Wyatt Sexton

Discussion in 'Media Racism and Stereotyping' started by White Shogun, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. White Shogun

    White Shogun Hall of Famer

    Mar 2, 2005
    There is a link on the front page of ESPN to an article that reports FSU QB Wyatt Sexton was arrested for causing a disturbance and telling the police he is God.

    Funny thing is, 99.9% of the news articles I find clipped to the edge of this site about black athletes commiting crimes are nowhere to be found on ESPN.

    Did this story about Sexton warrant mention because he said he is God?

    Or because he is white?

    Why aren't there more links found on ESPN related to black athletes and crime?

    Because its old news. You can't read the same thing day in and day out without it becoming first stale, then accepted, and finally, the norm. And if its normal, it ain't news.
  2. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Sep 30, 2004
    There's no question that when white athletes get into trouble the media publicizes it eagerly, but to be fair to our good friends at ESPN, most of the stories about black athletes getting arrested are posted on the ESPN website. They're not always on the homepage, but can be found in the sections for the individual sports.

    I think one reason why the "Crimes, Anti-Social Behavior and Buffoonery" section of Caste Football makes a big impact on people is because the stories are kept on the site, documenting a huge --and startling-to-some -- compilation of(overwhelmingly black) criminality over a relatively short period of time, whereas ESPN and other sites will run a given story for a day or two and then it disappears for good.

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