Originally Posted by joeodd2
And I won't lie, when I hear White People or any race talking about a black man losing so that he can be "humbled", that does bother me a little bit. I know it's not a skin color thing for most fans, but it does draw images of Jack Johnson and other fighters who people wanted to see lose and "humbles", so that they would "know their place". So many fans are just unaware of that history with Black Athletes, and many just don't care. And that's fine, but to me Jones is a unique talent with a style no one else has. I want to see him succeed and and infuriate his critics. I would root for him no matter what color he was, but I do admit to rooting just a bit harder because he shares that intimate history with so many Black Athletes that have come before him.
There's only one person here throwing around "white" and "black" and it's "you". Why don't you think about that next time before you speak.
You know what bothers me a bit? When someone, not just "white people" or "black people" or "spanish people", bring up race when it's a non-issue, and cover it up with little sentences between the race related sentences like he or she is not really trying to pull the race card. Maybe I should make an issue out of the fact that you cheer harder for a specific race of people over any other race. Me? I cheer for personalities and who I enjoy as a fighter.
So please, don't throw out the race card. Save it. Just save it. Keep it to yourself, you're stirring the pot. This is your warning. We Are All One. The End.