New, riveting look boy in the famous photo as the Nazis liquidated the Warsaw ghetto. Can't wait to read it.
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (paperback)
I watched the author Eric Metaxis on Book TV and Bonhoeffer's life reads like the lives of the saints. He is the only man on par with Thomas Merton IMO. A must read 600 page book.
Tiger Woods: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) The latest Tiger biography.
Update: TJ Holmes Talks to Earl Woods http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/12/17/siu.earl.woods.jr/index.html?hpt=C2
Watch “Downfall: The Tiger Woods Scandal” on CNN, Saturday at 10 p.m. ET or Sunday at 10:30 p.m.(CNN) — The last time Earl Woods Jr. saw his half brother Tiger was four years ago, when the family buried their father.
Earl Woods Jr. and his two siblings Kevin Woods and Royce Woods, also Tiger’s half siblings, joined Tiger on his private jet to take their father’s remains to Kansas.
The three are the offspring of Tiger’s father Earl Woods Sr. and his first wife Barbara Hart Woods. The couple divorced in 1968.
“He was gracious enough to allow us to join him on the jet to take my dad to Kansas,” says Earl Woods Jr.
“I remember we came off the jet, walked down the runway, hugged, (we said) ‘Hey, how you doin’?’ And he went that way with the entourage, and we went this way. And that was the last I ever saw him.”
Tiger is an only child but his beautiful golf sensation, first cousin Cheyenne Woods–makes up for the sister he never had.
In this morning’s drive to work I was listenting to the radio — NPR
She is a beautiful biracial young lady. Her mom Susan Woods, now divorced from her dad (who is Earl Woods, Jr. older half brother to Tiger). Cheyenne and Tiger look like brother and sister, mostly because of the sibling nexus, thus their children would tend to look more like each other as well as Tiger and Cheyenne who look like each other. It will be a while before we see offspring of Cheyenne. It will also depend on whether she marries a white man (highly likely) or not. (Now that Tiger’s life has blow up, so has this post about his niece.)
So, I thought I would do a short blog about multi-ethnicity and multi-raciality vs. biracial blacks. Because of miscegenation in this country — black does not look like black.
My interest was piqued when I saw Cheyenne’s photo. She resembles my daughter and other women in my family. We are not biracial, but Creole, but black. My first cousin, Jen, joined us on facebook, as another example. She is not biracial, smile is real, blue eyes are real, hair is real. Just noticed the uncanny resemblance between my cousin’s photo and Cheyenne’s photo.
I have also included a photo of my 1st cousin’s daughter (she is not biracial, but has mixed blood racially).
The old “one-drop” rule still holds even if you are a celebrity/star. So the Woods of the world are not less black than Obama because they are also famous.
As my Web search went on I found that I could not find pictures of Cheyenne’s parents. Based on this photo of her dad (below) who has a different mom from Tiger I know for sure that Cheyenne’s mom is white.
Her mom is white, no doubt. Her dad is Earl Woods Jr. who is Tiger’s half brother. His half brother is most likely also biracial, but not Thai as Tiger. (Note in the eyes of the law there is no such thing as half this or that.) He is African-American or possibly bi-racial (white mother)and all that entails with race and mixed blood. Even though she and Tiger have the gold golf thing in common they have different races that are not in common. She is half white, Tiger is not. But since they have paternal side in common, they look alike, like brothers and sisters.
But the father’s side, or the father’s DNA (in terms of phenotype–looks) dominates the gene pool as far as facial features are concerned. From my many observations I found for example that if the dad is black the child will look more black, if the dad is white the child will look more white and so on.
However, I had a hard time searching for Cheyenne’s race/ethnicity. But from what I could search it seems that she is officially biracial. She does resemble Tiger but looks more white/creole than he does. Tiger looks black to me. Period, but we know he is biracial or rather multi-racial. How is he biracial?
And why has he come up with all these monikers for himself is beyond the anthropologist in me. He is black, Asian and insecure. He has publically stated he is “Cablinasian” white, black and Asian, and Native American too.
Please, Negro, most whites, higher percentage than blacks, are 20-50% native American, only you “canardly” tell. Many blacks “think” they are half or part Cherokee and Tiger might well be, but the genes don’t bear this out. I know my grandmother (paternal) was half Seminole Indian and German. She had long hair down to her butt worn in a ponytail, and fair skin to prove it.
What do most blacks have who claim to be “Indian” not sure, except for their rhetoric about it.
IMO Tiger should have left it at biracial and then shut up. He has, to his credit, ensured that his children are more white-looking by marrying a very white Swede Elin Nordegen. They have two children a girl and a boy. At the time of this article the world did not know that Tiger was behaving badly. We know now. That does not change that he was married to the whitest woman on earth. His children will look white no doubt. They will not be biracial IMO. They are white for many reasons. His kids look a lot like Halle Berry’s daughter. You can find many photos of their kids I won’t post them here.
Anyway, Cheyenne is an up-and-coming golfer who is quiet about being a chip off the old Wood’s block. The next time she is out on the golf course the cameras will be popping and looking for signs of Tiger and other relatives. Can’t wait.
Finally, Cheyenne’s cachet — she can cash in her celebrity later on for a role or a part on one some TV series. She can gain endorsements like her famous uncle. She can create buzz about herself if she is a winner on the range. On the other hand, nothing suggests that Cheyenne will follow Tiger in the super-bad-boy prowess on or off the field.