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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Respecting the Office

For John, BLUFI wonder if Tiger Woods learned his good manners from his career Army Father or his immigrant Mother, or both.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From USA Today, by Golfweek Reporter Bill Speros, 26 August 2018.

Here is the lede plus one:

The subject of Tiger Woods and his relationship President Trump was brought up during a news conference Sunday following Woods' final-round 70 at The Northern Trust.

Woods did his best to avoid being partisan or provocative when asked the following question:

"At times, especially 2018, I think a lot of people, especially colored immigrants are threatened by him and his policy - what do you say to people who might find it interesting that you have a friendly relationship with him?"

And that is it.

However, over at Victory Girls we get the rest of the story—"Preachy ESPN Says Tiger Woods “Not Black” Because He Won’t Bash Trump [VIDEO]":

But wait, there’s more.  MUCH more.  And it comes in the form of the Trump Haters over at ESPN—who ironically just parted ways with perhaps the most rabid of said Exclusive Club—who are “disgusted” with Mr. Woods.  Behold the outrage at Tiger for, you know, sticking to doing what he does, playing golf:
Back in the day we were told that "race is a social construct".
A race is a grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.  First used to refer to speakers of a common language and then to denote national affiliations, by the 17th century the term race began to refer to physical (phenotypical) traits.  Modern scholarship regards race as a social construct, that is, a symbolic identity created to establish some cultural meaning.  While partially based on physical similarities within groups, race is not an inherent physical or biological quality.
And in the Media it is, formed around politics.  Or maybe just President Trump, although I am doubtful it is just him.

Hat tip to Ann Althouse.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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