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Gators' Strong told white wife has been impediment
Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2009

Posted on 01/06/2009 3:05:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

MIAMI -- Florida Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong believes race is a reason he hasn't been offered a head-coaching job during his 25 years in college football, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Strong, a 48-year-old black man, shook his head affirmatively when an Orlando Sentinel reporter asked him if his interracial marriage was a factor in getting passed over for jobs, including one at a Southern school a few years ago. Strong, whose wife is white, said he heard that too many times for it to be rumor.

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1 posted on 01/06/2009 3:05:24 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Easy to play the race card but it is true that plenty of people think that folks should stay with their own kind. Hell, Spike Lee has done a few movies on that.


2 posted on 01/06/2009 3:07:57 PM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Yeah, Chuck.

Play THAT card based on rumors you have allegedly heard.

Race is always the reason, now isn’t it.

Always.


3 posted on 01/06/2009 3:09:14 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: misterrob
There are two groups of folks who are the most militant against relations between blacks and whites:

1. Lower Middle/lower class White people above the age of 75, regardless of whether they are southern Baptists or Catholics from the northeast.

2. Blacks of the same social class among ALL AGES.

4 posted on 01/06/2009 3:10:22 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Well, there was Sylvester Croom.....


5 posted on 01/06/2009 3:10:24 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Million Minuteman March (Spring 2009))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

How does one shake their head affirmatively?


6 posted on 01/06/2009 3:15:40 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Race probably has been a big reason. Completely unjustifiable.

But the silver lining is that the Gators can now become the darlings of the MSM and their pick to win the BCS since their ‘victimhood’ has been credentialed.


7 posted on 01/06/2009 3:18:00 PM PST by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

We all know race ‘hurt’ Obama’s getting into the White House


8 posted on 01/06/2009 3:18:13 PM PST by ardara
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Romeo Crennel set back opportunities for black head coaches by 20 years simply because he sucked and had no idea what he was doing. If you are capable of winning football games, it doesn’t matter what color you or your wife are. This guy would probably turn his nose up at a Division 2 head coaching job out of arrogance or because it would be a pay cut for him.


9 posted on 01/06/2009 3:19:22 PM PST by festusbanjo (Uh Barry, where's Uh your Uh birth uh certif uh cate? RESIST OBAMARXISM)
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To: Clemenza

This dude is crazy. Virtually every rich black guy in positions of power has a white wife or at least a wife mistress.


10 posted on 01/06/2009 3:22:18 PM PST by exist
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“Strong, whose wife is white, said he heard that too many times for it to be rumor.”

You can hear false rumors lots of times. Who’d he hear it from?


11 posted on 01/06/2009 3:25:09 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: newheart

GO SOONERS!


12 posted on 01/06/2009 3:26:05 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: Coldwater Creek

:-)


13 posted on 01/06/2009 3:27:32 PM PST by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I just don`t get it.

Let`s apply the racist affirmative action card across the board:

- There should me less black athletes on the field.

- There should be more hispanics on the athletic field.

- There should be more whites on the athletic field.

- There should be more asians on the athletic field.

- There should be more asians and hispanics on coaching staffs.


14 posted on 01/06/2009 3:27:51 PM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I suspect most non-religious college programs would overlook (with the exception of treason, felony or lying on the resume) just about anything in a prospective coach, let alone being a black man married to a white woman, as long as he could get them bowl wins and championships.


15 posted on 01/06/2009 3:29:10 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Para-Ord.45

What amazes me is how many blacks there are on TV shows and movies, and how few hispanics and Asians.


16 posted on 01/06/2009 3:29:35 PM PST by Clemenza (Red is the Color of Virility, Blue is the Color of Impotence)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Good timing, Charlie.

48 hours before the national championship game and you create a hornet's nest for the press and your team

Your judgement might explain your lack of advancement.

17 posted on 01/06/2009 3:29:57 PM PST by llevrok (Feral Conservative)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Either name names, or stop using race as an excuse, Strong.


