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Old Oct 14th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #1
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British media treat Heather Watson differently than Laura Robson due to race.

I know a lot of people on this board want to be politically correct but it is obvious to me that Laura Robson is getting the lion share of media attention from the British press. Yes, Laura's done a bit better on the WTA tour reaching the US Open fourth round and the final in China.

However, Laura isn't even British born she was born in Australia to Australian parents. Robson is a passport Brit, while Watson actually is British born but since she's MIXED RACE she won't get much media coverage.

Some people in the UK don't consider Watson a real Brit because she's not white. And if you don't think the UK doesn't have race relations problems you obviously haven't been paying attention. Groups like the EDL won't consider Watson a real Brit.


Meanwhile, Heather actually is British born but her mother is from Papua New Guinea is MIXED RACE. I notice there is hardly any coverage of Heather Watson's mother.

So, even though Heather won the first WTA title by a British woman in 24 years expect the British press to focus more on Laura Robson because she's WHITE.
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Old Oct 14th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Re: British media treat Heather Watson differently than Laura Robson due to race.

For a second there I thought you were talking about the Race to the YEC
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Old Oct 14th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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Re: British media treat Heather Watson differently than Laura Robson due to race.

Nonsense! Jessica Ennis is a darling of Brits and the British media and she isn't white. She's also MIXED RACE (all caps yours). In fact, her father is Jamaican.

The fact that your "information" (lol) is almost all just your mindset and you seeing only what you choose to see is apparent. .

Plus you title with "treat" as if your post is based on what's already happened but in fact your post is more about what you think will happen based on your own twisted viewpoint.

Get over what ails you man.
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Re: British media treat Heather Watson differently than Laura Robson due to race.

Oh well, there are always people like that. Haters will hate. It´s their problem more than hers.
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For a second there I thought you were talking about the Race to the YEC
That would have been a more pertinent subject.
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Nonsense! Jessica Ennis is a darling of Brits and the British media and she isn't white. She's also MIXED RACE (all caps yours). In fact, her father is Jamaican.

The fact that your "information" (lol) is almost all just your mindset and you seeing only what you choose to see is apparent. .

Plus you title with "treat" as if your post is based on what's already happened but in fact your post is more about what you think will happen based on your own twisted viewpoint.

Get over what ails you man.
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Re: British media treat Heather Watson differently than Laura Robson due to race.

I'm not sure race is directly an issue. IMO the attractiveness of both players is the main reason why one gets more atttention than the other, even though theres virtually nothing in it between those two when it comes down purely to tennis. Robson is clearly seen as hotter than the Watson in most people's eyes, whether this is to do with race or not, I don't know, I guess its similar to how in mainstream media all the 'most attractive faces' are always white people.
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Re: British media treat Heather Watson differently than Laura Robson due to race.

Laura also won a silver medal at the Olympics.
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Re: British media treat Heather Watson differently than Laura Robson due to race.

Your looking at this way too deeply. I have no problem with her race and I'm british.
What about the Olympics? A vast majority of our medal winners were of mixed race/black so does that mean I wouldn't support them because of their skin colour? Jess Ennis was the poster girl of London and she's of mixed race.

I don't like that we're already comparing Laura and Heather, both are young girls pushing eachother to higher success. Maybe when both are top 5 and one gets payed considerably more than the other due to sponsorship deals, we can talk
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