I was wondering how long it would take and who it would be (I figured Jesse Jackson or Sharpton) but Whoppie Goldberg has actually tried to defend Vick by saying that people from the South aren’t aware that dog-fighting is so bad. Let me repeat that phrase: people from the South aren’t aware dog-fighting is bad.
Words simply escape me. Even an utterly inexcusable and undefendable act as Vick’s is still somehow trying to be excused and defended because he’s ‘a brother’. Plus anyone, myself here included, who criticises her for defending him will probably be accused of being a racist. Of course what Whoppie is really saying is that all white people are inherently prejudiced and therefore the black community has to stick up for him.
People from the South also used to lynch black people and also didn’t think doing that was all that bad, should some white pundit try and defend them? If instead of a wealthy, mansion-owning, first-class flying, but still somehow ignorant of common morality black guy, it had been a poor, confederate flag flying, shotgun toting, beer-swilling cracker do you think the Whoopie would be rushing to make the same point about southerners?
What exactly are white people supposed to think when a black guy can literally do anything, from torturing animals for fun to cutting his (white) wife’s head off out of jealousy, and the black community will still not only not condemn it, but excuse it.
That is, what are they supposed to think other than that black people are just if not more racist than whites.