It’s really an oxymoron kind of like “Military Intelligence” or “Jumbo Shrimp.”
One would never think of “Whitlock” and “Pulitzer” in the same sentence.
Or the same universe.
But Jason Whitlock, the disgruntled and oftentimes delusional former Kansas City Star columnist, is bemoaning the fact in his latest column that his entry for a Pulitzer Prize was rejected.
“I know. It’s egotistical to admit in writing that I wanted to win a Pulitzer Prize. It’s delusional for a sports writer to make such an admission,” he notes in a column in the Ball State Daily, his alma mater.
“But it’s the truth. I believe in transparency. I swing for the fences. During my fifth year of college, when I joined the Ball State Daily News in 1989, I vowed to become the sportswriting equal of Mike Royko. I wanted to be the best.”
While most people would say that Whitlock wasn’t even the best columnist at the Star (see Joe Posnanski), he did fall back on his tried and true reason for everything: racism.
“As best I can tell, no non-white has won the APSE’s column-writing contest,” he notes, while showing off his research skills. “Google “African-American winners of the Pulitzer Prize.” The list is deep and goes back many years.”
Once again, the white man has done in Whitlock.
“None of us has ever been quite good enough to reach the top. It’s my belief that our minority perspective is off-putting to predominantly white male judges.”