Tiger and his Self-Hatred

It’s been awhile since another Tiger Woods mistress has come out of the woodwork so maybe the list of the ones that want to capitalize on this has finally come to an end. I’m sure that many people are psychoanalyzing Tiger as I write and will be for years to come, my hope is that in addition to whatever help he’s getting, he also addresses a very troubling issue.

Does Tiger have a self-hatred problem? I’m not a psychologist but he has displayed some disturbing signs that make me think he may.

First, why does he refuse to say that he is black? He even went so far as to make up a race…what does he call it? Cabalasian. A made up term using Caucasian, Black, Indian and Asian. I understand, he is one-quarter Chinese, one-quarter Thai, one-quarter Black, one-eighth Native American, and one-eighth Dutch. But, hate to inform you Tiger but if you have a drop of black blood, you’re black. I didn’t hear anyone cheering the first Chinese American to win the Masters Tournament?!? He actually told Oprah a few years ago that it bothered him to be called African-American. You’re kidding me right? I know some people are going to say that I and others are just being race-obsessed and Tiger just doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed into a category. I understand giving full deference to your ancestors and where you came from but you’re not black Tiger? On what planet? You’re darker then “bi-racial” President Obama for goodness sake.

Second, Tiger won his first Masters Tournament at age 21 which coincided with the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson hurdling baseball's color barrier. Former President Clinton invited Tiger to Shea Stadium for a ceremony commemorating this great achievement (seeing that without those who came before him he may not have had the opportunity to showcase his talent today) and Tiger declined stating that he was going to be on vacation and the President should have asked before he made his plans. Really Tiger? Does this have anything to do with not wanting to be categorized in the same way that the first black baseball player was? People were so outraged by his snub forcing him to eventually apologize to Jackie Robinson’s widow for not attending and saying he recognized how important it would have been for him to be there. Did you really Tiger?

Finally, is it a coincidence that Tiger’s wife Elin is white and every single one of his mistresses was white also? All 14 plus of them? Really? I understand people have a type but this is bizarre. As Mandy alluded to in an earlier post, there is something wrong when someone exclusively dates within one race for whatever reason. Is there something wrong with black women Tiger? Asian Women? Thai Women? Now. Don’t get me wrong. I am VERY pleased that he couldn’t find any black women to join the mistress bandwagon or maybe there were black women but they are staying quite? Hmmmmm…..

In any case, there are too many signs that Tiger Woods has some serious self-image issues. So in my opinion, while he is allegedly attending "sex rehab" and trying to work on his marriage, this would be a great time to tackle this issue as well, get it all out on the table Tiger. Just sayin!

What do you think?

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