Time For The Left To
Finally Come Up
With An Official
'Are YOU Black Enough?'
They could then have one of their elite guys quickly give the test to any black person that rises to national prominence. That way they could just dispense with embarrassing public displays like this, in which ESPN's Rob Parker wonders out loud if Robert Griffen III is 'black enough':
Now, being one of those supposedly virulently racist Conservatives and all,
I'm probably not the best guy to opine on the subject of who's 'black enough',
but this damn good QB looks purty black to me.
Parker: "My question, which is just a straight, honest question: is he a brother or is he a cornball brother?"
Cari Champion: "What does that mean?
Parker: "He's not really ... OK, he's black, he kinda does the thing, but he's not really down with the cause, he's not one of us. He's kinda black, but he's not really, like, the guy you really wanna hang out with because he's off to something else."
Champion: "Why is that your question?"
Parker: "Because that's just how I want to find out about him. I don't know because I keep hearing these things. We all know he has a white fiancée then there was all this talk about he was a Republican. There's no information at all. I'm just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue because we did find out with Tiger Woods, Tiger Woods was like, "I got black skin but don't call me black.'"Rob Parker was just trying to helpfully remind his fellow Libs they can't let the nation embrace RG3 yet; they still haven't vetted his politics.
Hey Griffen is from Texas. He could be one of those darn inauthentically black Republicans. So guys like Rob Parker and Toure on MSNBC want to 'check' Griffen out and make sure he holds all the correct political views before they give him the official "Baby, You Are Black Enough!' stamp of approval.
I mean, God forbid a black guy who misses a few questions on the the politically correct "Accepted Political Beliefs of The Official National Black Famous People" checklist becomes a national superstar before the elites have thoroughly vetted his politics.
As Stacy Dash found out awhile back, All Nationally Famous Black People are supposed to be on board with a single monolithic political view. And if they are not..........SERIOUS QUESTIONS WILL BE RAISED ABOUT THEM.
This kind of stupid identity politics refuses to die, where arrogant Liberals assume they KNOW what a person's political beliefs SHOULD be the moment they discern the skin color, the gender, and the class. And if they find out the person has the 'wrong' political beliefs for their skin, gender or class, then it's time to ask what's 'wrong' with them, why they are race/gender/class traitors, etc. etc.
If RG3 is a Republican, and he doesn't hold all the 'correct' beliefs Liberals think a black American 'should', there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with HIM. There is, however, PLENTY wrong with those who keep displaying the kind of stupid crap we're seeing here from Rob Parker.
UPDATE: Allahpundit at Hot Air sums up pretty good why Rob Parker is in trouble; not for playing identity politics per se; that goes on ALL THE TIME. He's in hot water for PICKING THE WRONG TARGET:
You know what’s interesting about this clip? This guy’s going to catch hell for what he said, not because his test of racial authenticity is so cartoonish and clammy (which it is) but because he picked the wrong guy to demagogue.
If you want to call a minority conservative an Uncle Tom, make sure it’s someone for whom the left has no use, like Clarence Thomas or Allen West. The right will be angry if you do, but no worries — most Americans will never hear about it, or if they do, the usual outrage over racial stereotyping will be absent from the press coverage.
Instead this dummy picked on the savior of Washington football, the most exciting thing to happen to ‘Skins fans, left and right, in decades. There are few ways that a “cornball brother” can earn absolution from the Authenticity P.D. but winning the Super Bowl is one. And the irony is, I’m not even sure that RGIII actually is a Republican. I’ve seen that rumor floated but never any quote from the man himself; if I’m wrong, send me the link and I’ll update.
We’ll know soon, though: Now that Parker’s raised the specter of racial impurity, the pressure will be on Griffin to admit that, yes indeed, he’s one of the enlightened who voted Democratic last month.