Mike Wilbon is upset about an election. No, not that one. Tiger Woods was left off the list of 50 greatest black athletes as voted on Survey Monkey. Tiger’s greatness is not in question. Tiger, Jack, and Bobby are the three greatest golfers. We will wait while you decide the order.
OK. Mike says, “But it ain’t a credible list of the greatest [black athletes] if it doesn’t include Tiger.” We agree on greatness so Mike has decided that Tiger is black. It is a binary choice and we would vote the other way unless given criteria. Tiger, as Mike says, calls himself “Cablinasian.” It means he is multiethnic. Since he is half asian then he is less than half black and we would think that (at least half) would be the criteria. If you go by the old Jim Crow criteria of one drop then he should be on the list. Tiger surely is the greatest asian golfer of all time.
The good news is that many of the challenges of diversity will go away as folks become more multiethnic. It can’t happen too soon.