I wasn’t going to comment about the remarks of the racist ESPN talking head who suggested that football star Robert Griffin III might be a “cornball brother” (i.e., an inauthentic black) because Griffin’s fiance is white and he might even be a Republican. Random stupidity doesn’t interest me.
But then I heard that the taking head in question, Rob Parker, attended graduate school in journalism at Columbia University. Thus, his stupid fixation on race and “authenticity” may not be so random. Comments that shock sports fans, and other ordinary Americans, of all races might well pass as edgy profundity in certain precincts of the Ivy League.