This was the comment made by Bernard Hopkins in reference to his upcoming bout with Joe Calzaghe. I know this isn't exactly a "breaking story" but it made me think. If Calzaghe said something like that about a black man, it would be all over the news - ESPN, CNN, USA Today, etc. Is this a hypocrisy that we, as a society, are much more tolerant of a black person saying such things? Here's another example. We all recall Rush Limbaugh's comments regarding black quarterbacks/coaches in the NFL - "I don't think he's been that good from the get-go. I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there's a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn't deserve. The defense carried this team." He was immediately forced to resign or was fired. I'm a little fuzzy on that part of it. Now, when Michael Irvin said, "He doesn't look like he's that type of an athlete. But he is. He is, man. I don't know . . . some brother down in that line somewhere. . . . I don't know who saw what or where, his great-great-great-great-grandma ran over in the 'hood or something went down." Michael was allowed to finish the NFL season as a commentator for ESPN. Once the season was over, he was "let go". Let me say here that I'm not racist in any way shape or form. I was listening to a local radio show discussing this topic yesterday, stemming from Hopkins' comments & it made for great discussion. That is the reason that I'm posting this - for discussion purposes only. Personally, I wasn't offended by Hopkins' comments, Limbaugh's comments or Irvin's comments. I'm simply thinking this makes for interesting discussion.