I just think itís strange people are using this issue to paint trump as a racist. I donít think the comment has much to do with race
I don't think ANYONE here is trying to paint President Trump as a racist.
"I" don't and NEVER have.
But he has exhibited a pattern of commentary that leads to extreme ignorance racially. And that is both depressing to ME and saddening.
1. "Good People on BOTH sides", in Charlottesville.
2. His comments to Steph Curry about he and GSW not attending the White House.
3. His back-and-forth with the Mayor of San Juan.
4. His constant (and tiring) efforts and questioning about Pres. Obama's birthplace.
5. His back-and-forth with the widow of the slain soldier.
LOOK - I just stated on previous page of thread that if I (or my family) ever got the opportunity to meet President Trump I'm certain that he'd be a decent man and it would be a nice visit.
But WHY the comments from him? Why the pattern?
Your response has literally nothing to do with this issue, seems to be a pattern
And THAT, is, unfortunately - the rub.
As a Black Man in America I see things differently from "MY" Perspective than others.
I am guessing you are WHITE.
"MY" perspective is NOT wrong but because YOU don't see it then YOU think it's wrong.
And Rondoís perspective isnít wrong because you make assumptions about his race. Letís not be reductive here, assuming that race informs oneís opinion above all. Thatís a slippery slope into prejudice. Feel free to share your own background, but please donít question or assume othersí.
I've shared my "Background" on here since 2009 and it's gotten me little - save for some Celtics cheering.
That is the sad and disappointing thing to me on CelticsBlog - the same place that looks up to Bill Russell.
It hasn't? I'm sorry. Thank you for being black like our savior Bill Russell. I'm sure you worked long and hard to be black.
As a fellow minority, no one cares what your race is. You may think everyone hates you and look for micro aggressions in basic conversation, but in reality, most people don't care where you come from and will respect you as long as you respect them. The sooner we understand that, the sooner we can all move passed this society where everyone has to be offended, all the time.
When Donald Trump says people from ****hole countries, you may think that that's a whistle for some kind of racial prejudice, but in reality he's asking why we're taking the worst of the 3rd worlders with little to contribute day 1, when we should be taking the best of the best. I liken it to Harvard. Is it racist that they have a screening process? No, it's just common sense that the best country (school) should take the best immigrants (students). Again, this is coming from someone whose parents are immigrants.