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50 Responses to Whites-Only Basketball League?

  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1277 posts
    January 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Link: Whites-Only Basketball League? - This isn`t an Onion parody, this is a real league. White men can`t jump--and now it doesn`t matter.
  2. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:20 am
    o.O
  3. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:27 am
    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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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:31 am
    Wow, just, wow.
  5. Profile photo of Lockon
    Lockon Male 18-29
    376 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:40 am
    Nothing wrong with wanted to play "pure" basketball, but thats taking it too far...
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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:40 am
    meh.. who cares. they have a disneyland basketball league i cant participate in. whats the difference
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 6:42 am
    Yep it`s still boring.
  8. Profile photo of tenty
    tenty Male 18-29
    425 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:45 am
    Seems fair, blacks got their own clubs, don`t see how this would be any different.
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    bobaah_mc Male 18-29
    105 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:49 am
    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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    DarthJay Male 30-39
    339 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 7:19 am
    Well THAT should work out well...

    ***rolls eyes***

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    som-tam Male 18-29
    714 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 7:19 am
    just like teenwolf....
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    GlooStikk Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:27 am
    do whatever you want. publicizing the sh*t out of it is the racily inflammatory part.
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 7:52 am
    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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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:04 am
    FUNDAMENTAL basketball. That sounds like a boatload of fun.
  15. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:10 am
    Why is it only considered racism when white people do it?
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    JrmyCrss Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:12 am
    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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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:12 am
    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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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:17 am
    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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    KeePay Male 18-29
    494 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:29 am
    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.

  20. Profile photo of indofosho
    indofosho Male 13-17
    107 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:31 am
    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.
  21. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:35 am
    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?
  22. Profile photo of indofosho
    indofosho Male 13-17
    107 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:39 am
    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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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
    237 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:54 am
    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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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7476 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:12 am
    im all for it, who doesnt want to watch a game full of lay-ups.
  25. Profile photo of BISP
    BISP Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:26 am
    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...
  26. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:56 am
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:58 am
    "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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    antagonizer Male 18-29
    508 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am
    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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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am
    "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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    No comment!
  31. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    I`m not sure if they are doing this because they are racists or out of pity.
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 2:46 pm
    It`s gonna be hard to play basketball in those long white robes and pointy hoods. Whats the halftime show? A cross burning?!
  33. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
    1668 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    ...The Huffington Post is satire, people
  34. Profile photo of G0T0Guy
    G0T0Guy Male 30-39
    258 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Same as women`s league. You will never see a dunk.
  35. Profile photo of Fantom2993
    Fantom2993 Male 18-29
    342 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    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?
  36. Profile photo of Gn0m3
    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
    421 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    thats the double standard we live in Fantom, and I have learned to laugh about it
  37. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
    716 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    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.

  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:38 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. 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.
  39. Profile photo of Aerophyre
    Aerophyre Male 18-29
    177 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    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.
  40. Profile photo of tuxman4
    tuxman4 Male 13-17
    368 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    Well I would say Caucasians are a minority in basketball.
  41. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    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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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    "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".
  43. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    What`s next, Chinese NASCAR?
  44. Profile photo of barrooo
    barrooo Male 30-39
    414 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 1:18 am
    `Name one thing that`s "Black only".`

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

    That`ll get you started

  45. Profile photo of MichaelBored
    MichaelBored Male 40-49
    206 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:11 am
    "Everythang`s Gonna Be All White"

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


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    MichaelBored Male 40-49
    206 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:13 am
    "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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    gunslinger Male 30-39
    227 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    Ollie...I`d watch that!!
  48. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    -------------------------------------------------Name one thing that`s "Black only".

    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.

  49. Profile photo of Jonas999
    Jonas999 Male 30-39
    78 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    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
  50. Profile photo of luvsushi
    luvsushi Female 18-29
    169 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    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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