December 13, 2012, - 5:36 pm

Rob Parker, RACIST of the Year VIDEO: ESPN’r Calls Redskins QB Not Black Enough, “Cornball Brother” (for Being Republican, Having White Fiancee)

By Debbie Schlussel

Today, Detroit sports columnist and TV personality Rob Parker went on ESPN and called Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III a “cornball brother” and said he’s not Black enough because Griffin is a Republican, has a White fiancee, and because he made statements that his skin color is not his identity. For the record, I know Parker and once worked with him, and he’s not only a racist, but he got everywhere he is and was given big break after big break solely because of his skin color. And that’s the real racism. He likes to make sensational comments like this to get attention, but he really believes this stuff. He’s also jealous that, unlike Parker himself, RGIII got where he is based on skill, not on affirmative action breaks based on complexion. Watch the video, below:



“Cornball Brother”: Rob Parker (Left) Says Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is Not Black Enough


We keep hearing this so it makes me wonder deeper about him. I’ve talked to some people in Washington D.C. My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is he a brother or is he a “cornball brother”?

He’s not really. Okay, he’s black, but he’s not really down with the cause . . . .

He’s kind of black, but He’s not really the guy you want to hang out with. He’s off to something else.

We all know he has a white fiancee. People always talk about how he’s Republican. There’s no information at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper into why he has an issue.

By the way, here is the quote from Robert Griffin that makes him “not Black enough” in the world according to Rob Parker:

I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that…We always try to find similarities in life, no matter what it is so they’re going to try to put you in a box with other African-American quarterbacks – Vick, Newton, Randall Cunningham, Warren Moon…That’s the goal. Just to go out and not try to prove anybody wrong but just let your talents speak for themselves.

Here’s what you need to know about Rob Parker (that I learned from personal experience when I worked with him):

When I hosted a radio talk show in 2002-2003 on what was then Detroit’s CBS-owned FM talk station (97.1 FM), every single thing Rob Parker said and did was race-based. That’s his very one-dimensional life. Race is who he is, and as I noted, how he got where he is. He was a lousy columnist for Detroit’s major newspapers, each of which fired him. The Detroit Newsistan finally got rid of him after one of his typically outrageous questions at a Detroit Lions press conference about the coach’s daughter and her fiance. That was after he got caught fabricating quotes and stories and got away with it, when a White columnist would have been fired immediately. And he wasn’t exactly a good radio host. But his then-on-air partner, Mark Wilson, told me, “They’ll never get rid of Rob because he’s Black and he’ll sue them. They know it, and he knows they know it.” And he managed to stay on the air much longer than he should have because of his skin tone.

One night on my late night show which followed Parker and Wilson’s “Parker & the Man” show (the show that Wilson–the White guy–helmed most of the time and Parker “phoned it in” most of the time), I discussed the Supreme Court decision on the University of Michigan’s affirmative action program (there were two Court decisions on it, actually). I talked about a close friend of my father’s, Dr. Franklin, a Black medical doctor. Dr. Franklin was a genius and among the best and brightest doctors there was. He graduated from Harvard Medical School with honors before there was affirmative action. But affirmative action took all that away from him because it led people to doubt his credentials, even though he was better than most doctors regardless of race. To prove the point, I then asked my listeners if, given that race is still a deciding factor in medical school admissions, would they go to a Black doctor or let a Black doctor operate on them. I particularly asked my Black listeners to comment on that. And every single Black caller said he or she would NOT go to a Black doctor, knowing that a Black doctor likely had affirmative action and might not meet the standards. In fact, most of my Black callers said they made it a practice to avoid Black doctors because of affirmative action, something I myself wouldn’t do (or admit to if I did).

