Is the hate on Barry Bonds racially motivated?

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Is the hate on Barry racial?

  1. Yes-People are judging him because hes black

  2. No-People just dont like him because hes a jerk

  3. I dont care.

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  1. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    It seems a lot of people are coming out of the woodwork saying that all this hate on Barry Bonds is racial. That it wouldnt happen if it was a white guy. You guys agree or do you think the hate on him is that hes just an arrogant jerk?
     
  2. jaguarr Be Your Own Hero

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    I think for some of the haters, it might be at least somewhat racially motivated. I just think he's an ass, regardless of what color his skin is. :)

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  3. cass Registered

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    There's always the fact that there's evidence of steroid abuse, and the fact that he's close to breaking records and he could be doing it illegaly.
     
  4. Son Of Logan Weapon X

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    I don't think it is the initial motivation or main motivation of a lot of people, but I think the fact that he is black does contribute to it. These rumors of steroids have been around for years and when McGwire was going for th e single season record nobody said a word about his bulking up or the rumors of him using other substances. But now with Barry everyone is upset. Hmmmm...double standard?

    And for the record I will reiterate that I believe all these records should be upheld and blame does not lie solely with the players and should mainly be shouldered by Major League Baseball for creating the loopholes that allowed this kind of behavior to go on.
     
  5. Dodger Registered

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    I have hated Bonds since I was a kid. Not because he's black becasue he's a stupid giant and a cheater. Also, all the respect I had for sosa and big mac, all gone. Buncha cheaters.
     
  6. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Bonds doesn't deserve to carry Ruth's or Aaron's jock. If he was black or white.
     
  7. blind_fury Registered

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    It's hard to say without reading peoples mind but I can imagine Mark Mcgwire(sp?) having alot more support.

    Racism is real. Just look at the different reactions to the Rodney King beating and the O.J. verdict from white and black communities.
     
  8. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Well with mark, he was always a pretty nice guy, does interviews signs peoples stuff. Bonds refused to sign homerun ball 713 to a soldier on leave from Iraq.
     
  9. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    First off during the whole Sosa/McGuire home run showdown. Steroids weren't being openly discussed. It was only after that, Giambi and Canseco that the spotlight is now on Bonds.
     
  10. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    And Giambi doesnt get the hate because he admitted it, took his punishment and threw himself in front of the court of public opinion.
     
  11. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    It's his personality and the whole steroid thing. Nothing to do with his race.
     
  12. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    There's always going to be someone who brings up the race card even when criticism has nothing to do with it. Too many people wear their ethnicity/nationality/skin color as a badge.
     
  13. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Like the Scarlet Letter?:confused:
     
  14. Arkady Rossovich Registered

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    I would say yes and no.He`s not the first African to break Babe Ruth`s record,but most are angry that he used drugs to enhance his performence.Its not fair,to many,myself included...even if he does "break" the record,it wont mean a thing.He cheated,lets ignore it.
     
  15. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    I think saying that in everyone's hearts it has nothing to do with race may be a lil naiive.

    saying this, more than likely for the majority, it's not an issue...

    rather more about an american icon being no more...
     
  16. blind_fury Registered

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    So when a women claims she's being sexually harassed she's playing the "gender" card?

    Racism is real. Just because you never had to deal with it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
     
  17. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Depends on what happened. We all know racism exists, but sometimes I have the right to hate an asian guy because hes a big ******* and not becasue he asian.
     
  18. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    So it's racism 100% of the time, in every single circumstance and not because someone can't accept the truth that maybe it's not racially motivated.

    Guy gets turned down by job. It's not that I'm unqualified, it's cause I'm Black. While this does happen, it's not all the time.

    In this instance, I believe most people dislike Bonds because he's an a'hole, and has the smell of steroids around him.

    And I have experienced racism in my life.
     
  19. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    I thought we were besties. :(
     
  20. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Not you, the other asian guy.:)
     
  21. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    People hate him because hes white.:up:
     
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    I hate all races making me the ultimate racist!
     
  23. Ronny Shade back for a limited time

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    Who's Barry Bonds?
     
  24. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    The only other 3 is like Jackcool, boyscouT and NOFX? :confused:
     
  25. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Barry's Bonds. Best place to call when you need to make bail.
     

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