The racism cry never stops

Willie Randolph is the manager who guided a baseball team, just last fall, that had the greatest collapse in the history of the sport.

Something New York Times columnist William Rhoden somehow failed to mention in his column today when mentioning him. Because that might detract from Mr. Rhoden's theme: that Randolph is such a great manager that fan discontent could only result from racism.

And, that's all the proof we need to conclude that racism is still a great festering problem in America.

Plenty of managers get fired after a winning season. Some after making the playoffs several years in a row. That Randolph still has a job after last year's disaster may or may not prove to be a smart baseball move by management. But, that the fans and some in the press are disenchanted with his ability as a manager surely can have other roots than racism.

The only reason I had left for reading anything in the Times these days was the sports page. That's now gone, too.

Is there single writer left in the newsroom of the New York Times that does not think that the majority of the people in the United States are dumb bigots?
Willie Randolph is the manager who guided a baseball team, just last fall, that had the greatest collapse in the history of the sport.

Something New York Times columnist William Rhoden somehow failed to mention in his column today when mentioning him. Because that might detract from Mr. Rhoden's theme: that Randolph is such a great manager that fan discontent could only result from racism.

And, that's all the proof we need to conclude that racism is still a great festering problem in America.

Plenty of managers get fired after a winning season. Some after making the playoffs several years in a row. That Randolph still has a job after last year's disaster may or may not prove to be a smart baseball move by management. But, that the fans and some in the press are disenchanted with his ability as a manager surely can have other roots than racism.

The only reason I had left for reading anything in the Times these days was the sports page. That's now gone, too.

Is there single writer left in the newsroom of the New York Times that does not think that the majority of the people in the United States are dumb bigots?