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#1 LakersGAFan

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:04 PM

:smh:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/ESPN-runs-controversial-picture-of-a-white-Micha?urn=nfl-wp5866

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ESPN is under fire Thursday for creating and publishing the Photoshopped image above of Michael Vick(notes) with a white face to accompany a column in ESPN The Magazine entitled "What if Michael Vick were white?"

After immediate backlash to the image, which was also posted on ESPN's website, editors replaced the online picture with a regular photograph of Vick. The website then reversed course and, as of 2:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, had restored the original, controversial image to the top of the online story.



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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:11 PM

He kind of looks like me when I have my facial hair. :/

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:16 PM

the point is that this story is the pinnacle of ignorance and racism.

edit: I forgot stupidity ^

Edited by LakersGAFan, August 25, 2011 - 12:19 PM.


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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:21 PM

This was pretty uncalled for.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:25 PM

the point is that this story is the pinnacle of ignorance and racism.

edit: I forgot stupidity ^


Did you read the article? I didn't but the guy who reported about it on yahoo said it was a really well written article on race in this country.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:33 PM

Did you read the article? I didn't but the guy who reported about it on yahoo said it was a really well written article on race in this country.

Yes I read it. And I concur it was ignorance to the 10th power.
To suggest that if his parents were white he wouldnt have been a dog fighter.
That tard hasnt been to the south much. These rednecks love them a good dog fight, cockfight, bull fight...etc.
What about Canada...where they have actual dog fighting leagues and its mostly white owners.

And to 'suggest" (they didnt say it but they meant it) that if he was white he wouldnt have been memorable enough...heres a guy who was a White NFL QB and is memorable....
Joe Montana
Dan Marino
Joe Namath
John Elway
Roger Stauback
Steve Young
Troy Aikman...etc, etc.

Its almost as if the author wishes he was white so he could be a loyal fan...like he has issues 100% supporting Vick cuzz hes not white. He obviously has apprehensions otherwize why would he even think the color of his skin.

And even though its ignorant in the 1st place to think about it....its a greater extent to make a graphic of "what a black guy would look like if he was white"....its freakin racist.

btw...Vick is still overrated imo...lol

Edited by LakersGAFan, August 25, 2011 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:40 PM

Yes I read it. And I concur it was ignorance to the 10th power.
To suggest that if his parents were white he wouldnt have been a dog fighter.
That tard hasnt been to the south much. These rednecks love them a good dog fight, cockfight, bull fight...etc.
What about Canada...where they have actual dog fighting leagues.

And to 'suggest" (they didnt say it but they meant it) that if he was white he wouldnt have been memorable enough...heres a guy who was a White QB and is memorable
Joe Montana
Dan Marino
Joe Namath
John Elway
Roger Stauback
Steve Young
Troy Aikman...etc, etc.

Its almost as if thr author wishes he was white so he could be a loyal fan...like he has issues 100% supporting Vick cuzz hes not white. Otherwize why would you even think it.

And even though its ignorant in the 1st place to think about it....its a greater extent to make a graphic of "what a black guy would look like if he was white"....its freakin racist.


I guess this just goes to show how two ppl can view the same thing perceive it in totally different ways cause I just read the article and didnt find anything wrong with it

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 12:44 PM

I guess this just goes to show how two ppl can view the same thing perceive it in totally different ways cause I just read the article and didnt find anything wrong with it

its not what he says in the article...its the articles intent...wtf is the point if not to cause controversy by doing something offensive.

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 04:32 PM

BSPN. Can you say, "We are running out of things to talk about?"

Anyway, this reminded me of this, except its real lol.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 05:04 PM

BSPN. Can you say, "We are running out of things to talk about?"

Anyway, this reminded me of this, except its real lol.
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Posted August 25, 2011 - 05:07 PM

I got a silly question that could turn into an article too.

What if Micheal Vick was white, but his penis was still black? :glasses: -sarcasm-

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 05:08 PM

I got a silly question that could turn into an article too.

