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Why the McNabb backlash?

Donovan McNabb was ripped for comments about race. Why doesn't this happen to white athletes? Story

Updated: October 4, 2007, 1:36 PM ET
By Todd Boyd | Special to Page 2

"Words are more powerful than fists." -- Muhammad Ali on "The Mike Douglas Show," July 17, 1974

I find it especially ironic that Donovan McNabb and Isiah Thomas both have been in the news lately for the words that have come out of their respective mouths. There was an intense focus on Isiah's choice of language in the recent sexual harassment trial, while Donovan found himself the source of much derision for suggesting that black quarterbacks operate under a different kind of scrutiny ...

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