Sport and Race – Toby Gerhart

Race factors into evaluation of Gerhart – NFL – Yahoo! Sports:

If you’ve seen Toby Gerhart carry the football, you’re well aware that the former Stanford halfback and Heisman Trophy runner-up is about as subtle as Iron Man. It’s no surprise, then, that as the NFL draft approaches, the player one AFC front-office executive described as “a bowling ball with butter knives” is hell-bent on obliterating the perception that he lacks the athleticism to succeed in the pros.

I’ve spoken with numerous NFL talent evaluators about Gerhart over the past few months, and there are plenty of skeptics who don’t seem to be locked into mindless stereotypes.

Did skin color keep Stanford RB Toby Gerhart from being a first-round pick? – The Huddle: Football News from the NFL –

“One team I interviewed with asked me about being a white running back,” Gerhart said. “They asked if it made me feel entitled, or like I felt I was a poster child for white running backs. I said, ‘No, I’m just out there playing ball. I don’t think about that.’ I didn’t really know what to say.”

Opinions seem mixed on Gerhart, who was obviously productive but also absorbs a lot of punishment and isn’t especially shifty. One scout told Silver that Gerhart’s pigmentation was definitely working against him.

Nothing to see here, move along folks. When a White guy faces race-based bias it’s a “perception that he lacks the athleticism to succeed” and his “pigmentation” is “working against him”.

Just last year Michael Silver, the jewish author of the first article linked above, was offended and outraged over race-based perceptions. In No excuses: Redskins need a new nickname – NFL – Yahoo! Sports, Silver wrote:

Last Friday, in a judicial decision that hinged on a legal technicality, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., upheld the right of the local pro football team to keep its unconscionable nickname.

Gloated team attorney Bob Raskopf, “It’s a great day for the Redskins and their fans and their owner, Dan Snyder.”

Alas, it was another shameful day for America.

In clinging to the most racially offensive moniker held by a major U.S. professional sports team since the Emancipation Proclamation – yes, I know, since forever – the franchise continues to offend some Native Americans and assault the sensibilities of a citizenry that should be long past such insensitive and shallow depictions.

How can a large majority of us not be offended? Imagine trying to explain “Redskins” to a foreign visitor or a time-traveler from the future? Every time I say the word, I throw up in my mouth a little and wonder why there is no widespread outrage.

Would we “honor,” say, Chicago’s African-American population by calling its NFL team the Brownskins?

If the NBA placed a franchise in Hawaii, would it consider paying homage to the islands’ Asian influences by competing as the Yellowskins?

And while I’m sure we could all come up with some Jewish slurs to continue the analogy, I submit that an anti-Semitic major league owner like Marge Schott might’ve been quite comfortable fielding a team known as the Foreskins.

Ridiculous? Absolutely. And Redskin is just as absurd, whether you’ve been conditioned to regard it as normal or not.

If Toby Gerhart were a jew Silver wouldn’t describe the problem as “the perception that he lacks the foreskin to succeed in the pros”. He’d describe it as “anti-semitism”. He’d be throwing up in his mouth and wondering why there is no widespread outrage.

Gerhart isn’t a victim of his skin color. He and other White players are subjected to a different race-based standard by sports and media machers who favor “African-Americans” over “whites”. We are conditioned to regard this as normal. It’s not.

Steve Sailer wrote an article about Gerhart last October titled Blackballed? Sailer wonders:

So, why are there a lot of white starting tailbacks in high school, very few in big time college football, and none in the NFL?

There are three general explanations:

Stereotyping and Discrimination Against Blacks (A.K.A., Did You Know that Jewish Players Used to Dominate Basketball?) This is the dominant public explanation put forward by the sporting press. The party line is that blacks are forced by poverty to become multimillionaire stars, while wealthy whites relax in the lap of luxury by, uh, playing center or breaking up the wedge on kickoffs or … well, never mind. The facts aren’t important.

As Tom Wolfe implied in I Am Charlotte Simmons, this theory is motivated less by any serious urge to explain reality and more by Jewish pundits’ concerns over whether honest analysis of racial differences is good for the Jews.

In Wolfe’s 2004 novel, the frat boys watch a talk show on ESPN:

… four poorly postured middle-aged white sportswriters sat slouched in little, low-backed, smack-red fiberglass swivel chairs panel-discussing the ‘sensitive’ matter of the way black players dominated basketball. “Look,” the well-known columnist Maury Fieldtree was saying, his chin resting on a pasha’s cushion of jowls, “just think about it for a second. Race, ethnicity, all that—that’s just a symptom of something else. There’s been whole cycles of different minorities using sports as a way out of the ghetto. …

Maury Fieldtree goes on to talk about the Irish and boxing, Italians and boxing, Germans and football, and then, inevitably:

In the 1930s and 1940s, you know who dominated professional basketball long before the African Americans? Jewish players. Yeah! Jewish players from the Jewish ghettos of New York!”

