In racial matters, many ‘look’, but few ‘see’. ‘See’ what? ‘See’ what they’re ‘looking’ at.
“The mayor decided to adopt a new scoring system to help sort through the candidates. …. Pearson’s 21 years of experience didn’t count for much. He got a really low score.”
Is Gus suggesting that Rhone-Dunn was purposely ignored and rebuffed by his White colleagues in front of a nationally televised audience? It’s absolutely possible. Recall the treatment of the non-white male currently residing in the White House.
But more importantly, it’s equally possible that the default Racist setting was in effect. Meaning that White people instinctively assume that black people are less smart, less likely to make accurate, important decisions. It becomes a subconscious aspect of every White person’s brain computer. White people have done a litany of tests evidencing their own Racist reflexes.
Gus suspects that every non-white reader can recall more then two times in your academic and/or professional career when White people have ignored, undermined, repudiated, challenged and/or mocked your expertise and professional judgement. This is routine for black people – world wide.
Monday night’s end zone muddle is common; the acceptance of black ineptitude is the air we breath. What made Rhone-Dunn’s experience abnormal is that it was televised live to millions, and this instance of disregard for a black male resulted in a large number of outraged White people. Not that they were upset about the possibility of Racism. But if the black male had been heard, the Packers would’ve won. The integrity and fair-play of White ball games intact.
Racist Suspect Mike Lupica wondered aloud, “Why the touchdown call took precedence, I will never know.” It’s been two weeks, and Gus has yet to receive a cogent answer. In the absence of a more reasonable theory, Gus is left to conclude this was likely the result of mundane, default White Supremacist thought and behavior. Conscious and/or unconscious presumption of black mental impotence.
If Gus were to decode the contest’s finale, it would read like this:
- Group of black males battle each other for a non-white ball.
- There is confusion about possession of the non-white ball.
- A black male wearing a black cap makes a conclusion about possession of the non-white ball.
- A White Man wearing a black cap makes a conclusion about possession of the non-white ball.
- The White Man and black male – both wearing black caps – make different conclusions about possession of the non-white ball.
- A more powerful White Man *wearing a white cap makes the supreme decision about possession of the non-white ball and the final outcome of the contest.
- The beliefs, facts, opinions, and/or views of black people are valued less/worth less in a System of White Supremacy.
Upon closer inspection… the ubiquitous nature of White Supremacy permeated every crevice of this incident. The casual viewer may not have noted the officials’ head piece. The discerning eye or well informed gridiron fan knows that only one official wears a White hat. And that White Man in the white hat is the supreme on-field authority:
For several decades, all NFL officials wore white hats. In 1979, the referees changed to black hats with white stripes, while the other officials continued to wear white ones. Finally, in 1988, the NFL switched to the high-school and college football style: the referee wears a white hat, and the other officials wear black hats with white stripes.
The referee is responsible for the general supervision of the game and has the final authority on all rulings. Thus, this position is sometimes referred to as head referee and is considered to be the crew chief. He can be identified by his white cap, while the other officials wear black ones.
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