December 07, 2009

NEVER EVEN CROSSED MY MIND

I swear on a stack of Bibles that, throughout this whole boring thing, I never once realized that Tiger Woods only cheats with white ladies.  Not once.  Not until Noah Sheppard pointed out how ticked the black community is about it.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:02 AM | Comments (11) | Add Comment
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1 Are they pissed he's married to a white woman as well?

Posted by: Beth at December 07, 2009 10:23 AM (ZT9NN)

2 *sigh* I'll swear right with ya... my goodness. *sigh*  This story would be funny if it what it indicated about the social dynamic in this country weren't so frightening...

Posted by: Krista at December 07, 2009 12:19 PM (sUTgZ)

3 An old vaudeville joke goes, "that's no lady, that's my wife."
In this case it is that's no lady.......

Posted by: Ruth H at December 07, 2009 02:11 PM (JFseb)

4 Well, luckily there’s no racism in Black America…wow.

Posted by: tim at December 07, 2009 04:23 PM (CnABi)

5 Funny, I don't see the Asian community getting upset since technically Tiger is more Asian than he is black, and it has yet to be seen if any of his mistresses are Asian or Black. And aren't Asian women by a landslide more desired by men from a sexual conquest standpoint across all races of women. Gee, sounds like Tiger is denying his Asian heritage because he didn't have a catalog of mistresses that expanded more cultures than a United States of Benetton ad.

And who's to say he hasn't slept with a black or asian woman - the mistresses are STILL coming out of the woodwork like moths to a flame. And then who's to say any of these recent mistresses are legitimate?

People's ability to not think before they speak amaze me. Glad to see they're upset for the "right" reasons and that the "racism card" isn't being mindlessly assigned in an irrelevant manner. Pffffffffff, what a freakin' joke.

According to an article from Salon, Tiger Woods on the Oprah show about his race:

And then Tiger Woods said he wasn't actually "black" at all -- he was "Cablinasian."

Woods made his remarks on "Oprah," when he was asked if it bothered him to be called an African-American. "It does," he said. "Growing up, I came up with this name: I'm a 'Cablinasian.'" As in Caucasian-black-Indian-Asian.




Posted by: BigD78 at December 07, 2009 10:42 PM (q+uNZ)

6 Ditto to all of the above.  Pathetic.

Posted by: FbL at December 08, 2009 02:41 PM (HyNTm)

7 Didn't occur to me because I.Don't.Give.A.$#!%.

Posted by: Homefront Six at December 08, 2009 07:16 PM (umhCJ)

8 I have not been keeping up with this...but as a non whore, married white lady in her almost 40's, I am sort of pissed off that Tiger only hooks up with whores, that are single in 20 something with lots of eye makeup and fake tans...


Posted by: awtm at December 09, 2009 12:00 PM (IfqPB)

9 After comments from a coworker yesterday I finally gave in and read the articles on Tiger today...amazed to find so many stepping forward to claim concubine status.  I hope some of these are merely opportunist seeking in some warped, twisted way to get a personal bounce (or check) out of this, but time will tell.

Sarah - how right you are.  The skin color of these women didn't occur to me either, not at all, not in the least.

The fact that it is an issue highlights a theory I've held for years.  Simply put, and in general terms, black people are usually WAY more concerned that they are black than I am.  Typically, I just don't care...and I credit Christianity and the Army with my being there.

Jesse says the congressman can't call himself a black man while I see a man of conscience.

Among some, Tiger isn't criticized for cheating...he's criticized for  cheating with women of the wrong color.

See...the thing is, I got to Dr. King's dream a long time ago.  I'm totally willing to judge a man by the content of his character.  However, if I criticize said man about his character and said man is black, well, among many, suddenly it isn't about his character, it is about my "racism."

I happen to think the President is among the most narcissistic, megalomaniacal, incompetent and boorish boobs on the planet; an opinion that has squat to do with his being (half) black, and all to do with the fact he is a flaming socialist who appears to loathe the USA while he squanders every good relationship, especially with Great Britain, this country has, is spending this country into Hell, and doesn't have the sense God gave a house cat to realize that government never made anything better or more efficient.  Ahem....THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is my assessment of the content of his character. 

But let me say that in public and I will be the InstaRacist.  The fact that I happen to think similar thoughts about Pelosi, Reid and Boxer goes uncredited due to the troubling fact that I happen to be of the same skin color as these three.  Presumably I get credit for judging them by the content of their character...if their apologists give credit for such things in the first place.

So...to step back into the clubhouse as we make the turn, the sad point here is that I sincerely don't care what your skin color is, nor does it register with me what your mistress' skin color is.  If you think I do, I know for a certainty the problem doesn't reside with me.  I was married to my Asian wife for months before either of us realized we are, by definition, a "mixed marriage".

The issue is "skin color first".  And for me I have a long list of things that matter more to me than skin color.  To put it delicately, it would appear that many don't.

I challenge anyone reading this to tell my why voting FOR a man because he is black or white or latino is any less racist than voting AGAINST him because he is black or white or latino. Recognize, though, if you accept that challenge you would have to then explain 96 percent of blacks voting for Obama without race being a player in the debate.

As for Tiger...dude, you are an awesome golfer.  And I admire your refusal to play to the race-first crowd by acknowledging and celebrating all your ancestors.  But, frankly, it would seem you screwed up. 

While I'd like to think I could behave better because I adore my amazingly wonderful wife, I can't promise I would.  Because unlike you I don't face the temptation of beautiful women throwing themselves at me.  I'm a pudgy guy with little money and no high-profile talent, so we don't actually ever get to judge the content of my character regarding would-be mistresses who like rich, fit, talented men.  So I don't claim to be better than you, just fortunate I don't have to make the choices.

But one thing is certain:  The only choice I wish you hadn't made is cheating.  Your choice in mistress skin color never crossed my mind.  I'm still naively surprised that it did others'.




Posted by: LTC Fitz at December 10, 2009 12:19 AM (9gvAW)

10 I've been ignoring Tiger Woods' affairs. I find the public reaction to them to be marginally more interesting than the affairs themselves.

BigD78 wrote,

Funny, I don't see the Asian community getting upset since technically Tiger is more Asian than he is black [...]

With marginal exceptions among activist types (e.g., kevin's Golden Pacifist Omerican coalition), there is no "Asian community" analogous to the American black community. Koreans do not see themselves as part of the same group as Japanese, much less Pakistanis. So my guess is that non-activist Asians don't care any more about this than other Americans. I wonder if Thai-Americans (or Thai in general) see Tiger as 'one of them'.

I don't even know for sure how representative the 'black community' reactions in the media are. Too often 'community' in the media simply means 'talkative ethnic activist' or 'random nonpresentative person'. I'd be inclined to take a survey of black opinions on Woods more seriously than a few quotes.

Posted by: Amritas at December 13, 2009 06:18 PM (dWG01)

11 Best Tiger post ever! Not that I've seen a whole lot of 'em ...

His race doesn’t matter, but if you’re gonna talk about it, get it right.

Posted by: Amritas at December 14, 2009 03:42 AM (dWG01)

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