In the whoosh of one race, a woman in the stands turned to Jeremy's mom in disbelief. The woman couldn't help herself, couldn't keep the words inside her mouth. "Is he mixed?" she blurted.
RE: Why is it A BIG DEAL that Jeremy Wariner is white?
Vipam> ... It seems to me that many of you are displaying borderline racist view points in my opinion!!!
kmh> ... I assume he is not of West African descent.... Do we know this for certain?
redmeansdead> ... I was more surprised at the fact Jeremy is so young rather than the fact that he is white.
Apple Cider Vinegar> Ignoring race is dillusional.
9> ... If you are celebrating that a WHITE guy won a 'sprint', then i could look at it the other way, you being happy BLACK guys lost.
dk46> ... So if I'd phrased my shock by saying a thin guy won the 400m, would you call me prejudiced towards the muscularly ripped-challenged ...?
BigTex> ... I guess it's only racist if someone is proud of the accomplishments of white people....
No one, of any color, had the market on misconceptions cornered. The Florida A&M track coach caught wind of Jeremy's times and telephoned Coach Nelson to make a recruiting pitch.