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and man Wilbon is a racist. How does he keep a job on this stage while spewing this crap?
Its ok to be racist if you arent white.
I think there has been a need for more coaches of color in football for a while, but I also think it is catching up and starting to not be about their color and be about their coaching ability.
In 10 years this wont even be a topic anymore
what did he say?
Wait, theres a special PTI on ND? Lol, btw, what did Wilbon say that was racist. He's a bitch we all know, but what did he say?
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
this is true...even if people don't want to admit it...
Racist? Do you know the definition of racism? I can't stand Wilbon but I hate it more when people throw around the word racism for no reason. Frankly, youre doing the same thing ad him. youre no better than him if you call him racist.
Its showing clips that they have done on ND over the past 10+ years. He was going off on how Ty Willingham would never be hired at ND or given consideration because he is black. Then they hired O'leary and he went off on Kornhieser about how right he was and how they never even considered Willingham because he is black. Then 2 weeks later when O'leary had resigned and TW had been hired he refused to admit he was wrong even when TK called him out on it.
Wilbon is not a racist. How can you say that? It is impossible for Wilbon to be a racist. Why, just look at him!
There is a connotative and a denotative definition of most words. He is not being a racist by the denotative definition because I strongly doubt that he thinks black people are superior to all other races, but he most certainly is being one by the connotative definition. Get off your high horse and quit being a douche.
That's a good question. He is one bitter fool.
Not on a high horse at all. What makes him racist?
Is he racist bc he's seeing race where it may not necessarily fit (iyo)? Is that how we are defining racism now. Racism is much too strong a word to be thrown around. OP is doing the same thing that wilbon is doing. Neither is racist, both are should get rid of the word.
And by "douche" he doesn't mean that you are a vaginal irrigation (denotative) but that you engage in douchebaggery (connotative).
So by Wilbon calling Notre Dame racist it makes him racist?
Good God man! Quit being a clown.
Well how is he racist?
You are a moron.
You guys can downvote all you want just bc I'm not interested in calling everyone racist.
Wilbon is claiming institutions are racist for not hiring black coaches. OP claims wilbon is racist for claiming racism. Where does it end?
There aren't many truly racist people around. We see things based on what we've learned. Can we retire the word racism?
That seems to be the logic. Racism is so strong a word that it shouldn't even be considered over something like this. Call out his bias or prejudice, but not racism.
Actually, wilbon didn't even call nd racist.
Here is one definition of the word racism: "Discrimination or prejudice based on race"
So Wilbon is accusing ND of being racist due to the fact that he states that those controlling ND are discriminating against Ty Willingham for the sole reason that he is black.
So Wilbon is a racist because he, with no evidence, portrays ND as being controlled by white men who would discriminate against a coach for no other reason but the color of their skin. This is an obvious prejudice on the part of Wilbon against white people to assume that the reason the board came to the decision they did was based on race and not qualifications.
And there is a huge difference in me commenting on someone else who has brought up race where it never should have been brought up, and Wilbon who can see no other reason a TW would be hired other than the color of their skin.
That about covers it. The post and the comments made on TV are definitely two different things. Claiming they are the same is illogical.
Wilbon is accusing ND of discrimination, not actually discriminating against ND or anyone else for that matter.
Its a ridiculously huge step to to then say that this makes wilbon prejudice against all white people.
He's making a leap to say ND is discriminating and you are making a leap to call him racist.
Call what the hell you want but if two coaches are up for the same job and the white guy gets it then its racism. If the black guy gets it its because he had the best credentials and earned the spot.
The term is used way too much but most often it is used as a crutch by people like Wilbon.
I know there is still prejudice and bias in people but I believe most sports fans just want to win and don't give a rip if the HC is black white or green. I'd say Kevin Sumlin's stock is pretty high right now as is the guy at Stanford.
Yes it will.
Too effective on politics. Will never go away.
I think stereotyping people as racist because of where they are from or even something insignificant like what football team they like is certainly akin to racism and just as bad. That's what racism is ... One massive stereotype.
Your opinion, like wilbon's, is based of your own perceptions. Doesnt make you or him racist, it's your opinion.
You may hear this a lot from people like wilbon, but the only people in this thread claiming racism probably aren't like wilbon.
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