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Tiger Woods Says Whatev To Lynching Comments+Common Freestyles At The Pulpit

I reported yesterday how the Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman said some foolishness on national tv last week. She said that any golfer trying to test Tiger Woods might have to "lynch him in a back alley". And Tiger is telling folks today he finds nothing insulting about the comment and does not believe any il will was meant. Especially because he's known her for 12 years. Whatev Tiger. I just want to know who uses the word "lynch" in their everyday vocabulary and who uses the word in a positive connotation? Take off your Marc Jacobs blinders and keep it all the way funky Mr. Woods.
{Thanks Nikki}
While other folks were poppin' bottles, Common hit up well known church Trinity United Church of Christ in his hometown of Chicago for New Year's Eve. He brought in the New Year with the congregation and was even called up to the pulpit to bust a freestyle to help bring in the '08.

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daayum you people are stupid

daayum you people are stupid with your oversensitivity and reactions to WORDS and any behavior you have reason to suspect as prejudice.Your pride and hypocrisy do not help your cause.political correctness is in for a rude awakening.Get off your broken high horse and get some real self esteem and stop worrying about and blaming little words for your own irresponsible actions.
Spooky's picture

hmmmm, would that be wrong?

hmmmm, would that be wrong? People like TWoods forget that he as a public figure are subject to anything that the public wants to dish out. We AA have been frustrated by his denial of Blackness, but as usual we jumped on the Tiger bandwagon. I say it's time to jump OFF the bandwagon, and show him that we can practice denial also. Remember Jena? When we show up and show out in numbers we make a difference. Now really TWoods, wouldn't have been easier to take the high road, instead of.."she's my friend...."
Debra Mason's picture

I've used the word lynch a

I've used the word lynch a few times last year to refer to having a cabal of people off someone. Perhaps some of the people in this group's vocabulary isn't large enough. when friends talk about each other they sometimes forget some racial makeup and feel free to use whatever words they want since the intent is clear with any potential "blurring of the line." What would Kelly have gained by using the words in a racial sense? Nothing and it doesn't make sense it would except for a hypersensitivity concerning the word "lynch" being used always in a racial sense. Now, let's talk about the use of the "nigger" word in virtually every hip-hop song. If Black people condone its use as mean "my black brother" then what do you expect kids to think? How about white, Asian or other kids who sing these tunes because they are top "hits" on today's radio? So if a Black person uses it then it's ok, but if a white person uses it for the same reason - after all, it seems to feel to be a legitimate word - then he's branded a racist pig. It's about time someone with moxy stood up and denounced the use of the word "nigger" by everyone. But you rail Tiger Woods as a pussy-wimp for not standing up to a rather clear innocuous comment. Shame on all of you. Go after the hip-hop artists that you wouldn't dare to call a disgrace, who have set back the civil rights movement by decades with their monetizing the word "nigger" in their "hit songs."
Mo's picture

LOL

LOL
Lucy Johnson's picture

Breaking down barriers with

Breaking down barriers with regard to segregated golf clubs is a positive thing but in no way does it justify tolerating racist comments. Taking the high road would have been to acknowledge that comments were offensive and to indicate that he would address the matter with Kelly privately.
Harlem112's picture

I really really sympathize

I really really sympathize with Tiger. He is confused about who he is, what is real purpose is in life. This idea that using words like "lynch" in reference to prevent action is inappropriate friend or no friends. Because of people like Tiger who feels it is ok to use those kinds of words when referring to people of colour just adds to racism in the world. And by the way Tiger you are Black that is why she was comfortable in using that word in reference to YOU.... get it ?
Opal McKenzie's picture

