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Old 12-14-2012, 11:27 PM
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As a NY Giants Fan, I found the comments made by Rob Parker on ESPN's First Take to warrant immediate termination. RG3 is a unique talent and how he conducts his personal life shouldn't be turned into a topic of race. ESPN has no credibility left if Rob Parker keeps his job. Rush Limbaugh was fired for a less blatant racist remark about McNabb years back. This Rob Parker from Detroit called him a "sell out", "Uncle Tom", whatever you call it. If he isn't fired, I say us sports fans boycott this diluted network. Thoughts.

I would sleep so much better at night if ESPN fired him for those stupid comments
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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This reminds me of 10 years ago when Denise Majette ousted Cynthia McKinney from the House of Representatives. McKinney was the original "truther," arguably the first person to go on record suggesting that the events of 9/11 were an inside job. The outrage that followed eventually cost her her seat, but not before she implied all throughout her campaign that Majette, a successful woman who graduated with a Juris Doctor from Duke University, wasn't "black" enough.

Denise Majette and Robert Griffin III are both very intelligent, motivated and successful, yet they've been ridiculed by the peanut gallery for being "sellouts." Never mind that they're both post-racial in their approach since they've never used race as a crutch. Furthermore, while the peanut gallery laughs, those two laugh their ways to the bank.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I''m sitting here with my mouth hanging open.
RG3 is doing more for "the cause" with his attitude, work ethics, morality, honest behavior and outstanding performance on the football field than Parker is with his moronic racist attitude.
RG3 is a role model for young people everywhere.

Parker better get fired.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:27 PM
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I''m sitting here with my mouth hanging open.
RG3 is doing more for "the cause" with his attitude, work ethics, morality, honest behavior and outstanding performance on the football field than Parker is with his moronic racist attitude.
RG3 is a role model for young people everywhere.

Parker better get fired.

Never understood why he was on the show in the first place
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Why the shock, these are not are surprising statements. There are people from each race, that make the same racially motivated statements...from all races. I have heard them before...your not _____ enough (fill in the blank).

Firing him is based on what grounds?
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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I "boycotted" ESPN about 7 years ago. Conflicts of interest being the main reason. I will only watch Sports broadcasts on that POS network.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:46 PM
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Why the shock, these are not are surprising statements. There are people from each race, that make the same racially motivated statements...from all races. I have heard them before...your not _____ enough (fill in the blank).

Firing him is based on what grounds?

For publicly saying no real black person should ever have a white girlfriend or vote republican.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Why the shock, these are not are surprising statements. There are people from each race, that make the same racially motivated statements...from all races. I have heard them before...your not _____ enough (fill in the blank).

Firing him is based on what grounds?
I can't remember any journalist asking the question if someone is ________ enough. It's ignorant.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:59 PM
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I can't remember any journalist asking the question if someone is ________ enough. It's ignorant.


I'm black and hate BET along with rap music which means I'm probably not black enough either-lol
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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i'm black and hate bet along with rap music which means i'm probably not black enough either-lol

cornball!!
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