So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention.So not only does Gumbel slam the GOP but he slaps all the winter Olympians at the same time. Not to mention the underlying arrogance that in order to be truly “World’s Greatest Athletes” there has to be some specific number of blacks represented. The number of black athletes in the Winter Games is increasing. Shay over at Booker Rising has been highlighting them since the games began. Check out her Black Ice Series posts.
What I find truly amazing (okay not really) is the deafening silence from the left. Had a conservative made a similar comment the liberals would be screaming for his head. Remember the Limbaugh/McNabb incident? But to be fair, Bryant was probably voicing an opinion that many people share. The Winter Games are not that exciting and lack the appeal of the Summer Games. But couldn’t he have said it without the race politics? Probably not. He is a liberal after all.