It’s Unfair to be Black, Tall, and Good Looking

The Unfair Campaign is designed to teach young people that “systems and institutions are set up for us [whites]” and as such are “unfair.” Typical of these kinds of programs, it was promoted by a tax-payer funded college. Now what’s fair about taking our money and using it to teach kids that it’s unfair to be white? It doesn’t seem to be a problem for these hypocrites to take the white man’s cash.

When news got out about the story, the University of Minnesota dropped its partnership with the racist Unfair Campaign, but only because school officials who approved it got caught.

Life is not fair. We live in a right-handed world. When is the last time you saw a left-handed catcher in baseball? (I’ve only seen one.) Try to find a left-handed catcher’s mitt.

Scissors are made for righties. It’s a right-handed world. Left-handed baseball players rarely if ever play third or second base or shortstop. And yet left-handed pitchers are sought after.

The world is also made for tall people. A child’s first trip to an amusement park is often met with sadness because he or she is not tall enough to ride some of the more exhilarating attractions.

Growing up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, there was a large swimming pool facility. The lifeguards were always telling short kids to stay out of the deep end. The only way you could get in was prove you could swim the length of the pool. Tall kids didn’t have to do it. Rank discrimination!

When I was in school, we always had to line up shortest to tallest. I think about how my life would be different if I were 5’ 6” like my father rather than 6’ 1”.

Try playing basketball today if you’re 6 feet tall. You might make the high school team, but the pros are likely not to take you unless you’re as good as Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues (5’ 3”) or Anthony “Spud” Webb – 5’7″.

Blacks dominate the sprints and jumping events. Big guys, black and white, dominate the throwing events. The high school record holder in the shot put is black. His record may never be broken.

The NBA is dominated by tall black men. “According to racial equality activist Richard Lapchick, the NBA in 2011 was composed of 83 percent non-white players, including 78 percent black, four percent Latino, and one percent Asian; 17 percent of the players were white. The league had the highest percentage of black players of any major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.” It’s about the same for the NFL.

Try being a model if you don’t have “the look.” You’re probably not going to make it in the music business if you don’t look good. There are exceptions. Remember this from Simon Cowell and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’?

“Simon Cowell sneered and the huge audience at the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ show made the sort of faces associated with a bad smell. The object of their disaffection was contestant No. 43212, a plain, middle-aged woman from Scotland with bushy eyebrows and a dress and hairdo that might have been stylish when Dwight Eisenhower was president.

“The woman, who seemed somewhat unnerved by the bright lights and the big crowd in the concert hall where the show was recorded, said she was Susan Boyle. She said she was 47 years old, unemployed, and lived alone with her cat, Pebbles. She had never gone on a date and had never been kissed, she added in a thick brogue.”

It was her abilities that wowed the judges and the audience. If you haven’t seen and heard this, then you’re in for a treat.

People need to get over their supposed short comings and what other people think about them. Many times it’s these shortcomings that make people work harder and smarter. Sometimes it’s our weaknesses that make us stronger.