I'd assert that a person has the right to react to racism. At the root of race issues is the lack of understanding, and in many cases the willingness to even attempt to understand. That's why I try, when possible, to start my comments with a question, or a statement denoting respect. And in the spirit of full disclosure, I'm not always successful in doing so. I acknowledge my faults.
In my opinion, a person has a right to make racist statements. And in turn an indivdual or an institution has a right to respond as they deem appropriate.
I don't know you, but from the nature of this exchange I believe I'm demonstrably more rational.
You give me the impression that you have a lot of anger bottled up inside you. Perhaps you could benefit from some self-reflection.
When someone leads with insults it's a sign of ignorance. It becomes very clear that any attempt to engage in a rational and respectful discussion is futile. Me thinks thou protests to much. Bye Felicia.
Perhaps you are in a position where you don't need to take negative racial comments " so seriously". With all due respect, many don't have that luxury.
"Seek first to understand and then be understood." In that spirit allow me to ask. Are you implying that this young man should not be offended, nor should he take the action he deems appropriate in response to racist comments? In addition, could you clarify what you meant by the statement "They are never satisfied"?
That's a very good question. Kudos! I look forward to the responses.
I think it's very clear he wants to change the use of racists comments. Having said that, and I paraphrase Socrates "If I have but one singularly good quality, I am not afraid learn. I ask and I inquire, and I am genuinely thankful to those who choose to ranswer" In that spirit I ask. Do you not think he has a right to protest against racist statements?
For the sake of clarity. In your opinion, does punishing "a kid" who makes a racist comment seem like a questionable precedent?
IMHO standing up against racism I is more important than football. I have the utmost respect for the young man!
How is he putting his dreams on hold? When the 2021 season starts he'll be in a Buckeye uniform, whether he sits out or not. Personally I respect anyone who stands up for their principles. I'm proud of the young man for doing so.
After viewing the comments that typically follow stories such as this on the 247 Bucknuts site, I was expecting to see the usual nasty bigotted comments in response to this story. I am elated to see the the respectful and supportive comments on this board. To all who replied, kudos for your support for a holiday that for years has gone unnoticed and uncelebrated outside of the African American community. Thank you for the glimmer of hope during these racially dysfunctional and hate filled times.
Does every guard or tackle have an equal opportunity?
Yes, but they're not experts like us bulletin board experts. SMH
Job well done! Proud of all of you. Thank you for being Buckeyes!
Thank you for the Nate Smith video! As a jazz drummer from the age of 13 I soak up such videos. Especially when they are playing odd signatures like 5's, 7's, and 9's as Nate demonstrates on several of his other videos.
Despite what your son wants?
Ditto on the + 50 years club! I was in the Shoe for the Illinois upset. One game at a time.
When I just now saw the story the first thought that went through my mind was, this is going to bring out the racists. I'm glad I got here after the mods cleaned up the scum. Thank you mods!
Don't waste your time trying. It's really not worth it.
His interview yesterday sold me!
Is there a running list of the arriors on the site?