Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Man among men

ASHBURN, Va. -- Robert Griffin III has always seen the entire field with his beyond-his-years clarity.
That aplomb was evident again Wednesday when the charismatic Redskins rookie refused to be defined by race in answering three questions relating to the topic at the end of his news conference.
Griffin acknowledged his appreciation for black Washington Redskins fans proud of his transformative debut season -- and noted how he hopes to erase lingering stereotypes concerning African-American quarterbacks.
"For me, you don't ever want to be defined by the color of your skin,'' Griffin said at the end of Wednesday's post-practice news conference in reference to a question about Martin Luther King, Jr. "You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That's what I've tried to go out and do.
"I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don't have to be defined by that.''
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I am not a fan of organized sports, never have been and never will be. I am however, a fan of Men of vision and wisdom and here is such a man.

10 comments:

crankyjohn said...

Whatever happened to
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

I don't care what color you are or what party you are in, but those are great words. So why do blacks today who so highly revere Dr King NOT believe in them?

dhanna59 said...

Sorry Ken, been around log enuf to have observed time after time after time a black person will return to a nigga as soon as another walks up. Then, they stop being articulate and calm to being loud and annoying, careless of whom or what they are interupting, proud of their accomplishment. The Negro race is incapable of success unless Caucasions built it and run it. Otherwise, you get inevitable failure and absolute corruptiion...

wirecutter said...

Ah, I've seen too many exceptions to that 'rule' to say that's a hard fact, D.
The finest NCO I ever served under was from Harris County Georgia and had no tolerance for that kind of shit. Even when he was talking he would correct himself - for instance: "I axed you - as you were - I asked you a question, Private Lane."
Sergeant Major Chaney was a young Staff Sergeant at the time in his late twenties.
And that's just one example of many that I will bring up now.

dhanna59 said...

Sorry WC, nigga is,nigga does. 24 years in the Army proved it to me,to the point of a gun, come to find out, nigga scared...nigga knows he's a nigga, nigga ain't gonna cover anybody unless they a nigga, you white, you you ain't covered. 95% of the Army and Marines COMBAT ARMS pax are WHITE. The rest of the services are fielded by Combat Service Support Niggas who want the pay,allowances, and retirement in lieu of the possibility of never having to engage in combat. In other words, just another form of WELFARE and FOODSTAMPS.0

dhanna59 said...

Sorry to disagree Ken My Friend, I will agree to exceptional circumstances, but they are few and far between, gotta call 'em like I see 'em. I am an umpire in life....

hiswiserangel said...

I had several student athlete's from inner cities when I was a college prof. They ran the gamut. But one of the finest students I had was a young man from inner city Dallas, youngest of 12, grew up in foster homes (plural), landed a full football scholarship. He carried a 4.0 (all his own work, the young man was truly a hard worker) in a double major of biology and physiology. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 4 years and was never in trouble. But for every one like him, I saw 10 that perpetuated the stereotype.

angrymike said...

Dhanna59
You are absolutely correct, I have a nigga boss, who I've been (friends) with for almost 30 years. He still looks the other way for all his 'brothers', while hammering the whites, its a sad fact.......

MSgt B said...

There is only one sport. Football.

There is only one football. Redskins Football.

RG III didn't grow up in the "hood". He's an Air Force brat. He was raised mostly overseas, in DoD schools, surrounded by warriors and the officers appointed to lead them. He was raised to believe that all men are created equal, regardless of the color of their skin. The only thing that matters is who can pull the trigger and who can't.


Jesus, listen to me. I sound like I'm getting a fucking hard-on.

crankyjohn said...

I still believe you have to take people one at a time.

Tony Tsquared said...

He was doing good until the hyphenated description of himself. I wonder what part of Africa he is from and does he need directions on getting back...

BTW: FUCK OBAMA