The Rube Goldberg ish logic underlying the conventional wisdom is, roughly, that

A) If it became socially acceptable to admit in public that blacks might have on average genetic advantages in jumping and sprinting; then

B) It might become acceptable to admit that maybe blacks have lower average IQs for genetic reasons; which would then

C) Let the gentiles find out that Jews might higher average IQs for genetic reasons; thus,

D) The goyim will come for us with their torches and pitchforks; and therefore,

E) We must just bury the whole topic in mindless kitsch to prevent A from ever happening.

In contrast, the two serious theories are:

Genetics: As O.J. Simpson explained to Time in 1977: “We are built a little differently, built for speed—skinny calves, long legs, high asses are all characteristics of blacks.”

Stereotyping and Discrimination Against Whites: The website has long been single-mindedly documenting outstanding young white athletes who have been channeled by coaches from traditionally black positions such as tailback, cornerback or wide receiver to whiter, less glamorous positions such as linebacker, strong safety, or tight end.

The conventional wisdom is actually a combination of all three theories. “People of color” are discriminated against and biologically superior and it’s right and good to discriminate against Whites because of the stereotype that they’ve been discriminating against superior “people of color” for ages.

4 thoughts on “Sport and Race – Toby Gerhart”

  1. What this all means is a massive underestimation of any White ability, right up to the one that underlies all sports, fighting ability and aggression. It bothers me that Whites have this “me, too!” attitude about the sports that we invented, mirroring the larger question of White “inclusion” in our own societies, but as even that was not present until recently it too will give way to a more naked expression in word and deed (AZ immigration law, e.g) of what everyone shut up about to not lose a job, be sued or sent to jail.

    The Philly and KC flash mobs and more to come are awakening whites to a cohesiveness we have not had for a long time. In fact it never went away. Just like the jewish sportswriters’ weak but persistent rationale, jewish and non-white power rests solely on a perception created by jews and aped by their brown dupes. That is now falling apart and if anyone thinks not they should look at the comments posts for any racially themed story in the press and the desperate covering up by those same media outlets (disabling comments, etc.).

    Despite the pessimism from real WNs (trolls aside) we have a lot more in our hands than we realize. Our natural aggression in defending ourselves will come out as we pressed even more. It has begun and will surge from the bottom up, whcih is why this sports story is so important. Anyone basing their assessment of White resolve on what the elites say is making a mistake. Likewise a more accurate reading of what dumb non-whites are capable of cannot come from people who are insulated from them (I remember White kids from L.I. being so awed by blacks and just assuming they would lose a fight to them. That’s already half the battle. We who lived near them in Brooklyn had a much better grasp of things).

    Likewise, jewish obfuscation and control rests mostly on White complacency and only in small part on a supposedly higher intelligence. They too, like blacks, have overestimated their own ability to keep the charade up forever. They forget that there aren’t that many of them around and if the goy cop and soldier no longer cooperate they are cooked. They should have actually tried to play instead of being slouchy little sportswriters.

    Caste Football is a fascinating look at who really has the heart, guts and brains to win a sustained conflict, brown birthrates nowithstanding. My own experience in the martial arts has shown me that (the people to be wary of are north asians, of course. That’s a fight on another level which I hope Tanstaafl addresses on this site).

    What this means for particularly the more sheltered Whites is that they had better start thinking of actual physical conflict as a reality and prepare as best they can, before they have to survive a flash mob and worse in the future. More importantly they should think about organized cooperation, like in team sports. No more floating above it all. That’s why sports (including shooting) are so important to a society. They are a bridge to developing in the citizen all the attributes necessary to winning a conflict.

  2. BRAVO! I find sports watching to be an exercise in penis envy, frankly (middle aged men who refuse to acknowledge that they are NOT ‘studs’ anymore, vicariously living out that fantasy in their ‘Easy-boy’ recliners) much like the image of the rich 50-something divorcing his wife and buying a red sports car…..

    But this article cuts past the crap, and puts into perspective what is going on in OTHER fields as well- the decimation of Christian, European, WHITE civilization. And for that, KUDOS to you! Why, if an all-white team were to become a reality, I might watch football again! LOL

    – Fr. John

  3. The “progressive” publication making the statement below is being criticized as being evidence of insideous “White privelege”. The posting relates to sports in the sense that the jew writing the article should awaken to find himself being dribbled across a basketball court.

    “…the American Prospect asks progressives to fight white privilege by immediately privileging political messages that coddle privileged whites – that is, by trimming the progressive message into one that makes sure not to offend/counter white resentment. This, despite the resounding electoral success of progressives’ multicultural coalition in the last two elections, and despite Census data showing America will soon be a majority minority (read: non-white) country.”


  4. In Sirota’s mind having jews like himself lecture other anti-Whites that they’re not anti-White enough is a “White privilege”.

    HuffPo is the most prominent example I know on the web where the jew-boosting goes hand-in-hand with the White-bashing. It is in the vanguard of the anti-White/pro-jew regime.

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