Found December 18, 2012 on
5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
Incase you haven’t heard Rob Parker (soon to be formerly of ESPN) made some disparaging remarks about Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III earlier this week. I don’t even disagree with them for the reasons you might think. Rob Parker is an idiot. A clown. All of us know this guy. These guys come in White, Black, Hispanic, Latino, Asain, makes no difference, he never really got it. Intelligent. Articulate. But never really one of the “cool kids”.
I never met him, but it took me about 2 episodes of ESPN First Take with him on it to figure it out. Rob Parker is the kind of guy that’d come up to you while with your wife and say to his wife “Oh my god babe this guy used to get all the girls, remember man how they used to be on you??” and you would look at him like is this guy serious? Tries way too hard to be down. Frankly, I’m sick of people like this. Everyone sees your Rob, say something thought provoking about the game, pass it to Skip, and make it to the next episode.
He has made a career of saying off the wall and controversial things to athletes and getting attention for himself in the process. My issue with Rob Parker is why would you pretend that because you are engaged to a white woman that makes you less black?
“I don’t think Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is authentically black because, among other things, Griffin is engaged to a white woman”
“He’s black, he kind of does the thing,” Parker said. “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 want to hang out with because he’s off into something else.”
Or speaking without using slang while talking to media makes you less black? Or because he’d rather go jock ride at an Alan Iverson party then hang out with RGIII that makes him less black. Rob Parker is the problem with black people not RG3. In the words of the great Mobb Deep “Thug aint a look it’s a way of life”. Rob Parker probably doesn’t know **** about RG3 but he gets on tv calls him out for having a white jawn, tries to embarrass the kid and in the meantime makes himself look nutty as hell.
Being black is about representing yourself and your family to the best of your ability no matter what career or hairstyle or person you chose. It’s not the music you listen to, or whether every other word out of your mouth isn’t a real word or slang. Rob Parker has a lot to learn about being black and what that means to the new generation of black people. We don’t need to prove our blackness to anyone. We are exceeding the expectations clearly of over the hill disconnected journalists who just lost their jobs trying to keep make his self look cool while keeping us feeling segregation for the next 10 generations and that part of the game is over.
We don’t have to fight white people, we just have to continue to do what we’ve been doing getting educated and making our families proud. Don’t trip RG3, not everybody would rather go to Iverson’s party than yours.
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— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 19, 2012
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