Friday, January 11, 2008

They Should Lynch Tiger Woods?

The Golf Channel suspended anchor Kelly Tilghman for her Culturally Unhealthy remarks. This is an interesting case study of Cultural Poisoning. Especially, since we have Tiger Woods the target and the Cultural Soldier Al Sarpton, saying what initially seems like two different things about the remark.

Tiger 's agent says he does not think she meant any thing by it. Sharpton says the comment is racist and she should be fired  They are both less then accurate in there deceptions of the remark. The remark was most likely not meaning less or racist, it was simply fits in the middle ground as a symptom of Cultural Poisoning.

Cultural literacy Minute: Words are both the symptom of, and the means of spreading cultural Poisoning.

An understanding of the Cultural Health Scale and the Racism Scale  is also instructive  in  understanding  where  this remark fits as it relates to a persons Cultural Health.

Cultural Health Scale

Humanism --- Cultural Poisoning --- anti-humanism

Racism Scale

Humanism --- Racialism --- Racism

The remark fits in the middle of both scales.

Suspension for a first offense is probably an appropriate action in this case. The concept of improving the cultural health of public figures as can be measured by their words is new and must be taken on a case by case bases as the new standards are established. Imus was a different case he was a repeat offender.  He was advised of his dis-ease  and failed  to act, so  stronger  corrective  action  was  justified  by  his employer.

Cultural Health disclaimer::This assessment is based on one remark, one would have to know much more about the person to reach an informed conclusion.

Blogged with Flock


Shelia said...

I am not the least bit shocked by this woman's words. As we well know an 'apology' can cure all ills in the aftermath.

But this is mega disappointment in Tiger Woods. I cannot believe that he is not the least bit affected by this woman's words. I guess in the absence of Tiger Woods father he has somehow forgotten about his African roots.

Aunk said...

Hetep and Respect Shelia, you hit the nail on the head. Most people missed this important point. Tiger's Cultural Health has been questionable for comments he has made in the past.Like I am not Black I am Melanesian, etc.

This latest behavior is not a sign of Improving Cultural Health.

FB Tweet G+ Like Buttons