by Linda DV
Have you noticed that very few people are willing to talk about race when it comes to sports? That is really interesting, as genetically it appears to be obvious there, than in almost any other human endeavor. You can see the performance in the athletes and their race, thus, get a decent glimpse into their genetics, and yet, still, no takers. Everyone is just chicken when it comes to race. Not long ago, I had such a conversation with an acquaintance and he stated;
“I think athletics/genetics/race is an area that warrants a little political correctness, or at least restraint, in the past, now and probably quite a while into the future. There are good reasons for it. Just remember Jimmy the Greek and his comments”
You see, Jimmy the Greek was fired for what he said, and it really didn’t come out right, so I’m not going to condone anything there. With regards to Jimmy the Greeks comments; you can look them up on YouTube, I think there is an actual clip online. Jimmy negated one fact; that is that he didn’t say that the best person for the job should do that job, in his defense of reverse discrimination, so, his comments were obviously not going to be taken well.
Had he merely qualified his comments, he’d not have been fired. Basketball is a sport where the superior and very best players play to win, good! That is how life should be, that’s how life works. Firing the guy for that was somewhat silly, is really a double standard, because if a black person made the same comment, they’d not have been fired.
But despite all this bickering, it’s all silly sound and fury. We should be so uptight about race in sports, and no one should ever deny their observations about such things, we should be able to discuss it without fear, otherwise all these race issues are going to continue to plague this nation, and that is totally unfortunate indeed.
Lance Winslow – Lance Winslow’s Bio. Lance Winslow is also Founder of the Car Wash Guys, a cool little Franchise Company; http://www.carwashguys.com/history/founder.html/.