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Black College Football Coaches

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2021 by andelino

Black Matriarchy Plays Significant Role In The Plight Of Black College Football Coaches
by Jason Whitlock

The college football world told Derek Mason, Lovie Smith and Kevin Sumlin — three of its 13 black Division I head coaches — to turn in their playbooks and leave a forwarding address for the remaining dollars left on their contracts.

Soon, the TV opinionist, radio talking heads, college football beat writers and everyone else concerned with being on the right side of Twitter will begin the process of excoriating college football as racist.

The excoriation will grow louder when the NFL’s Anthony Lynn joins his white brethren, Dan Quinn, Matt Patricia and Bill O’Brien, in the unemployment line.

In recent years, when high-profile black football coaches have failed, the coroner has never really examined their body of work in search of a cause of death. It’s as if, for black head coaches, death is expected, that there’s nothing to learn.

The prevailing wisdom among the woke is that all black problems have white solutions. Things didn’t work out for Mason at Vanderbilt, Smith at Illinois and Sumlin at Arizona because college football hasn’t hired enough black coaches.

Football is racist. Everyone knows that. The white men who coach it, organize it, fund it and select the head coaches are the modern-day Calvin Candie, the fictional Mississippi slave owner in the movie Django Unchained.

Maybe that’s all true. But I’m not sure that explains why 41 years after Wichita State made Willie Jeffries the first black man to lead a Division I football program that big-time college football has yet to produce its version of John Thompson or Nolan Richardson.

Fourteen years after Illinois State University made Will Robinson D-I’s first black basketball head coach, John Thompson won a national title at Georgetown and built a dynasty that rewarded Thompson’s top assistant coach (Craig Esherick), oldest son (John Thompson III) and greatest player (Patrick Ewing) with the head coaching position.

A decade later, Nolan Richardson matched Thompson’s feat, winning a national title at Arkansas and appearing in three Final Fours. Richardson’s top assistant, Mike Anderson, would later become the head coach of the Razorbacks.

I bring all this up because I spent this week researching, thinking about and discussing the plight of black college football coaches.

I’m amazed at how little information about black college football coaches is actually out there. It’s easy to find story after story complaining that college football decision-makers are racist or biased.

Maybe I didn’t know where to look, but I couldn’t find a comprehensive list of the black men who have been named head football coach of a Division I school.

I spent a day and a half compiling my own list. By my count, 49 black men have led a Division I program. Here’s a link to my full list. Check it out. Perhaps I missed someone.

My point is everyone loves to complain about the lack of opportunity for black college football coaches. No one has actually examined what we black men have done with the opportunities we’ve earned and what we can learn from those successes and failures.

When it comes to black football coaches, everyone seems to agree that white racism is the problem.  Should we look any further? Should we explore any other potential complications?

In 41 years, 49 black men have been named head coach of a Division I program 70 times, some coaches have led multiple schools. Nine of those men — Kevin Sumlin, David Shaw, Charlie Strong, James Franklin, Herm Edwards, Jimmy Lake, Ruffin McNeill, Randy Shannon and Karl Dorrell — have winning records.

So who has been the most successful?

It has to be Stanford’s David Shaw, followed by Penn State’s James Franklin, and then three guys who are sidelined as head coaches — Charlie Strong (Louisville, Texas and USF), Kevin Sumlin (Houston, Texas A&M and Arizona) and Tyrone Willingham (Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington.)

Shaw is the cream of the crop. He’s the only black coach to win a Power Five conference title. Shaw has won the PAC-12 three times. His 2015 team finished 12-2 and ranked No. 3 in the country. Only three other black coaches have won a conference title. Turner Gill (2008), Michael Haywood (2010) and Dino Babers (2015) won the Mid-American Conference.

Shaw has won 88 games in 10 years at Stanford.

Stanford is interesting. The school has had three black coaches, all of whom would have to be considered successful. Shaw, Willingham and Denny Green, the old Minnesota Vikings coach. Willingham won 44 games at Stanford, including a 9-3 season in 2001 that landed him the Notre Dame job.

Denny Green took over a terrible Stanford program in 1989. In his second season, he upset No. 1-ranked Notre Dame. In year three, he led the Cardinal to an 8-4 season and a second place finish in the PAC-10. He then left to become the Vikings head coach.

So why have all three of Stanford’s black football coaches succeeded?  I have a theory.

