Perspectives on Race

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Tiger and his lionesses

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So Tiger Woods is another athlete who has gotten caught cheating on his wife.  I was listening to the Tom Joyner radio show and a man from Zales (the jewelry store) was a guest on the Joyner show.  He said that he loves athletes that cheat on their wives because then that means that the athletes will be coming to his stores to purchase millions of dollars in “I’m Sorry” jewelry.  Other people have gone on to say that if Tiger Woods was smart about cheating, then he would not have been cheating at all.  I think the Media was waiting for something bad to happen to this man.  He just seemed like such the perfect person, which is why I believe the Media is enjoying this a little more than necessary.  I don’t know, what do you all think?


Written by Antoinette Lester

December 3, 2009 at 3:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Maybe the criticism and the coverage have been too much, but I don’t think the media was waiting to pounce on this man in particularly, I think they were waiting for any big headline to jump onto. Tiger made a mistake and I believe that he should be left alone. However, with all of his commercials and high-end status in the media, this will not let up anytime soon. His “transgressions” and those committed by other athletes say more about our society and mores than they do about race or race-associated morals. Tiger is mixed-race, but I believe that anyone in his position would get the same shellacking in the media, regardless of color. This story was about knocking a high-profile athlete down, not a prominent black or mixed-race man down.


    December 3, 2009 at 7:25 pm

  2. I think this is a bad situation for tiger and goes to shoe you that no one is perfect. I think the media is eating this up a little to much this is a personal matter that tiger has to take care of, but when your famous nothing is personal and everyone knows about what goes on in your life. Also that was a funny joke by Tom Joyner.


    December 4, 2009 at 5:09 am

  3. I think that the media are definitely enjoying the opportunity to announce such a scandal surrounding a man with an impeccable reputation, but regardless, they would exploit the story as much if it was about any other celebrity.


    December 5, 2009 at 5:06 pm

  4. The media is always looking for some scandal. Let face it, scandals result in high ratings! Tiger Woods has been a symbol and a role model of a citizen and when people like him are shown to be imperfect, people love to gossip.


    December 5, 2009 at 7:14 pm

  5. I totally agree that the media was made to hunt out scandal. With the media and relationship to celebrities, misery loves company. I think they love to point out imperfections and expose ugly truths. This is what pulls in the audience numbers and gets them paid. And unfortunately, in our society we just perpetuate and further feed into their scrutiny of other people’s lives. I think if people didn’t care so much about being in other people’s business and finding out THEIR dirt, as opposed to dealing with their own personal dirt, then events like this would never be blown into the enormous circus it turned in to.


    December 8, 2009 at 12:35 am

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