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Are These People Serious?

Posted on: January 27, 2008 11:27 am
 
I am finding all these people speaking out against Tiger Woods ridiculous. The color of your skin does not predetermine your personality, your worth, your reactions, or beliefs. It makes me wonder who are the true racists here. Tiger is a the best golfer in the world, he is half African American, he is a good citizen, he is not or ever claimed to be an activist for race relations. How do these people think that he is under some responsibility to speak out on issues the exact same way they would? I for one think Tiger is an individual and deserves to be respected as such, if he chooses not to take such offense at something ignorant a friend says that he would crusade to ruin her life, I feel that is commendable. Racism is intolerance, he has shown remarkable tolerance. These activists who have come out to bash him may need to look in the mirror and realize that one of the first roads to racism is to not see people as individuals, be careful. If you wish to speak out on something, do so, but do not think that just because someone has the same color skin as you that they must say, act, and do the same as you.
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Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 31, 2008 9:57 am
 

Are These People Serious?

Tiger Woods is now a better golfer than Arnold Palmer. Tiger has emerged as one of the best golfers of this new century we are now in. Look at Jackie Robinson when he broke the color barrier in baseball. I look at all colors of this great nation and think of it as one very big painting that the man upstairs has created for all of us to view. Even though I don't follow golf a lot, I as a human being respect Tiger Woods for all he has done for the sport of golf, if for not him golf probably wouldn't have become as popular as it has gotten now.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2008 3:29 pm
 

Are These People Serious?

I hate it whenever anybody else thinks they know how someone else should react to a comment or situation.

Tiger's first responsibilities are to his own self and that of his family.  Micheal Jordan got the same reaction as Tiger now when he commented about I believe Republicans saying they bought sneakers too.

Was the use of the word lynch wrong? Of course it was. If she had said take him out back and break his bones or something similar I am sure there would have been some outrage but not nearly as much.  Any clearheaded person knows all she was trying to get across was the fact that the others do not stand much of chance against Tiger.

Just a point  Tiger's ethnic background is actually more Thai than African-American.




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2008 9:37 am
 

Are These People Serious?

I totally agree. There are a lot of people out there that are so uptight and think everything is racist. None of these people look in the mirror and ask themselves why they get so bent out of shape by the things people say. What are their intentions? Do they want equality for all races? They say they do, but from my experience, the people that run around playing the 'race' card for no reason are insecure individuals that just like to hear themselves speak, not looking for the good in any situation. Yes, there are situations where racist people say racist things, and that shouldn't go on. But I think there are many, many times where good people make honest mistakes or make comments that are taken the wrong way.  



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2008 9:02 pm
 

Are These People Serious?

You are correct, not everyone see's things thru the same set of eyes. Your race should not matter when It comes to you opinion, especialy  If you see it different from others of the same race.  


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