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Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Why should we care whether or not there are successful black golfers? Should we care about whether or not there are Chinese golfers? Vietnamese golfers?

Stop focusing on color and stop being so PC.
06/28/06 @ 00:20
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
I'm not being PC, JACKALOPE! Our country has a history of racial inequality, which somehow escapes you. Perhaps you brits choose to ignore this, or sweep it under a carpet and some scones. In any case, if we had a history of abusing the Chinese, the Vietnamese, or others, I would explore that issue as well. In case you haven't heard, JACKMANDU, being black or african-american is not about color. Perhaps you should look a bit deeper, and have more than a Fresca.
Love, Ty.
06/28/06 @ 06:05
Comment from: John Fischer [Visitor]
In part, I think one of the reasons we have fewer African-American golfers is because caddie programs have been replaced by golf carts and better paying summer jobs. Historically, many people from backgrounds where golf was not a part of their family life were exposed to golf through being a caddie. Witness, for example, Gene Sarazen, Ed Sullivan, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and the Turnesa brothers. And there isn't a caddie around who didn't pick up a club and hit some balls knowing that he or she could beat the player they were caddying for. I have hopes for Kevin Hall having watched him as a junior player. Winning the Big Ten Championship shows Kevin has the game. He just needs to move it up a notch.
06/28/06 @ 16:15
Comment from: Garfield Richards [Visitor]
I think that focusing on the lack of representation of blacks in golf, or sports in general, is besides the point. As a black person -- and someone who really is terrible at playing basketball, running, dancing, acting, singing, throwing, etc -- I learned earlier on that the only other option was to do well in academics (note that I didn't say become rapper or drug dealer). That actually worked out well for me. Blacks in the US would have more economic and political power if they focused on excelling in finance and accounting, law and medicine; all those professions contain a part of the educated class that politicians love to romance...more members of the middle class also go on to positions of power and decision-making in society - more so than basketball or football plays. Sure there are some good examples of exceptions. But not enough. And I do believe that excelling in academics is more important than producing another self-centred Kobe or brain-dead Ricky Williams.
06/29/06 @ 15:37
Comment from: legging jeans [Visitor]
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
12/25/10 @ 03:26

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