I don't see it as racist personally. Tiger is black, and he has an asshole. Just an unfortunate way of saying stick it up his ass.
Neither do I, though unfortunately this is the way society now functions. What if he had called him a "short haired arsehole" or a "six foot arsehole" or even a "brown eyed arsehole"? (
) Would that be considered discriminating against people with short hair, who are six foot or have brown eyes?
In Williams view, Woods is black (obviously) and has arsehole, so to Williams wants to shove it up his "black arsehole". Now obviously this is a ridiculous stupid thing to say and I feel that people who include a person skin colour in a insult are incredibly lazy.
Ironically, for me, I think that racism is only an issue because people draw attention to it. If the problem of racism was never brought up again I feel that the amount of people feeling discriminated would lower. NOW
I am not saying that these campaigns to remove racism should be taken away because there are millions of more people that need to be educated, but the point I just made can only occur when the WHOLE WORLD realises colour has nothing to do with anything. I think that these campaigns just create a circular notion whereby instances of racism are highlighted because people are told to. For the example of Woods; the words "black arsehole" is deemed racist by some but that's on the premise that "black" is a demeaning word. Therefore, the word "black" insinuates that there is something wrong with Woods due to his skin colour and as such the notion of racism is created. If people weren't told or believed that describing someone's skin colour is an act of racism then people wouldn't be offended /offending with it and racism would begin to disappear. I am NOT saying that people just have to suck it up, that's not what I'm saying
, just the fact that the current anti-racism programs just fuel the fire of Political Correctness and unintentionally heighten the percieved instances of racism.
To try and sum up what I mean, I'll use an example which will probably be shite.
A commentator during a sports ficture makes a claim that a certain player is the only white/black player in the team. This is merely a fact. Whether it's a smart thing to say or not doesn't matter, but the point is that saying something like that isn't racist. He/She is
the only black/white player on the team. People will then only find it racist because they believe that stating a person's skin colour is a taboo, creating a racial situation out of nothing. The only way to remove racism is by everyone understanding that skin colour is just the same as eye colour, hair colour, height etc. Hopefully the reaction from the crowd in that example one day would be something like, "Oh that's Tom Smith, didn't notice he was white/black before, because he's just Tom Smith to me".
- from an Australian Arsehole-