This is Scoop Jackson
, writing an open letter to Jeff Kent on ESPN.com:The first thing you gotta understand is that sometimes we be trippin'. Now I'm not saying that Milt was wrong, I'm just telling you that we black people tend to "bug out" or "snap" at times. No reason, no excuses. Our women do it more than the men. But somehow we give them reason, they say. But that's a whole 'nother story. Anyway, get used to the "snappin'" -- that's just us. Look, cousin (not that we're related, that's just the way black folks talk to one another sometimes), I know you saw "White Men Can't Jump." Remember the scene where Woody was telling Wesley that "black people would rather look good" than get dirty on the court. Well, that's true. That's how we are.
>> He then qualifies this by saying that black ballplayers do hustle, but also, "we try to look smoove
at all times."
Am I wrong, or is this like an Asian person writing, "Look, you gotta understand: we're inscrutable, crafty, and good at math. Also, we're fucking terrible
drivers. Why can't you understand us?"
How many people want Scoop Jackson making these generalizations about an entire race of people?
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