Does no one understand what is going in this twitter war?
Fleshman insulted the AAC. Athlete's Advsory Committee. She says it is inactive, not doing anything.
The leadership of the AAC is black - Phillips is chair, Porter VP, McCloud Sec'y, and one other black person. There are two whites.
So Phillips thought Fleshman's criticism of the AAC was race based. As many blacks think the criticism of USATF (led by African Americans hightower and now Siegel) is race based.
Many black people think that the battles at USATF are basically a race war.
Fleshman may not have meant anything racial, but Phillips has a thin skin and thought it was. He thought this was yet another race based insult of USATF based on white people saying black poeple are incompetent.
Why don't you all see this?
Thank you very much, I could not have explained it better myself. Most Blacks who are leadership positions feel that White people are going to automatically be critical of them because they are Black. Whether you are a coach, administrator or cooperate executive, some Blacks see criticism from Whites through the lens of race. While this is certainly not always the case and probably not so with Lauren since she is critical of a lot of people and things. And, it does not help that Dwight probably sees Nick and Lauren as the type of White people who have never had any meaningful interactions with Black people and are filled with stereotypical opinions. With all of the that said, I think Dwight owes Lauren an apology for prejudging her, but nevertheless, I understand where he is coming from.