Maybe there wasn’t enough room on the form to write out Cablasian? Check out the ironic police report of Tiger Woods after today’s arrest inside…
It’s alwaays so funny how the damndest things come bck to haunt you.
Back in the late 90’s, there was tons of hoopla when Tiger Woods was being called the first African American to win the Masters. The black delegation in America proudly stood up and publicly congratulated Eldrick Tiger Woods for his historic accomplishment. Even his African American father, Earl Woods, went on record making the comment that it was time for a black person to be in a green (championship) jacket.
The newly crowned champ didn’t necessarily see it that way. He made headlines during his 1997 appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” when he revealed:
“Growing up, I came up with this name: I’m a `Cablinasian’.
Tiger, whose mother is multiracial, said the name best captures his racial makeup: a blend of Caucasian, black, Indian and Asian. He also made a point to say it’s a “mistake” to categorize him as simply black.
Needless to say, his Cablinasian comment became cultural fodder to this day.
It makes his police report — after he was arrested for DUI early this morning in Palm Beach — oh so interesting. And the subject of black twitter today.
While Tiger was so busy trying to convince people he wasn’t “just” black (which no one said he was), certain folks have made it pretty clear how he’s viewed, especially when it comes to his alleged criminal behavior.
We wonder if he let the Palm Beach Police Department know his preferences….
Photo: Palm Beach PD