Could it be that some were mixing up "culture" in the context of the football program with culture in context to different ethnic cultures? I know that at least for me, my criticims of culture in this context relate to a program/organizational culture that either will lead to success of failure. IMO the program culture that dominated this year, and almost certainly came from the top, is one that cannot succeed under any circumstances. Its just not possible.
The vast vast majority of the criticisms of BYU's football culture are aimed this way. I am sure that there are some who have more nefarious motivations in their criticisms and are either subconsciously or overtly racist, but these are very few and far between.
Some are doing the same thing with Kalani as they did with Obama, that is taking any criticism and attaching racism to it. Or to put it more bluntly, this is how the conversationgoes.
Critic. "I think Kalani is a bad coach, and has installed a culture that cannot succeed at BYU."
Response, "Kalani is Polynesian and you are criticizing him. You must be racist."
I don't know how many times I heard it from Obama supporters.
The vast majority of us could care less the race of whomever is in charge. We just want them to be successful. But when people in the public eye put themselves out there, and fail or falter, then they deserve criticism.
I would like for those of you that think some of the criticism is based on race, could you please post links?