March 11, 2010

Today in "What is Racist and What is Not"

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Torii Hunter claims Dominican and Venezuelan baseball players are "imposters" -- racial imposters, that is:

"People see dark faces out there, and the perception is that they're African American ... They're not us. They're impostors."

"Even people I know come up and say, 'Hey, what color is Vladimir Guerrero? Is he a black player?' I say, 'Come on, he's Dominican. He's not black.' " [...]

"As African-American players, we have a theory that baseball can go get an imitator and pass them off as us," Hunter says. "It's like they had to get some kind of dark faces, so they go to the Dominican or Venezuela because you can get them cheaper. It's like, 'Why should I get this kid from the South Side of Chicago and have Scott Boras represent him and pay him $5 million when you can get a Dominican guy for a bag of chips?'

"I'm telling you, it's sad."

Apparently Hunter has no idea that people of African descent exist throughout the Americas, not just North America. And, apparently the term "African-American" is too exclusive a term for some people, eh?

Elsewhere, it seems ABC has a beef with white parents adopting black children:

... inspired by current efforts to adopt orphans in Haiti, correspondent Ron Claiborne filed a report promoting the view that black children may be harmed psychologically from being adopted and raised by white parents. Claiborne focused on the case of black filmmaker Phil Bertelsen who complains that "he and other black adoptees tell a similar tale, of feeling estranged, cut off from their own racial identity and culture."

ABC also noted how "black social workers used to 'condemn' interracial adoptions as 'cultural genocide.'"

Hey -- what would the MSM reaction be if some heterosexual social workers voiced their concerns about homosexuals adopting straight kids?

In politics, the New Jersey state Democrat Party is calling Tea Partiers "racist":

Last week, newly minted Democratic Chairman John Wisniewski blasted the recall campaign as extremist, saying that it was no accident that it was targeting Menendez, the only Hispanic in the Senate.

“The attempt to recall Sen. Menendez is an affront to the voters of New Jersey and has no standing in law. One day these folks are trying to disprove human evolution, the next day they are challenging the constitutionality of the Constitution,” Wisniewski said in the statement, making a not-so-veiled reference to Salanitri, who has spoken out against the theory of evolution. “These are radical people who chose Menendez off of a list of Democrats because of the sound of his last name.”

Still elsewhere, we have some terrific reasoning from the CDC regarding the black genital herpes infection rate:

[The CDC's John] Douglas said the increased rate of infection in blacks is not do [sic] to increased risk behavior but likely due to biological factors that make women more susceptible as well as the higher rate of infection within black communities.

As James Taranto notes, "'The higher rate of infection within black communities' is causing 'the increased rate of infection in blacks'"? Man, that some serious science!

Posted by Hube at March 11, 2010 03:24 PM | TrackBack

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black children may be harmed psychologically from being adopted and raised by white parents

I hate to ask this question, but I must -- Would that be more damaged or less damaged than so many black children are currently damaged by the dysfunctional black culture that so many black children are raised in today by their black parents (or grandparents, aunties, or cousins due to the crisis of familial breakdown in the black community)

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at March 11, 2010 05:14 PM

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