Stanford isn’t a football factory. It caters to rosters filled primarily with legitimate student-athletes from stable family backgrounds. Stanford football is Duke basketball. The racial makeup of the Stanford football team is a bit different from the typical football factory.

By my rough count and estimate, Stanford’s roster is 52% white, 46% black and 2% other.

It’s easier for black coaches to lead teams filled with kids from nuclear families. Black kids from broken homes and/or with broken-father relationships struggle to submit to the leadership of black head coaches. They respond better when the ultimate authority is white or female.

I know that sounds crazy to some of you. I know that, as a member of the media, I’m supposed to just write that white racism is the explanation for every black problem.

But the reality is that insecurity and self-hatred are bigger problems for black male athletes. You can see it in their attraction to the Black Lives Matter movement. BLM is a cry for white love and a white solution to black problems. BLM is a plea for a white daddy to save black culture.

For the last 60 years, black culture has been ruled by the matriarchy, and a lack of respect and belief in black men. Kids raised by single mothers and single grandmothers have little regard for black male authority figures. Their irresponsible fathers and bitter mothers give birth to a cynicism that, if left untreated, quietly haunts the child throughout adulthood.

The culture of female dominance, leadership and worship is now the default culture of black Millennial’s. With 75 percent of black kids born into single-parent homes, baby-mama culture — and the cynicism that goes along with it — have been imposed upon black kids from two-parent homes.

In order to fit in, in order to meet “Black Twitter’s” standard of blackness, Carlton from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air must conform to the culture of the matriarchy.

In this era, the Atlanta politician Stacey Abrams would have a better chance of duplicating the Georgetown basketball dynasty than Big John Thompson.

In an effort to connect with modern black athletes and win the approval of black matriarchal culture, all coaches are being forced to conceal their authentic beliefs. They all have to bow at the shrine of Black Lives Matter and express adoration for George Floyd, Jacob Blake, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown, etc.

Everyone knows it’s all bullshit. You think Nick Saban believes Michael Brown, who wrestled for control of a police officer’s gun, was a victim of racism or a victim of bad decision-making? You think Saban believes criminal suspects have the right to resist arrest?

It’s all a charade. The athletes know it. A white coach can shed a tear or two inside a team meeting and pacify his players.

But for black coaches, the charade is much more serious. Their burden of BLM proof must rise above a reasonable doubt. Team meeting tears are not enough. They must issue bold and provocative public statements to the media denouncing whatever BLM has told them to denounce.

They must pretend they live in daily fear of being killed by police. They must invite Dr. Harry Edwards or a local race-baiting equivalent to speak to their teams.

Black coaches must prove their “blackness on command.”

It’s a burden. They just want to coach football and share the values that helped them become successful. Football coaches, regardless of color, generally fit a profile. They’re stubborn, conservative, disciplined, traditional and family oriented.

David Shaw, Kevin Sumlin, Charlie Strong, James Franklin and Herm Edwards come from similar, two-parent backgrounds. Their parents were educators or members of the military or coaches. They were raised in the patriarchal culture commonplace in the 1960s and 1970s.

Today’s black matriarchy makes coaching more challenging for them. At Stanford, Shaw has the luxury of leading a locker room less hostile to strong black male leadership.

That’s my theory. Feel free to reject it. I won’t be offended. Don’t you be offended when I reject the assumption that white racism totally explains the plight of black coaches.

Whitlock’s List Of Black Division I Football Coaches

2019 Graduation

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 21, 2019 by andelino

The Only “Safe” Commencement Speech for “Snowflake” graduates by Barack & Michelle Obama

Good morning and congratulations!

I sincerely believe that most of you came to college with a desire to learn and be prepared for your future. But many of your teachers have skills and ideas that are proscribed by coercive politically correct bureaucrats.

However, you are all victims of a colossal scam for which your parents have anted up colossal sums of money.

You have been ensconced in an academic gulag where you have been programmed and robbed of the intellectual dexterity it takes to listen to, consider and debate opinions that are contrary to those into which you are being indoctrinated.

You abjure capitalism without understanding that everything you own, buy, wear, ride and text on — and that includes your Che Guevara t-shirts — are available to you because capitalism provides the funds for research, development and production.

Even the organic vegetables you consume so virtuously, not to mention those windmills and solar panels, depend on capital investment.

