1.22.2007

Yep

Dennis York:
For the next two weeks, however, this will be a celebration of condescending white guilt on display. Sports commentators will be able to announce to the world how happy they are that there are two black coaches in the Super Bowl, and the sins of all their ancestors will vanish. Certainly, celebrating the skin color of two head coaches will go a long way to helping African-American kids trapped in failing schools with single mothers barely staying afloat. As I've said before, America shouldn't be judged on how many black head coaches we have - we should be judged on how many black CEOs, computer programmers, and doctors we have. And we're not doing well.

But this will be the obvious story that will be drilled into us over and over. Just like last week, when we were led to believe that New Orleans is only liveable now because the Saints won a few games this year. So now that the Saints lost today, does that mean New Orleans falls back to being a hopeless, unliveable hellhole?

So it's time to celebrate, Black America - all your problems have now been solved with these two head coaches making the Super Bowl. Racism has officially been eradicated - because Chris Berman told me so. Hopefully, African Americans will be able to cope with the fact that one of these coaches will actually lose.