18 posted on 01/06/2009 3:32:06 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Clemenza

Like it or not . it is the big money boosters at Auburn, Georgia, and South Carolina to which they refer. Hardly lower or even middle class.


19 posted on 01/06/2009 3:32:55 PM PST by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Same situation with Turner Gill at U of Buffalo, who also has a white wife. Some people at Auburn wanted him to be interviewed for their opening, but a couple of people didn't.

So instead of choosing a head coach who has turned around a perennial loser, they choose a coach whose only head coaching job has produced a 5-19 record.

20 posted on 01/06/2009 3:33:08 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Everything Obama does is "appropriate", therefore, nothing he does is "inappropriate".)
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To: exist

Has this Gator’s coach ever heard of OJ Simpson and Nicole. Oh on second thought, scratch that.


21 posted on 01/06/2009 3:33:27 PM PST by WaterBoard (Somewhere a Village is Missing it's Socialist.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Having a white wife didn't hold back Clarence Thomas.

22 posted on 01/06/2009 3:33:53 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
How does one shake their head affirmatively?

Up and down. It's affirmative action.

23 posted on 01/06/2009 3:35:48 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: festusbanjo
Quite true. Lovie Smith (HC of Chicago Bears) is married to a white woman and was the lowest paid HC of the NFL. He wanted to prove he could create a champion team. The Bears may suck this year, but Lovie did prove he could go the distance. What ever happened to hard work? Black people used to say "If to be equal to a white man I have be 10 times as good, then so be it! I'll do it!"
24 posted on 01/06/2009 3:38:24 PM PST by Clock King (Radical Conservatives, arise!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

That’s weak, Strong.


25 posted on 01/06/2009 3:39:11 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Up and down is a nod. He nodded affirmatively.

To shake one's head express disapproval, dissent, or doubt.

26 posted on 01/06/2009 3:39:48 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said last month that "race was the No. 1 factor" why Auburn chose Iowa State coach Gene Chizik over Buffalo coach Turner Gill. Gill, who is black, also is married to a white woman, and ESPN later reported that two Southeastern Conference coaches said Gill got passed over for the job partly because of his interracial marriage.

Here we go again. The fans on the Auburn Rivals site were pulling for Gill before we heard he was even interviewed. He is a class act. When Chizik was first hired we were sick. But the strange thing is that Auburn's new coach, Chizik, has just hired four black coaches. These guys are friends of his that he worked with at other schools and one that was kept over at Auburn. We are excited about them because they are good coaches and great recruiters. I like Barkley, but he has a big mouth that gets in the way of his brain sometimes.

One other thing. Chizik was a coach at Auburn, I think, the year we were undefeated. Anyway that year he won the Frank Broyles Award for the Outstanding Assistent Coach in the country. Maybe that had something to do with with his hiring.

27 posted on 01/06/2009 3:44:18 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: misterrob
My wife and I have friend, a pretty, fine-featured, intelligent, well-educated black female who is deep into spinsterhood because, for years, she has insisted on dating only black men who share her deep religious convictions, and those cannot have been married previously. In the last few years she has modified her criteria to encompass previously married black men with strong religious convictions if they do not have any children.

Unfortunately most of her pool of eligibles today have convictions, but not strong religious ones, and most that meet her age/marital status criteria are gay or in prison or both.

My wife and I both told her ten years ago that she needed to find a nice white guy who would treat her right, but she emphatically said, "No", because she would be ostracized by her friends and family.

In my last assignment with IBM one of my colleagues was a brilliant black man with a PhD in Electrical Engineering who met all of her criteria. I tried to play matchmaker, but she turned down the opportunity to meet him because "he is too overweight to suit me".

28 posted on 01/06/2009 3:48:46 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Swiftboating: Revealing inconvenient truths about Democrat candidates)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

True, but the liberals did their darndest!


