Monday, December 07, 2009

Tiger's Racism debated on blogs: "The issue comes in when you choose something white because you think it's better and then you never date a black woman or a woman of color"

"There are two layers of suspicion toward him," Van Kerkhove said. "One toward the apparent pattern in the race of his partners, and the second in the way he sees himself. ... People have been giving him the side-eye for a while."
But Woods has declined to identify himself as black, and famously chose the term "Cablinasian" (Caucasian, black, Indian and Asian) to describe the racial mixture he inherited from his African-American father and Thai mother.

SHOOT: I worked with a colleague who was also mixed race. He loved criticising white men, wrote endless articles on racist afrikaners, but he was always ogling white women, occasionally dating a white girl, but you never saw him with a black girl or an indian girl. That sort of bigotry is pretty ugly when you first begin to notice it.
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2003 file photo, Tiger Woods, right, stands near his

Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods' troubles — the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil and multiple mistresses — little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world's greatest golfer. Except in the black community.

"Thankfully, Tiger, you didn't marry a black woman. Because if a sister caught you running around with a bunch of white hoochie-mamas," one parody suggests in song, she would have castrated him.

"The Grinch's Theme Song" didn't stop there: "The question everyone in America wants to ask you is, how many white women does one brother waaant?"

The darts reflect blacks' resistance to interracial romance. They also are a reflection of discomfort with a man who has smashed barriers in one of America's whitest sports and assumed the mantle of the world's most famous athlete, once worn by Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.

"Had Barack had a white wife, I would have thought twice about voting for him," Johnson Cooper said.

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