Skin color has broken boundaries

I wouldn’t say that my article last week on Warren Sapp’s comments on the NFL was exactly “entertainment.” I firmly believe everything I wrote in that column, and I know that plenty of other people do too.

Mr. Sargent argued in a letter to the editor that Sapp’s comments weren’t racist because he didn’t specify a race and stated that Sapp only commented on slavery.” I don’t know if Mr. Sargent couldn’t read that day or if he had an eyelash in his eye, but Sapp referred to his boss, a white male, as a slave master. How is that not racism?

True, Limbaugh did specify that Donovan McNabb was a “black quarterback,” but his comments were trying to emphasize the quality of defense the Eagles had during the previous season. McNabb, himself, wasn’t even bothered by Limbaugh’s statements and when the media asked McNabb how he felt about tooh he comments he said his main concern was winning the next game.

Limbaugh’s remarks were a shot at the media, and the media retaliated by turning the situation into a race related issue and publicizing it out of proportion simply to get ratings.

Mr. Sargent stated that his sociologist professors would shake their heads at my words stating “The color of a person’s skin does not matter,” statement, but what about the thousands of highly successful minorities making valuable daily contributions to our society. They were successful, so that must mean something.

Sargent then went on to use examples of racist crimes, like the Rodney King beating or the Amadou Diallo incident. I don’t condone racist hate crimes by anyone, and I find it insulting that Mr. Sargent would relate to a 12-year old extremely unfortunate hate crime to prove his point.

As for Sargent’s brilliant comments on slavery existing in “Sudan, India and several other countries.” I didn’t think I would have to specify that slavery didn’t exist in the United States to educated college students, but I guess I was wrong.

Race is not an issue. The problems with race exist only in ignorant minds.

If we keep telling ourselves that there is a problem, then we will be forced to believe that there is a dilemma. Look around; the walls that once made racism prominent are now broken down. If everyone lives their life to the fullest, they will succeed in life no matter what race they are.

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