HBCU VIEW 2015 – WEEK FIVE By Anthony McClean,...
Colin Kapernick: Not “White Enough/Too Black” For The Angry White Sportsfan . . .?
SAN FRANSICO, CA. (BASN)—Colin Kaepernick, The San Francisco 49er’s newly designated “Signal Caller,” it can be said he literally embodies the racial battlefield which America looks, sounds, feels and smells more and more like everyday damn day.
Honestly he’s a walking racial litmus test for White guys; Kaepernick’s the biological son of a White woman and a Black man – a relationship most White folks would prefer was still illegal today I’d submit . . . as it was in much of America for most of the history of the nation. Colin was adopted by a White couple, taught to read n’ write at a highly proficient level. Think about it, “Good” White folks were beaten, shunned, fined, imprisoned and murdered for teaching Blacks to read, write, n’ do ‘rithmetic in America damn-near up until my birth in the early 60’s . . . .
Tell me I’m wrong, but the New Republican TEA Party would rather an orphaned black baby be abandoned, put in a church Orphanage – as to take the little black bastard off the public dole . . . , then sent-off to a private boot camp at puberty and finally shuffled along to a private, for profit prison for the remainder of his short life . . . ..
Instead of living that nightmare, in the case of Colin – this illegit product of a one-time damned union . . . dethrones a weak, slow-to-bloom Great White Hope in Alex Smith, apparently another “Golden White Boy” who never set the gridiron globe a-fire with his skills, and not to mention, Smith received Right-Wing political-page kudos before the season began for daring-to publically belittle and slight the record breaking gridiron accomplishments of an Uppity, arrogant Ebony Mandingo stud, Cam Newton.
See, Colin, in-essence derailed the combined-efforts of NFL grand pooh-bahs, sportswriters and fans who seem endlessly engaged in an relentless Quest to the four-corners of the world to find White men who can walk n’ chew gum at the same time, who can jump, or run a 4.4 forty-yard dash, or not cower in the face of “Ray-Ray” and “Tee-Sizzle” . . . .
They yearn to anoint another Joe Flacco, “Matty Ice,” Kevin Kolb or . . . Timmy Tebow, the “Chosen One,” and it’s done in the spirit of “saving the game’ and taking back American popular culture.
And sticking with Kaepernick after the loss to Chi-Town will earn The Harbaugh in Frisco the tag . . . Nigger Lover in homes across America, no?
With Dalton in Cincy, the guys in Cleveland and Miami, an Evangelistic Christian baby Jesus willing . . . a “real American” White face will remain the calculated poster boy of the NFL Cartel – for years to come. Seriously, understand this my naive friends, the NFL’s a key, central, strategic battlefield in the culture war which grips this divided nation as we speak.
Those blond-haired/blue-eyed descendants of Nordic vikings . . . let’s call them “Thor” are getting harder n’ harder to find, no?
And now we find that Colin Kaepernick’s not qualified to play Quarterback in the NFL because he’s inked-up, which translate’s into he’s too-Black . . . and I base that not merely on my ability to decipher and speak Redneck-lish . . ., but according to a sports writer at AOL’s Fanhouse, David Whitley AOL Fanhouse penned a column last week in which he bashed Kaepernick’s painted body, directly implying he’s tainted, , saying he looks like he “just got paroled.”
“Approximately 98.7 percent of the inmates at California’s state prison have tattoos,” Whitley estimated. “I’m also pretty sure less than 1.3 percent of NFL quarterbacks have tattoos. There’s a reason for that,” he wrote. “NFL quarterback is the ultimate position of influence and responsibility. He is the CEO of a high-profile organization, and you don’t want your CEO to look like he just got paroled,”
“For dinosaurs like me,” continues Whitley, “NFL quarterbacks were our little Dutch boys. The original hero stuck his finger in the (dike) to save Holland. Pro QBs were the last line of defense against the raging sea of ink. When our kids said they wanted a tattoo, we could always point to the Manning brothers.
“My guess is Archie would have made Peyton throw an extra 1,000 passes before dinner if he’d come home with a tattoo. The old man knew QBs are different.”
Whitley injects this . . . .”Alex Smith, is known to be “humble” and has “never been to prison.” As if what . . . Kapeernick has . . . ?”
Geez, yet another angry, frustrated, paranoid and extremely bitter White man . . . harkening-back to the good ol’ days of segregation, discrimination, oppression and repression who went on to drag-out some long dead “Dutch boy” analogy as the embodiment and summation of “All-American.”
Here’s what the David Whitley’s across the US can’t grasp; If it weren’t for the exclusion of Blacks from the game of organized football, there wouldn’t be any glory days, any good ol days for the White Athlete. If the game hadn’t been fixed via a racially segregated society . . . Slingin’ Sammy, YA Title, Johnny U, Lenny Dawson, Bobby Lane, these guys may not have made the cut somewhere along-the-line, little league, college, or the NFL, a Black man may have beaten them out, relegated these heroes to the bench, no Mr Whitley?
Journalist . . . and I incorporate that term with hesitation, believing as I do that “propagandist” is much more accurate a description, nonetheless these Republicans with pens are going to go into character assassination mode, as we see with Kaepernick, as we see with, yeah you guessed it President Obama.
It seems, call me crazy, but when most White guys don’t “get their way,” it’s tantrum-time, and I mean the fall on the floor, kickin, screamin, cryin, n’ hollering like they lost their minds . . . kinda like what you see in the grocery market or at Disneyland when little Bobby O’Tool can’t ride “Thunder Mountain” for the 7th time in row. . . .
As we all know, Whitley is totally off-base, Colin Kapernick is a Boy Scout, a college-grad with a sheepskin in Business Management, and the scripture on his body . . . some of it’s just that – biblical.
And this man Whitley has adopted two little Black girls . . .. For that alone the state social services should remove those two little Black girls from his home – the argument can be made Mr. Whitley will forever warp and twist their minds as to “who n’ what” is good, and who n’ what is bad.
Here’s what’s clear, guys like Colin and my son, who’s slightly reminds me of Charleston Heston’s “Illustrated Man” – both mancubs who’ve grown into damn good men, it pains me to realize the White Male Establishment has deemed them not “All-American” but un-American.already weighed n’ measured them by not the ink on their chest n’ arms, not the content of their character, no, but by the color of their skin.
Ain’t that a . . . good ol’ boy for ya’?!