White people, in their natural habitat. – USA TODAY Sports
Who are the happiest people when the Bulls snap the Heat’s losing streak? White people.
From there, author Bill Hanstock – whose Twitter profile boasts that he’s an editor and contributor to this website – wrote, “On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls halted the impressive winning streak of the Miami Heat at 27 games. Luckily, a gaggle of exceedingly white dudes had courtside seats (because white people looooooove courtside seats) and treated us to the above picture.”
Next on the agenda were zoomed in shots of the men in the picture above with similarly disgraceful commentary such as:
“This guy is pretty white, I guess.”
“Hey, it’s the white Lewis Black.”
“Just two white guys, enjoying each others’ company, wearing their finest Cherokee-brand shirts.”
“If Wallace Shawn were an even whiter Gollum, you’d STILL have to ramp several notches up the White Guy Meter to arrive at … THIS.”
The swine said
The sports commentary regarding the race of the spectators only demonstrates the writer’s own envy, bigotry, and cowardice. The observation and ideas in that blog were meant for readers with the huge chip on their shoulder. If one substituted “black” for “white” in the commentary, the result would be an uproar and charges of racism; the writer would automatically be suspended or fired.
When are the race peddlers ever going to get over themselves? There is a different standard for Caucasians and other races. What makes it interesting centers on the fact that the standard is higher. Expectations for Caucasians are higher and for that reason alone interesting analysis and commentary appear in the lopsided world of the media. That is why the race of an offender is censored from the news given the prevalence of black crime. The gatekeepers of information begrudgingly allow the race to be published when it may assist in the apprehension of a criminal, but that isn’t always the case as well.
I remember hearing the term “the soft bigotry of low expectations” many years ago in Bush ’43’s speeches. That term basically explains the cognitive dissonance surrounding the wide array of double standards in our society. Why do we have a Black Caucus in Washington? A white caucus on its face seems ridiculous so why tolerate the darker one? The mantras of multiculturalism and diversity demand illogical and dangerous contradictions like this while simultaneously dumbing-down standards (and expectations) so more protected minorities can reap the benefits without having to adopt the work ethic and values that naturally create a path to success.