[quote comment="24581"]I'M

[quote comment="24581"]I'M BLACK??? GTFOH!!!!! :([/quote] oh my LOL!!!!!
DivaKim's picture

oh my. LOL

oh my. LOL
DivaKim's picture

[quote comment="24547"]When

[quote comment="24547"]When is everyone going to come to the realizaion that Tiger Woods is not black. He is Cablasian and they didn't lynch Cablasians. Can't you see he is light skinned with that good hair. Please stop trying to lump him in with us Nappy headed Niggers. He has a pass.[/quote] ROTFLMFAO!
~Nic Nac~'s picture

[quote comment="24544"][quote

[quote comment="24544"][quote comment="24538"]PLEASE READ: i can get into alot of trouble for revealing this but hey, life is short.... Tiger Woods can't even fix his mouth to adress any comments made by a racist, he is being watched like an Indian mowing the lawn at the White House. His wife is a "contracted hit bride" that means, she was designed, trained and contracted to pursue Tiger Woods, marry him and have at least 3 kids (you'll see it soon) from him, so that his wealth will be linked to his wife's family, particularly her grandfather who is known to be a wealthy, wealthy, wealthy former SLAVE MASTER...yes. believe it or not. She was positioned around him so that it would be easy for him to catch the bait and he did, bcuz she is a blonde, young, white flower, exactly what he likes. but she dsn't love him or like him, she is doing a contracted job which she is being paid to do (like so many more contracted hit brides married to blackmen-i'll tell you all more later), so THEY (the people who's money Tiger puts in his pockets every time he wins a tornament etc.) can get their money back since this "Mut(mixed breed- how they refer to Tiger Woods)" keeps winning everything. They use this strategy for many "champions" regardless of what sport or genre these "black men" are in because they want their money back, its too deep to explain right now. Now Tiger Woods is forever linked & trapped financially to this family and he dsn't even know who is in his family from his wife's side. But it will be a shocking revelation for him, as one of the members involved will soon be writing a tell all book about this secret society of "contract hit bride/wives". believe it or not. bcuz of the nature of this i cannot and will not provide anymore info until i know i wont get f'd up for saying even this. welcome to Amerikkka.[/quote] Very, very interesting. Wow.[/quote] I concur
~Nic Nac~'s picture

It's a conspiracy: White

It's a conspiracy: White people get us hyped up - We never really know any effective means of dealing with it - our blood presure goes up - We die..!?!?? STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE AND BETTER YOURSELF!!!!!
TheTruth's picture

Natasha i do.... uses lynch

Natasha i do.... uses lynch in my vocabulary... too funny i commmented in another post b4 i even read what u had said...why is the lady being suspended for what she said… tiger aint black remember there is only 20% black what does he call himself Cablinasian… did she put her foot in her mouth yes big time… was it targeted towards the black community no… thats like me seeing a pic of a thin person and be like damn he skinny like a holocust victim… to later find out that the person is jewish…. tiger dont want to be black dont identify with being black so this comment shouldnt matter… { as u see it didnt matter tiger acts white got a white beezy and a white baby} i say lynch all the time… i think we are getting overly sensitive these days
XxlexixX's picture

Just to comment on the Tiger

Just to comment on the Tiger situation. I applaud Tiger for taking the high road, mixed or black. We as black people need to choose our battles. We cant fight every battle especially when it comes to racism. We can instead fight the ills that are killing our community, AIDS, violence and poverty. Focus on the positive and learn to brush all that negative ish out of the way.
Just in Paris's picture

Tiger Woods may be in touch

Tiger Woods may be in touch with his multi racial ethnicity and that's all good and well. However, in the REAL world, if you have one drop of black blood flowing through your veins, you are considered to be a BLACK PERSON and will NEVER, be accepted as anything else. Other mixed celebs (i.e. Halle Berry, Barack Obama, Tracy Ellis Ross) have found it easier to embrace that side of their ethicity, because in our society they have to function as black people regardless of their mixed heritage. I am not saying that he should deny the other parts of his racial heritage, but he needs to pull his head out of his behind and realize that to the rest of AMERICA, he is considered a NEGRO!! And futhermore, when a white person uses of the word LYNCHING, when referring to a person who is not white, it can not be viewed as anything but a racist comment!!!
Lucy Johnson's picture

