Posted: 1/28/2013 2:00 PM
Posted: 1/28/2013 2:11 PM
NJReb wrote: on the race thing, I think one of the issues might be that Marshall is such a non-conformist, which generally does not go over well in white, Southern culture. If you noticed who was taunting him in that film clip, it was a bunch of "clean-cut", preppy, conservative, frat boy types in polo shirts, every single one of whom was white....and I think it is Henderson's scruffiness and hip-hop-inspired, break-all-the-rules style, as much as anything, that drives their hostility. They are all about conformity and he is, in a way, a threat to their entire code of behavior. They might accept that behavior in a black guy who is not part of their social world to begin with, but seeing it in a white guy drives them crazy.A lot of these frat boys listen to rap music, which, I think, reflects a sort of pent-up frustration with the conformist culture they inhabit and a fantasy about escaping it.....and when they see a guy like Henderson living out that fantasy, it could be that it just pushes all their buttons at once.I don't want to go too far with this, but I do think these factors probably play into the phenomenon we are witnessing.I doubt Marshall would create as much of a stir if he were playing in the Northeast as he has playing in the South.
Posted: 1/28/2013 3:35 PM
NJReb wrote: ...They might accept that behavior in a black guy who is not part of their social world...
Posted: 1/28/2013 7:39 PM
Posted: 1/29/2013 10:07 AM
NJReb wrote: They are all about conformity and he is, in a way, a threat to their entire code of behavior.
Posted: 1/29/2013 12:14 PM
Last edited 1/29/2013 12:18 PM by VandyCop
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