But, then, Rob Parker called in, something just not done at radio stations. Another host doesn’t call a show and attack a fellow host on the air. Or, at least, that’s how it used to be. Parker called me a racist on the air. I let him engage in his rage-filled rant against me because he sounded like an idiot and a crazy man, and I like to let idiots and crazies perform. It’s very entertaining, as it was for my listeners. I could have responded or waited until he hung up and said on the air that Rob Parker is Exhibit A of racism–that he uses his skin color as a cover for lack of qualifications to get very far in life. But I didn’t need to. After all, the listeners to his show didn’t need me to tell them. Anyone who knows Rob Parker or has listened to him knows that racial identity and racial politics are his be-all, end-all.

And, so, I’m not surprised that Racist Rob is calling another Black man a “cornball brother” and doubting his blackness because that man wants to be known by his skills and not his race, unlike Rob who has not skills and only has the serendipity of race.

If Rob Parker were not Black, he’d never be on ESPN or be a columnist for ESPN’s New York website. If Rob Parker were White, he wouldn’t be in the elite group of successful sports commentators–a field everyone wants to break into, but in which few succeed. If Rob Parker weren’t a “brother,” neither you nor I would ever have heard of him.

And that’s the way it should be. Rob Parker’s career in public commentary should have ended long ago. But his skin color has given him not just nine lives, but 109.

It speaks volumes when the Stephen A. Smith, an egomaniacal liberal and uber-racebaiter on Rob Parker’s level, says on the air that he’s uncomfortable they went down that path. It’s like Al Sharpton making Jesse Jackson look sane.

Rob Parker is now the fill-in sportscaster for Detroit’s NBC affiliate, Local 4/WDIV-TV. Will the station have the guts to get rid of this racist? Will ESPN have the cojones to fire him?

Or will “Real Brother” Rob Parker’s Racist Gold Card play work yet again? I vote the latter.

One other thing: in today’s day and age, I thought having a White fiancee–especially if you’re a pro athlete–was the most “Brotherly” thing one could do. Just sayin’.

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Once again, tell me how blacks are just the same as whites? I’m not seeing it.

Imagine a white Southerner on ESPN saying that some white QB is a “cornball” (meaning race-traitor) because he won’t identify as white first, and has a black wife. Al “Punk Faggot” Sharpton would be all over that with his race hustling and poverty pimping black posse.


FrenchKiss on December 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    By the way, I had to google the term “Black.Run.America” because I see it used more and more lately. Turns out it is the latest trendy term used by racist fringe groups and popularized by the Neo-Nazi Website Stormfront.

    Melyssa on December 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I wonder what Rush Limbaugh’s take on this is going to be. Just kidding …

Gerald on December 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    LOL Gerald!

    sharon on December 14, 2012 at 12:52 am

BTW, what is the “cause”?

FrenchKiss on December 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Ah, Stephen A. Smith….a frequent, boring, idiotic guest of that phony, untalented bore Sean Vannity! But I digress.

I’ll say it. In the advent of Obama-Putin, with another 4 years of HELL about to begin…if you are black and are Liberal and love Obama-Putin you are… (& this means YOU Rob Parker)…

a) Dumb. So dumb you worship the VERY idiots who think black people are stupid and can’t think for themselves. (*Some animals are more equal than others*)

b) Are aggressively IGNORANT to history and how it all went down. You don’t even show interest in WANTING to know the truth.

c) You look pathetic and weak to those who do know history and do know the evil and the lies proliferated by the Democrat party. You’re only protected by your legion stupidity because most are too afraid of the race card that’ll be used against them if they told you the cold, hard truth.

It doesn’t have to be that way. The truth is openly out there. But so many DON’T want to learn. It’s pathetic to see Black Liberals acting like they are all tough and rough and ain’t no one gonna keep ’em down when the phony, Liberal, racist liars are doing just THAT. *spits*

And I see it and think y’all are pathetic and dumb and throw your freedom and liberty away for NOTHING and for people very dumb and duplicitous and evil. Who’s zoomin’ who NOW, Black Liberals????

Skunky on December 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm


    On a sports talk show in Houston I listen to, they said that even Stephen A. backed away from what that idiot Parker said. As long as black Americans buy into the bullshit the Sheila Jackson Lees, Al Sharptons, Jesse Jacksons, Rev. Wrights spew, they will see a need to be “really down with the cause . . . .”

