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Old 04-28-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Imagine if Larry Bird did this. It would be front page news.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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can't wait for the hyper-sensitive media to make as much of a deal about this as Sterling...

you're right, Shaq has way more influence over people than Sterling does. As a black man whose been stereotyped and judged for how he looks he should have some compassion, this man has a disease and no control over his appearance, whats' next -- making fun of people with Down Syndrome ?
Look up Shaq's comments to Yao Ming - he also made racist remarks that offended Asians. The guy has a history - but I guess TNT and the media simply don't care. White on black stuff is what gets ratings.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Love to hear Rev. Jesse give shaq a pass for his most recent insensitivity.

Shaq should lose his TNT job.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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Look up Shaq's comments to Yao Ming - he also made racist remarks that offended Asians. The guy has a history - but I guess TNT and the media simply don't care. White on black stuff is what gets ratings.
What Shaq did regarding Yao Ming was funny to me, because I can see the value in a harmless JOKE, and don't have my panties all up in a wad over a bunch of absolutely nothing.
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:50 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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Imagine if Larry Bird did this. It would be front page news.
True!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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What Shaq did regarding Yao Ming was funny to me, because I can see the value in a harmless JOKE, and don't have my panties all up in a wad over a bunch of absolutely nothing.
Funny to YOU. Most racist jokes are funny to someone. That's not the point though. The point is that had a white player or announcer made a similar "joke" they would likely be fired and their career ruined.

Imagine if a white announcer says something like "gone get me some chitlins" - that may be a harmless joke to some, but the person would be fired and drug through the mud by the media.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Just sad about what it shows about those who did this; plain and simple. Doesn't matter who they are and then the likes add to it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:08 PM
 
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Funny to YOU. Most racist jokes are funny to someone. That's not the point though. The point is that had a white player or announcer made a similar "joke" they would likely be fired and their career ruined.

Imagine if a white announcer says something like "gone get me some chitlins" - that may be a harmless joke to some, but the person would be fired and drug through the mud by the media.
Funny to someone with a BRAIN and not suffering from PC syndrome.

And yes, white people should have the same latitude for joke-telling as anyone else.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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Funny to someone with a BRAIN and not suffering from PC syndrome.

And yes, white people should have the same latitude for joke-telling as anyone else.
Well that's not the way the world works so let's hold everyone to the same standards.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:00 PM
 
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Shaq always struck me as a decent guy. Seems like a lapse in judgement. I bet he'll make it right with this guy.
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