I didn’t expect to be writing that headline today. It’s a weird story, so let me see if I can give the right context to set this up. A website called The Root put together their list of The Blackest White Folks We Know. Some who made the list were slam dunks – Eminem and “White Chocolate” basketballer Jason Williams make sense to me.
But apparently they also included Glenn Beck and Brian Urlacher on this list along with a bunch of other nonsense names. So Fox News put a big board in front of Glen Beck to see if he could name any of his colleagues on the list. Weirdness ensues:
How is Brian Urlacher “the blackest white folk you know”. Here’s what The Root listed along with his picture:
In an era when most of the notable white NFL players are quarterbacks and kickers, Urlacher stands out as one of the most well-known and successful linebackers in NFL history. Since the start of his NFL career, Urlacher has been invited to six Pro Bowls, and was the 2005 Defensive Player of the Year. Urlacher’s jersey sales rival those of Brett Favre and Michael Vick.
Did I miss something? Oh… I get it, because he’s white and a Pro Bowl caliber linebacker and not a QB or kicker, that makes him black. Really? Are you kidding me?
I know for a fact that Urlacher is not a Neo Nazi. Here is his favorite scene from The Blues Brothers:
When reached for comment, Urlacher called Glenn Beck a pussy and went back to drinking his bottle of Old English in a paper bag. Where do people come up with this stuff? I don’t know which is more ridiculous – The Roots for coming up with the list or Glenn Beck for spouting off such nonsense about people he doesn’t know.
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