Racist or Not Racist?

Friday, April 04, 2008

"I would never let a white boy beat me. I couldn't go back to the projects if I let a white boy beat me." Bernard Hopkins via Fanhouse

This is what Bernard Hopkins said in regards to his fight with Welshman Joe Calzaghe on April 19th. Seems a little controversial to me but we shall give the man an opportunity to explain. So this week Hopkins got the opportunity to clarify his previous statements. What he basically ended up saying is he's not a racist but losing to a white fighter would be unacceptable. So, pretty much he clarified nothing.

Flip the switch, if one of the Klitschko brothers said he ain't never gonna lose to a black fighter cause his Russian comrades would find it unacceptable. Wouldn't that be perceived as racist? So isn't this?

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I'm a big Bhop fan, but yeah...it's a little racist.

Anonymous said...
6:59 PM  

Blacks can refer to whites as "white boys" but white people can't refer to blacks as niggers, even though black people refer to themselves and other blacks as such.

Never ceases to amaze me why people seemed so worried about words. Sticks and Stones...didn't anybody learn that one?

MoonDog said...
8:50 AM  

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