Tiger Woods's Mugshot Says He's Black, and Twitter Lost It

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 02:  Tiger Woods of the United States walks off the 15th tee during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates Golf Club on February 2, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods's Mugshot Says He's Black, and Twitter Lost It

The golf icon identifies as "Cablinasian."

Published May 30, 2017

Tiger Woods's recent DUI arrest remains the talk of the internet, but the narrative has switched a bit after a copy of the athlete's police report leaked, showing his race specified as "Black."

Seeing as Woods's struggle to claim his Blackness throughout the years has been well documented, social media found the authorities' decision to do the honors pretty ironic.

The conversation first started back in the late 1990s when Woods was called the first African-American to win the Masters in golf. After that moment, the Black community stood behind him, congratulating him for the historic accolade. Even his Black father said it was about time a Black person was given the green jacket, representing the championship.

Things quickly took a turn, however, when the athlete spoke out on the praise on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1997, revealing that he actually did not identify as Black.

"Growing up, I came up with this name: I'm 'Cablinasian,'" he said, before specifying that it would be a "mistake" to simply label him as Black.

He went on to add that he felt that made-up term best captured his racial background: a mix of caucasian, Black, Indian and Asian.

Since then, much of the Black community turned its back on him, but when the police report for his DUI made its way online, the interesting labeling that he notoriously once shunned came back to haunt him, and Black Twitter is living.

Take a look, below:

  1. From trolling the athlete to pitying his ignorance, social media went in on this one.

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Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)


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