Thursday, December 10, 2009

Terence Moore has a thinking problem over Tiger Woods

Leave it to Fanhouse columnist Terence Moore to bring race into the Tiger Woods fracas. Only this time it has to do with Moore's opinion on why Woods isn't getting support in the African-American community the was nefarious persons like O.J. Simpson or Michael Vick had in the past.
Moore's reasoning behind the cold shoulder? Woods' refusal in 1997 to declare himself an African American male in lieu of is interracial background. Back around the time Woods won his first Masters tournament he went on Oprah and referred to himself as "Cablinasian," a word he made up to describe his pretty complex ethnic background. His father was of mixed African-American, Chinese and Native American ancestry, and his mother is of mixed Thai, Chinese, and Dutch ancestry. It didn't seem at the time Woods didn't want to offend anybody at the time, so naturally it got a ruffled some people's feathers (notably Moore's).
Mind you, Moore gives absolutely zero proof of his theory. The entire article is his opinion on the subject. He gives no actual proof that Woods' comments from twelve years have any bearing on the African-American community's lack of support. He also ignores the concept that Woods infidelity is pretty much indefensible.

(via Fanhouse)


Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100%. Makes you wonder how Terence Moore got his job as a columnist huh?

Anonymous said...

Astonishing. Who or what does Moore think he is? How can he possibly be qualified to define the man Tiger Woods or anyone else? Many people, but evidently not Terrance, learn to define themselves as they mature. At this date it's obvious Terrance still don't know Terrance. Probably scared to look by now.

I'm talking about Moore's insufferable tone as well as his statement to Tiger 12 years ago, of which he is so proud and is dense enough to bring up again today: "(Tiger)'re not yellow, you're not green. You're in America so that means you're black".

And so? Finish your thought Mr Moore. I'd love to hear it.

Obviously racist America filled Moore's head with a load of garbage and he's been eating it up ever since. He is still believing and spewing. I see why a racist establishment would give him lots of media access and exposure. What a nitwit.

Anonymous said...

I'm astonished that a credible organization like AOL would publish an article by a nutball and obviously racist writer like Terrance Moore. Comparing OJ (a double murderer) with a man with a serious marital/sexual problem is absolutely intolerable to listen to. You're brain is scrambled fella and you're a perfect example of a fast emerging segment of black society that somehow feels it doesn't have to be judged by the same standards as the rest of us. Go off to your stupid world of arcane reasoning and quit subjecting us to your nonsense. This has nothing to do with blacks, whites or Asians. It's a marital problem that will require a lot of soul searching between the parties involved

Anonymous said...

I agree with your assessment of Mr. Moore's article wholeheartedly. I see nothing wrong with Tiger Woods defining himself as a man rather than as any established color or race. Everything that happens in our world today does not necessarily have to be explained by or referred to in terms of ethnicity. We were watching him as a talented, dedicated athlete, not as a black icon. Yes, he has fallen from grace at this moment; as a man... Am I condoning the affairs? Absolutely not, and very few moral thinking individuals would. Do I think he was tempted because he was black and they were predominantly blonde? I don't think that was the problem at all. All men are fallible, I believe there was only one who achieved the status of perfection. I don't understand why such a fuss is being made over this discussion of color. He messed up, plain and simple. Mr. Moore needs to find something more pertinent than the color of Tiger's skin to rant about.

Anonymous said...

True, his article is totaly absurd. It really fries me that he actually thinks he has the right to berate how Tiger defines himself. It is an obvious grudge that he has held for a long time. I feel sorry for him and his ignorance. Seriously. It must be difficult to be that narrow-minded.