I could use that five million, Sarah being Sarah, and the Black information bubble

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by field negro

If I have to cut this post short I hope you will understand. I am waiting on word from my peeps who are out there trying to dig up Obama’s college transcripts and his passport. I could use that five million Mr. Bad Hair is offering to O. Maybe if I get it to him first he will give me the money.

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DONALD TRUMP

“.. Donald Trump, whose birtherism helped fuel a presidential exploration last year and prodded President Obama to release his Hawaii birth certificate, is now challenging Obama to release college and passport records.

“Many, many people have questions, and very serious questions,” Trump said yesterday in a video statement that doesn’t elaborate on what those questions are.

“If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and if he gives his passport applications and records, I will give to a charity of his choice….a check, immediately, for $5 million,” The Donald says. To claim the reward, Trump says, Obama must release the records by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.

“If he releases these records it will end the question and indeed the anger of many Americans. They’ll know something about their president. Their president will become transparent like other presidents,” Trump says.”

So this is Mr. Bad Hair’s “October surprise” and bombshell? Sometimes I swear the man is working for the dems.

So anyway, I saw a little of Mitt’s speech in Colorado, yesterday. Mitt, who is the “colored” candidate in this race? WTF is that on your face? Is that an orange spray tan? Yes, I think it is. Mitt, I sure hope that you aren’t tanning up again for the Hispanic vote.

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SHUCKIN AND JIVIN’–Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is blasting critics who considered her use of the phrase “shuck and jive” about President Barack Obama to racially inflammatory.(AP File Photo)

Finally, it seems that thanks to sports and our girl Sarah Palin, there are some racial issues to address.

First Sarah.

“Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin released a statement on her Facebook page accusing President Obama of engaging in “shuck and jive shtick” regarding last month’s attack in Benghazi, Libya.

“Why the lies? Why the cover up? Why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil? We deserve answers to this. President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end,” Palin wrote.

For those who aren’t familiar with the phrase, “shuck and jive” is a racially-tinged expression. According to the user-submitted Urban Dictionary, the term “originally referred to the intentionally misleading words and actions that African-Americans would employ in order to deceive racist Euro-Americans in power, both during the period of slavery and afterwards.” [Source]

Yawn. Sadly for her, Sarah is no longer relevant. These comments might as well be coming from some redneck in a trailer down in Mississippi.

Besides, I am done calling out racism in the republiklan party. If the Negroes who belong to that party and support it aren’t bothered, then why should I concern myself?

Then there are sports.

Jason Whitlock is at it again. This time he is calling out what he calls the Black “information bubble” for protecting Black quarterbacks like Cam Newton:

“The “information bubble” is the No. 1 obstacle/hindrance for Black NFL quarterbacks.

This bubble creates delusion, erodes self-awareness and unwittingly undermines a Black QB’s chance of sustaining success.

Cam Newton is a victim of the information bubble. Robert Griffin III is the bubble’s next target.

Let me explain. We’re in our political season. Democrats and Republicans both have their respective information bubbles, MSNBC and FOX News, respectively. They can lock their televisions on a single channel and avoid hearing their perspectives challenged in a credible way and hear their critics’ lambasted. It’s comforting. It’s polarizing. It’s unhealthy for intellectual growth and our democracy.

Black sports fans and Black pop-culture media (not sports media) have created a loosely-formed-but-influential social-media and talk-radio information bubble for Black QBs. This network of groupthink roars on sports-talk radio, Black-owned radio stations, Facebook and Twitter, pumping out the message that Newton, Griffin and others can do no wrong and any criticism of them is rooted in racism. Fear of backlash from this network of well-intentioned enablers causes many mainstream sports analysts (media and fans of all colors) to avoid being totally honest about Black QBs.

That’s how a career-killing, information bubble is formed.

White QBs don’t have to deal with this. In Kansas City, a group of fans paid for a banner to be flown over Arrowhead Stadium that called for owner Clark Hunt to bench Matt Cassel. Kansas City’s backup quarterback is Brady Quinn, the Cleveland bust. He’s not a solution. But he was named the starter on Monday.

Imagine the uproar if Eagles fans took similar action against turnover-machine Michael Vick? There would be riots in the streets. Philly fans would be labeled racist.” [Source]

Jason has written a lot of dumb things in his day, but this one might just be the dumbest. The post was so absurd, that Rush Limbaugh, of all people, found vindication in Jason’s words.

First of all, Jason needs to understand the passion of the average football fan be he Black, white, brown, or green. If he did, he would understand that Eagles fans could care less what their QB looks like as long as he is winning. Some of Seven’s biggest critics here in Philly are Black. Why? Because they want to win, and in their minds Seven isn’t getting it done right now. If Jason had done a little research before writing his ridiculous article he would have realized that.

(Editor’s Note: This commentary was originally published by Wayne Bennett, founder and editor of The Field Negro blog. Wayne currently practices law in Philadelphia. As creator of The Field Negro, Bennett uses his blog to initiate critical thinking and dialogue within the Black community about a wide range of issues relevant to people of color. The Field Negro has received numerous awards, honours and has been featured in publications such as GQ Magazine, Essence, the New York Times; and the Los Angeles Times. Follow Wayne on Twitter @fieldnegro.)

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