Hunter said; "People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African-American. They're not us. They're impostors. Even people I know come up and say: 'Hey, what color is Vladimir Guerrero? Is he a black player?' I say, 'Come on, he's Dominican. He's not black.'...

"As African-American players, we have a theory that baseball can go get an imitator and pass them off as us. It's like they had to get some kind of dark faces, so they go to the Dominican or Venezuela because you can get them cheaper. It's like, 'Why should I get this kid from the South Side of Chicago and have Scott Boras represent him and pay him $5 million when you can get a Dominican guy for a bag of chips?'... I'm telling you, it's sad," he said.

So dark skinned Latin-American baseball players are “imposters” according to Hunter and they’re preferred to African-American ballplayers because they work cheap?!

Of course its NOT the FACT that the Latin American players have outplayed the competition.....Wait a minute...YES it can!

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, a Venezuelan, scoffed at Hunter's remarks...“I remember in my time, one scout goes [to Venezuela and] 30 players show up. Now, 30 scouts go there and one player shows up. In our country, we play baseball. That's no choice. Here you can play basketball, you can be another athlete, you can do so many things when you have the opportunity. And that's why there's not many [African-American] players out there."

Guillen’s ABSOLUTELY 100% RIGHT...and Torii Hunter is 100% full of sh*t.

But what never fails to amuse me is how African-Americans can spout the most vile, racially bigoted crap imaginable and are rarely called on it.

Pssst! We’re NOT doing them any favors!

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