    WilliamMunny on December 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Well I am black, Educated and Conservative. I am sick of race hustlers. 95% of blacks are slaves to the Democratic party in which the KKK was formed after the Civil War. I don’t want to lumped with blacks that have achieved their jobs by affirmative action. I have been working since the age of 16 years, grew up in a single parent home(mother widowed) and worked my way through College. I tell Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to go to HELL!! And WHO CARES who Redskins QB marry…Hell I’m dating a white woman from the Czech Republic…

    Joe N on December 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Clearly, you are “down with the cause”, the cause of self reliance, personal initiative, the freedom to make a living by your own efforts and to keep the fruits of your own labor. I am not a black American, but I am your brother in this cause. It is through our unity, not our diversity, that we will prevail when the going gets tough.

      Pete on December 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

        Until Joe wants to date your sister! Joe, is your uncle named Tom?

        Tmoe on January 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

I would love to hear that radio show you did about black doctors, Debbie. The issue of race in America can only be dealt with by lots of frank talk on both sides and not the usual, warmed-over fare of soft racism, guilt and hostility.

DS_ROCKS! on December 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I know that eminent racist, Eric Holder, called us cowards. He just wants a discussion on race. Is this what he had in mind? Is he down for the cause?

JeffT on December 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Mark Levin is mentioning this story right now. (A replay will be available on his website.)

Levin said “it has been brought to my attention…,” but mentions nothing further, crediting no one.

BP: On this site, we don’t care what frauds, plagiarists, and hacks are merely regurgitating and not as well as was originally said here. Mark Levin puts the capital “H” in Hack, the capital “F” in Fraud, etc. DS

Barry Popik on December 13, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    So, Schlussel, I see that Levin, Prager, and Medved are all on your shit list. Levin is a conservative as well as Prager. Medved, eh, not so much. Of course, no conservative is as pure in thought and actions as you. Instead of pompously being self-aggrandizing, maybe you should read/listen to what they have to say. You might learn something. But I wouldn’t bet on it.

    FrenchKiss on December 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

Debbie, what’s your opinion on the prognosis of the nation in moving beyond this where a minority complains of racism and cash/awards/jobs/honors are thrown at him or her? And if it’s possible to move beyond and get to a meritocratic society, what will it take?

Any thoughts?

I keep thinking that culture shifts over generations, and this will shift, too, however, I wonder if it’ll be too late. Any ideas on how to contribute to a fear-free society where people aren’t promoted in life due to threats of allegations of racism?

B: We won’t be moving on anytime soon. Race-card playing and race baiting are the order of the day and will be for a long time. DS

Brad on December 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Just a correction. Griffin is not married. He is engaged.

B: You’re right. Thanks. Fixed. DS

Bill on December 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

So according to this mealy mouthed racist dirtbag I’m not black enough and not down for the cause? Because of what? I happen to be a Black Conservative and I’m proud of it. I think that it’s funny when stupid black liberals like Rob Parker and Stephen A-sshole Smith degrade and deride people like me and RGIII because we don’t let skin color define who we are. I know that I’m black but I also know that I believe in self reliance and self determination. I also know that I got where I’m at due to education talent and hard work. The vast majority of blacks including the two nitwits from ESPN believe that ALL blacks think that the “white man” kept and continues to keep us down. They see everything from a racial standpoint and if you stray off the “plantation” you are called an Uncle Tom, oreo, or in this case a cornball brother. Well I’ve got news for you Parker and all of you other braindead liberal blacks who voted for the Odummy. Because you helped put this phony back in power race relations will continue to get worse not better. Dopes like Parker will feel free to say dumb crap about blacks like RGIII because deep down Odipwad and our shuck and jive AG feel the same way. Not to mention the race pimps like “Justice Brothas” Jackson and Sharpton. How those two Black Conservative and Jewish haters ever became “black leaders” is beyond me.

