As you would expect, caucasians are up in arms. They've been categorically labeled as being slow by a head coach at a Division 1 school. This coach shifted blame away from himself, and onto the skin color of his players. So the coach has apologized, saying "I realize the things I said might have been hurtful to many people, and I want everyone to understand that I never intended to offend anyone".
But wait, in a shocking turn of events, it turns that it's not the caucasians who are upset. Says blackathlete.net:
- Exactly what was DeBerry implying. Supposedly something sinister about African Americans. Just as Paul Hornung had last year in having the 'lapse in judgment' to say that the problem with Notre Dame football was an insufficient number of Black players so they could win a National Championship.
The subliminal message of both statements of course is that if the Air Force Academy and Notre Dame lower their "academic standards" more African Americans will make it through the eligibility barriers. If that is what they meant to Say look for the biggest Stones to throw at them. But remember about casting the First Stone.
Talk about a chip on the shoulder. DeBerry said nothing about eligibility standards. He was simply complimenting black athletes. But unfortunately even recognizing the color of a black man and complimenting him on his athletic prowess is cause for some to shout racism and oppression.