There is a lot of controversy swirling around Cam Newton and the manner in which he celebrates on the field, while playing a sport that serves as entertainment — it is important to keep all of this in perspective.
The thing that we must be aware of here is the fact that this is not about Cam Newton, this is about the fact that a black man has the audacity to celebrate his superiority in a position that has been historically dominated by white men. The quarterback position is presented as the most cerebral position in the game, and it has often been implied, and event verbally stated that white men are more suitable for the position, which is a subtle suggestion that white are more intellectual capable than blacks. Cam Newton is simply iconoclastically annihilating all of the subliminal suggestions of white superiority fueled by erroneous and fallible assertions surrounding the quarterback position. He is the diametric and antithetical expression that completely counters the argument of white superiority, at every level.
He represents the twilight of white-male domination at the quarterback position. As one of the panelists for Roland Martin points out, we have to remember that there was a time in which blacks in the south were not even allowed to laugh out loud. Remember, they could not stand Muhammad Ali, and Cam has that same confidence, and he is just that dominant at that position. There has never been anything like him in the history of the league at that position. In his first five years, he pretty much smashed every record there is for the start of a career, and any five-year span.
Confident black men make white people nervous. No matter how much they claim that they don’t have a racist mindset, their behavior when they encounter anything that challenges the idea of white superiority reveals their true nature.
This is what happens when a race of people rapes the creativity and culture of another and builds their entire identity off of a lie. The fragile foundation on which they rest their self-image will inevitably come crashing down. The greatest fears of the white elite are slowly becoming reality. Lastly, Cam is the perfect representation of the fact that their own human biology experiments during slavery — where they literally bred humans to create a stronger species in order to get more work out of them — is coming back to bite them in the butt.
He is going to be villainized no matter what he does, because of what he represents. He makes a significant number of white people uncomfortable, because he represents the writing on the wall. ~ Dr. Rick Wallace