First, without question, I think Sergio Garcia’s comments about Tiger Woods and fried chicken were inappropriate, hurtful and bigoted. A bigot is some who treats other people with hatred, contempt, and intolerance on the basis of a person’s race, or other status.
That said, these comments along do not necessarily make him a racist. A racist is someone who believes in the natural superiority and, therefore, inferiority of all members a one race or another.
Now, Sergio Garcia may in fact be a racist, but that would mean I would know what is in his heart and unless he says outright that he believes that caucasians are superior to Africans then I can’t in good conscious call him a racist.
I mention this because I think it diminishes the word racist to use it incorrectly.
Last year, I had the honor and privilege of being the mayor of the Sage City Accounting Village at Summit 2012. During that event I was interviewed by Sarah Michele the host of the event. Last week, I turned the tables on her and interviewed her about the updated Sage City event scheduled for Summit 2013.
During our chat she talked about why Sage partners should volunteer to be hosts at the event.