Vern’s Venting: Insecurity Ain’t Pretty


By Lavern Merriweather

This is a picture of former Chicago Bears standout Brian Urlacher with is baby momma Tyna Robertson. Note that she is a black female, which may explain why Urlacher feels that it’s his right to comment about black folks, particularly the quarterback of the Carolina Panthers Cam Newton.

Urlacher apparently has an issue with Cam’s sideline dancing. Much like a number of bitter, jealous, whiny white males, Urlacher feels that he is entitled to lecture a Negro on his behavior. It seems that Mr. Newton’s end zone dancing, as well as his personal life, is rubbing a bunch of uptight white folks the wrong way. Keep in mind when you read this that Aaron Rogers, the very popular quarterback for the Green Bay Packers likes to do a pelvic thrust after he scores a touchdown. Neither Urlacher nor anybody else that have been so critical (hypocritical) towards Cam have uttered a peep about Rogers. Yet, this is just part and parcel of how full of it many white people can be. They want to give us grief for shit that they have no problem seeing another white person do.

I don’t remember Mr. Urlacher being so damn vocal about the TWO rape accusations leveled against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Rothelisberger. Urlacher isn’t offended about the idea of a potential rapist, but he wants to bitch about someone who he doesn’t even know post scoring celebration?

Let’s call this for what it is folks, this is a Negro that has too much money, looks and talent for some white people to tolerate. We as black folks have seen this scenario many times before in our lives. A black man in the public eye who has more swagger than he should bothers white males. They will use every little petty infraction to whine and complain about what a rotten person he is all while easily ignoring the white males that are guilty of some pretty messed up or criminal shit themselves.

Just recently, Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel was – yet again – accused by his girlfriend of abusing her. She is even claiming that she had to beg a hotel valet to help her, because Manziel was trying to forcibly get her into his car. Manziel is no stranger to trouble. He was accused last year by this same woman of attacking her. He also has had several DUIs and run-ins with the law. But of course because he is a young, petulant white male that has a million dollar contract protecting him, he is never seen as evil.

The other day on the Yahoo sports website, a number of stupid ass people had the absolute nerve to defend Manziel by saying he is ‘troubled’ and needs help. In the words of my old school black relatives “Ain’t that a blip!” You mean to tell me that the SAME people in America who were screaming for Ray Rice’s head on a silver platter with dumplings and croutons on the side are playing lovey dovey with this punk? Fortunately smarter heads in the Browns organization prevailed as they have since kicked Johnny Football off the team. It’s good to know that some of the powers-that-be in the NFL weren’t buying his ‘woe is me’ line of bullshit. Still, many of white people in America want to keep the separate and unequal mentality going against black male athletes.

Not to be outdone in the whiny arrogance department, a woman from Charlotte named Rosemary Plorin sent her local paper, the Charlotte Observer, a self-righteous, holier-than letter criticizing Cam, claiming that it sent a bad message to her nine year-old daughter. I wonder if mommy ever considers how much her obvious pious racism is going to affect her little one’s psyche. She doesn’t any more than this is about Cam Newton being, as many in the white male media have put it, too cocky.

Folks, we all already know that any time white males spew words like cocky and arrogant about a black male what they really mean is ‘uppity nigger’. And yes I am not censoring myself when I write that word, although Brotha might take exception and edit it. I respect that totally, it’s his blog and his decision. However, we need to stop denying the blatant elephant in the room. This isn’t about Cam’s dancing or past skirmishes; it’s about a young, brash, confident black man that doesn’t feel the necessity to humble himself in front white folks. He is – in a way – like Barry Bonds before him, a Negro with too much money and way too much mouth on him.

