Tim Hardaway, Typical Black Person?
Former NBA star Tim Hardaway made a comment on a Las Vegas Radio
show last week that stirred much controversy and caused him to lose an
opportunity to represent the league. “I hate gay people” Hardaway said.
You can hear the talk radio shows now, every retard with a racist
streak expressing shock and disbelief on the ignorance of the statement
was while making backhanded comments about black people and black
American culture in general.
This is stuff that gay people are not surprised by. Black people
don’t like gays and gays don’t like blacks. Part of the problem is the
churchiness of the black community. Sanctimony seeks other people to
revile. Pick somebody with a pattern of behavior that you and your
buddies don’t have and you can condemn him all you want, it’s even
better if they are a minority. To be in good with the gays you need to
endorse anal sex between men with your whole heart.
The problem is that whatever your feelings on gayness this was one
hell of a stupid statement to make in public, guaranteed to have
serious consequences. It’s the kind of thing your built-in, grown-up
think-before-you-talk software is supposed to detect and stop before
you open your mouth. It’s the kind of thing a kid of 8 is supposed to
realize is unacceptable to say in unfamiliar company. That is if the
kid had the benefit of an upbringing that taught him to tell the
difference between appropriate and inappropriate behavior, to apply
common sense to social matters. Class, in other words.
You see, men like Tim Hardaway are used to saying inappropriate
things in the company of their friends. Many black people believe that
they have a free pass when it comes to political correctness. They feel
that they have the freedom to use any slur, to be offensive to any
minority, to circumvent to rules of polite conversation. Listen to your
average black stand up comic and see if you can imagine any white
comedian doing an act with similar racial references and making it to
the mainstream. Listen to black people talk in company and you will
realize that the ability to edit speech, or even the knowledge that
such editing is necessary is something that relatively few possess.
Most professional athletes learn early in their careers to, at the very
least, distinguish between what can be said privately an what can be
said in front of the media. Hardaway apparently lost that knowledge
with his retirement. He forgot where he was. I didn’t expect that he
would have different views, just that he would be aware of where he was.