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November 8, 2013 10:44 AM   Subscribe

Martin walked into twisted world. He confronted an unrelenting, prison yard mentality in the Miami locker room. Mass incarceration has turned segments of Black America so upside down that a tatted-up, N-word-tossing white goon is more respected and accepted than a soft-spoken, highly intelligent black Stanford graduate. According to a story in the Miami Herald, black Dolphins players granted Richie Incognito "honorary" status as a black man while feeling little connection to Jonathan Martin. Welcome to Incarceration Nation, where the mindset of the Miami Dolphins' locker room mirrors the mentality of a maximum-security prison yard... I don't blame Jonathan Martin for walking away from the Dolphins and checking himself into a hospital seeking treatment for emotional distress. The cesspool of insanity that apparently is the Miami locker room would test the mental stability of any sane man. --Jason Whitlock
posted by Golden Eternity (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Heya, add this to the thread from a couple days ago. -- cortex

Pro sports are like other all-male, liminal enclaves?

posted by clvrmnky at 10:51 AM on November 8, 2013

The racial issue makes an issue that the media is already going to cover poorly even worse but I'm glad to see Whitlock's take on it.

Related (two more stories for the post on this issue I'd started in my head):

Football Players Hate Each Other More Than You Think

For Cam Cleeland, hazing incident altered his NFL career — and life
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:53 AM on November 8, 2013

Maybe all the links can go in the existing thread?
posted by Curious Artificer at 10:53 AM on November 8, 2013

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