Dungy, T.O. and MNF - a few talking points.
by srolle, Thu Nov 18, 2004 at 05:11:47 PM EST
what if had been brett farve/a black woman?
It wasn't farve, it was Terell Owens, and he is black. There is a shared belief among many people that black men are willing to slack off from their resposiblity and are overly sexual active. The fact that it is a white women buys into white-supremacist beliefs that white women are more desirable than women of color.
so why'd that so bad anyway?
When people see these scenes, of course they don't consciously think about their stereotypes. Stereotypes are created through this type of passive reaffirmation. Once you see scenes like this over and over in the media, our natural pattern recognition kicks in and a stereotype is born.
well if he wasn't so sensitive it wouldn't even be an issue.
He's not sensitive, he's an NFL coach for god's sake. He's courageously making a point that most people are too scared to make. He's talking from a point of view that white people haven't experience, so it's almost impossible to understand.
i hope this helps someone at "the water cooler"
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