I saw this article and was a little taken back by it. What do you think?
Amid all the headlines generated by Tiger Woods' troubles — the puzzling car accident, the suggestions of marital turmoil and multiple mistresses — little attention has been given to the race of the women linked with the world's greatest golfer.
Except in the black community.
When three white women were said to be romantically involved with Woods in addition to his blond, Swedish wife, blogs, airwaves and barbershops started humming, and Woods' already tenuous standing among many blacks took a beating.
"There is a call for loyalty that is stronger in some ways than in other racial communities," said the author of the study, George Yancey, a sociology professor at the University of North Texas and author of the book Just Don't Marry One.
The color of one's companion has long been a major measure of "blackness" — which is a big reason why biracial President Barack Obama was able to fend off early questions about his black authenticity.
"Had Barack had a white wife, I would have thought twice about voting for him," Johnson Cooper said.
I am just taken back because i am white and was just raised really not to care about the color of someones skin. It doesn't define them as a person. I don't know if this is just a difference of cultural to think that i would or wouldn't vote for someone based upon the color of their skin or the fact that they may have a diferent colored spouse.