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ESPN’s Rob Parker suspended for remarks about RG3 and race
“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger,” he wrote, quoting the Book of Proverbs, Chapter 15. Verse 1.
Parker said of Griffin on-air Thursday: “He’s black, he kind of does the thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black. He’s in the book, but he’s not really, like, the guy you really want to hang out with because he’s off to something else.”
“You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality,” Griffin continued. “That’s what I strive to go out and do. I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that.”
“I am [aware] of how much race is relevant to them,” Griffin said. “I don’t ignore it. I try not to be defined by it, but I understand different perspectives and how people view different things. I understand that they’re excited that their quarterback is an African-American. I play with a lot of pride, a lot of character, a lot of heart, so I understand that. You know I appreciate them for being fans, and not just fans because I’m African-American.”
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