Tell me what's wrong with this picture without using a progressive racial lens.
I commented back when RG3 was racially attacked by the now fformer sports analyst for ESPN Rob Parker that the people who make up the sports media be it analysts, commentators, reporters etc are really no different then their non sports counterparts. They are mostly liberal in their ideology and they try to see racial angles in stories they report on. This story I came across today just stood out like a sore thumb in proving exactly what I have been saying is true. Yesterday, the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat breaking Miami's 27 game winning streak. Most of the sports media and sports bloggers commented on the game as they should, but one sports blogger decided to make a racial issue about fans celebrating the Bull's win. Bill Hanstock over at SB Nation which is a sports blog wrote a very odd story for a sports story. You can tell how odd it is simply by reading the headline "
I got a headache trying to understand what Bill Hanstock was trying to say or his motives behind it. Are white basketball fans suppose to celebrate in a particular manner in which to not be drawn out by him? Since I am black, maybe it's a white thing. I don't know. Since I am not a basketball fan, maybe someone can help me on this. I do know that most of the fans who attend NBA basketball games are white. There is no problem with that. Tickets are sold to those who can afford to buy them, capitalism in motion. Is it safe to say that Mr. Hanstock has some sort of racial issue with white basketball fans? If the headline was reversed and made to say "Black people celebrate Heat loss in exceedingly black fashion" how would that play out? Not very well of course. Bill thinks he wrote a funny and witty story that he thought has drawn attention to the white basketball fans he displayed but in reality, the story says more about him then it does the fans. This is a picture of Bill. Bill looks kind of white himself. Maybe someone can give me conformation.
The ironic and fascinating thing about the story is that If I would have just saw the pictures of the fans celebrating, I would have never thought for a moment that there was a white basketball fans celebrating at a game penalty infraction going on. I would have just thought they were basketball fans enjoying themselves, I'm so naive.And to think, progressives calm they want a color blind society, yet they keep making the issue of race an eye sore.