Brad Messer Commentary KTSA Thursday,
Jan. 15, 2004
Everyone likes and admires David Robinson. I don't know anybody whos envious or jealous of him.
The Admiral seems to be about as good people get. Seeing him on a box of Wheaties seems natural as all get-out.
Congratulations to him.
But one thing took away some of my delight. In the story announcing the honor, it was reported that this is part of a Wheaties tradition of honoring legendary African-American athletes for Black History Month in February.
Now whyd they have to put that in? The only affirmative action David Robinson has ever needed is the self-generated kind, which he has plenty of. To honor him on a Wheaties box, then make reference to his race, is kind of shoddy. It's another little example of the need to remove the hyphen from African-American and make it just plain American.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.
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