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Old 02-19-2006, 11:06 PM   #46
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[...enough said.]
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:37 AM   #47
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Brilliant.
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Eddie the Eagle.
The ultimate mediocrity glorification. I rather liked him, though, I could relate to him. Too bad they grounded him by passing new Olympic eligibility rules.
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Yes, indeed, Bryant Gumbal is a total idiot....is this REALLY what he believes?? or is he just taking shots at NBC, his former employer, which happens to be covering the Olympics? Is he trying to make the winter games out to be some sort of racist spectacle? Is he trying to ridicule the most popular events of the winter games?
He sucks.
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Bryant Gumbel is an idiot.

99% of the world doesn't give a shit about American football either. Should we say that's racist because there are no Chinese playing in the league?
And like american football, the rest of the world neither knows who he is or gives much of a shit of his opinions.

weird.
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Gumbel is an embarrassment to America. Bigot.
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:26 PM   #52
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I know many within the black community who feel as if Gumbel is, well, not really black
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I know many within the black community who feel as if Gumbel is, well, not really black
What does that mean?
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What does that mean?
i.e. those in the black community do not consider Gumbel a "bretheren" or one of their own kind. He is not of black
or african american descent.
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in other words, he acts too white......a former roommate of mine was explaining to me once that people like Gumbel forget where they came from and completely submerge themselves into "white America."
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I guess they just feel that he is out of touch with them and doesn't understand them.
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in other words, he acts too white......a former roommate of mine was explaining to me once that people like Gumbel forget where they came from and completely submerge themselves into "white America."
Doesn't that strike you as racist in its own way? That African Americans must think or act a certain way? That behavior must follow heritage?
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Doesn't that strike you as racist in its own way? That African Americans must think or act a certain way? That behavior must follow heritage?


whether good, bad, right or wrong, there's always been the phrase "Uncle Tom."

every minority community has elements that resents those that might appear to be a bit too acceptable to the majority that has traditionally discriminated against them.

i can understand this, to some extent. the creation of a minority status to begin with is predicated upon the majority seeking to make distinctions upon which discrimination can be justified between itself and those it can identify as somehow different. to ignore this is to ignore history, it's true. and every person of minority status knows self-loathing members of that community.

however, it would seem as if an appropriate rationale to describe someone as an Uncle Tom wouldn't be because of dress or speech or vocabulary. unfortunately, it seems as if his speech and dress are precisely the reasons for Gumbel's lack of respect with some members of the african-american community.
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Well, from a sociological standpoint, we know that within minority groups people tend to bicker. Additionally, many feel that people like Gumbel do not remember where they came from and how hard it is to get out of the "ghetto." I don't really know if he was ever poor. We're not talking about jealousy here, though. That distinction is very important. If a member in a struggling group makes "it" they are expected to help others. And, I don't see that being a bad thing. People shouldn't forget their roots.
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