Enough is Enough

Jameis Winston is an amazing college football player. The freshman quarterback for Florida State had a truly amazing year, going undefeated, bringing home the Heisman Trophy and winning the National Championship with a clutch touchdown with 13 seconds left. Winston is only the third player to accomplish this feat, an instantly puts himself as the top QB in college football.

After the game, the overjoyed 19 year old gave an interview with ESPN. You could feel the jubilation and excitment from Winston. Let us all agree, after watching the video below, that Winston doesn’t have the greatest diction and grammar skills. Some people were left scratching their heads trying to understand him, which led to this tweet from Dee Dee McCarron, AJ McCarrons mother.

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A little rude, but it looks pretty harmless. However, that didn’t stop the all mighty users Twitter from blasting Dee Dee, who quickly deleted the tweet, only to see the nerds of the internet instantly screenshot it and circulate it around the web.

What bothers me the most is the fact that Dee Dee is now being called a racist. I do not understand how asking if a person is speaking english is racist. “Do you speak english” or “English please” type of statements have probably been said by everyone in this country to another person at some point in life, either seriously or jokingly. Why is this racism? Dee Dee didn’t make some stereotypical joke. She didn’t mention anything about race or color.

So is it because a white woman asked if a black male was “speaking english” that qualifies as racism? Can this country get anymore soft? No seriously, everyday there is some outrage over something that really doesn’t affect anyones lives. What if the situation was reversed? What if Jameis Winston’s mom tweeted “Am I listening to English” if AJ was giving a speech? Would anyone attack her calling her a racist? I doubt it.

Again (as I need to clarify over and over so people don’t freak), what Dee Dee said was rude, sure. But was it really that bad? Did she really ruin this kids life or really say anything bad about his ethnicity? No!!!! So why is this a story? Why take away from a great game with “controversy”. It is no secret many college players aren’t the brightest of people (not everyone, but some). Many student athletes will kick back and lay off classes, and teachers will look the other way. Many athletes with NFL dreams, like Winston, will put football over school work. Do I know this about Winston for sure? No, I do not. I am sure he works hard and wants to obtain a degree. But Winston isn’t worried about how he talks. Dee Dee Bonner shouldn’t care either. People around this country shouldn’t care about this controversey.

Dee Dee later tweeted “Any1 that knows our family knows we r far from racist. My tweet was not in anyway meant that way. I sincerely apologize if it offended any1”

If someone is honestly offended and upset over this tweet, please get off of Twitter, go outside and go do something with your free time. There is no freedom of speech in this country anymore, as those rights are slowly disappearing. I am not saying people should freely yell racist comments or say racist things in public or on social media, but when “do you speak english” is considered racist from many, it really makes me wonder where we are headed as a country.

Great game Jameis Winston and congrats on your fantastic year. Can we please keep SPORTS STORIES about SPORTS and not some ridiculous “outrage”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh8NcYoqYO4

 

 

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2 Responses to Enough is Enough

  1. Kat says:

    Good story but perhaps you may have missed a few details. If you are true to your belief & claims about free speech, I’m sure you will allow others the opportunity to provide them and won’t *delete this post.

    Dee Dee Kent **McCarron Bonner **McCarron may not be racist but she is infamous for attacking people on Twitter who critique her son and his friends; that makes her a hypocrite. Her nephew Rusty has made several tweets that were favorited by Corey & commented on by her close friends that perfectly illustrate how much they despise Jameis. Katherine didn’t “accidentally favorite that tweet” so not only is she a hypocrite she is also a liar.

    Now that is certainly their prerogative but when you are in the public eye & criticize others you have no moral superiority to not expect it to be returned, especially when it is deserved. Preaching about moral high ground & integrity doesn’t give you a pass when you exhibit the same character flaws you are condemning.

    It is also hypocritical of her to promote herself publicly as a charitable soul who loves children yet has never, not even once, tried to promote the effort to find her brother Dustin Kent’s niece Brittney Wood, who vanished without a trace almost two years ago from his neighborhood. The neighborhood where her father owns several properties. The Kent & McCarron family knew Brittney and has never spoken up for her, not even so much as sending a RT with her missing poster attached or reaching out to her desperate family with a simple phone call.

    Additionally, it is also hypocritical that she has never spoken out against her brother’s multiple charges of r@pe & incest of multiple children under 12. She has never distanced herself from her parents who housed him & are likely the “mysterious” benefactor’s paying for his very expensive private attorney. Who else has that kind of money or would support him except his immediate family?

    Dustin Kent is scheduled to appear again in Baldwin County court on Friday for five of his numerous charges. Mobile law enforcement and KlaasKIDS are still looking for Brittney’s body in Dustin’s neighborhood. Perhaps one day, with any luck the Kents and McCarrons will finally locate enough charity & compassion to help the child victims within their own extended family.

    *I will be pleasantly surprised if this post remains up because the McCarron PR team has been very good with scrubbing the press and message boards.

    **Did she remarry her ex-husband or is she just using his name? If it is just for the name recognition is anyone questioning her motives for that decision? Probably not.

    • peteyg1989 says:

      Hello Kat,

      I will leave this comment up, as I said in my post, freedom of speech! You gave a lot of good insight and information about Dee Dee and her family. You clearly did a lot more digging than I admit to have done, although when I wrote this post it was more a spare of the moment rant . You gave a lot of information, but for my reply i’ll leave it to focus on what you said in the beginning of your comment, which revolves around my main point of race in America….in which you said “McCarron may not be a racist….”

      I focused to point out the double standard that is applied now a days in this country. I am no racist, and I am for equality for everyone in America. However, when I saw that people were attacking Dee Dee for what she said, and throwing the racist claim, it bothered me. It bothered me because anything is considered racist, and while she may have racist intentions (which I do not know of), the fact that saying “Am I listening to english” is considered racism just made me very annoyed. Again, Ms. McCarron did not make a stereotypical joke or question his ethnicity. If she did, then that is wrong. But the fact that saying “Am I listening to English” can be considered “racist” is just mind boggling, and again, shows how overly sensitive and politically correct this country is becoming, and in my opinion, its changing for the worst. It also shows how race is a one way street, whereas if you follow my example in the article (where the role of mothers is reversed) you would see that if Winston’s mom said the same thing, no one would call her racist like people are calling McCarrons mother. There is just the double standard that I feel is being overly exploited by others in this country. I think Dee Dee shouldn’t have said anything rude at all, and like you said, if she has some vendetta against Jameis Winston, then that is very childish. I just feel these racial double standards are wrong.

      However, my blog is for sports, so this is a rare rant. Again, I support equality for all, but just wish some stories would only focus on the sport side of sports and not some ridiculous “controversy”. I will talk mostly about sports and only sports moving forward. Thank you for the read and comment.

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