July 18, 2007

Isn't this what educators recommend?

Major Leaguer Gary Sheffield has been in the news lately because he has been complaining that his former coach -- Yankees skipper Joe Torre -- "treat[ed] black and white players differently."

But wait -- isn't this precisely what educators (or "educationists," if you prefer) advocate? If we go back in time almost two years, teachers who have attempted to treat black and white the same have been reprimanded and harrassed as "not understanding [black] culture" and for not treating the races differently! (See also here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here! Phew!)

Sheffield claims black and white players in the Yankees clubhouse were treated differently, specifically how players Tony Womack and Lofton were handled by Torre. In the interview with HBO, Sheffield says the black players on the Yankees’ roster would be “called out” in the clubhouse by Torre, while the white players would be called into Torre’s office to discuss matters.

Torre's actions should make [certain] educationists proud, then! He "adapted" his coaching methods to the "individual cultural styles" of his players! So what's Sheffield's big beef?

Posted by Felix at July 18, 2007 10:55 AM | TrackBack

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Perhaps we should take a lesson from DR. Martin Luther King who suggested that one day, people would not be treated by the color of their skin, but the content of their character.

If you act like an asshole, regardless of color, perhaps you should be treated as one?

Posted by: kavips at July 18, 2007 04:00 PM