I'm referring to watching the

I'm referring to watching the advertisers - keeping them in check. This is a blog run by a Black woman with a large female readership. If we as a people [esp. women] want things to change we have to action. It is dangerous to let comments about lynching someone go. There's no need to get overly emotional about it either - whether you agree or disagree about it - it was offensive. It's about standing for something. And yes if you know anything about jews they will make their displeasure known very clearly if they are offended. They have entire organizations set up to promote positive imagery and a singular cohesive message about who they are {Anti-Defamation League, etc}. The gains that were made from Civil Rights were fought for - not given to us. If we don't safeguard them and each other we will fall. While we may be lulled into a sense of accomplishment that allows Tiger Woods or someone else to think it's not a big deal there are others who are actively pursuing ways of putting us back in our 'place' - under their thumb.
sfsinger's picture

Tiger Woods should have

Tiger Woods should have responded as a member of the human race. This comment should have offended everyone and anyone. Racist remarks should be checked immediately. If someone joked with me like that about any race/creed/religion/culture, I would place him/her. That he finds it "no big deal" tells me most of all is that he is immoral. I don't care what he thinks he is, he is a part of the human race, an American and that should have deeply offended him. If he wanted to be colorblind, he would have stepped up, but this proves to me that he will do anything to win favor from whites.
today's picture

This is black folks problem,

This is black folks problem, we get upset with Tiger for not being upset over the comment, yet we have no problem endorsing coon movies, or black celebrities that degrade the beauty of being black, and sold us out , for the shiny nickle. We are amazing, I'd say so what, Tiger is going to say , what he feel. Let it go. Focus on the entertainers/athletes that are representing the black communities, like these rappers who blantantly disrespect black women,or these black production companies that have made us, the laughing stock of the human race. Target these black actors who put on a dress, and become a woman. Ask yourself this, in the name of comedy, when a black man dress in drag for the camera, are they making fun of black woman, saying that we are masculine, with no trace of femininity, or are they saying that they are feminine?
Bohwe's picture

Tiger mother is Thai and his

Tiger mother is Thai and his wife is Swedish... Leave him alone...
lili's picture

Overreaction to the lynch

Overreaction to the lynch comment. I'm so over it. Reaction to every little thing whether mal intended or not is like the boy who cried wolf. We need to prioritize. I saw it and I can tell she meant not to be harmful but just talking in a comical sense of way. I saw it and realized that it may be sometthing I say also in the moment of a conversation and not mean any harm by it either. We need to pick our battles......
candygyrl's picture

We are all different and

We are all different and react differently to situations.... why do we feel we should all think the same, act the same and be the same, whether we black, white or purple??? I think the rest of us should mind our own business and go after whomever we think offends us, but leave others to be themselves....There would be less conflict in the world if we could do that. Why do we also feel that those of us who are of mixed ethnicities should deny our other heritage to make the 100% claim of blackness... what the hell is wrong with making a factual statement of being of mixed races ... We are so hung up on this color thing we can't even see straight and anyone who allows a color to define who he/she is, is limiting his value and perception of his true value and potential... It's time we drop the foolishness and move on to higher consciousness... raas man... emancipation from mental slavery...
Raas Claat's picture

To have known some 12 yrs.

