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Rob Parker and Skip Bayless aren't Sure if Robert Griffin III is Black Enough

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Did you ever watch ESPN’s First Take? Clearly the popular Disney network has reached a point where they have too many channels and they are “reaching” for programming.

Listening to Rob Parker opine on whether RG3 is black enough is like listening to someone scratch a blackboard with their nails. Thanks for my friends over at awfulannouncing.com for calling them out.

“I’ve talked to some people in Washington, D.C. Some people in [Griffin's] press conferences. Some people I’ve known for a long time. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is … is he a ‘brother,’ or is he a cornball ‘brother?’ He’s not really … he’s black, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really like the guy you’d want to hang out with.

I just want to find out about him. I don’t know, because I keep hearing these things. He has a white fiancé, people talking about that he’s a Republican … there’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue. Tiger Woods was like, ‘I have black skin, but don’t call me black.’ People wondered about Tiger Woods early on — about him.”

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Never one to miss out on a good water cooler conversation, as if Parker’s insane commentary wasn’t bad enough, Skip Bayless actually went out of his way to chime in and foster more conversation on the topic by asking Parker, “What do RG3′s braids say to you?”

“To me, that’s very urban,” Parker replied, seemingly determined to dig his own professional grave. “It makes you feel like … I think he would have a clean cut if he were more straight-laced or not … wearing braids is … you’re a brother. You’re a brother. If you’ve got braids on.”

I never thought I would say this, but thank god for Stephen A. Smith attempting to point out that the conversation was off base…

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