by Chris Bodenner
John McWhorter processes the Tiger Woods scandal and the stereotypes it defied:
I can imagine a black stand-up routine where somebody said “These wives standing by their men admitting they fooled around if Tiger’s wife was black you know she’d be all over his ass!!! (Ha ha ha ...).” Well, it seems hardly unlikely that Tiger’s skinny blond lady came after him with a golf club. Call it a “black” experience or evidence that people are people and Tiger has been leading nothing but a human life. Isn’t that what we wanted?
Supposedly if he had been sleeping with black women America wouldn’t care this is a major thread in the blogs, such as here. But is this true? Let’s say the photos of the Tiger bimbos were of shapely brown-skinned babes can we really say that the tabloids would suddenly lose interest and go home? Wouldn’t this be even better news i.e. “Looks like Tiger got tired of his skinny white trophy wife and needed some chocolate?” [...] The Civil Rights revolution was about allowing people to not only become President, but to fuck up “post-racially.” Let’s as progressives in the true sense go with it.
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