Whites-Only Basketball League?

Submitted by: littlemissqt 7 years ago in
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/20/whites-only-basketball-le_n_429281.html

This isn"t an Onion parody, this is a real league. White men can"t jump--and now it doesn"t matter.
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Female 169
the most hilarious thing said was "emphasize fundamental basketball instead of "street-ball" played by `people of color.` ..." that is so dumb how sports always demonize something creative and dynamic as evolving the game....and i also love how many tickets they are gonna sell...lmao!
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Male 78
Man this is just horse poo. What are they going to do, lower the basket 3 feet? But seriously, black only versus white only, i call bullpoo on both. So take your FUBU and shove it up yer ass right next to the white power tshirts and the ham sammich
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Male 12,365
[quote]-------------------------------------------------Name one thing that`s "Black only".[/quote]

i) You`re joking, right?

ii) Did you mean to put the speech marks where you did? What you`ve actually written has a meaning opposite to what I think you meant, judging by context.

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Male 227
Ollie...I`d watch that!!
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Male 206
"Segregation will arise again, but this time against white people. "

Why, I think that may be the dumbest thing I`ve ever heard. At least this week.

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Male 206
"Everythang`s Gonna Be All White"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Wh...


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Male 414
`Name one thing that`s "Black only".`

http://www.blacknews.com/directory/black...

That`ll get you started

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Male 15,832
What`s next, Chinese NASCAR?
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Male 3,364
"Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
1750 Posts Thursday, January 21, 2010 4:38:11 PM
It`s no more and no less racist than all the "black"-only stuff that usually gets praise rather than condemnation, but the lies they`re using as excuses for it are as flimsy as wet toilet tissue "
-------------------------------------------------Name one thing that`s "Black only".
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Male 2,579
We have the special olympics, the paralympics, and now the white only basketball league. I think its wonderful.

I`m sure black and white people understand that we simply get schooled far too often by black people`s progressive basketball skillz. So we need an avenue for playing basketball that won`t remind us everygame how much we really do suck at basketball.

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Male 367
Well I would say Caucasians are a minority in basketball.
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Male 177
For those saying its not racist... it IS! You guys might want to look up the term. Its as racist as a blacks/asians/<insert ethnicity here> only organization is. If something is inaccesible to people based on their race, then it is by definition RACIST.
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Male 12,365
It`s no more and no less racist than all the "black"-only stuff that usually gets praise rather than condemnation, but the lies they`re using as excuses for it are as flimsy as wet toilet tissue. If it was really about behaviour on court, the criteria would be behaviour on court, not "race". They`d just make a league with specific rules regarding play and behaviour on court. They haven`t, so that`s not what this league is about.
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Male 716
This was actually made because well, black people are the majority in Basketball.

As a matter of fact, when a recruiter picked more white people then black people, they called him a racist? For what? Picking more white people then black people? So there are supposed to be more black people?

It`s all double standards and you all know it.

Segregation will arise again, but this time against white people.

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Male 420
thats the double standard we live in Fantom, and I have learned to laugh about it
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Male 342
To anyone who has claimed this to be racist, how? How is it, there is BET, blacks only colleges and so on. But because this is a whites only league, it`s racist?
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Male 258
Same as women`s league. You will never see a dunk.
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Male 1,666
...The Huffington Post is satire, people
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Male 1,108
It`s gonna be hard to play basketball in those long white robes and pointy hoods. Whats the halftime show? A cross burning?!
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Male 1,765
I`m not sure if they are doing this because they are racists or out of pity.
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Male 25,416
No comment!
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Male 3,842
"African Americans have BET (black entertainment television)"
They still play Eminem on BET. James Brown had several white guys in his group, playing saxophone and guitar. BET does not discriminate against white people and does not ban them from appearing. They play music and other entertainment that appeals to a predominantly black audience, but they don`t discriminate by race. White people are on there sometimes, too.

"African American Only Colleges"

No they don`t. They are now called "Historically Black Colleges" because they used to be segregated back when segregation was legal. Now, they admit qualified white students who apply, because not to do so is illegal discrimination. Grambling (a historically black college) had a white guy on their football team, for example.

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Male 508
This is the most racist garbage I`ve ever seen! Honey, can you put on BET, the MOBO awards are on. I can watch while I fill out my forms for the United Negro College fund so I can re-write the racism laws and stop this `white pride` since you know it`s completely racist, and that `black pride` obviously isn`t.
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Male 3,842
"As long as their not breaking any laws"

Racial discrimination is breaking the law.
If I don`t let black guys play basketball at my gym, but I let white guys play there, it is breaking the law.

