For those that don't know, Facebook status updates are broadcast to everyone you know. So, if you're going to post something that sounds racist or bigoted, well, don't.
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Geez, Buck. Even if you actually feel that way -- which is sad -- why not just keep it to yourself? You know, instead of telling five million people. But he didn't, and naturally, he is now paying the price; he's been kicked off the UT football team.
On the very tiny bright side, Burnette at least claims to be somewhat remorseful and not racist, issuing the following apology:
Yeah, that's all fine and dandy, but it doesn't really help the whole situation.
And maybe Buck doesn't feel that way -- but I also, sadly, believe that there is a significant amount of this type of hatred still hanging around our country. After all, if there wasn't, Obama being the first African-American President wouldn't even be a big deal (or, at least, he might not be the first).
But to close out on a somewhat good note, this situation was resolved in a positive manner -- a young man acted in a totally unacceptable way, he immediately paid the price for it, and appears to recognize that it is completely of his own accord. It won't stop the hate, but at least visible consequences can maybe serve to curb some of those feelings.
Texas C Buck Burnette Learns Why Racist Obama Facebook Updates Are Dumb originally appeared on NCAA Football FanHouse on Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.