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
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.
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