I would love to respond to your article, but can't find a way to link to it.
Oher is making millions now, I doubt he is complaining about his fortunate run in with the the "white family", nor does racism come to mind when he thinks of them. But, again, anytime someone white does something for someone black, it's portrayed as offensive. Take a look in the foster system - BLACK PEOPLE do not adopt, they do not foster, they do NOTHING. So when a white person does something, suddenly it's criticized and they can do no wrong. I'm so sick of black people (assuming you are black) boohooing about this shit. Step up and take in some black kids, then you can complain about how the white people are doing it wrong.
By the way, I am white, but my god kids are black, and many of my friends are black, and they have the same thoughts I do in this regard. Get a life.
So - a few things. I have no idea what Oher is thinking about and, unlike Ms. Sager, would not presume to do so. I would not presume that racism doesn't cross Oher's mind any more than I would presume that it does because I don't know Oher. I also don't know that he sees millions of dollars in a profession that leaves 80% of its players bankrupt within ten years of the ends of their careers (while shortening their lives in the process) is in his mind the pinnacle of existence as other venal materialists would. Maybe the Tuohys have set up a trust and a power of attorney over his affairs so that he can be protected from being his own man. I would love to see Hancock's sequel to this one in which Oher buys his freedom and links up an Underground Railroad from Baltimore to Tennessee to Mississippi. He can call it "The Mind Right."
Nor would I go so far as to say that Black people do NOTHING; that they don't adopt, foster, anything at all. I also wouldn't speak for imaginary Black friends saying that they think this is true as well. Unless you're Bill Cosby, in fact, I doubt you have the currency to make any generalizations about Black people or culture. The Blind Side, however, is quite awfully comfortable making generalizations about Black people and Black culture.
So - as representative of the mail and the reaction to The Blind Side review - some of it supportive but anonymous from filmmakers that don't want to cause trouble amongst their circle of friends - here's a little, disquieting, filthy reminder of the absolute ignorance and arrogance of the vast multitude of people in this our United States in 2009. Hand it to Shellie, though: most just tell me that I'm imagining it, she confirms that not only am I right about the film - she believes that the film is right about darkie.