In FoxNews.com, Juan Williams comments on Redskins’ Quarterback Robert Griffin III and the recent comment that he’s not authentically black, made by an ESPN commentator. Williams says it’s an attitude created and perpetuated by the “mainstream media”:
The sad truth is that being black in America still automatically places you in a box. Yes, there is rapid growth in America’s minority population. Yes the President is black.
But as Parker suggested, some black Americans still think they have to act, speak and behave in a certain way that conforms to the identity that a white, liberal media has created. …
Whenever the mainstream media wants to know what the African American community is thinking, they invariably go to the usual old, left-wing voices, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, as if they speak for all black people.
What makes it interesting: Williams is liberal, black and, up until he was fired from NPR in 2010, a member of the mainstream media.