Found November 13, 2013 on Midwest Sports Fans:
Many people would agree that Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is a victim of racism. It has been reported that the text messages and voice mails he received from fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito were threatening and had racial overtones. But, if there hadn’t been any racial aspects to the messages and voice mails, would the threats and violent attitudes towards Martin still be considered to have a racial bias? In other words, could Martin have been bullied without having been discriminated against for his race? Those are hard questions to answer definitively, since there is only room to speculate. In fact, just about the whole Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin/Miami Dolphins debacle involves speculation because getting into the minds of others is impossible. The situation is a subtle one to analyze. I believe one of the main points missed has to do with how black athletes are perceived. Up until a few years ago, many black athletes were being turned away from...
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