Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kelly Telighman should be Disciplined!

I don't know if I agree with Rev. Al Sharpton's call for Golf Channel lady, Kelly Tilghman to be fired, but I definitely believe she should be disciplined. The Golf Channel has suspended her for two weeks.

Kelly Tilghman is a play-by-play announcer for The Golf Channel. She has apologized for her on-air remark during last week's Mercedes Championship PGA tour event in which she said today’s young players should “lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley.”

If she just said the word lynched, maybe she could be forgiven for not understanding its meaning. But she said specifically that Tiger should be taken to a back alley and lynched. She knew what she was talking about and that is unacceptable.

Remember Don Imus called the Rutgers Basketball Team,"Nappy Headed Ho's" and got fired!

Yes, that is a severe insult in the black community and its roots go back to slavery.

Thousands upon thousands of blacks have been lynched over the years in the USA. They have been lynched for being sucessful, educated, looking at a white woman, not getting off the sidewalk to let a white person pass, talking up to a white person etc. Just browse the internet and you will see and read what lynching is.

Tiger Woods says that he is not offended. Well he is welathy and probably hasn't endured the sever racism that other blacks have. Also maybe because of his mixed heritage he feels that he would not be lynched anyway. But in the America we know, he is still a black man and should be offended.

I hope that Kelly Tilghman will educate herself on black history during the time she has off from her job. She can watch ROOTS, Mandingo, the Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, Aftershock Beyond the Civil War and other films. Then seen if she can bring herself to make such a comment again.

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1 comment:

Teddy Kalonga said...

Oh, no baby!
Is that a truly story?...Jamani! It scares.