Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » Appearance » Widgets » and move Gabfire Widget: Social into that MastheadOverlay zone

Juan Williams Upset that Black People Don’t Seem to Like Him

As 2012 comes to an end one sad feature of our racial politics remains firmly in place:

It is still common for black conservative voices to be dismissed as traitors to their race, and the tokens of powerful whites. Any black person who is openly Republican or conservative in their beliefs is immediately viewed as suspect — ‘inauthentic’ a ‘sell-out’ and not true to the history of black struggle for equality.

This stubborn mind-set came to mind last week from a surprising arena – the sports world.
The nation’s fastest rising pro football star, Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins, was publically disparaged as a “cornball brother” and “not one of us,” by a Rob Parker, a black newspaper columnist and ESPN analyst on December 13.

What did Griffin do to spark that attack?

The journalist said he heard that the 22-year-old Griffin is a Republican. He also said that Griffin is engaged to a white woman.

“My question, which is just a straight honest question: is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” Rob Parker, a black journalist said on ESPN. “Well, [yes] he’s black, he kind of does his thing, 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.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/12/20/robert-griffin-iii-rob-parker-and-sad-truth-about-our-racial-politics/#ixzz2FcpcEEjt

Share This Post

9 Responses to Juan Williams Upset that Black People Don’t Seem to Like Him

  1. Eric Lowe Reply

    December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Do you think the title of this story should be changed? Where’s the discussion on Juan?

  2. JuJu Reply

    December 29, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Where’s the Juan Williams’ story?

  3. C Mills Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 6:20 am

    Am I missing something here in this story about Juan?

  4. Ma Mo Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Yeah, so I was already to come to Juan’s rescue but it wasn’t about Juan. Ok so….

  5. Keith "Tart" Bond Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 8:20 am

    What a joke of a story. Juan Williams is a joke in the black community because he refuses to denouce the racist extremists in the repub party. juan is small potatoes.

  6. thurmsn f. reynolds Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 10:24 am

    How could any Black person align him or herself with a party hates Black people? Do you think so many of us could be wrong? Black repugncans are Bal change ks who are ashamed of being born black.

    • Aaron Steinberg Reply

      May 22, 2013 at 11:55 am

      I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Reynolds regarding Juan Williams who got fired from his job for sexual herassment. I might add a few more such as Tavis Smiley and Cornel West who took a bus tour denouncing our President Obama. Let me be clear, was Tavis complaining about his association with Wells Fargo and the resultant benefits? Question, was he helping the black community steering brother/sister’ to those mortgage “Ghetto Loans”? Why didn’t he and West take their bus tour and promote Job Fairs in the Black Community? Both are full of it when it comes to helping the Black Community. But to denigrate our President, you couldn’t shut their mouths with a L. Slugger. Herman Cain, Allen West and Juan could have auditioned for the part of “Steven” in Django Unchained, they’re all naturals for the character.
      However, behind closed doors of their republican friends, they’re still the “N” word in huge caps!!
      Dr. Boyce also has his sneaky way with downing the President, reminiscent of the O’ Jays song, Back Stabbers’! You may call me what you like, a Jew Bastard, Kike…whatever, I was born poor to Jewish parents, raised in the projects with my African-American brothers and sisters in Brooklyn. Many nights if it wasn’t for our black neighbors, we’d have gone to bed hungry. One thing I’m proud, the greatest, most intelligent, loving spirited man to ever hold the Oval Office, my President Obama!! All of those so-called Negroes I named, can KMA and his!! If any of them feel insulted, leap, because I can throw hands with the best!

  7. Thurman F. Reynolds Reply

    March 18, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Sorry I spelled my own name wrong. Got excited!

  8. Apres Ski Reply

    April 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Marry & date whom you want because you *have* live with that person NOT the outside world. If you’re mixed race *and* dark-skinned, find someone who gets you and live your life. It’s just too short to listen to Outsiders on what *they* think you should do.

    Eventually, those Black Reps will have children that will become registered Independents!! Nothing like having one of those right under your nose in your own family. LOL!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>