Originally posted by AllTimeGreat:Originally posted by vrabbit:Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Ignorant, but likely not racist...
So let me get this straight? This s**t makes you yell "racism" out loud but when I posted that story about the Compton Cookout party at UCSD y'all laughed it off and joked endlessly about it?
I guess different forums bring different attitudes from you people.
But it definitely IS ignorance. A lot of it starts with the use of the word "American" in this country. "We are Americans" motherf**kers I'm Venezuelan and I'm American too.
America is the name of the whole continent, from Chile all the way up to Canada, it's ONE continent, I don't give a flying damn that some retarded Geography is taught around here, South America and North America ARE NOT different continents, they are simply separated for geographical discussion purposes, and it's actually broken into South (from Chile to Venezuela) Central (from Panama to Guatemala and the countries in the Caribbean) and North (Mexico to Canada, including Greenland, which although officially part of America - notice I'm referring to the continent here, not to the U.S. - is a self-governing providence of Denmark).
I don't know at what point in history, the citizens of the United States of America decided they were the real "Americans". So now here comes Torrii Hunter, and like him millions of others in this country, talking about "oh that Black guy from Puerto Rico isn't an African American like me" Motherf**ker yes he is, he's black just like you are, which means both of you mofos are descendants of African people (you know, Africa, that one continent on the other side of the Atlantic, underneath Europe? - and no I'm not saying Europeans are 'superior' than Africans ).
But even worse, his whole gripe is stupid. Is he saying in order for black people to be represented in baseball they have to be black people born in the United States? Nevermind black Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Venezuelan players in MLB, but if (god forbid) a black Frenchman was really good at baseball and ended up playing here, would he also not be considered black? even if his skin was blacker than Hunter's himself? (who isn't the darkest mofo in the Majors, btw) or what if it was a brother straight from Nigeria? Knocking balls out of the park at a rate that would make Bonds look like a little leaguer? Would he not be black also because he isn't "African-American"?
"American" concepts really need to be reevaluated.
Well, if South and North America are the same continent, then so is Europe, Asia and Africa since all 3 of those countries are connected.
I don't quite know why you're so angry because ignorant, uneducated people make ignorant uneducated statements. I can't really tell what exactly you are angry about honestly, just that you're freaking pissed off about something. Are you mad because people didn't take your thread seriously? Are you mad because you think Americans act like they're the greatest? Are you mad because people are ignorant?
I think it's rather presumptive to take a few statements made by ignorant people and say that this is true for Americans as a whole and we need to "change our ways." You're making waaaaay too big a deal out of this man.
And I didn't get the impression that everyone in this thread was calling him racist either besides the OP.
Eh I didn't so much mean racist as in KKK type of racist more like as in discriminatory against black latinos(which is what they were called in the ESPN article), but it's easier to type racist... Basically the point is culturally they're not really the same and he's mad that more foreigners are in the MLB than black USA citizens(is that the correct term now???) I guess.