To have known some 12 yrs. doesn't make permittable <---(sp.?) Tiger. Let's just hope for your sake, Al Sharpton doesn't get his perm slicked back and ready for a Freedom march during one of your tournaments....HAHA!!! That would be funni...
January_Dreamer's picture

TIGER IS NOT TAKING THE HIGH

TIGER IS NOT TAKING THE HIGH ROAD, HE’S TAKING THE AM A BILLIONAIRE WITH A BLOND SWEDISH WIFE WHO FORGOT ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF THE REGULAR BLACK PERSON OUT THERE AND OUR HISTORY. THERE IS NOTHING NON-ISSUE NON-ISSUE NON-ISSUE (TIGER’S OWN WORDS) ABOUT LYNCHINGS. PERIOD.
ANA's picture

TIGER IS NOT TAKING THE HIGH

TIGER IS NOT TAKING THE HIGH ROAD, HE'S TAKING THE AM A BILLIONAIRE WITH A BLOND SWEDISH WIFE WHO FORGOT ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF THE REGULAR BLACK PERSON OUT THERE AND OUR HISTORY. THERE IS NOTHING NON-ISSUE NON-ISSUE NON-ISSUE (TIGER'S OWN WORDS) ABOUT LYNCHINGS. PERIOD.
ANA's picture

Who actually watches the golf

Who actually watches the golf channel?
Butterfly's picture

I need to start going to

I need to start going to Trinity....I think I will make that my mission this Sunday....CHI TOWN REPRESENT! :) LOL
PaigeyWaigey's picture

Im not mad at Tiger...dude

Im not mad at Tiger...dude already said on more than one occasion that he doesnt consider himself to be a black man. Therefore to me he is not ybf. Too bad everyone else sees a black/bi- racial man it dont matter who you marry.
Blessed's picture

i have to agree with those of

i have to agree with those of you who say Tiger Woods in know what relates to African American people and our experience. So why would he take offense to something that is so offensive to us. I feel sorry for him cause he honestly has no idea who he really is. Its clear who he wants to be and I say live your life and enjoy.
Michael's picture

[quote comment="24538"]PLEASE

[quote comment="24538"]PLEASE READ: i can get into alot of trouble for revealing this but hey, life is short.... Tiger Woods can't even fix his mouth to adress any comments made by a racist, he is being watched like an Indian mowing the lawn at the White House. His wife is a "contracted hit bride" that means, she was designed, trained and contracted to pursue Tiger Woods, marry him and have at least 3 kids (you'll see it soon) from him, so that his wealth will be linked to his wife's family, particularly her grandfather who is known to be a wealthy, wealthy, wealthy former SLAVE MASTER...yes. believe it or not. She was positioned around him so that it would be easy for him to catch the bait and he did, bcuz she is a blonde, young, white flower, exactly what he likes. but she dsn't love him or like him, she is doing a contracted job which she is being paid to do (like so many more contracted hit brides married to blackmen-i'll tell you all more later), so THEY (the people who's money Tiger puts in his pockets every time he wins a tornament etc.) can get their money back since this "Mut(mixed breed- how they refer to Tiger Woods)" keeps winning everything. They use this strategy for many "champions" regardless of what sport or genre these "black men" are in because they want their money back, its too deep to explain right now. Now Tiger Woods is forever linked & trapped financially to this family and he dsn't even know who is in his family from his wife's side. But it will be a shocking revelation for him, as one of the members involved will soon be writing a tell all book about this secret society of "contract hit bride/wives". believe it or not. bcuz of the nature of this i cannot and will not provide anymore info until i know i wont get f'd up for saying even this. welcome to Amerikkka.[/quote] SOOOO....DOES THiS REFER TO KOBE A**?!?! LOL iM JUST ASKiNG!!
Queen B.'s picture

Hey Michelle!! lol Gotta

Hey Michelle!! lol Gotta love Com--- He is every woman's dream man multiplied by four! Erykah messed up... Tiger--- Well he doesn't want to interrupt that young cash flow. During these financially arduous times we are facing, who does?!! Miss Brett
ChinaBowls's picture

I think the point is that in

I think the point is that in order for her to make such a comment the topic of lynching had to be in her forethought, whether she was intentionally malicious, that seem highly unlikely, it however doesn't change the fact that NO ONE SHOULD MAKE JOKES ABOUT LYNCHING!!!
ShaAxa's picture

Write to the Golf Channel and

Write to the Golf Channel and complain. The YT got a 2-week suspension. Better yet - write to the advertisers and say you will not tolerate racially-charged insults 'joking' or not and we'll be watching!
sfsinger's picture

Im so mad I missed Common.

