Originally posted by PocketKings
I'm sick of, sick of it, sick of it! The first black this, the first black that...! They are human beings just like the rest of the human beings. I'm very tired of it. There are two male human beings coaching in the super bowl, the fact that they are black is completely irrelevent and it should not be a big deal.
Does the first coach with blue eyes t ...[text shortened]... the players or his coaching achievement.... it was about him being black. Thats ridiculous.
Of course, in an ideal world, the race of the coaches does not matter. But, in terms of American society as it is
, it matters a great deal. Perhaps it should
be irrelevant that two black coaches will be leading Superbowl teams, but it is not
Did you even read my previous post? The sorts of statements (bt good ol's boys) I reported there are still far more common than they should be. If such ideas were non-existent, then colorblindness would be possible. Because they do exist, however, your advocacy of colorblindness is naive and misguided.
Two black coaches in the Superbowl is a notable moment in the long, and ongoing struggle for racial equality in the United States. When equality is an everyday reality in all areas of American life, then, and only then, it will not matter that the coaches are black or white.