D. K. Wilson of The Chicago Sports Review takes square aim at NASCAR & Sports Network ESPN, calling them racially insensitive and sickening in their attitudes towards blacks. Do you agree? Does he have a point? Or is it reverse racism? Read the article excerpt below…
After watching the talk on televised media, reading reactions around the country, reading comments here and elsewhere, I’m going to throw down the gauntlet.
A warning to black athletes, coaches, GMs, and anyone else affiliated with sports who is black: WATCH YOUR BACK! “They” are after YOU!
Who is “they”?
“They” are sports writers, radio and television talking heads both black and white, the league commissioners, Senators, Congress people, the people who work in the White House and anyone else on those levels you can think of that I forgot.
None of these people give a damn about you. They only care to cover their backs, progress their agendas, and ensure that the peoples of this country are as divided as possible.
How do I know this?
I know this because last night ESPN aired a program titled “NASCAR Explosion.” This program painted a wholly positive picture about NASCAR, from its roots to its present. It took the drivers with the least talent in auto racing – that’s right the least; Formula One drivers are the best, Indy open wheel drivers 2nd, then NASCAR drivers – and glorified them to the point where Robert Lipsyte, I believe, called the drivers of today “real super athletes” – and likened them and their look to “astronauts!”
In an unbelievable display of racial insensitivity, the program likened these people, these “Scot-Irish” people as down to earth, hard-working, family-oriented, morally responsible people. These redneck, racist, string ‘em up, tar and feather, shoot, beat to death, hang pregnant women and slice their stomachs so the unborn baby falls on the ground-ass people were glorified! Glorified, damn it!
These people and this sport were called truly and uniquely American. That ESPN would promote this way too predominantly “white only” sport as such is sickening. Sure, a large part of their motives revolve around the fact that their first televised NASCAR race of the season is this weekend. But you cannot tell me that this program was not offensive to every black writer at ESPN, ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine.
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