February 1, 2016
Jim Goad on black quarterback Cam Newton: ‘It’s because he’s black, isn’t it?’
Jim Goad writes:
It’s probable that somewhere on Twitter and Facebook right now, someone is calling Cam Newton a “nigger,” but I doubt it happens very often, or else I would have seen screen captures of such comments in all of the abovementioned articles, trotting out some isolated comment as the smoking gun to prove America is still deeply and institutionally racist. With each passing month, America’s racial witch hunters reach deeper and deeper up their own asses scraping for evidence that most white Americans are deeply racist—rather than the truth, which is that they are deeply fearful of being accused of racism.
I found almost no evidence that would indicate that most white Americans have a problem with Cam Newton being black, but I did run across metric shit-tons of both white and black people accusing white people of having a problem with it.
And, since he neglected to mention it even though people STILL talk about it (incorrectly):