 You mock religious Creationists, but many of you are worshippers in the cult of global warming without even being aware of the vast scientific research that debunks it.

Many of you call yourselves “woke” and “alert to injustice in society, especially racism” but sanction the racist hypocrisy of organizations that promote libel, boycott and divestment from a freewheeling democracy like Israel, while giving Ilhan Omar and Tlaib a ” freedom of speech” pass.

You raise your fists in solidarity with “Black Lives Matter” but have no interest in the genocides and famines that are perpetrated on hapless millions of black people in Africa.

There is no calamity, no atrocity, no failure of a system, no tyranny that you have not been taught to trace to a “root cause” in American greed or complicity. Patriotism and nationalism are evil, but you give socialism a wide berth ignoring its documented failures.

Almost everything you learn to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree is indexed to gender and race. Oh, and by the way, “Bachelor” is a male noun. Will that word also be scrubbed from your diplomas?

You wish to make simple pronouns “gender fluid” while ignoring the barbarism inflicted on millions of women by Shariah laws. Will it really ameliorate their suffering if you call them “hirs?”

You have lost the fun of flirting without p.c. opprobrium and ridiculous accusations that trivialize real abuse. And, you reduce all expressions of gratitude, admiration or even condolence to illiterate texts.

 You are coddled and babied in the most cynical and self-indulgent way with “safe spaces” to avoid any words, images, or persons that “trigger” your vapors.

In conclusion, my advice to you is simple. The word commencement means a start. Go forth and free your mind from the cant to which it has been hostage for four years.

And grow up!

Commencement speech to the 2019 graduating class of Snowflakes…

Your Mom said you were too smart to dig ditches so you went to college…

College Crybabies

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2016 by andelino

 

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Graduation is “soon” upon us and you’re probably “freaking” out. Rightfully so, graduating college is one of the hardest things to do.

Not only does it take months to find a “legitimate” job in your field, but you’re also slapped across the face with school “loans” right after walking across that stage, along with other “bills” you’ve never had to worry about before.

Becoming an “adult” is not all fun and we “feel” for your past “safe” space.

Unfortunately Kyle S. Reyes, President and CEO of “The Silent Partner Marketing” firm, does not. The entrepreneur recently penned an “open letter” to college students quickly approaching “post grad life,” and let’s just say it wasn’t pretty.

An open letter to college crybabies from a CEO
Kyle S. Reyes | April 18, 2016

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Dear College Students,

I remember the stress of college. The anxiety of papers due. The uncertainty of relationships. The concerns about what I was going to do after graduation.

I get it. It’s tough.

I also remember professors who challenged our perceived notions of “right” and “wrong.” I recall being exposed to movies, books and papers that I massively disagreed with. Looking back, I can visualize the heated debates between people with different perspectives. I can almost hear the yelling, the screaming, the passion and the CHALLENGES.

You’re studying and learning during the Industrial Revolution of our generation. It’s exciting. It’s encouraging. It’s liberating. And yet somehow, it’s also leading to your wussification.

Before you get all offended and run to your “safe place,” understand that I pulled that word right out of one of your trusted resources of knowledge – urbandictionary.com.

Here’s the first hit for the word:

wussification (verb): The act of turning one into a wussy.
The mother has been wussifying her children from young age.
The wussification of American children is notable.

I’m sorry. I hope you didn’t mistake this letter to be one that would tell you how wonderful you are and that you’re going to make the world a wonderful place. No, my friends, that’s not what this letter is at all. This is an open letter to all those of you who are whining your way through college looking for a safe place and an entitled hall pass.

I come with a very simple message. When you cast off that safety blanket and enter into the real world, this thing called life is going to slap you faster than you can say, “Do you want fries with that?”

I recently saw an article about these so-called “marginalized students” at the University of Arizona issuing 19 pages of demands.

Then, of course, the students at Emory University who needed counseling because they didn’t feel “safe” when they saw writing in chalk that said “Trump 2016.”

To all those of you looking for your “safe place,” I have to wonder: How the hell do you walk out of your dorm (or your parents’ basement) without getting hit by a bus every day?

So on behalf of CEO’s across the country, I’d like to share with you a few lessons that you might want to learn before graduation.

  1. The Business World Doesn’t Give A Damn About You

No, really – it’s true. You saw something on the internet that you found offensive? You’ve got the sniffles? Your boyfriend broke up with you? Well, that sucks. Deal with it. I expect you to get your work done on time. Hit traffic that made you late for the fourth time this week? You should have learned after the first time that you needed to leave your house early.