Cam’s personal life seems to be fair game for prudish old white people as well. Two elderly white people made it their very own crusade to churlishly mention how they didn’t approve of Cam having a baby out of wedlock with his long-time girlfriend. Once, a black male sportswriter, and rightfully so, brought up the fact that Tom Brady didn’t get very much grief when he dumped his ex Bridget Moniyhan, star of CBS’s hit TV show “Blue Bloods”, for German model Giselle Bundchen. Predictably, some white folks lost their shit. They bitched about how Brady didn’t get away completely unscathed after dumping his baby momma Bridget for supermodel Giselle. Still, not one of those people, try as they might, can refute that white males are not treated with the same disdain as black males.

Yes, America has come a long way from its sordid racist past. But when every little silly thing a black male does is blown out of proportion, that shows me we aren’t as far removed from the past as we should be.


4 thoughts on “Vern’s Venting: Insecurity Ain’t Pretty

  1. You know how I know this sh** is all about race? Black men have been dancing in the end zones of games since the eighties. Hell, they made music videos out of it back then and nobody said boo as long as they found it entertaining. But now that they’re not perceived as doing it for the entertainment of white people, but as a self-celebration, it’s suddenly not okay to do it.

  2. I grew up in the 1970’s..during the time where Mean Joe Green, Franco Harris played. Although I wasn’t ( and still isn’t) a great fan of football, for some reason, they made me want to watch them. They had personality and back in day people played for fun rather than for business. When Richard Sherman tried to do the same with the Seattle Seahawks, people called him everything but a child of god, just because he he said.. wanted to be like the football players of the 1970’ Mean Joe Green and Franco Harris..players with their won personality. Honestly, I enjoyed football back then, than I do today. If that Tom ” Cheater” Brady or Peyton Manning doing the same dab dance, it would have been called ” innovative”. Funny thing is that Peyton Manning is being accused of two things:drugs and rape. His supporters are trying to find all of excuses to keep their golden boy on his throne. Gee..I have never felt threatened about a man dancing but have about him doing narcotics and or rape. Even if Tom or Peyton was without blemishes, they are basically boring footbll player..especially Tom. He sound like he’s talking to a wall half of the times. They can use some of Cam’s personality.

    I was just thinking how entertainment..whether sports , being a singer or actor…has become sooo dull. I love Cam Newton and I seen nothing wrong with his ” dab” dance I also see nothing wrong with his confidence. Though i missed Cam’s usual beaming smile when he lost the SuperBowl, I liked what he said at the end..that he doesn’t conform to nobody’s expectations and I can’t blame him. He is nobody’s puppet or parent. You’re right in saying that White society have a problem with a confident Black man/women and just to prove the point, just look at the Oscars.

    An informal study was done about Black female nominees and according to it, only 10 were nominated for an Oscar and they were mainly in the category of them being in poverty. Some people may argue that were entitled to like what ever we like and rightfully we are. However, watching certain pictures can tell us a lot about the mindset of people. That an insecure person who want to see Black people in constant adversity like that. That what a good psychologist would probably think.

    I guess this is why entertainment …as a whole..has become sooo boring! because White society want the show to themselves..they want everything to be about THEM!
    Guess who discovered cornrows? Kim Kardashian. Yep..according to MTV UK Kim Kardashian ” discovered” the braids * sarcasm*..or as the British say ” Boxer braids”. some people least they could have given the original Black innovators of cornrows credit for the style. I’m in my 40’s and as a kid I remembered Black men/women wearing them way before Kim K wore it and they wore them then again..whether it’s about Cam Newton’s confidence, Beyonce’s Formation show ,our body parts…we are not allowed to be authenticlly Black has White approval.

  3. I am so sick and tired of white folks and their holier than thou attitudes. They get to be perfectly imperfect and be confident in that while we have to be in a damn straight-jacket 9 times out of 10. Also these racist attitudes toward confident black people not only dominate in the sports arena but also in the arts, as I’m sure many of you know. How many of you remember American Idol contestant Frenchie Davis was dismissed from the competition after it surfaced that she posed for an adult website mind you, to put her self through college. While White-Hispanic contestant Antonella Barba who virtually did the same thing was allowed to stay…

    double standards double standards

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s