Tiger Woods shoots a birdie to Black Folks

I wanted to update this blog post.  Even though I know Tiger could care less about us black folks, I still made a Sunday out today’s 2019 Masters (even though I said I would not anymore).  Regardless of his political and social affiliations, this guy is a phenomenal athlete and a national treasure.  But my opinion of him is the same, he could still care less about Black folks.

This post is about Tiger Woods and his lack of respect for Black Culture.  I ask for your patience as I walk you through my displeasure with Tiger Woods.  Ironically, it starts with an episode of the Chappelle Show.


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Comedic Genius who made it easier to talk about Black Issues.

The Chappelle show was ingenious in that it used a comedic edge to talk about touchy issues in the black community. Through satire, conversations were more comfortable to digest.

However, in today’s cancel culture, I’m not sure if Dave’s show could have survived. We’ve become very sensitive regarding our levels of truth. Things that were once hilarious are now found to be degrading.

I can promise you, if you read my blog or listen to our podcast, we’re going to laugh, it is important for us to find humor in the midst of this insanity.


 

Moreover, comedy has always been edgy and powerful. It has pushed the envelope to help us discuss race issues that have become taboo to discuss.

I used the Chappelle show as a segue into a discussion about Tiger Woods. Do you remember the episode when Dave had the race draft? This draft was a comedic genius. Tiger Woods was the first overall pick.

Tiger Woods 2019:

Circa 2019, Blacks have gone above and beyond to support Tiger. As he went through his injuries, we defended Tiger Woods. When he confessed to having a sex addiction, Black folks supported “Freaky Tiger.” Most recently, when he was caught drunk, and with pain medication in his system, we- the Black Congregation gave Tiger a pass, and prayed for him to get better.

With all of this positive energy that we give to Tiger, he has consistently given us his butt to kiss.  Well no more. No more Sundays in Redshirts for me.

I’m Done:

I’d instead throw my energy into a Black sports figure that understand their place in society.


The Golden state warriors recently met with former president Barak Obama. They previously turned down the opportunity to attend a White House celebration.  Instead of Tiger embracing and respecting this stance, he goes out and plays golf with yall’s president.

Soulja Boy talked about the relevance of Tyga.

In my soldier boy voice, Tiiiiiger? Are we talking about Tiger? Well, not anymore, I’d rather talk about Lebron.

Author: Raymond J. Ankrum, Sr.

Mr. Ankrum is the current Superintendent of the Riverhead Charter School. Mr. Ankrum has gained notoriety as a school turnaround expert. He is enthusiastic about helping students from low (SES) find ways to end generational poverty through educational advocacy. If you believe PoC can end generational poverty by exercising educational opportunities, you have an ally in @Mr_Ankrum.

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