Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Racist Remark Sparks NFL Race Arguments

Recently, the biggest news out of the Philadelphia Eagles camp isn’t a story about Chip Kelly or the quarterback competition to see who will take the reigns on opening day. It’s about a leaked video of receiver Riley Cooper at a Kenny Chesney concert in early June dropping a derogatory term referring to the African American community. The NFL is made up of a mix of races including those of African decent. You can see how this would cause problems in the Eagles locker room and across the league. 

This article isn’t going to be as much of an informative article as one that provokes inner reflection and though to get our readers involved. I would like to hear the opinions of the readers and get some thought on the blog. 

Some people believe that this is all an overreaction. Others believe that their was not enough punishment delivered by Chip Kelly. There are many opinions far and in-between about Cooper’s punishment, but it is all a mater of perspective. This problem is much deeper than player, teammate, team, league, and so on. Race issues have been running deep in our country for decades, and world wide for centuries. Realistically this will continue to be a world wide problem until we all realize we are all of one race. The Human Race. 

So lets hear it readers. Get involved in the blog you love to read and have your voice heard!


Zachary Cintron is a sophomore in Drexel's Sport Management program with a minor in Music Theory and Composition.  Zach also writes for his personal blog, Sports and Music Weekly. You can follow Zach on Twitter at @cintronz.

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1 comment:

  1. Normally I cannot stand Jason Whitlock's writing, but I think he makes a good point here (

    These types of situations need to be used as teaching moments for not just our youth but for adults that have not figured it out yet as well. There's an overwhelming number factors that go into it all, but they all need to be addressed nonetheless.