Jemele Hill, who is one of my favorite sports journalist, writes about why Kelly Tilghman should not be fired for using the “L” word. Here is her introduction:
Kelly Tilghman should not be fired.
She should be suspended. She should be criticized. And, no, we should not buy the excuse that a 38-year-old woman from the South (grew up in South Carolina, went to Duke) had no idea the word “lynch” is offensive when referring to a black man. You can learn that just by watching “A Time to Kill.” But fired? No. This issue is bigger than Tilghman. Read the rest here.
With the Tilghman issue subsiding some after Tiger spoke on her behalf, Golfweek decided to publish a noose on its cover…clearly keeping this issue alive not for matters of social justice, but pure sensationalism. Read the article here.