What if Micheal Vick was white, but his penis was still black? :glasses: -sarcasm-

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Posted August 25, 2011 - 05:57 PM

Yes I read it. And I concur it was ignorance to the 10th power.
To suggest that if his parents were white he wouldnt have been a dog fighter


didn't read the article, and probably won't, but this jumped out at me while going through this thread...

if the article actually suggests that a simple change to the color of his and his parents skin would likely change his life for the better then i have no interest in reading it. terrible way to start an argument...thats like saying if Charles Manson was someone else, he probably wouldn't have killed all those people...well no [expletive]!

it has a lot more to do with his surroundings, and the circumstances he grew up in and around than it does the color of his skin. and to piggy back on GAs point...a ghetto black person is essentially the black version of a redneck...

both are a product of ignorance, and their environment...they're born into these vicious cycles of crime, poverty, poor education, etc...kids are born to parents who have no clue how to raise a kid, or where to figure out how...sometimes they're teenages, sometimes single parents...but frequently the lack of education leads to them having to work [expletive]ty jobs at all hours of the day/night just to keep the lights on...leaving no real parental supervision for their kids...and of course they can't afford babysitters, which leads to the kids learning life lessons from TV, music, or their friends who r in the same boat...and leaving them doomed to repeat the same mistakes and end up pregnant, a drop out, in jails, or whatever...and their kids are born into the same situations...wash, rinse, repeat...

vick being a dog fighter was about a lack of a role model, and the people he hung out with...not him being black

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 01:11 PM

didn't read the article, and probably won't, but this jumped out at me while going through this thread...

if the article actually suggests that a simple change to the color of his and his parents skin would likely change his life for the better then i have no interest in reading it. terrible way to start an argument...thats like saying if Charles Manson was someone else, he probably wouldn't have killed all those people...well no [expletive]!

it has a lot more to do with his surroundings, and the circumstances he grew up in and around than it does the color of his skin. and to piggy back on GAs point...a ghetto black person is essentially the black version of a redneck...

both are a product of ignorance, and their environment...they're born into these vicious cycles of crime, poverty, poor education, etc...kids are born to parents who have no clue how to raise a kid, or where to figure out how...sometimes they're teenages, sometimes single parents...but frequently the lack of education leads to them having to work [expletive]ty jobs at all hours of the day/night just to keep the lights on...leaving no real parental supervision for their kids...and of course they can't afford babysitters, which leads to the kids learning life lessons from TV, music, or their friends who r in the same boat...and leaving them doomed to repeat the same mistakes and end up pregnant, a drop out, in jails, or whatever...and their kids are born into the same situations...wash, rinse, repeat...

vick being a dog fighter was about a lack of a role model, and the people he hung out with...not him being black


What the article is basically saying is that most likely if Vick was white he wouldn't have been in his situation based on stats of black kids growing up in 2 parent households vs white kids, things like that. The article never article never blatantly says his life would be better if he was white actually at some point he said it was due more to his surrounding and upbringing rather than just race.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 05:26 PM

What the article is basically saying is that most likely if Vick was white he wouldn't have been in his situation based on stats of black kids growing up in 2 parent households vs white kids, things like that. The article never article never blatantly says his life would be better if he was white actually at some point he said it was due more to his surrounding and upbringing rather than just race.

Isn't that just common sense then? Why bring race in at all?
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Posted August 26, 2011 - 05:39 PM

good to know...wouldn't think ESPN would put something like that on their site, but you never know thesedays

thats why i started with "if the article..."

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 05:48 PM

Isn't that just common sense then? Why bring race in at all?


Idk I guess so ppl would know that what Vicks been through isn't really because of his race but his upbringing but idk I just thought it was a good article.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 08:22 PM

I got a silly question that could turn into an article too.

What if Micheal Vick was white, but his penis was still black? :glasses: -sarcasm-

Vanilla Ice with a Chocolate Johnson.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 09:40 AM

btw...Vick is still overrated imo...lol


Agree.

When Vick came back he was chill, thankful and seemed humbled(likeable). Seen a post game press conference other day he seems back to his old self(cocky, arrogant).

Soon Philly will turn on Vick. Next thing you know he'll be flippin' birds on the field. :whistle:

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