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Are there any "Cornball Brothers" on the Webzone?

Originally posted by Overkill:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Originally posted by crzy:
Everyone knows that RG3 is another Tiger Woods / Carlton

But that's not some s**t you should say on national television.



Totally. He was same way down here at Baylor, too.

Carlton/Woods makes me think of the goofy sweater-vest-wearing type. Is that what being "cornball" means? Or is it more akin to saying someone isn't "black enough"?

Basically. It's a distasteful way to describe someone. I don't agree with it, but I understand the context of the statement.

I'm grew up a black kid from the warzone called East Oakland. Far from a cornball, but not thuggin in the least. I witnessed how the crack game ripped thru the city and made it a more dangerous place than it had ever been. I'm 36 years old now, living in the burbs. Like RGIII, I just so happened to see life differently, mainly because my parents pushed me in that direction. His parents had a military background which might have made a difference in his upbringing. My parents grew up during a time in which the black community was attempting to unify and gain civil rights. (MLK, Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, etc) Hence, if you were a Black person that didn't conform to the united effort during these times, you were commonly seen as a "sell-out". On most occasions, these "Sell-outs" gave birth to so-called cornballs in the 80's and 90's. These cornball/Carlton types were ridiculed by Black kids for not being black enough, and also, were poked at by kids of other nationalities for the same reasons. As crzy said, the Identity issues are endless.
[ Edited by DaDDieO on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:13 PM ]
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Originally posted by Overkill:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Originally posted by crzy:
Everyone knows that RG3 is another Tiger Woods / Carlton

But that's not some s**t you should say on national television.



Totally. He was same way down here at Baylor, too.

Carlton/Woods makes me think of the goofy sweater-vest-wearing type. Is that what being "cornball" means? Or is it more akin to saying someone isn't "black enough"?

Basically. It's a distasteful way to describe someone. I don't agree with it, but I understand the context of the statement.

I'm grew up a black kid from the warzone called East Oakland. Far from a cornball, but not thuggin in the least. Witnessed how the crack game and dangers of living there first hand for many years. 36 years old now living in the burbs. Like RGIII, I just so happened to see life differently. His parents had a military background which might have made a difference in his upbringing. My parents grew up during a time in which the black community was attempting to unify and gain civil rights. (MLK, Malcolm X, the Black Panther Party, etc) Hence, if you were a Black person that didn't conform to the united effort during these times, you were seen as a sell-out. On most occasions, these "Sell-outs" gave birth to so-called cornballs in the 80's and 90's. These cornball/Carlton types were ridiculed by Black kids for not being black enough, and also, were poked at by kids of our nationalities because for the same reasons. As crzy said, the Identity issues are endless.

Thanks, man. Great explanation.
I like how educated, well spoken, and professionally dressed makes him a "cornball". And being republican just means he likes keeping the money he earns.

Even Stephen A. Smith was horrified at being part of that conversation.
What really ticks me off was he brought his wife to be into it. That should be hands off who he loves. She can't help who she loves no matter his color. If I fell in love with a woman that happened to be white I would have married her immediately. I'm still black? This dude is finished. Idiot
Originally posted by crzy:
Everyone knows that RG3 is another Tiger Woods / Carlton

But that's not some s**t you should say on national television.

I take offense to this, it shouldn't be said here either. I don't understand, Griffin is a well spoken educated man so that means he isn't black enough? someone please describe to me what is black enough?


edit: ....nevermind don't even won't to go down this road..
[ Edited by TexasGuero49 on Dec 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM ]
Originally posted by dcsham:
Originally posted by jrg:
Heard this earlier today on 101 ESPN.


Amazing. Reverse racist a*****e, but I guess that's ok.
Not sure what you mean by reverse racism. Racism is racism. Doesn't matter what race you are, if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's most likely a duck.
No offense meant to any fowl,
Only thing 'cornball' about RGIII are his corny Subway commercials. He's a man. Treat him like a man. Why try to classify his character?
So the guy got suspended, huh? lol
when keeping it real, goes wrong.
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If someone is an American and not African-American, why do they ask your ethnicity on the National Census?
Why is there even an option?
Originally posted by ChazBoner:
when keeping it real, goes wrong.



" Nah f**k that, I don't like people playin on my phone!"
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Originally posted by Jesu80ncleats:
Originally posted by crzy:
Everyone knows that RG3 is another Tiger Woods / Carlton

But that's not some s**t you should say on national television.

I take offense to this, it shouldn't be said here either. I don't understand, Griffin is a well spoken educated man so that means he isn't black enough? someone please describe to me what is black enough?


All I did was compare his public personality/mannerisms/background to those of Tiger Woods and Carlton. I didn't make any personal judgements about him or his character beyond that.


The fact of the matter is, unless a person actually knows Robert Griffin III in real-life, then making any positive or negative assertions of his character are silly.


In fact, discussing his character is a complete and utter waste of time. None of this s**t matters.


He throws a ball around. Who the f**k cares how he acts, how he votes, or whether he prefers white girls.
Think malibu's most wanted but with black people, people are always going to expect you to act a certain way based on race, background, income level, etc......... but sometimes people just are who they are, it's not about acting black or white it's just about being you........... but................ your environment has a lot to do with it also, and where and how and who you were raised with and around
Trying to pigeonhole what a grown-ass man should believe simply because of one aspect of who he is (race) is racist.
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