The Canadian Poker pro, Daniel Negreanu, is at the moment in very stormy weather after that he wrote some personal thoughts about the American TV-channel 'Black Entertainment Network" in his blog. Here are some parts of the blog post that have made so many people upset.
"While I was playing a mixed 400/800 game, listened to music, and watched BET (black entertainment), it suddenly hit me. How on [...] Read more » Daniel Negreanu accused of being a racist
From a european perspective it is completely silly to call him a racist. This whole discussion shows how political correctness leads to thought barriers. In Germany nobody calls a German with turkish origin a turk-german because he simply is german and therefore we call him a german!!! Most of them (over 95%) are so well integrated into german society that they even dont watch turkish tv which can be broadcasted via satellite.
Joined: May '08
Age: 33 (M)
dunotra did you even read what he wrote? There is nothing wrong with what he said. In fact I agree with what he said it's most likely the truth. Bottom line though nothing wrong with what he said and people are morons. I really doubt anyone important has actually criticized what he said. Tell me if someone other than a random dumb railer says something about this blog post.
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 34 (M)
lol, if anyboby is racist ,its black entertainment for targeting African-American audiences..
Daniel's response: “As for the article the guy wrote, I think he was brilliant. He threw out a big, eye-catching title like ‘Daniel Negreanu a racist?’ and it did wonders for the site. They got lots of hits. It’s a really low class move to try and increase traffic at your site that way, but hey, it really does work.”
Joined: Jun '09
Age: 35 (M)
I wouldn't go as far as calling Daniel a racist. Everybody has their opinion, it doesn't really matter if it's about being black or not. As a minority I don't feel the slightest bit offended. People should grow up and stop listening to intently
Joined: Jul '09
Age: 37 (M)
MARCEL123, I couldnt say it better... What Daniel was trying to bring in focus (imho) was how Blacks are racists. It will be not long till they start thinking on slave the whites as a reply for the past times... (little paranoic, give me a discount XD)