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Aug 26th, 2007, 10:45 PM
I was texting one of my friends at the US Open and he said that one of the officials was telling an African American player to move from the practice courts when he just arrived. My friend thought it was weird and so do I. Not trying to be negative but just asking what you guys think?

LudwigDvorak
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:48 PM
rAcIsT!1

Shepster
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:50 PM
I was texting one of my friends at the US Open and he said that one of the officials was telling an African American player to move from the practice courts when he just arrived. My friend thought it was weird and so do I. Not trying to be negative but just asking what you guys think?
Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.

tenn_ace
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:50 PM
oh god, of course that official was rasist. what else? I mean could there be any other reason?

tenn_ace
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.


be careful with you questions, or you will be called a rasist as well

ico4498
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:54 PM
Gandalf set a spell that precludes tennis from racism.

the USTA is now, and always shall be, immune to matters of race.

yah missed the memo???? :lol:

jellybelly
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:58 PM
Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.

He is Black. That's all you need to know.

No Name Face
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:59 PM
actually it's black, not african-american.

and that's totally racist. call al sharpton.

switz
Aug 26th, 2007, 10:59 PM
i couldn't think of any other possible explanation. oh except that he/she didn't have the court reserved :rolleyes:

@Sweet Cleopatra
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:04 PM
why didn't he ask him why and when to come back again , why he took it personal , must be something.

RenaSlam.
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:04 PM
OMG!111!!! So RacistaAa!!!!

lizchris
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Tell me, if it was Gael Monfils is he still "African American" or is he "African French" or just "French"? Serious question, I'm not up to date with my US pc categorisations.


Probably not since he withdrew on Thruisday with a hamstring injury.

If this happened, then I am not surprised. A few years ago, MaliVai Washington told the story of how he was stopped and asked to provide ID, but the white tennis player he was with was not.

switz
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:44 PM
why didn't he ask him why and when to come back again , why he took it personal , must be something.

because if they did that they probably would have received a logical explanation that would have ruined this terrible case of racial discrimination at the US Open :mad:

harloo
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:46 PM
:confused::tape:

Shepster
Aug 26th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Probably not since he withdrew on Thruisday with a hamstring injury.
Oh, I know, he's my favourite player not named Novak... ;)

supergrunt
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:10 AM
I know some of you guys are just trying to have fun with this racist stuff but racism does exist and it is not that funny :shrug: .

Mightymirza
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:10 AM
I know some of you guys are just trying to have fun with this racist stuff but racism does exist and it is not that funny :shrug: .

Agreed!

tenn_ace
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:18 AM
I know some of you guys are just trying to have fun with this racist stuff but racism does exist and it is not that funny :shrug: .


so your preference to see rasism in everything even when there is not a shred of evidence? :shrug:

switz
Aug 27th, 2007, 12:19 AM
I know some of you guys are just trying to have fun with this racist stuff but racism does exist and it is not that funny :shrug: .

of course racism exists but it is also a very serious charge to make against someone. the way many people on this board just throw the term around is ridiculous and ultimately takes the focus off genuine cases of racism.

supergrunt
Aug 27th, 2007, 01:41 AM
so your preference to see rasism in everything even when there is not a shred of evidence? :shrug:

I did not say this so where you got this from is beyond me. There are shreds of evidence against a lot of the people that have been accused of racism so I can see how people can say the things they have. That being said, do I believe everybody who has an opinion against a certain player of ethic background is racist? No but I could see how some people get to these assumptions.I don't like people making a joke out of racism because to me it's is offensive. Sorry :shrug: .

miffedmax
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:10 AM
No context to make a even remotely qualified judgement.

lizchris
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:37 AM
of course racism exists but it is also a very serious charge to make against someone. the way many people on this board just throw the term around is ridiculous and ultimately takes the focus off genuine cases of racism.


How can the focus be taken off when a genuiene case of racism comes up, most of you laugh it off?:rolleyes:

miffedmax
Aug 27th, 2007, 02:44 AM
I don't think any of us laughed off, for example, the behavior of that ignorant lout who was shouting at Serena earlier this year.

Most of the discussions I've had on this board about racism have been appropriately serious, IMHO.

I'm not sure if the person who started this thread was being serious, just trying to stir up things or making a joke, which is why I made my previous post.