Listen, even the best bosses have their breaking points. Excuses might fly in college, but they’re NOT going to fly when we’re paying you to actually get things done.

  1. The Only Safe Place Is Your Home

In the real world – and especially the business world – we’re going to challenge you. We’re going to push you. We’re going to demand that you consider other perspectives. We’re going to rip your ideas to shreds from time to time. And we’re going to insist that you play nicely with others to find ideas that actually work and implement them.

We’re going to get really pissed when you don’t deliver, and we’re going to get even more pissed when you cost us money because you weren’t willing to hustle hard enough to get the job done. And if you slack off enough, there’s no “bell curve” that’s going to save your ass from a big fat pink slip. Lucky for you there are enough people working in the unemployment office who’ve also been wussified by the system to make sure that even though you were fired for not showing up to work, you’ll probably still get to collect unemployment and sit on your ass.

  1. There’s No Such Thing As “Free”

I get it. You’ve been told that money grows on trees, that education should be free for all and that everything in life should be handed to you on a silver platter.

But welcome to the big kids’ playground. You want that health insurance? It’s going to cost you. Oh, you don’t want it? That will cost you too. You want an apartment? A house? A car? Believe it or not, you need to actually come up with some money for that! Oh, and you can quit your whining about taxes. Because SOMEONE has to pay for all of that “free” stuff – and now it’s you, sucker.

  1. If You Don’t Want To Be A Victim, Then Don’t Be

In college, any time your feelings were hurt, you were a victim. If you were challenged, the challenger was a “bigot” and you were the poor person who had their feelings hurt. Here in the real world, we expect you to be challenged and to understand that humility is just as important as bravado. Selflessness is more important that selfishness. The content of who you are as a person is more important than the color of your skin or your socio-economic background or your sex or your weight or your religious affiliation.

  1. Success Is Hard Work

We’re not going to give you five breaks a day. You’re going to have to work nights and weekends from time to time. You want to make “the big bucks”?  Then consider a nine-hour workday to be a part-time job. You’re most likely NOT going to graduate college and find a six-figure job. Hell, you’re going to be lucky if you find ANY job … and you should be grateful when you find it. Grateful … and prepared to work like a maniac to get ahead. Because in the real world, you don’t get a pass just because mommy and daddy are paying your bills.

So, ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the remainder of your time being gentle little snowflakes. Revel in the time you have at the world’s most expensive daycare’s across the country.

Because soon, you’ll be in OUR world. And it’s about to get real.

Sincerely,
Kyle S. Reyes
President/CEO
The Silent Partner Marketing

For the record, the “overwhelming” majority of college kids are “normal, cool, hard-partying” people who don’t exactly “sleep in the library” but know they still have to work “pretty hard” to earn something in life.

Unfortunately it’s the vocal “minority” that’s stomping their feet and staging constant “protests” and demanding “handouts” that’s capturing all the “national” headlines and actually “interfering or ruining” the experience for that majority.

So when you say “it’s just a few bad apples, ignore them,” tell that to the kids who can’t get to “class” and are having their favorite professors “fired” for budget cuts and having their dorms “shut down” due to low enrollment.

Many college “Social Justice Warriors” will just write off this CEO as part of the “evil” 1%. Because the only people who don’t deserve “safe spaces or special treatment” are those who are “successful or rich.”

Which “begs”the question. At what point does one become so “successful” that they forfeit “basic human rights?”

Is it when you “make” $200,000? $1,000,000? Is it when you “employ” 5 people? 50? At what point is it okay to simply “take” their stuff and “demand” they shut up.

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And believe me, that’s what these “crybabies” want. They want everyone who is not them “to simply shut up.”

Think I’m “making” this up? Watch these kids attempt to shut down “freedom of speech” at the University of Michigan.

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The lowering of higher education
Unsolicited advice to the young
The Unwussified
College students need educators, not babysitters
Female Muslim professor: ‘College is not a safe space’
College-age ‘Sugar Babies’ multiplying in Bay State
The cost of caring
The lure of socialism
Liberal College Students Require Counseling Over Traumatically Offensive Sombreros
Bill Maher to Liberal, Emory Students: ‘I Want to Dropkick These Kids’.

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