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The N Word
« on: August 14, 2013, 08:26:00 am »
Riley Cooper gets fined

This is not politics. This is not sports. This current events.

So I just found out about the whole Riley Cooper of the Eagles thing. It obviously went viral because this dumbass was stupid enough to be drunk, vocal and caught on camera saying the N-word. Iíve always have conflicted with the notion of a double standard with regards to Blacks and Whites and the use of the N-word.

This is Racism.
racēism [rey-siz-uhm]: the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others.

Iím in the camp, either we all can or cannot do something. You cannot separate out by race.

Ultimately it is a horrible word. It is a word though. Words canít curve the spine or kill anyone. I could go into a whole rant about the F word. Why is that series of letters offensive and Frickní is not. Like Louie C.K. says, just people saying ďthe N-wordĒ, we all now have in our brains what the actual word is. Itís soooo silly.

What I have my panties all in a bunch about is the aftermath. The Eagles have fined Cooper for this incident. Letís take a closer look at this. Some people decided another person committed a Ďcrimeí, and indiscretion and is punishing that person. A White person. If you have a Black person standing next to him saying the same exact thing, absolutely nothing would have happened. So are the Eagles legislating thoughts and being discriminatory at the same time. Yes.

I believe we been have dancing on the edge for quite some time, but this act of fining for using a racial slur by a white person has stepped way out of bounds. I cannot believe this isnít being challenged from a legal standpoint. Especially if this is setting a precedence.

In my mind, nothing should have been done by the organization. Let Riley Cooper deal with the consequences of his actions by his own Black teammates and the members of the opposing teams.

When I dated some black women, the discussion of the N-word popped up on occasion, but in very clear, short response was, we can say it. You cannot. Period. I could not argue it. But you know what, as time goes on, I say Phuck that. I donít want to get into debates, because I donít believe we will ever change the position of folks on this. But you know what, Iím also not going to worry about it. What I am going to defend is freedom of speech. Do not start fining people for the use of word. And you go down the path of being discriminatory against, any race, Iím getting very concerned and voice my thoughts.

Can you tell I'm ****ed about this double standard?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 08:55:06 am by Mac »
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Re: The N Word
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 08:38:10 am »
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 08:39:27 am »
This is kind of "old news". I was going to post the TYT video where they go into detail about their thoughts on the subject matter and how it is a double standard. As for fining him, there was speculation before the "verdict" was handed down that he would in fact be released outright from the team. If he isn't challenging the ruling, I would surmise that the team owner approached him privately and gave him 2 choices, A) Be released from the team, contract terminated or B) take the fine and suck it up publicly with no further actions.

In either case, the team has to look good to its current and potential customers as well as the other players. Whatever choice he made, the Team and its Owner comes out looking like the "good guy" for having "dealt with" the situation.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013, 08:58:29 am »
Like I said, setting a precedence. Walking on razors here. If the NFL or any sports affiliation is feeling god like, that crap needs to stop now. Look at what happened to Sandusky and whole college ball environment.

I would like to know what the contract says or what legal avenues they are taking to say they can terminate him.

Post the video. I would love to see it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 09:16:42 am »
I think it's standard to have in place in all contracts 'Conduct Unbecoming of an Athlete' as they are representing both the Team and the City.
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