Friday November 20, 2009 | Bridging the White-Black Gap

November 19, 2009 at 10:59 am | Posted in Coming Up | 12 Comments

Perry Tuttle enjoyed a long career as a college and pro football player. His years in the close-knit fraternity of competitive sports gave Mr. Tuttle a unique glimpse at understanding ethnicity. Now, as a chaplain, inspirational speaker and storyteller, he wants to share his experiences in bridging racial gaps in understanding. Tuttle has written a tell-all guidebook called What White People Want to Know About Black People but Are Afraid to Ask. We won’t be afraid to ask Mr. Tuttle some deeper questions about who he is and what he wants to say.
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Perry Tuttle
– Chaplain for the Charlotte Bobcats, motivational speaker and author

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  1. This is a question based upon observations here in Charlotte, and I realize it is coming in prematurely, but; why do black people have a propensity for backing into parking spaces rather than simply pulling forward into the parking space? This is true even when it is obviously going to be more difficult to back into the space than back out of the space. Just curious?

    Thanks.

    • ….so that you have to walk around to the back to see the license plate.

      • Foresight-control what you can control-If I back in now it will be easier for me to control my circumstances when it is time for me to leave if I have fewer obstacles to overcome-control what you can control

  2. You know, it’s funny but I don’t honestly think that many white people ever stop and really think about Black people. We are in many respects a non-consideration or a non-factor. Certainly not worth truly considering…

  3. @Juanita
    That is an “interesting” observation. I have never noticed a propensity of any particular ethnic group to back into parking spaces. I back in when the line of sight may be obstructed when I’m ready to pull out later. Or maybe people do not want to go through the hazard of backing out?

  4. In Greensboro during the mid 80’s my white grandchildren attended a child-care center in the home of a black woman. They had never heard discussions involving distinctions based on skin color at home and made up their own terms to differentiate among the children. They chose beige and brown. The beauty of their choice to me is that no opposites were involved.

  5. 1. Props to Mr. Tuttle for opening this dialogue which is sorely lacking if the country is going make any racial progress.
    2. This may not be answerable but the NUMBER 1 thing that I noticed between blacks and whites is the choice in music. Why is it that black people gravitate so much to hip-hop and rap?

  6. As a Blackman, I really am insulted by this show. I did not expect something like this to air on NPR. He is describing a very small percentage of the population that the media like to use to represent us due to whatever motives they have. Why is this guy receiving all this time?

  7. As a Blackman, I really am insulted by this show. I did not expect something like this to air on NPR. He is describing a very small percentage of the population that the media like to use to represent us due to whatever motives they have. I understand this is meant to humor but why is this guy receiving all this time?

  8. This was a great show guys. I’m definitely going to read the book.

  9. Could you have chosen a more childish topic? I am sure there more pressing topics for today’s headlines, like North Carolina’s major development issues, lagging education system, obesity, crime rates, unemployment, technical competitiveness, long commutes, etc. ad nauseum

  10. Could you have chosen a more childish topic? I am sure there are more pressing topics for today’s headlines, like North Carolina’s major development issues, lagging education system, obesity, crime rates, unemployment, technical competitiveness, long commutes, etc. ad nauseum


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