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Albert Haynesworth, Victim

Posted on | April 30, 2011 | 6 Comments

He’s 6-foot-6, 335 pounds, a former first-round draft pick and two-time All-Pro. Yet the Washington Redskins’ defensive end is a victim of . . . err, discrimination:

Washington Redskins player Albert Haynesworth has been indicted on one charge of sexual abuse after a Feb. 13 incident at the W Hotel, in which he allegedly fondled a cocktail waitress’ breast. According to the indictment, Haynesworth told a security guard, “I didn’t touch her” and that the waitress was “a little black girl” and he “doesn’t even like black girls.” Later, according to the indictment, Hanyesworth told detectives “I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girlfriend. I couldn’t tell you the last time I dated a black girl. She was trying to get with me.”

As any feminist will tell you, women never lie about this kind of stuff. So we cannot doubt the plaintiff’s accusation that Haynesworth fondled her breast, and must instead turn our attention to Haynesworth’s motives. Perhaps he meant it as a token gesture of community solidarity?

On the other hand, if we were the kind of misogynistic sexists who believe that sometimes women do lie about this kind of stuff, how do we describe the motive of Haynesworth’s accuser?

Is this black woman, whom Haynesworth says was “just upset I have a white girlfriend” guilty of racism? But how can it be racism, when we have been told over and over again that racism is about power and privilege, which this black waitress obviously doesn’t have?

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