Im so mad I missed Common. SMH. I haven’t attended Trinity in so long. Must get back in ’08 and not just about Common
Lexyb's picture

The Imus comments: Ok-those

The Imus comments: Ok-those were over the top and not at all funny. That One Golfer's comments from the Masters a few years ago-about eating Chicken and Watermelon now-completely out of line. The Kelly comment: Really?? We (black folk)are becoming a little too sensitive these days and what's even worse is that other folk took more offense to it than Tiger. So there have been a few flat our racial/dumb a$$ comments lately, but DAMN..are we(black folk) going to make every comment by a white person said about someone who happens to be black racial?? So a white person and you (a black person) are talking about music, and the white person says "I don't like rap"- does that make his comment racist and should everyone get in an uproar about that???? And if you said "yes", then you have no life and your a dumb a$$! I'm going to pray for you.
MSDiva1's picture

That shit IS offensive! But

That shit IS offensive! But we've got to get control of our emotions. People have been saying nasty, F-ed up crap about us from the jump and we still let it hurt our feelings. We have got to become more disciplined and become stronger and then and only then...none of the shit they do or say will matter. Right now they still have alot of us under their thumbs and alot of us still don't know the smart way to get up out. You should probably take notes from Tiger if your smart.
THETRUTH's picture

TWOODS got too much money to

TWOODS got too much money to be MAD at anyone
miss canada08's picture

Now your worried about the

Now your worried about the Jews. Get that mirror out Son!
THETRUTH's picture

[quote comment="24526"]MEMO

[quote comment="24526"]MEMO TO TIGER: You are BLACK fool. Any mention of someone LYNCHING your Black ass SHOULD be considered offensive!! UGH!![/quote] Good look...Exac-the-eff-ly...The state of the mindless spineless Negro is manifested like ole times. Yesum boss...I's ain't hurd nutin yu says bout me...i reckon its the truth boss...yesum...yesum...boss. Slugs in your mug...all things considered. Peace.
Marcus X's picture

[quote comment="24646"]I

[quote comment="24646"]I think Tiger handled that with dignity and grace. Pitching a fit is exactly what people expect a Black Man/Woman to do in a situation like that. Why give people what they expect??? Its foolish. Rise above the foolishness.[/quote] Tell that to a Jew...Your ass will be canned and exiled out of this country and linked to a terrorist organization...Jedi Mind Trick...Eff Outta Here!!!
Marcus X's picture

We need to be focused on

We need to be focused on ourselves and quit spending energy worring about them. Check em when the shit happens and then move on...with the quickness. They think its funny that they have the abiliy to piss us off anytime they want, get us all hyped up and in the mean time we ain't doing shit for ourselves because were too busy thinking about them. They love that shit about us...that they can control our emotions anytime they want. Get up, get out and go get something and fuck them. Tiger has probably done more for Black people on this planet than all these haters on here combined and for that we hate on him. Were looking assy Black people. Focus on ones self not everyone and everything else around you. I does us no good.
THETRUTH's picture

I think Tiger handled that

I think Tiger handled that with dignity and grace. Pitching a fit is exactly what people expect a Black Man/Woman to do in a situation like that. Why give people what they expect??? Its foolish. Rise above the foolishness.
BellaY's picture

GET IT TRINITY UNITED CHURCH

GET IT TRINITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST!!! Rev. WRIGHT IS THE BEST!!
Tanya's picture

