Russell Wilson Unfazed by Not Being Black Enough

January 21, 2015 at 8:00 am by Terez in Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

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As the Seahawks began the season with a sluggish start, and the team traded away receiver Percy Harvin, a criticism came of Russell from anonymous team-mates who suggested Russell “isn’t black enough”. Now Russell’s Uncle Ben, yes that’s his real Uncle’s name, is talking about how Russell felt about being called not black enough. “For Russell it’s water off a duck’s back.’”“Russell knows who he is. His grandfather was the president of an historically black college. There’s no question Russell understands who he is. He understands the history of black quarterbacks in the NFL and the history of black athletes in sports. I think for some people they want to decide: ‘Are you black enough’ or ‘Are you Jewish enough’ or ‘Are you Catholic enough?’ It’s not limited to race alone. But Russell is not a person who will allow race to define him nor should he.” This whole thing is ridiculous, all that matters is Russell is heading to the Superbowl in back to back years.-TO

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