[Marxism] Barry Bonds and "Unforgiveable Blackness"

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Sat Aug 11 21:06:39 MDT 2007


 
The argument is not that everyone who is against Bonds is a racist or anyone  
who believes in harsh penalties for steroid use is a racist. People are free 
to  hate Bonds all they want. But they should ask themselves from where all 
this  animus springs. Almost a century ago, DuBois said of Jack Johnson, “Of 
course  some pretend to object to Mr. Johnson’s character. But we have yet to 
hear, in  the case of white America, that marital troubles have disqualified 
prize  fighters or ball players or even statesmen. It comes down, then, after all, 
to  this unforgivable blackness.” 
At the end of the day, being a surly, press-hating, arrogant sports superstar 
 has proven to be something all-too-excused by media conglomerates and fans. 
But  to be all these things and also have black skin? That clearly has 
remained  unforgivable. 
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