LBS- “I think that’s the number one thing that’s missing, I think, in the game is speed,” Baker said. “You know, with the need for minorities, you can help yourself — you’ve got a better chance of getting some speed with Latin and African-Americans. I’m not being racist. That’s just how it is.”
And the head of every overly sensitive sports fan just exploded. Dusty Baker just dropped some truth right in America's face, and everyone knows how much we hate the truth when it revolves around racial differences. A lot of things in Dusty Baker's favor here. One, he's old so he can make racially observant comments, and two, he's black so it's not offensive. If I were Dusty Baker, whose formative years took place during the Civil Rights Movement, I would test the boundaries of what society finds acceptable on a daily basis. Do you know how prejudice the words out of an elderly black man's mouth have to be for white America, as a whole, to defiantly criticize them? Exactly, neither do I. We're still trying to make up for the sins of our forefathers by overlooking one politically incorrect statement, made by a black grandfather, at a time.
You know there is someone out there, likely a friend of a friend on Facebook, that desperately wants to turn this into "Dusty Baker said white players are slow". You just know he's sitting there frantically searching for a way to flip this as reverse racism, but even he can't justify causing a stir in response to a factual statement. The only time white people feel comfortable enough to draw that line in the sand is when they are at the beach, and that's only because black people hate the beach. This is basically the closest thing to reparations that we have given to African Americans that had to suffer through the injustices this country once embraced. The right to say whatever the fuck they want and not have to worry about receiving backlash from a bunch of cry baby bitches that refuse to admit that finding a caucasian that can run fast is like finding a black guy that can skate fast.