[quote comment="24629"]HOW IS

[quote comment="24629"]HOW IS IT THAT BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SUCH HATERS AND WE WORRY ABOUT WHAT EVERYBODY SAYS ABOUT US AND THEN WE GO AND TALK _ISH ABOUT EACH OTHER EVERY CHANCE WE GET? TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD WE'RE LOOKING REALLY F-ED UP THESE DAYS. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT TIGER HAS FOUND HIS OWN PERSONAL FORMULA FOR "MAKING IT HAPPEN" IN A BIG WAY AND WE WANT TO HATE ON HIM FOR THAT! START LOOKING IN THAT MIRROR AND STOP LOOKING IN THE MICROSCOPE BLACK PEOPLE. WE'RE ALL FAR MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ALL THIS BULLSHIT.[/quote] But if she had stated "gas chamber" her ass would be off that station immediately. Gotta correct ish like this, even if she was joking...The Defamation League would've been beating down her door, and got another 40 Acres and a Mule. Negro keep letting ish bounce off your spineless back...the play toy of the world. It's the principal. Seriously. Check that ish at the door. It's 2008. Peace.
Marcus X's picture

Tiger handled it like Black

Tiger handled it like Black people SHOULD handle it when people make ignorant comments. We get all uptight and want to march and waste time on the irrelevant. Tiger's like, "I'm Tiger Woods, dammit!" and he recognizes that what some silly b#tch says is not gonna keep him from making that money and taking care of his family. WE NEED TO GET UPSET THAT 25% OF BLACK KIDS CAN'T READ, AND 70% OF BLACK CHILDREN ARE IN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES!!! Not wasting time on some silly ofay. GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE!!!
allnatural's picture

Tiger, Many a TRUE word is

Tiger, Many a TRUE word is spoken in jest. Believe that.
Dee's picture

[quote comment="24506"]Well

[quote comment="24506"]Well Common I was in church too. We could have went together ;) So he is a vegan and a christian too? umph umph umph... to fly[/quote] I thought Common was Muslim...I'm confused???? Whatev. Peace.
Marcus X's picture

HOW IS IT THAT BLACK PEOPLE

HOW IS IT THAT BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SUCH HATERS AND WE WORRY ABOUT WHAT EVERYBODY SAYS ABOUT US AND THEN WE GO AND TALK _ISH ABOUT EACH OTHER EVERY CHANCE WE GET? TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD WE'RE LOOKING REALLY F-ED UP THESE DAYS. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT TIGER HAS FOUND HIS OWN PERSONAL FORMULA FOR "MAKING IT HAPPEN" IN A BIG WAY AND WE WANT TO HATE ON HIM FOR THAT! START LOOKING IN THAT MIRROR AND STOP LOOKING IN THE MICROSCOPE BLACK PEOPLE. WE'RE ALL FAR MORE INTELLIGENT THAN ALL THIS BULLSHIT.
THETRUTH's picture

This is so whatever! Tiger

This is so whatever! Tiger has gone on for years and years about the fact that he is not Black, but "Caublanasian" . . . He is only Black when it is conveniant, such as when the old fart golkfer made a comment about Tiger wanting friend chicken for the victory dinner after he won the Master's years back.
Candybarr's picture

[quote comment="24666"]Write

[quote comment="24666"]Write to the Golf Channel and complain. The YT got a 2-week suspension. Better yet - write to the advertisers and say you will not tolerate racially-charged insults 'joking' or not and we'll be watching![/quote] Who actually watches the golf channel?
Butterfly's picture

How the hell do any of you

How the hell do any of you ignorant MFs know what Tiger Woods is thinking of how he considers himself?? That "cablasian" or whatever comment was made when he was 17 YEARS OLD!!! That was a kid trying to acknowledge his MOTHER in his heritage. And if people held you forever to something you said when YOU were 17, you'd be jacked up! Tiger is a 30 year old man, who handles his business with dignity. He's not gonna take the bait and act the way WHITEY EXPECTS OUR STUPID ASSES TO ACT. That's why they say that shit, so they can get the typical ignorant response!!! It's just one more way they can control us because we OBVIOUSLY don't have any control over ourselves!
allnatural's picture

you couldnt have said it any

you couldnt have said it any better!!
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