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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tiger Woods, the AP, and The Interracial Marriage Fight

Okay, I wasn't going to post until Monday but this kinda peeves me a bit. As some of you may know, I'm married to a black woman and the issue of interracial marriages is kind of a thing with me. I've pretty much ignored the whole Tiger Woods car crash incident. I don't like playing golf, I don't follow golf, and I'm not a big fan of celebrity scandals. I really just don't care if Woods is cheating on his wife or not. Whatever...

But then the AP pushed this article upon us: "Tiger's troubles widen his distance from blacks." What's it about? Well, a lot of it's about the race of Woods' mistresses and the black community's attitude toward interracial marriage. My favorite quote from the article:

"On the one hand, Ebonie Johnson Cooper doesn't care that Tiger Woods' wife and alleged mistresses are white because Woods is 'quote-unquote not really black.'

"'But at the same time we still see him as a black man with a white woman, and it makes a difference,' said Johnson Cooper, a 26-year-old African-American from New York City. 'There's just this preservation thing we have among one another. We like to see each other with each other.'"

Preservation thing? This kind of language is the same crap that various white supremacist websites push. All the time these idiot sites blast that the white woman is under attack and that that the white breed and "white beauty" is an endangered species (oftentimes complete with pics of white bikini or lingerie models-- classy). Take my word for this. Normally I would set up links for evidence of my claims, but I will absolutely not link to that crap, nor will I give unlinked references to those sites. What was I doing on these sites, particularly conspiracy minded readers might ask? Answer: I like to know the ideological stances of my enemy.

This kind of language in an AP article is just plain scary. Scarier still is the fact that few people will call them on it, call Johnson Cooper on an obviously racist standpoint (what if she were white and saying such things about a white celebrity married to a black woman?), and then justify the whole mess as being black authenticity. I mean nothing in the article is new to me, but to put up such a biased article and offer not a word of a different stance or a contrary viewpoint is irresponsible. I know... this is the AP. Why should even begin to expect journalistic integrity?

I'll probably post more extensively about this when I feel better. Meanwhile, Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, JammieWearingFool, and Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters all have decent posts. Sheppard especially has a good round up of the AP article.

From Sheppard: "Add it all up, and Woods is racist for cheating with white women, Americans are racist because they wouldn't be interested in this story if his mistresses were black, and it's okay for blacks to resent black men that are involved with white women.

"Any questions?"

1 comment:

  1. Well put Yukio. I've never put much thought to interracial marriage because it has occurred in my family is simply no big deal. I've only had one relative with a problem with it and she was one of those people who had a problem with everything. But racism is racism and should be tolerated no matter the color of the racist.

    Linked in the update at http://carolyntackettscloset.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-guess-im-just-out-of-step.html