In today’s politically correct world, any observation of race can be called ‘racism’:
Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry was reprimanded by the top commander of the academy on Wednesday after making statements about black athletes and recruiting.
DeBerry issued a public apology, saying “I realize the things I said might have been hurtful to many people and I want everyone to understand that I never intended to offend anyone.”
DeBerry raised the topic Monday while discussing Air Force’s 48-10 loss to TCU, telling The Gazette of Colorado Springs the academy needed to recruit faster players and noting, “you don’t see many minority athletes in our program.”
Asked about it Tuesday, DeBerry noted that TCU had more black players than Air Force.
“It just seems to me to be that way,” he said. “African-American kids can run very well. That doesn’t mean that Caucasian kids and other descents can’t run, but it’s very obvious to me that they run extremely well.”
Quick, other than Jason Sehorn, who is notable only for sleeping with Angie Harmon, name me a white cornerback in the NFL. Name me a white safety other than Adam Archuleta. Name five current white wide receivers (and yes, Tim Dwight is quick). Name five white running backs. Do pictures like this look familiar:
Does anything stand out in that picture?
Noticing something does not make one a racist, and this coach had no reason to apologize.