FOX- A former Cardinals player says he was punched at a Fenton gas station after a man yelled racial slurs and told him to, “Go back to Ferguson.” Outfielder Curt Ford tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is disgusted. He is thinking of moving away from the St. Louis area after the racially motivated attack.
The attack occurred at the Petro Mart in the 600 block of Gravois Bluffs in Fenton. The suspect, James Street, 37, can be seen in the surveillance video according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Don't black people have enough stereotypes to deal with? If you absolutely have to be racist can't you at least give them the homeland? Don't get me wrong, it's incredibly discriminatory to tell a black person to go back to Africa, but at least it has some historical significance. In a way telling a person to "go back to Ferguson" is far more racist. It basically implies a couple of things. That every black person on Earth originates from Ferguson, and that every black person that happens to be in Missouri at any given time was looting stores and rioting in the wake of the Michael Brown decision. Assuming that every black person is from a small, podunk town in the middle of Missouri may be the most insulting thing I have ever heard. If it were me I would rather you assume I was running around barefoot in a third world country.
I think this is just an indictment middle America. You think the people that were picketing in New York or Los Angeles are still making a stink about Ferguson? Hell no, that may as well have happened in the 20th century. Get a hobby St. Louis, seriously. Can't keep holding on to one homicide that happened 6 months ago. Stay relevant before we demote you to Virginia status. Kind of sucks for the town of Ferguson, no? Other than Columbine, has a hole in the wall town ever been so negatively characterized by a traumatic event? I feel like if that's where you are from you just have to lie when people ask you. Accuracy be damned, that question raises far more questions than it's worth.
If there is one thing that I know about St. Louis is that it's a huge baseball town. Pretty much pride themselves on being one of the classiest fanbases in professional sports. If there is a demographic of African Americans that should be safe from prejudice it's those that have graced the baseball diamond in the "Show Me state". Can't have ex-ball players going around fearing for their safety just because their car is on E. Tighten up Card's fans. You have a reputation to uphold. Pretty amazing how the polarizing death of a black teen has become another form of ammunition against African Americans in the ongoing race war. Go figure.
P.S. Can't believe this is the guy. He looks so open minded...