He may not be a role model but maybe a race model.
Now before your palms start to sweat and you stop reading due to the uncomfortable topic of race, relax. I’m just thinking out loud. While sitting in my Comparative Literature class my Professor brought up a quote from one of his students of another class. The quotation was something like “Tiger Woods is the perfect example of the future ethnicity of the world.” This idea hit me like I had just been introduced to a talking dog, confused but intrigued. The student’s thoughts were that the unity of all ethnic groups will eventually lead to a universal race. Tiger Woods was the perfect example being his race half Asian (one-quarter Chinese and one-quarter Thai), one-quarter African-American, one-eighth Native American, and one-eighth Dutch. On the Oprah show he referred to his ethnicity as “Cablinasian.“
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This idea of Tiger Woods got me thinking, is a universal race really possible? And is it possible in our world’s future? We have made drastic changes in society in a short amount of time with civil rights and multiracial advocacy. Yes, anything is possible but will we really abolish all racial issues and become universal? Only time will tell.
A world of a billion Tiger Woods running around, hmm scary?…or sexy?