|African-American football players caught up in the rebellion and buffoonery of hip hop culture have given NFL owners and coaches a justifiable reason to whiten their rosters. That will be the legacy left by Chad, Larry and Tank Johnson, Pacman Jones, Terrell Owens, Michael Vick and all the other football bojanglers.|
I've written about the wasteland that is rap music before. Rap music sales are actually in decline but the "gangsta" culture is haute couture amongst inner city youths (criminals), prisoners and white suburban kids. They ape the gear, the fashion, the attitudes and lifestyles of the mopes that they see in their rap music videos.
I recently met a person who was hired to perform a service for rapper Kanye West. I was told that for the 3 days this person spent with Kanye, the rapper was drunk most of the time, was ignorant and condescending to the people around him. He was generally a grade-A asshole.
Gee - I've never spent a moment with this neanderthal throw-back but I could have guessed that he'd be as much. Just look at what his music says. Look at who he hangs out with. Look at who he aspired to be like when he was young.
Well he got there.
And the horrendous comportment of black athletes gets little media attention. It is almost like the media excuses the bad behavior of these athletes.
As Jason Whitlock points out in his article, the Colts and the Patriots are the whitest in the NFL. They are model franchises. Right now, in Week 6 of the 2007 season, both teams are 6-0.
In sports, as in life, it is better for everyone is people behave properly and conduct themselves with quiet dignity.
There aren't many black athletes right now that you could call "dignified." Bill Cosby really made sense when he decried the current state of black affairs in our country.