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Black Athletes/Black Celebs - What's really Going On?

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Years ago, Charles Barkley made the statement, “I'm not a role model...Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.” Following that statement, intense and pointed debate ensued concerning the actual roles and responsibilities of multi-millionaire athletes and celebrities in regards to the greater community. Now recent events—the fall of Tiger Woods and the curious case of one Mr. Gilbert Arenas readily come to mind—offer an occasion to revisit that debate. Do athletes and celebrities deserve the intense scrutiny that surrounds them? Should they be held more accountable for their actions than other people? Come on over and let us know what you think. The most important voice in this conversation is yours!

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