Just a note from your loyal editor:
We have, over the past several weeks, received many emails levying criticism and casting aspersions against us based on a few of our posts.
Not long ago, we presented a White Running Back of the Week award. We also paid tribute to the white running back with our epic, 'Ode to the White Running Back'.
Emails we received voiced concern, because the senders felt that there was no need to point out the instances (few and far between though they are) in which running backs were white. The senders felt there was some sort of bias on our part for pointing out that, despite the perception the mainstream media portrays, there are white athletes out there capable of being running backs.
Essentially, we were attempting to fight the stereotype of white men not being capable of being running backs.
Well, the emails told us that we were trying to make some sort of racist statement. Somehow, these readers construed our effort to righteously help the white running back gain the notoriety he deserves as being some sort of slight.
Clearly, these are our dimmer readers. Most everyone else understands the intent which we have carefully and thoughtfully explained here.
However, we feel the need to point something out.
These readers that have emailed us seem to live in a vacuum in which they believe that NOIS is responsible for pointing out that there are white running backs still existing in college and in the NFL.
One of the wonderful things about site tracking is that we can learn from where readers of our blog find us.
And, over the course of just the past 24 hours, 22 specific google searches with a very specific search parameter found our site.
That parameter: white running backs.
So, clearly, if just the past 24 hours are any indication, we at NOIS are meeting a glaring need in the internet searching community by providing a reasonable destination as they hungrily search for information on the white running back.
We feel it is our righteous calling to maintain the legacy.
Be assured, NOIS will do all we can to prevent the legend of the white running back from going the way of the dinosaur.
It's the least we can do.
So please remember, NOIS is simply answering the call of the google search in our mission to keep hope and the white running back alive, so stop your emails with the bitching about it.
The Editorial Staff of the righteous Nation of Islam Sportsblog