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Either Way, It's Racism and It Doesn't Go Away

June 06, 1987

If Dennis Rodman were white, and he were to make a similar comment about any black basketball superstar, there would be cries of outrage and racism ending in Rodman's firing, a la Al Campanis.

Somehow such racial comments by blacks are written off as ignorance or simply retribution that they are due, while any similar comments by whites are grounds for ending their careers in disgrace.

LES BLENKHORN

Sylmar

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