Mike Vick

Mike Vick

Mike Vick is a very controversial person in American culture today. You either support him as a person and as an athlete or you are completely against him what he is doing, and what he has done in his past. There definitely is no gray area. Mike Vick is an NFL quarterback and has had ups and downs in his career both on and off the field. In 2007 Vick agreed to a plea bargain for the charges of dogfighting and was sentenced to 23 months in a federal prison.
In an interview conducted by GQ in 2011 when asked if white people don't understand how dogfighting plays out in black culture Vick said "I think that's accurate, I mean, I was just one of the ones who got exposed, and ...

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this isn't something that is rare from where he grew up, and he is implying that he is a product of his environment. What Vick also says is that "white culture" doesn't understand and he explains "white culture" by saying "Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that's all there is," it seems to me that Vick is implying that white people are ignorant of what is going on outside of the place they live. Vick is unfairly generalizing all white people as having the "white picket fence" meaning they are wealthy and live in their own world. While this may be true for some white people this is not true for everyone. Just like it would be unfair to say in "black culture" dogfighting is a normal everyday thing, while this may be true for some black people, it is most certainly not true for everyone. I do find it interesting that we got a definition of the "white culture" as we talked about in class. It seemed as if in class no one could come up with ...

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rescued dogs. I think that it is unfair that he has been linked to dogfighting, because he alone is not the symbol for dogfighting or animal cruelty for that matter. He shouldn't be associated with those two things at all anymore after all of the good things he has done to try to pay back his debt to society. Although Vick is linked to dogfighting that is not what he is, or what he is about anymore and therefore should not be used as the symbol for it, unless he can be used as a symbol for how a good citizen acts too. For example, a chalkboard is used as a symbol for school. While yes a chalkboard is linked to school it can also be used for other things as well. It can be used to ...

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