DeBerry didn't insult blacks. If he'd have said, "Blacks are fast, but they can't grow orchids," or "Blacks are fast, but they stink at the accordion," then we'd have something.
Look, the only way we're ever going to deal with real racism is to throw out all the dumb crap that isn't racism--the stuff that gives racists ammo to toss at us.
Take it back? The only thing DeBerry should take back is his apology. ?
I think Rick Reilly just tested positive for stupid.
--Samuel Sosa, Baltimore
The only thing that Sports Illustrated should take back is Rick Reilly. Hey, Rick, what time does the Klan meeting start?
--Mr. Richard Feder, Fort Lee, N.J.
Hey, Rick. I'm enclosing a razor blade. Do the right thing.