Thursday, October 26, 2006

Hudson Strikes Again

I thought that nothing could top The Great Hudson Easter Egg Hunt, but that was before I found out about this. The best part about this mess is that some of these dopes still don't seem to understand why somebody might take offense at rich white people from a snooty suburb dressing up in blackface and afros to support their children's "Black Hawks" football team.

You can almost hear the explanations now, can't you? "This whole thing is ridiculous. I mean the team's called the Black Hawks, get it? Black Hawks, black people? Look, some of my very best friends are black. There's George at the country club who cleans my golf shoes. Why, I gave him a $50 tip just last Christmas. Besides, the refs were terrible and stole the game from us."

There are a lot of very nice, decent people in this town, but obviously, there are also a lot of people who think that this is their planet, and the rest of us ought to just shut up and be grateful that they're willing to share the air.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hudson's youth football team used to be just the "Hawks", when was the change?

Sadly, I'mn not exactly surprised by any of this. Growing up/living in Hudson, you don't really see much diversity. Well, there's people with red hair AND people with blonde hair. All sorts of colors...

erik said...

I don't know ... all those brown-haired, brown-eyed people ... when they start moving into Hudson, those property values are really going to go down.

That five-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath house might only sell for $800,000.

In the words of Weird Al Yankovic, "I had to settle for the medium-sized Jacuzzi."

Anonymous said...

...apparently Hudson has some good ol' fashioned wife beaters too.

ted danson said...

What's wrong with a wealthy white guy donning black face every now and then?

Ben said...

My favorite part of this entire story is the fact that we have Hudson soccer moms calling talk radio and appearing on the local news, saying that they had no idea this could be interpreted as racist.

And honestly, I believe them. I don't think they're overtly racist. I just think they're ignorant dumbasses.

Hornless Rhino said...

I believe them too, and as cynical as I am about my fellow Hudsonites, I'm skeptical about the claims that n-bombs were being thrown around by players and fans. Still, it's unfathomable to me how anybody in America could be so clueless about racial sensitivities.

Of course, the people paying the biggest price for this are the nine year old kids who just want to play football. I saw some comment on another site that said they aren't being allowed to participate in homecoming tonight. If that's the case, that's just terrible.

Sam said...

the hawks became the black hawks when they expanded their program. There are actually 5-6 hudson hawks teams at each level. in addtion to black hwaks there are white hawks, silver hawks, blue hawks, and scarlet hawks. The black hawks just liked to dress up more for the games.

Sam said...

also, as a player in the next level biut the same program, i was denied the chance to play against shaker in the league championship game. I am sure that they did not call the other team the n word and while the costumes could appear offensive, i assure you they were not intended to be