Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Just a thought..

with 2 comments

Last week, I blogged about how certain people did not view camping as a hobby for “those type of people”, referring to an interracial, black man and white woman, couple. After thinking that through, I wanted to know what made a hobby, or sport, or anything in entertainment for that matter, geared towards specific races? How come camping, or something like fishing, or even golf, is viewed as an interest for mainly white individuals; while, sports like football and basketball are viewed as black activities? Yes, that is the stereotype, but why and how did people begin these things? And, why have people continued to follow that initiative, and allowed certain entertainment to be geared towards certain races?


Written by lp0812

April 4, 2010 at 2:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Seems to me that all this traces back 2 the “blacks are athletic” stereotype. If you notice all the “white activities” are things that involve much less athleticism/coordination than the “black activities.”


    April 4, 2010 at 3:19 am

  2. responding to the commentor, i wouldnt say coordination, because tennis and golf,which might be considered white sprots need more coordination than basketball. I think that more expensive sports are played by wealthier people which may or may not be blacks. A tennis racquet or golf clubs can cost a couple hundred dollars, lessons and other equipment even more. Sports like basketball only require a 30 dollar ball, a public court or field and some friends. Certain sports have to do with how much they cost i think.


    April 4, 2010 at 4:21 am

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