Great white hope Griffin knocking down racial stereotypes

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    Ask any real NBA fan to name great Caucasian players and they’ll rattle of names that start with Larry Bird, finish with Steve Nash and hit John Stockton and Dirk Nowitzki in between.

    The Roar, after discussion with the author, has removed this article due to erroneous facts and some errors in judgement made in good faith.

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    • January 13th 2012 @ 9:55am
      Gormon said | January 13th 2012 @ 9:55am | ! Report

      but… he’s mixed race!

    • January 13th 2012 @ 10:18am
      traread said | January 13th 2012 @ 10:18am | ! Report

      Blake Griffin refers to himself as an African American.
      His dad is African-American and his mum is Caucasian.

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      January 13th 2012 @ 11:20am
      Reece Jordan said | January 13th 2012 @ 11:20am | ! Report

      I do understand Blake is mixed race and refers to himself as an African-American, but there is very large demographic that (wrongly) is still inflicting a bias based on skin colour. Griffin definitely is on the whiter side if you’re going purely on skin tone.

      • January 14th 2012 @ 4:15am
        traread said | January 14th 2012 @ 4:15am | ! Report

        White or black… He’s still won’t have as good a career as Kevin Love!

    • January 14th 2012 @ 9:05am
      Jeb said | January 14th 2012 @ 9:05am | ! Report

      Um… fact: Blake Griffin isn’t white. He isn’t thought to be by himself or any commonly accepted criteria.

      I understand that the author is young, however I think this article really needs to be edited or taken down. It’s wrong to classify people based solely on the shade of their skin.

      I’m sure if there were more white players as good as nash and dirk than there would be more playing in the nba. Fact is there isn’t. And as for bias… if anything there’s a media bias the other way. IMO if a caucasian is as good as an african american then the media and society generally gives the white player more attention.

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        January 14th 2012 @ 3:22pm
        Reece Jordan said | January 14th 2012 @ 3:22pm | ! Report

        Upon considering your comment, I regrettably have to agree with most of your critique. I’ve contacted The Roar requesting the article to be removed. Unfortunately, I hadn’t really researched my arguments well enough, and in retrospect this article shouldn’t have been submitted at all in the first place. I apologise for the article, and I endeavour to learn from my errors here to produce a much higher quality of writing in the future. I appreciate your honesty, and hopefully you will find more merit in my other writings. Thanks.

        • January 16th 2012 @ 2:03pm
          mushi said | January 16th 2012 @ 2:03pm | ! Report

          Big thumbs up – takes alot to admit to that

        • January 16th 2012 @ 4:08pm
          Jeb said | January 16th 2012 @ 4:08pm | ! Report

          Second what mushi said – big thumbs up.

          Total respect for doing that. Look forward to seeing more of your writing Reece.

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