That quote, is a fake obviously. If it were real then Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and every other civil rights activist would have came out the woodwork to defend Floyd Mayweather. Lord forbid someone of a different race say something stereotypical or racist about black people. But it seems as if black people get a free pass and are "allowed" to say whatever racist remark they want without any repercussion. Only a few weeks removed from the Dr. Laura Schlessinger N-word rant she did live on the air in which she was making a poor attempt of making a point to a listener by using the N-word NOT calling the listener the N-word, we have Floyd Mayweather throwing out racial slurs and derogatory terms in slandering Manny Pacquiao, a man of Filipino descent, and no one bats an eye. I really don't want to hear the "well Boxing doesn't have someone in charge to reprimand Floyd Mayweather for his actions" because for starters Mayweather is a grown ass man he should know better. Secondly, no grown man should "need" someone to discipline him to know what's right from wrong and what he was just as wrong as if a white man did it. This double standard racism with black people has GOT to stop and it has to stop NOW. And it starts with us, by us I mean black people ourselves need to stop being racist. That's right, black people can indeed be racist too and are just as guilty of it as any other race of doing it. Except it seems black people get a pass in society and not only is it overlooked, it's encouraged and shrugged off as jokes.
If you have been living under a rock for the past year or you just don't follow boxing, Pacquiao and Mayweather are both professional boxing champions at the top of the whole game in the Welterweight division who were on a collision course to duke it out to claim the spot as being the best "pound for pound" fighter. Unfortunately, this mega-fight hasn't happened yet due to certain obligations that Mayweather's camp has set for Pacquiao who did not want to agree to. One of the main requirements was for Pacquiao to take an olympic-drug style test which essentially proves if an athlete is taking any performance-enhancing drugs by doing blood tests at random and within two weeks before their scheduled fight. Pacquiao declined the request, hence the hold up in the fight. That's the backstory, and now to the issue. On September 2, Floyd Mayweather who has been on a hiatus from boxing after his match and victory over Shane Mosley a few months ago got on Ustream and recorded a 10-minute long video calling out Manny Pacquiao. The comments don't start until 3:04 mark:
We'd be kidding ourselves into why this rant did not get the same attention as the Dom Imus rant, or as Dr. Laura, or even Jennifer Lopez from years ago in doing a song with Ja Rule called "Ain't It Funny" in where she said "Nigga". We all know why. But the question is where do we go from here? A good start is for Mayweather to apologize to Manny Pacquiao, which he has already done as of yesterday...sort of, the initial apology doesn't start til the 1:40 mark:
First of all, that's not an apology. A real apology consists of three parts: 1) Saying sorry. 2) Acknowledging what you did and 3) Showing remorse for your actions and how you will correct them. Stating that "you didn't mean it" and begin to list the different types of friends doesn't make you any less racist than you were 3 days ago, Floyd. All that means is you have a keen awareness of the company you keep. Saying you have friends from different groups as well as having an Asian woman sitting next to you doesn't mean you apologized. You also apologized to the wrong people aka your loyal fans and tried to salvage the ones you still had left and not once did you offer an official apology to Manny Pacquiao nor the Asian community for your insensitive comments. As a black man, I'm disgusted by this behavior being repeated time and time again by black people and then they have the nerve to get upset when someone from another race says something about them. So please, spare me the "Floyd didn't really say anything that insensitive" because what isn't sensitive to you it could be for someone else, remember that first of all. If you are black and reading this, you should be just as embarrassed as I am by Mayweather's crass statements and his half-assed apology. "Reverse Racism" as it's called and racism period is a very sensitive subject in our country for obvious reasons, but regardless as long as we, black people, keep turning away when one of our own commits a racist crime and doesn't confront this black man (Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson I'm talking to YOU), then reverse racism and the coddling of black people as always being victims of race will continue. Manny Pacquiao needs someone to stand up for him and even though the civil rights movement was created with the idea to make black people equal to white people in America, then they should be held under the same spotlight when they commit a foul just as Mayweather has done.