This morning on ESPN First Take, panelist Rob Parker questioned Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's blackness, posing the question if he is really "a brother or a cornball brother."
That question comes off insinuating that if you are born a certain color, you not only must have been born with certain personality characteristics in line with racial stereotypes, but you must also demonstrate behavior in line with these stereotypical characteristics. That thought process is wrong.
Parker's question had nothing to do with politics, sports or any other topic besides race. By focusing on what was said and why it was wrong, we can use this unfortunate public delivery as a reminder that uncontrollable physical features do not determine who a person is.
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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