A League of Black and White: A Deep Look at Racism in Sports

Jackson DworakContributor IIIJuly 21, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - DECEMBER 28:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans walk off the field during the game against the Indianapolis Colts on December 28, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The White Sox are now another victim of accusations of racism. They needed to make room for a player on their roster, so they sent Carlos Quinten down. Just an ordinary move to acquire another player, right?

Well, who knew a big race card would be played, accusing the White Sox field manager Ozzie Guillen and their GM of being racists for sending a non-white player down to a different level.

Oh, the emails Guillen received! If a team sends a player down who is hitting just over .230 and only has hit two homers on the year, it is probably because he is hitting just over .230 and only has hit two homers on the year. If they had a big bat who was hitting .350 with 25 homers, maybe we'd have a questionable decision here.

That isn't the case, though. Humor me a second here while I discuss Michael Vick, setting aside the off-the-field issues, as the bush has been beaten around enough. I believe he should come back in to the league.

He's not a good quarterback though. Me saying this has nothing to do with racism. Just look at the numbers. He has a 75.7 career quarterback rating, and has never had 3,000 passing yards in a season. He is more built to be a safety or a wide receiver.

The same lies with Vince Young. He has shown over his playing time that he is not good enough to be a starting quarterback anywhere, except maybe San Francisco. Yes, we all loved his intricate story of where he came from, what he went through, and that big win over USC. Those days are of the past. This is the NFL now.

I can say the same about white players like Brett Favre. Favre was very exciting at times, but he just isn't that good of a quarterback anymore. Yes he threw more touchdowns then any player in the history of the sport, but he also threw more interceptions than any player. He has cost his team as many losses as he as led them to victory. If you look at him over the past few years he has been mediocre at best. Saying there is no racism in sports would be a mistake, a pure lie. Though it remains seriously overdone.