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Male 3,842
There was already a basketball league for players under six feet tall. No one was interested. Because if a person under six feet tall was actually that good, he would already play at the highest level (I am looking at you, Nate Robinson).

Same here. If a white player was any good, he would already play at the highest level. And many do. The NCAA player of the year was Tyler Hansborough, a white guy. He`s in the NBA now.

Chris Kaman, Kirk Hinrich, Mike Dunleavy, Nick Collison, Kevin Love - all pretty good white American pro basketball players. They already play in the NBA. They don`t need a special league that excludes their competition.

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Male 15
really, who cares? let the white folk go suck at basketball by themselves. I don`t really think it`s Racism. I mean, if I were playing a game against a group of people who were dominating I don`t think I`d want to play with them either. We all know it won`t last for long, It`ll probably do about as well as the XFL or WNBA. White people do yourself a favor, put down the basketball and strap on some ice skates and go play some hockey. We`re still doing ok at that sport... for now...
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Male 7,617
im all for it, who doesnt want to watch a game full of lay-ups.
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Male 237
And we all know how reliable of a source the Huffington Post is...

I read a wise saying somewhere:

"Racism is alive because people keep it alive"

I`ve been accused of being a racist and I said nothing to the guy about race...only something he didn`t like so his response was "it`s because I`m black isn`t it?"

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Male 107
I think they should be allowed to do whaever they want to do. Its a free country. As long as their not breaking any laws. Who gives a crap. The league will suck anyways....I can see it now...I would want to smoke a joint and watch one of their games to get a good laugh...fundamental basketball..LOLOL
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Male 14,334
So if I start a United Cracka College Fund would that be racist towards black or whites?both?or would they cancel each other out?
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Male 107
I dont think its racism. Dont automatically assume EVERYBODY is calling racism. I dont think their is anything wrong with it. Im not white either.
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Male 493
From what I read, it`s just a league for only white people because black people always fight/play dirty/bring guns to games. I don`t care what kind of PC terms he was using but this was a really poor attempt to hide racism. I mean, there are FAR better justifications but this guy just had a ton of backhanded racist comments. I see no coincidence that the teams for this league all are in the Southeast.

Besides, no matter who this league gets the teams are gonna suck.

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Male 3,255
Omg, this guy is the good kind of bat-poo insane, I love it!

"No, I don`t hate the colored, it`s just that they`ll stab you! Wait, wheres everyone going?"

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Male 3,325
I`m all for any organization that allows only a certain segment of society in if they do it for the right reasons. For example, an womens only gym. But this is NOT for the right reasons. Not by a long shot.
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Male 32
African Americans have BET (black entertainment television) Black History month, United Negro College Fund, NCAACP, African American Only Colleges, etc. When white folks want to do things with out african americans, it makes the news and causes riots. When african americans want to do things with out white folks its praised in the media as groundbreaking. Sounds about right.
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Female 999
Why is it only considered racism when white people do it?
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Female 4,039
FUNDAMENTAL basketball. That sounds like a boatload of fun.
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Male 1,106
Accept that this club will really suck, and who would dare join a club that carries an automatic stigma of racism?
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Male 1,297
do whatever you want. publicizing the sh*t out of it is the racily inflammatory part.
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Male 714
just like teenwolf....
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Male 339
Well THAT should work out well...

***rolls eyes***

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Male 105
Does anyone else find it ironic that obvious racists are now using overly politically correct sounding language to try to stop people pulling them up? "People of color". FFS.
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Male 425
Seems fair, blacks got their own clubs, don`t see how this would be any different.
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Male 14,334
Yep it`s still boring.
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Male 1,129
meh.. who cares. they have a disneyland basketball league i cant participate in. whats the difference
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Male 376
Nothing wrong with wanted to play "pure" basketball, but thats taking it too far...
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Female 9,494
Wow, just, wow.
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Male 7,378
Just a club. A club where white guys can compete without getting their asses beat by the superior black race evidently.
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Male 4,290
o.O
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Female 1,338
Link: Whites-Only Basketball League? [Rate Link] - This isn`t an Onion parody, this is a real league. White men can`t jump--and now it doesn`t matter.
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