Texas Head Coach Tom Herman Makes Powerful Statement About Race Relations in America
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On Tuesday, Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman gave a powerful statement to the Austin American-Statesman about race relations in America, specifically how it relates to his football players...
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“Can the average fan relate? No, they can’t,” Herman said. “There’s a double standard maybe a little bit. We’re going to pack 100,000 people into [Darrell K. Royal Stadium] and millions watch on TV that are predominantly white — not all of them certainly, but most of ’em white. We’re gonna cheer when they score touchdowns, and we’re gonna hug our buddy when they get sacks or an interception.

“But we gonna let them date our daughter? Are we going to hire them in a position of power in our company? That’s the question I have for America. You can’t have it both ways.

“And if you’re going to cheer them and love them for three-and-a-half hours a Saturday in the fall, you better have the same feelings for them off the field, because they’re human beings. They deserve the same amount of respect and human rights that all of us do in this country when we agreed on the social contract to be a member of the United States.”
(Yahoo!)
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That’s why Herman coaches football. I don’t know how you equate the ability to play football with the character morality integrity intelligence and honesty you look for in people dating your daughter and people you hire in your business. Hell 90% could not attain acceptance to the school they play for without waivers, special programs, and flat out breaking admission rules. And like someone else mentioned we already do that in hiring preferences for jobs, promotions schools, federal contracts, state contracts a
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Dammit man, to think he was soooooo close to being the HC in BR.
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There’s only one DBU
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They get preferential treatment in companies, schools, government employment etc. We literally let them swingbfir the fences with the ball on a batting tee while white and Asian men have to hit 80 mph breaking balls. If they can't succeed, it's on them.
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The guy should be considered a piece of shot by every race.
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Touchdowns and leaders of a company don't always compute. Separate them and judge them on their own. Honestly, I don't care if they date his daughter.
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Perfect example of hate.
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How da fuq do you know? Equality is about giving every person a fair chance regardless of race religion sex etc. You are part of the problem!
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Jayboy you don’t care about equal shot, you want equal outcomes even for people who don’t try
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Herman kisses them. Of course he’s gonna let them date his daughter
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I'm glad you're impressed by that sickbay, Larry. Why dont let his players screw your daughter?
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It has been my experience that any time I see the word "powerful" used in this context, it ends up being eyeroll gag inducing
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Didn’t he replace Charlie Strong? Perhaps he should step down and refund his salary so Coach Strong can return.
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Never was a better ball player coming out of high school than Ratphuc Mobley. Doesn’t mean I’d let him date my daughter, and he was Huguenot French iirc.
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It’s mind boggling how many pussies inhabit our country
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Sounds like he’s saying that scoring touchdowns and getting sacks automatically qualifies you as a C.E.O. of a large corporation or as a terrific son-in-law. I mean, those things aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive, but why would it be a given?
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What a dumb fuk? You can’t be serious huh? Tom Herman just literally asked a question and you try to turn it in to something else?? The fukin ignorance! It doesn’t surprise me anymore. Smfh
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“ We’re going to pack 100,000 people into [Darrell K. Royal Stadium] and millions watch on TV that are predominantly white“ False, they are Mexican as Texas fans.
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Not only does Tom Herman kiss his players on their mouths he also kisses their asses.
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Who knew black people don’t watch football, only white guys according to Herm?
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A complete ass, but we knew that already. He should run as Beto O'Dork's running mate.
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Herm's probably untouchable now in liberal Travis County.
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They’re there for a shot at making millions. I pay for the ticket fool.
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i'm glad he turned down Alleva. typical liberal dribble. racism will never die with these idiots around.
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