When will some blacks learn to stop questioning the blackness of one who dates outside their race? ESPN pundit and sports commentator Rob Parker sunk to a new low when he criticized Robert Griffin III (RG#) by asking if he was a “brother or a “cornball brother.” ESPN issued a statement saying the comments were ’inappropriate’ and that they would ‘evaluate its next step.’ The next step should be relieving Rob Parker of his duties or suspending him at the least. I am sick and tired of some in the black community pointing fingers at another over the way they talk, who they date or where they live.
He made the comments on ESPN morning show “First Take” and said:
But he’s not really down with the cause, he’s not one of us. He’s kind of black. But he’s not really the guy you’d really want to hang out with because he’s off to do something else.’
Bayliss pushed Parker along with other members of the panel to explain himself.
‘Because that’s how I – I want to find out about him. I don’t know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiance,’ said Parker.
‘There was all this talk about he’s a Republican. There’s no information at all – I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.
‘Because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like, ‘I got black skin, but don’t call me black.’ People got a little wondering about him early on.’ Source: Daily Mail
I could care less who RG3 dates and why. Whatever makes him happy is all that should matter to he and his family. Not to the country at large. There are so many more things for us to worry about as a community, than focusing on who Robert Griffin III dates and whether or not he is “black.” What’s up with that?
UPDATED 12:01 p.m. (12/1412): ESPN host Rob Parker is ‘suspended until further notice’ for his comments on Robert Griffin III – ESPN spokesman