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Tiger Wood’s White Women Anger Blacks

From the race obsessed Associated Press:

‘A Preservation Thing’: Tiger’s troubles widen his distance from blacks

By JESSE WASHINGTON (AP)

December 6, 2009

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.

When three white women were said to be romantically involved with Woods in addition to his blonde, Swedish wife, blogs, airwaves and barbershops started humming, and Woods’ already tenuous standing among many blacks took a beating.

On the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner radio show, Woods was the butt of jokes all week.

"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?"

As one blogger, Robert Paul Reyes, wrote: "If Tiger Woods had cheated on his gorgeous white wife with black women, the golfing great’s accident would have been barely a blip in the blogosphere."

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.

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.

This vexed some blacks, but it hasn’t stopped them from claiming Woods as one of their own. Or from disapproving of his marriage to Elin Nordegren, despite blacks’ historical fight against white racist opponents of mixed marriage.

On the one hand, Ebonie Johnson Cooper doesn’t care that Tiger Woods’ wife and alleged mistresses are white because Woods is "quote-unquote not really black."

"But at the same time we still see him as a black man with a white woman, and it makes a difference," said Johnson Cooper, a 26-year-old African-American from New York City. "There’s just this preservation thing we have among one another. We like to see each other with each other."

Black women have long felt slighted by the tendency of famous black men to pair with white women, and many have a list of current transgressors at the ready.

"We’ve discussed this for years among black women," said Denene Millner, author of several books on black relationships. "Why is it when they get to this level … they tend to go directly for the nearest blonde?" …

"There is a call for loyalty that is stronger in some ways than in other racial communities," said the author of the study, George Yancey, a sociology professor at the University of North Texas and author of the book "Just Don’t Marry One."

The color of one’s companion has long been a major measure of "blackness" — which is a big reason why the biracial Barack Obama was able to fend off early questions about his black authenticity.

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

So do Woods’ women say something about the intensely private golfer’s views on race?

"I would like to say no, but I think it garners a bit of a yes," Johnson Cooper said…

There’s nothing wrong with wanting a mate who shares your culture, as long as it’s for the right reasons, the comedienne Sheryl Underwood said after unleashing a withering Woods monologue on Tom Joyner’s radio show.

"Would we question when a Jewish person wants to marry other Jewish people?" she said in an interview. "It’s not racist. It’s not bigotry. It’s cultural pride."

"The issue comes in when you choose something white because you think it’s better," Underwood said. "And then you never date a black woman or a woman of color or you never sample the greatness of the international buffet of human beings. If you never do that, we got a problem."

Jesse Washington covers race and ethnicity for The Associated Press.

We normally avoid celebrity news, but this reflects our the preposterous double standards in our gorgeous mosaic.

The Associated Press would never publish (and encourage) such comments, were the racial designations reversed.

For instance:

"There’s just this preservation thing we have among one another. We like to see each other with each other."

Let’s see what happens if a white person tries a “preservation thing.”

"Would we question when a Jewish person wants to marry other Jewish people?" she said in an interview. "It’s not racist. It’s not bigotry. It’s cultural pride."

If we aren’t mistaken “white pride” is considered a hate crime.

Where is Mark Potok?

(Thanks to Canary for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, December 6th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “Tiger Wood’s White Women Anger Blacks”

  1. canary

    AP: Tiger’s troubles widen his distance from blacks
    By AP Jesse Washington, Race & Ethnicity Reporter Dec 6 2009

    …— little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world’s greatest golfer.

    Except in the black community… Woods’ already tenuous standing among many blacks took a beating.

    Tom Joyner radio show,…”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 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…

    But Woods has declined to identify himself as black, and famously chose the term “Cablinasian” (Caucasian, black, Indian and Asian) …

    On the one hand, Ebonie Johnson Cooper…Woods is “quote-unquote not really black.” …”But at the same time we still see him as a black man with a white woman, and it makes a difference”,…”There’s just this preservation thing we have among one another…”

    … said Denene Millner, author of several books on black relationships. “Why is it when they get to this level … they tend to go directly for the nearest blonde?”

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

    “Is there any difference between a white guy with a thing for blondes, and a non-white guy with a thing for blondes?” asked Van Kerckhove…

    “..of suspicion toward him,” Van Kerkhove said. “One toward the apparent pattern in the race of his partners,…”

    .. the comedienne Sheryl Underwood…”Would we question when a Jewish person wants to marry other Jewish people?” she said in an interview. “It’s not racist. It’s not bigotry. It’s cultural pride…””…when you choose something white because you think it’s better,” Underwood said. “And then you never date a black woman or a woman of color or you never sample the greatness of the international buffet …”

    Jesse Washington covers race and ethnicity for The Associated Press.
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    • Confucius

      Who says blacks can’t be racists?

      And who says Tiger isn’t black? To wit:
      –He’s a famous superstar-athlete.
      –He likes to invent words like “Cablinasian.”
      –He drives a Cadillac Escalade.
      –And upon wrecking it, he refused to talk to the police.
      –He married a white woman.
      –And despite being married to a hottie, he did it with multiple other white women.
      –And when caught, he apologized on national TV.
      –And of course, he paid up—a.k.a. The Kobe Bryant Apology.

      And who knew women of color were “buffet” items ready to be sampled?

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Confucious, you nailed it.

