Black History Month: Problem of 'black enough'

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Black History Month: Problem of 'black enough'

February is Black History Month, and CSNNE is discussing issues surrounding the black athletes.

Peter Roby, AD of Northeastern, Bob Ryan, columnist for the Boston Globe, and Cedric Maxwell, former Boston Celtics great were joined by Michael Holley to discuss what former ESPN employee Rob Parker said about Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, and the idea from Parker that RG3 isn't "black enough".

"I was hoping he was going to get fired because I'm tired of hearing that kind of stuff," Roby said. "So what he was saying is that because a guy doesn't talk in slang, he uses proper English, he's really thoughtful, he's a terrific student in college, that somehow that doesn't make him black enough? What the heck were all these people working for during the Civil Rights movement to get people to have the opportunity to educate themselves, make some money, be respected, have a family, live a life that they wanted to leave. Then we have some knucklehead make some stupid comments. I was offended. I was offended by it. The best thing that I could hope for happened, that he was held accountable."

Maxwell gives his take on the topic, and has a unique perspective as a black athlete on a "white" Celtics team, and Ryan knows firsthand what it's like covering a team with that label.

Check out the video for much more.

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is trading for Paul George worth the risk?

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0:41 - Michael Holley, Kayce Smith and Tom Giles recap their thoughts on drafting Jayson Tatum and trade rumors involving the Celtics.

6:21 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to discuss if it would be worth trading for Paul George as a one-year rental and if there would be a chance he could still around long-term if traded to Boston.

11:13 - Evan Drellich joins BST to talk about Rick Porcello’s outing, the Red Sox offense coming to life, and Doug Fister being claimed by the Red Sox. 

15:10 - Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely look back at the Celtics/Nets trade, what the assets have turned into, and if Danny Ainge has done a good job turning those assets into players. 

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

Jae Crowder was liking a lot of negative tweets while Paul George rumors swirled

While rumors were swirling about a possible Paul George deal on draft night, a bunch of people were tweeting at Jae Crowder, ready to send him to Indiana in a deal.

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Crowder, who isn't shy on social media, liked the series of tweets, perhaps saving them as motivation for later.

Crowder had a couple noteworthy moments on Twitter this past season. The first was when he fired back at Celtics fans after the TD Garden cheered for Jazz forward Gordon Hayward. He also exchanged comments with Devin Booker after the Suns guard's 70-point game against the Celtics