Tiger Woods, Blackness and Blame

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But while it was clear before his philandering scandal that Woods was seen as black more than he was seen as Cablinasian, it has become inescapable since. Woods’ philandering is being interpreted via stereotypes about black men: he’s spectacularly unfaithful, and he has a hankering for white women. Within American culture’s racist conception of black masculinity, this is textbook behaviour. In other words his bad behaviour is the result of the fact that he is a black man, married to a white woman. Some folks are using Tiger’s scandal to reinforce narrow beliefs that black men need to get it together and black women are unloveable.

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