Ken b on December 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Rob Parker has got the IQ of a flea…a racist flea at that, Eric Holder- closet racist, and finally our favorite demagogue-President Barack Obama. Tsk,tsk,tsk! When will White people ever learn?

Patrick on December 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Down with the cause? Not me. Does that make me a cornhole brother?

NotSkunky on December 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

To be charitable, he may not have normal intelligence.

pat on December 14, 2012 at 12:37 am

Everyday it’s something new. I really hate that I pay attention to what is going on.

sharon on December 14, 2012 at 12:54 am

Bob Parker should get a black horse and sheet.

Worry01 on December 14, 2012 at 12:56 am

Wow. If vaudeville ever comes back, Parker and Costas could go on the road. What’s with “Sportscasters these days? Are they all idiots? Sounds like they all went to the government/union schools to be “edjykated” by the union drones.

herbster on December 14, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Will Costas now criticize Parker for his racist rant? Nope.

    Concerned Citizen on December 14, 2012 at 11:01 am

herbster – yes, they are idiots. They only wish they had the talent of RGIII (or other athletes) – jealousy, plain and simple.

Road Warrior on December 14, 2012 at 5:11 am

Can you imagine if a white sportsperson said that exact same quotation? That RG III wasn’t black enough or that he was a cornball brother? He’d be run out of town BEFORE there was time to complain. Hey wasn’t there a famous civil rights person who hoped for a day when his children would be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character? Oh wait! Yes it was MLK! I guess he was a cornball brother, too then.

Oh and I love the title of his old radio show that you used to follow. “Parker and the Man” as in “this is another example of THE MAN tryin to keep me down.” Nice.

Sean M on December 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

Stephen A. Smith is not a hard-core liberal. At the time that Obamacare was being shoved down our throats, Smith aired his discontent with both the proposed law and how it was passed. I sent him a thank-you email for being honest on air when he could have remained silent in fear of Black or liberal backlash for denouncing Obamacare. He wrote me back. Maybe Mr. Smith has said some uber-liberal things in his life, but at least on the health-insurance debacle, his head is on straight.

Dina K on December 14, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Well Dina, thank goodness for small favours!

    I don’t see why we are supposed to be grateful to SAS just because he gets a tic of it correct. And isn’t it moot now since it’s the law of the land? I’m hardly impressed.

    AND we would be in the thick of it now IF only were the Liberal law not written so that the plan rolls out gradually.

    I’ll think of SAS’ ire when I have to pay the $63 surtax next year and if and when I will need a medical devise. It’ll be like a warm blanket.

    Does anyone even think anymore for crying out loud????

    Skunky on December 14, 2012 at 9:45 am

Hmmm … there ARE still benefits to being white in America. Can’t imagine that there are very many whites who would want to trade places with blacks. You don’t have to buy into the leftist/Marxist “white privilege” arguments to acknowledge that. Just sayin’

Also “One other thing: in today’s day and age, I thought having a White fiancee–especially if you’re a pro athlete–was the most “Brotherly” thing one could do. Just sayin’.”

That was the case maybe about 40-50 years ago when doing so was protesting segregation and racism. (Remember that Emmitt Till was lynched for telling a white woman that she was pretty.) But times have changed.

Gerald on December 14, 2012 at 10:12 am

Who is this Parker guy? He’s trying to build his legend by destroying the legend of RGIII? Seriously, Heisman Trophy, graduated early, is just 12 hours short of his masters degree, and was the second draft pick in the NFL. Not to worry, he’s also a great citizen and pretty conservative. Sort of destroys the image of the bad boy punk we’re so used to seeing. Parker should be screaming that every kid should strive to be like RGIII. Woe to him who calls evil good and good evil.

DJH on December 14, 2012 at 10:29 am

I live in the DC area and get Griffin reports by the hour. Griffin’s parents were career military and he was schooled outside of the US for a good portion of his education. Perhaps that might have something to do with his attitude and outlook on life?


