comments by Jamie Foxx on Michael Vick caught my eye:
“It’s a cultural thing, I think,” (…) Most brothers didn’t know that, you know.
I used to see dogs fighting in the neighborhood all the time. (1)
I didn’t know that was Fed time. So, Mike probably just didn’t read
his handbook on what not to do as a black star.” (2)
even if these highly doubtful statements were true and Michael Vick grew up "in his neighborhood" thinking there was nothing wrong in sponsored dogfighting, he did grow up and move away, didn't he? to a little place known as Virginia Tech where he spent a few years, no? was he so sheltered that he never got his childhood notions challenged? that he expected the entire world to be like he knew at home?
if so, wouldn't that be fucking sad?
(1) I used to see dogs fighting in my neighborhood too, Jamie. couple of distinctions: they'd get away from each other before much damage was done; they were not bred and trained to fight; it was not an spectacle
(2) nope Jamie. the handbook Mike didn't read was the other one: the one on being a human being. his loss