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obviously, he is an excellent role model.
But i'll follow your non sequitur with one of my own
neil tyson degrasse is a modern day carl sagan
1 year, 6 months ago on Robert Griffin III, the man, the myth, the legend, not black enough for ESPN's Rob Parker.
I'm speaking more to the firestorm afterwards, i think instead of taking the opportunity to slam Parker, I think it'd be a better chance for us to look at some serious issues
1) what does the term 'acting black' mean?
2) why does social pressure exist for blacks to act a certain way, or else lose their 'black credibility'
3) why is furthering one's education seen as being 'un-black'
these are important issues that are worthy of discussion once Parker made those stupid comments.
How can you simultaneously maintain that race is an issue that we should discuss more, but once someone say 'wrong' or 'offensive' they are railroaded out of town so fast they get whip lash?
It makes no sense.Yes, Rob Parker said stupid and racist things but we should use this as an opportunity to talk about racial issue. This would be a great moment to talk about how when black people do certain things (get educated, get a job as a professional, talk without using slang, vote republican) their blackness is called into question. This issue deserves exploration as it is self destructive and a detriment to the black community.