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Sunday, June 05, 2022
Why is it socially acceptable to ridicule white people based on their skin color?
With all the (alleged) social
justice activism recently, we are supposed to be living in
a nirvana of racial equality. We are supposed to be
sensitive to anything that could be perceived as a racial
bias, as it could offend others. We were warned that what
some find humorous, others may find hurtful and insulting,
and we must curb our speech. And, in an effort to treat
everyone fairly, we have been told we must stop the
aggression in our speech — both micro and macro. Yet all
of these guidelines get completely ignored when it comes
to one specific group: white people.
Consider the most recent comments made by basketball
player Andre Iguodala on an episode of Point Forward, a
podcast hosted by former basketball player Evan Turner.
Iguodala marveled over the skills of Luka Doncic, a
basketball player of Slovenian origin for the Dallas
"Luka Doncic, this white boy is a problem, and it's
getting to the point where I don't think he's white
anymore," Iguodala said.
While Iguodala meant this as a compliment, it still came
with the implication that white people are inferior when
it comes to basketball — and other athletics. Iguodala was
surprised at Doncic's skill level because of his white
skin color and couldn't believe a white person could be so
good at basketball.
Believing a particular race is inferior — isn't there a
word for that?
Moreover, ignoring the negative profiling and stereotyping
in Iguodala's comment, would this kind of comment be
allowed if it was about a person of any other skin color?
No, of course not. Yet Iguodala's remarks didn't cause any
frenzy. This is because it is socially acceptable to mock
and criticize white people in ways that, if the same
comments were said about minorities, would be condemned as
Consider that Iguodala's comments come days after a white
baseball player, Josh Donaldson, was criticized and
punished for making "racist" comments by calling a black
baseball player ... Jackie Robinson. Donaldson commented
facetiously toward Chicago White Sox baseball player Tim
Anderson in reference to his self-absorbed and
narcissistic remarks in a 2019 Sports Illustrated
interview. Donaldson was branded a bigot and forced to
apologize. There’s been zero outrage over Iguodala’s
Iguodala's negative stereotyping of white people's
athletic abilities is nothing new. Many commentators,
athletes, celebrities, comedians, etc. have insinuated or
joked that white people are inferior athletes. It’s
permissible to ridicule based on one's skin color, just so
long as the butt of the jokes is white people.
After all, as I am sure Iguodala knows, there is a movie
titled White Men Can't Jump, a personal favorite of mine,
released all the way back in 1992. And, as further proof
of this lack of racial sensitivity toward white people,
they are even remaking this movie.
Consider comedian Chris Rock's statements from the 88th
Academy Awards in February 2016. When talking about the
movie Creed, Rock made a joke about how the character
Rocky Balboa couldn't exist because he would never be able
to defeat black boxers routinely.
"We've got a black Rocky this year. Some people call it
Creed. I call it 'black Rocky.' And that's an unbelievable
statement, because Rocky takes place in a world where
white athletes are as good as black athletes," Rock said.
"Rocky's a science fiction movie."
Rock's joke caused the entire audience to laugh. It was
even considered one of the night's best jokes by the Los
Angeles Times. But had Rock incorporated a negative
stereotype about black people into his comedic routine,
especially if Chris Rock were white, the response would
have been much different. He would have been branded a
racist bigot, forced to apologize, and his career would
most likely be over.
Furthermore, if it was ever true, this negative stereotype
is being shattered by white athletes in sports all over
the world — even more of a reason to find such athletic
profiling offensive and racist.
Consider some of the most recent dominant athletic
performances. The best wide receiver in the NFL, a
position long thought to be dominated by black players, is
Cooper Kupp, a white man. In boxing, we must be living in
the alternate world Chris Rock was referring to, because
white athletes Tyson Fury and Vladimir Klitschko have
dominated the heavyweight division for most of the last
decade. And, in Iguodala's NBA, Nikola Jokic has been
voted the league's best player the past two seasons.
Simply put, white people are held to different standards
when it comes to comments made about people's race. They
are supposed to remain quiet and accept whatever ridicule
they receive — even if the same type of ridicule would be
deemed offensive if said about people of color. And then,
if one protests this double standard, many on the Left
dismiss their objections as white supremacy.
In their eyes, the only socially acceptable response to
this racial scorn is submission. This is wrong, and it
must stop. Either racial jokes are universally accepted,
or they should not be made at all. But this double
standard, in which making comments about other races is
bigotry but acceptable when done to white people, is
wrong. It is not acceptable anymore. And it should have
never been acceptable in the first place. We should be
striving for racial equality of all people - not just the
preferred races of the Left's political agenda.