      Psychologically, I wonder if he, with all his talent, still longs for and wishes for the same respect that all blacks seem to try to get through being a big spender with lots of bling. He’s got more money than God, yet, is HIS moral compass as busted as, oh say, Michael Vick’s? I think so.

    • proreason

      The color of your skin isn’t the most important criteria to be “PC Black”.

      The most important thing is to advocate for the black victimhood scam.

      Tiger doesn’t, since he is hardly a victim, so he isn’t PC Black any more than Clarence Thomas or Thomas Sowell is. They are ostracized from their race, not that they care.

      And a “thing for blondes” doesn’t have anything to do with it. There are plenty of PC Blacks with a thing for blondes, and plenty who don’t.

    • Confucius

      It’s interesting the black community’s litmus test for “blackness” is the spouse’s skin color and not the person’s actual genetics.

      I also recall that “blackness” has something to do with slave lineage.

      If these are true, then:

      (1) Barack Obama is 100% black (and not 50%) by way of Michelle, and
      (2) Bill Clinton is white (and not black) by way of Hillary. (Sorry, Toni. Keep the Nobel though.)

      And dare I ask–what is Michelle Obama?

  2. U NO HOO

    “they tend to go directly for the nearest blonde?”

    Hey, blondes are easier to find in the dark.

    Sorry.

    Tiger, er, Cheeta, had a black american car and a white imported wife.

  3. canary

    Why isn’t Obama calling for firings of such racist ‘unfair’ 1st amendment fairness propaganda. If Tiger’s wife leaves him she’ll be pounded as a racist. Hillary’s acceptance & support of Bill’s deviant sexual behavior & rape allegations, ‘was our business’ as to her running for President.

    Obama never got over his grandmother’s fear at the bus stop, when she was on her way to work, to provide shelter & food for Obama, when a very big black man forced her to give him her hard earned money she needed to raise Obama. When, Obama, the angriest he ever felt, ran to his black communist mentor for understanding, he found him to side his grandmother.
    Obama’s perfect memory quotes him to say:

    “What I’m trying to tell you is, your grandma’s right to be scared. She’s at least as right as Stanley is, She understands that black people have a reason to hate. That’s just how it is. For your sake, I wish it were otherwise. But, it’s not. So you might as well get used to it.”

    At that moment Obama felt the loneliest he’d ever felt. Duh, he just spit on
    his white gravy train. Obama, started studying MalcombX and claims his main thing in common was the wish to purge the white blood from his veins.
    Obama noted that it didn’t bother him to do drugs with white kids, that while
    blacks did drugs because of racism, white kids might have had an abusive uncle or something. Sitting with a friend at the friends work place meat locker, one friend going to jail, grades dropping. Obama feared he’d end up a junkie.
    Obama goes on to college doing drugs whenever he could, and hides he has white blood, changing his name from Barry to Barack.

    He breaks up with his white girl-friend because he just could not stand the idea of having white relatives, though they embraced him. His bitterness towards whites on the same plane with him traveling to Kenya, to even include whites doing missionary work, yet alone the tourists, made his blood boil. Blasting his half-brother for not wanting to live in Africa where his roots were.

    • Liberals Demise

      “What’s a Cablinasian to do?”

      If Tigers’ wife had been black………..he’d still be in I.C.U. eating intravenously!

    • The Redneck

      I’m hoping, at least, that his ‘cablinasian’ claim was a mockery of all the hyphenated Americans, and not actually serious.

  4. proreason

    There’s more here than meets the eye.

    Tiger, a classic serial aulterer is now up to 7 women, and the final number will probably be 10 times that, at least. The image of one of the world’s best role model has been destroyed, not to speak of the damage he has done to his family.

    His wife probably attempted to murder him. At the very least, it was a capital crime. Doesn’t matter whether you think it was justified or not. Little women don’t break in SUV windows with 3 irons unless they are Max PO’ed.

    So what is the black community up in arms about?

    He was only doing white women.

    Yep, that’s their gripe.

    Think about it.

  5. The Redneck

    If he’s doing any damage to the black community, it’s by perpetuating the stereotype of the black man as a serial philanderer who has no respect for women.

    But what pisses off these folks? He’s not racist like they are.

    Pitiful.

    On another note–what do tigers and baby seals have in common?
    They both get clubbed by Norwegians.

  6. xdannyh

    This is most unfortunate for race relations in the U.S. I often thought how much better it would be if white guilt had manifested itself by making Tiger Woods the POTUS. I mean here is a sportsman and a gentleman of education and grace, rather than some communist educated huckster from Chicago, who’s sole claim to fame is being black (thanks to Michelle) and really good at playing the BVHS (black victim hood scam).
    Now Woods has lowered himself to just another ass grabber and evidently a liar (thanks to that ill thought out story about the smashed windows) and black youth have lost their most prominent and stellar role model. What a shame……….I imagine Earl is rolling in his grave.

  7. proreason

    Fearless Forecast.

    We are only days away from Tiger announcing that he has a sexual addiction.

    It’s not his fault, we will learn.

    It’s a disease.

    Just like cancer.

  8. Chop

    The really WRONG thing here, aside from the celebrity who cannot keep his weenie to himself…is that the “African American community” (ahem) continually makes comments that would INSTANTLY be considered racist…but since they are black, anything they say is OK…Im sick to death of the reverse racism that has permeated this country….there is a clear and constant double standard in this country….Im ready to leave this country to the “Others” and see how long it would take it to DEVOLVE into Haiti…Lets have some WHITE PRIDE…oh…its illegal…damn.


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