29 posted on 01/06/2009 3:51:47 PM PST by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: AUsome Joy
Sir Charles has been married to a white woman for the last 15 years. How she puts up with his racial bigotry, and other crap that he deals in, I'll never know.
30 posted on 01/06/2009 3:58:09 PM PST by Coldwater Creek ("There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological Narcissist as president.")
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To: RightWingConspirator

I went out with a black chick about 10 years ago who said she started dating outside the color to enhance her chances of finding a good mate. She explained that eligible black men are hard to come by and those who date white women get a lot of second looks and pressure to date their own kind.


31 posted on 01/06/2009 4:08:29 PM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Hasn’t hurt Clarence Thomas. Did hurt OJ, but only after he murdered his white ex-wife.


32 posted on 01/06/2009 4:09:24 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Swiftboating: Revealing inconvenient truths about Democrat candidates)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Charles has no strength to fend of black man’s kryptonite!


33 posted on 01/06/2009 4:11:21 PM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Nah, it’s most likely about being conservative or leftie.


34 posted on 01/06/2009 4:12:54 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said last month that "race was the No. 1 factor" why Auburn chose Iowa State coach Gene Chizik over Buffalo coach Turner Gill. Gill, who is black, also is married to a white woman, and ESPN later reported that two Southeastern Conference coaches said Gill got passed over for the job partly because of his interracial marriage.

As if I'm supposed to accept everything Charles Barkley has to say. Chizik was only the head coach at Iowa State for two years before taking the Auburn job. Before that he was defensive coordinator at Texas in 2005-2006 for a team that went undefeated and won a national championship.

35 posted on 01/06/2009 4:13:13 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Strong, whose wife is white, said he heard that too many times for it to be rumor.

He considers the rumor to now be a fact based on how many times he's heard it. If it is a "fact," he must have someone in mind against whom to file a discrimination suit. No? Until then, it's still a rumor.

36 posted on 01/06/2009 4:35:34 PM PST by Misterioso ( Socialism is an ideology. Capitalism is a natural phenomenon.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Let me get this straight... your friend is looking to meet a black man with no criminal convictions and no illegitimate children running around? Does she also believe in leprechauns?


37 posted on 01/06/2009 5:15:02 PM PST by Mogwai (Senator Franken? Reality is crazier than The Onion.)
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To: TexasNative2000
Gill WAS interviewed for the coaching job at Auburn. Syracuse also interviewed him. They instead went with a coach from the Saints that had never been a head coach. He had been an alum. Are they racist? See post 27.

Auburn also went with a coach we had had before and who won the Broyles award for Outstanding Assistant Coach while he was at Auburn. Gill is going to continue to be an outstanding coach and may one day be the coach at Nebraska. For sure, Auburn wouldn't have been his last stop.

38 posted on 01/06/2009 5:35:33 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: Clemenza

Yes, most blacks do not want other blacks in interracial relationships.

Never forget one summer I was co-oping in DC and I had three black roommates (only white guy there) in the apartment. Two were from down south from black colleges. They were totally against me going out with a black woman, taking her away from a black man. Were also in favor of ‘separate but equal’ arrangements too. Blew my mind.


39 posted on 01/06/2009 5:45:08 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: RightWingConspirator

She doesn’t want to find anyone. It’s a shame she’s so afraid.


40 posted on 01/06/2009 5:46:29 PM PST by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Having a white wife didn't hold back Clarence Thomas.

He was given a political lynching by the left for allegedly harrassing a black co-worker. He is still given the Uncle Tom treatment despite his tremendous accomplishments.

41 posted on 01/06/2009 6:43:19 PM PST by businessprofessor
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To: festusbanjo
nonsense....Tony Dungy and that Lovey Smith guy as well as the coach in SanFran are great coaches....

Dennis Green not so much....Romeo....not so much.....

same can be said of white coaches.....

skin color should not matter.....hire a guy who can get the job done, and don't be afraid to dump someone because of his color...or hire someone because of his color....

42 posted on 01/06/2009 11:43:35 PM PST by cherry
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