Bernard Hopkins Thinks Donovan McNabb Isn’t Black Enough

For a guy who generally goes about his own business and rarely says much about other people, Donovan McNabb catches a lot of hate.

Boxer Bernard Hopkins took a Tuesday training session as an opportunity to fire a shot at the Washington Redskins quarterback, referring to McNabb’s skin color as “a suntan” and questioning both his blackness and his toughness after the QB talked about feeling betrayed after his trade from the Eagles.

Via the Philadelphia Daily News:

“Why do you think McNabb felt he was betrayed? Because McNabb is the guy in the house, while everybody else is on the field. He’s the one who got the extra coat. The extra servings. ‘You’re our boy,’ ” Hopkins said, patting a reporter on the back in illustration. “He thought he was one of them.”

Here we go again with the Uncle Tom stuff. Because we didn’t get enough a couple of months back with Jalen Rose and Grant Hill? If McNabb isn’t really black, maybe Hopkins should spread the word to Rush Limbaugh, who seemed to think he was black enough to garner special treatment during Limbaugh’s ill-fated stint as a television football analyst.

This isn’t the first time Hopkins  has sounded off about McNabb. The boxer says he felt snubbed by McNabb when he visited an Eagles practice several years ago. He went on to say that while McNabb grew up privileged in a Chicago suburb, current Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and former Eagles receiver Terrell Owens remained true to their roots.

“T.O. got [into] the boardroom and saw the way they talked to McNabb. Coming from where he [comes from] – that’s strange to some white people, when a black man speaks.

When T.O. walks in the boardroom with the Eagles suits, he’s like, ‘What the heck? I ain’t used to this language. I’m used to speaking up.’ “

What language is that, Bernard? English?

I’m still waiting for the Official Blackness Handbook to be published so we can know once and for all what we should and shouldn’t do to be considered “black”. If Hopkins thinks Donovan McNabb is a jackass because he wouldn’t engage the fighter in conversation after practice, then fine. But if you’re going to fall back on this House Slave vs. Field Slave argument every time two black people with different upbringings have a disagreement, just keep your mouth shut – especially when no one asked you the question in the first place.

Although, Hopkins did have one nice thing to say about McNabb.

“Nice guy. I’d trust him around my kids,” Hopkins said.

Well isn’t that special?

5 thoughts on “Bernard Hopkins Thinks Donovan McNabb Isn’t Black Enough

  • I think everybody is intitle to their own opinion, but you went to far because dont understand why he said anything about him. I do, its hard for me to sit down and talk to somebody who is black and speaks like a white man. Im not saying it’s wrong but its hard for black guy who had it all growning up, trying to tell me what i need to do to and trying to put his foot down. You on the other hand got unruly towards B-hop because if you would have said that to his face, you would be picking up your dentures! Point blank period

  • B-Hop my manz & all but McNabb is one of my favorite QB’s of all time. Dude carries himself with integrity & professionalism! I guess according to B-Hop you have to have an asshole streak in you to be black…Or being too professional dismisses your blackness, huh…Ridiculous! Critique his play or something but B-Hop sounds foolish! FOH! & LoL @ “I trust him around my kids.”

  • Wes… you are a jackass.

  • whether true or not as many ppl on the blogs seem to agree is it a good idea for black men to talk publicly about stuff like this its like giving ppl ideas in regards to black men on how to play them against each other and get at a pet peeve with outhouse inhouse things. some ppl cant and wont cover up things when they feel they are right and i understand his need to admit his strong feelings but lol…it might just give ideas to make that situation happen more if it is with validity? i dont know much about thme as i dont follow anything other than the lakers i have seen donovans commerical i have no issue with either i just know tha that this story is making the rounds on black male blogs.

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