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What if Michael Vick was White?

By Alex Akita On May - 27 - 2009
What would the world think of Michael Vick if the former NFL quarterback was white?

Would we be as quick to blame him for his past mistakes, including most notoriously, the dog fighting ring he was found guilty of operating?

Would we have labeled him a sociopath, as Seattle radio host Kevin Calabro has done?

Would we be decrying his freedom, and challenging his opportunity to return to a life that might possibly include a future, once again, in the NFL?

If Michael Vick was white, would we be more forgiving?

If Michael Vick was white, would we withhold the name-calling, the labeling, and the character insults?

If Michael Vick was white, would we allow him the freedom he has earned, credit him for admitting guilt and serving his court-appointed prison sentence, and let him back into society?

We may not want to admit that skin color has anything to do with this issue, but it does. It may not influence you, or the person sitting next to you, or the person sitting next to them.

But it does influence a multitude of people around this nation, who only wish to bring down Michael V...

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