Hokiecon on December 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

We finally get some news coverage of a young Black man and athlete(from my home state!) making a positive mark on his team and his adopted community, and this fool has to question his “Blackness”…huh??? Damn….

Many times Black folks are our own worst enemies…

D. O'Nay on December 14, 2012 at 11:51 am

Unfortunately, it has been my experience that Parker’s views are pervasive in the U.S. African American community. I have to believe these views are learned from parents and peers in the community. Can any of the Black or “not quite” Black readers comment on what they think needs to happen for integration to occur. Pleas from “not quite” Black leaders does not seem to have much affect. Can anything be done?

Visteo on December 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Unfortunately, you’re all too right. Blacks, in their own company, are a lot more unguarded in expressing their opinions. And their collective view of whites always is negative, regardless of how much whites are on their “good” behavior. Face it: They don’t like us. And frankly, I’m tired of being told I have to like them.

    There are some noble exceptions, of course. But they’re the exceptions, not the rule.

    Seek on December 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Parker must be a Giants (football Giants) not Midgets fan.

Panhandle on December 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Developing story: Chuck Hagel may be the Defense Department nominee. It appears that many do not like his record on Israel. Hmmm ….

Gerald on December 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

From ESPN Interview with Robert Griffin regarding controversy:

“For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin,” Robert Griffin said at the end of Wednesday’s post-practice news conference in reference to a question about Martin Luther King, Jr. “You want to be defined by your work ethic, the person that you are, your character, your personality. That’s what I’ve tried to go out and do.”
“I am an African-American in America. That will never change. But I don’t have to be defined by that.”

Robert Griffin is a class act…

Melyssa on December 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

My girlfriend is from Korea….guess I’m not down with the cause either, oh freakin’ well. More kimchi & seafood pancakes for me.

Mr. Lawrence on December 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm

“He’s also jealous that, unlike Parker himself, RGIII got where he is based on skill, not on affirmative action breaks based on complexion.”

Since he’s that much of a racist I’ll bet what he’s most jealous of is the white fiance. Blacks with money get good looking white women, whereas those that don’t will settle for ones that no self respecting white guy would do.

CornCoLeo on December 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    So true. We’ll see how long this one will last.

    Nicole Brown on December 15, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Someone should have told Parker while he was in his rant that the white fiancee is actually a Jewish woman from Israel and is related to Netanyahu. Imagine that rant!

Concerned Citizen on December 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Maybe they’ll be moving to Israel? Somehow I doubt that. Don’t think G-d would be “down with that.”

    Nicole Brown on December 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Rob Parker sucks pumice. I have had the non-pleasure of listening to his schtick whilst in the D. A complete glass-hole. But whatev….it pays his bills. He has been fired more than once…that is for damn sure. And he got/gets alot of slack because he’s black, you are correct Deb.

Steve Epps on December 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I would also like to the list of outstanding people the name of Thomas Sowell. He grew up in Harlem and has an outstanding mind.

Canadian Steve on December 17, 2012 at 5:18 am

Wow, I watch first take all the time, I like to hear the banter back and forth, but I never cared for Rob, his arguments are weak and not as well thought out, but after hearing this, wow, I really dont like him. Who gives a rats behind who Rg3 dates, if he’s a republican, who cares.
Im black, the crap coming out of Robs mouth never even crossed my mind or many other black people minds. (is he black enough?) how lame. They shouldnt bring him back on. He’s not good at all, and trust me people, Blacks arent having this discussion “is rg3 black enough) and by the way, there is no “Cause” lol, what is this 1963? “down with the cause” ha ha, yeah Im down with the cause to get you off the air. Lol.

Big D on December 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Well what do you know, ESPN, suspended Rob Barker. See, it was an extremely dumb thing to say. No one, and I mean no one is questioning RG3s blackness. Its just dumb Rob, Dumb.

Big D on December 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Bob Barker is black?

justaguy on January 8, 2013 at 6:44 pm

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