(Edited) All of my black friends hate Sharpton and Jackson just as much as you do. They water down the word racism.
I've never been anything but myself, so I can't say how hard it is to be someone else, just as they can't fairly assess how hard it is to be me. That being said, I know that the life choices that I make, the way I carry myself, and the way I consistently communicate with others ultimately shapes my destiny. If I create a good persona for myself and deliver a product that people desire, I will succeed no matter what people want to think of me or my race. I tend to believe that the color of our skin does not change this basic concept. To believe that anyone has any major advantage or disadvantage over anyone else (who is not handicapped in some way) seems ridiculous to me. I guess I'm just a "no excuses" type of guy.
Not sure if you follow college football, but I think Lou could tell you, saying Strong is unqualified for a HC position is pretty silly. McCombs also said he'd be qualified for a position coach, maybe a coordinator job. You're talking about a guy who was a coordinator on a NC team took Lville to a BCS game, and beat down the #2 SEC team in the country. I can't help you if you can't read between the lines on those quotes. As for not taking a job because there are ignorant people in the organization. I'm sure Strong accepted the job knowing there were going to be some good ole boys not happy with the hire. You can't worry about the opinions of the ignorant. But, you did a nice job of avoiding my point. Strong is nothing but a class act, and yet he still has to deal with dilemmas like accepting a great job when there are ignorant individuals within the organization. That also brings this topic full circle. That is a common experience that many black people share, which as I've already stated, is the main reason why black people identify with other black people.
Great job by you in this thread, Jack. Just excellent work.
I do not follow college football, but what I do see as evident is that you are reading between the lines. Sometimes when we do this we read what we want to read. You could be right or you could be wrong, but since you misunderstood my post rather easily (reading it the way you wanted to) I would have to assume that maybe you could be doing the same there. Either way, I stand by my post and my philosophy of it all.
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