LeGarrette Blount’s Punishment and Our Society

Well the college football season started not with a whimper but with a sucker punch.  A sucker punch received by one knuckle head who kept talking junk and delivered by an even bigger knuckle head who lost his head.

Oregon’s star running back LeGarrette Blount delivered a shot to the face of Boise State’s Byron Hout after the Broncos defeated Blount’s Ducks last night.

Here’s a vid of the incident in all it’s vainglory:

While some are asking what Blount’s punishment should be, others are calling for his expulsion from the team.

For sure, Mr. Blount will be penalized in some form, though I’m not at the present concerned with the nature of said penalty.

What does interest me a great deal is the potential claim by New York congressman Charles Rangel (below) that the inevitable punishment leveled at Blount is driven by “bias” and “prejudice”.

Rangel
“It’s outrageous, egregious, preposterous.”

Sound loony?  Well it might not be as far-fetched as one might think:
Rangel Plays Race Card, Says Obamacare The Victim

UPDATE: BLOUNT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON. Your move Charlie… Here is some speculation you can work with:

Twitter tweets claim Boise State’s Hout did use N-word to Oregon’s Blount

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Stellar Racism: Black Holes and Brown Dwarfs

Recently, a Dallas county commissioner Kenneth Mayfield (melanin expression: low) used the term “black hole” to describe a bureaucracy in the county, to which another commissioner, John Wiley Price (melanin expression: higher), objected and corrected his esteemed colleague by saying that the bureaucracy was a “white hole”.

The presiding judge, Thomas Jones (melanin expression: higher) demanded an apology from Mayfield for his “racially insensitive analogy”. You can read the story here, Dallas County officials spar over ‘black hole’ comment

Now, most people know what a black hole is. One may form when a large star explodes and provided there’s enough mass, voila ! (correct me as deemed necessary).

It’s an astronomical term with no racial undertones, it appears that Mr. Wiley and Mr. Jones are not guilty of PC policing but of ignorance. I’m not sure which is worse, I’ll leave that to the peanut gallery.

For my part, I’m Mexican and vertically-challenged so can I roll with Wiley and Jones’ outrage when I hear the astronomical term, brown dwarf?

Now that I think about it, brown dwarf is pretty offensive. I’m suing astronomy, the corpses of Galileo, Kepler, Brahe, Copernicus, and Gene Roddenberry. Why stop there? We’ll go after NASA, JPL, the European Space Agency, Jill Tarter (the hegemonic and oppressive xenophobe who coined the phrase) and George Lucas (maybe I can recover the money I’ve spent on his Star Wars brand through the years).

Where’s Jackie Chiles when you need him?