View Full Version : Tiger Woods & Eminem

06-02-2009, 11:36 PM
Both have conquered what many thought was impossible:

Tiger dominated the PGA and remains on top to this day. Since it's inception golf was seen as "the white mans sport" or often referred to it as that. Some "people" had a problem with a young black/Asian male coming out of no where and stealing the show. But he did, and he brought the sport to a new level. Tiger - experienced racist remarks from the sports following/culture.

Eminem instantly rose to success over night similar to how Tiger did. He went multi-platitinum and brought the art form of Hip Hop to a new level of skill. Say what you wan't but if the pioneers of hip hop have even given their nod of approval and respect (and its documented in interviews around the web) he must of done something right. But "some" people are still very critical and astonished that he is so highly reverred and dismiss him as one of the best. Eminem - experienced racist remarks from the art/music forms following/culture.

Now we are discussing two separate things here. A sport and an art form. But both subjects here share similarities (as well as the athlete and the musician.)

I'm curious of how many more examples it will take for society as a whole to realize that having an open protocol for any activity whether its sports, business, or art may help something prosper. But at the same time is it human nature to segregate and divide up?

For example: People on this very forum have split up into different user groups. People on Facebook create different groups every second and people join these groups.

Is grouping just animal instinct?

06-02-2009, 11:45 PM
they mixin' shit up, son. disturbing the balance.

that's how Obama became President.... was a very lengthy campaign.

12-26-2011, 01:47 PM

Dr. Simon Hurt
12-26-2011, 02:10 PM
Is grouping just animal instinct?

I think it was a survival mechanism in the distant past, but now it's just another pointless habit we've yet to grow out of.

I also think it's more convenient intellectually to segregate things, and also to label, classify them and come up with generalizations and apparent rules that govern their behavior.

We can probably safely say that society has "realize(d) that having an open protocol for any activity whether its sports, business, or art may help something prosper" when you see a person not of the caucasian persuasion succeed, and be accepted, in things like NASCAR or country music.