RACISM IN SPORTS

Discussion in 'General' started by KHUFU, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. KHUFU

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    We all know about Westbrook's issue with fans in Utah, and we understand the empowerment that whites feel under the current administration in the white house. Many whites have become bolder not only in day to day life in America, expressing their racist views through verbal confrontation both online and then in public. This is nothing new, but change needs to happen.

    NBA players speak out on first time being called N-word; many were in middle, high school

    A handful of professional basketball players spoke to Bleacher Reportabout their first memory of being called the N-word.

    Many were in middle or high school.

    Jaylen Brown, currently a 22-year-old on the Boston Celtics, said he was in an Elite Eight high school game when a kid tipped the ball out of his hands and tried to argue that it was out of bounds on Brown.

    That’s usual, players do it all the time. But what followed stuck with Brown.

    “He was like, ‘I’m locking that [expletive] up,’ and then he called me the N-word,” Brown recalled the boy saying. “I was like, ‘What did you just say bro?'”

    “He said you heard me, and said it again, like, looked at me dead in the eyes,” Brown continued. “His goal was that, and I didn’t even realize this, was to make me upset. But that was the first time that somebody looked me in my eyes and was like, ‘Yeah, this is what it is.'”

    https://usatodayhss.com/2019/nba-players-experienced-racist-incidents-as-children

    Jazz owner Miller: 'We're not a racist community'

    http://espndeportes-akamai.espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/26268295/not-racist-community

    Doc Rivers: It’s Hard Coaching Black Players Without Male Figures
    https://www.ebony.com/news/doc-rivers-hard-coaching-black-players-male-figures/

    How black Utah Jazz players have embraced Salt Lake City

    http://theundefeated.com/features/how-black-utah-jazz-players-have-embraced-salt-lake-city/


    Some of the posters here love their Black athlete, until that Black athlete begins to talk about what it means to be Black in America.


    This is a Black man speaking to his Black son. It is needed, and it should serve as an example. Live up to our own people, not giving a damn about what anyone else thinks.
     
  2. shogun

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    Which posters? List them.
     
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    :lol: They know who they are. Cowards.
     
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    That was beautiful.
     
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    Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen targets ‘covert racism’ of NFL owners over coaching hires
    Don’t think that Hansen doesn’t bring some self-awareness to this. “I am the product of white privilege in America, and I’ve never denied that I wasn’t, either. If they made a poster, my picture should be on it. Getting fired at one place and getting another chance isn’t the problem. But young talented coaches of color not getting the chance — that’s a huge problem

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...g-hires/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5c962900ad46
     
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    I think this is a fantastic topic because it's such a problematic issue, but IMO, I would move this over to general to spark more discussion. This is BIGGER than sports...
     
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  15. KHUFU

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    I don't know how to move it. :lol:
     
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    You want it moved to general?
     
  17. KHUFU

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    Sure, thank you. All the best.
     
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    Something to keep an eye on, but the Washington Capitals have quietly been non-committal about attending the WH. Regular season is over in like 2 weeks...
     
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    Mario Balotelli Monkey Chants During a Match :sick::sick::sick::smh::smh::smh:
     
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    Boston fans are the worst in North America.
     
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    Racism and prejudices are still Major League Baseball’s biggest issues

    If Major League Baseball ever wants to stop being the third wheel, behind the NFL and the NBA, then it will have to start by getting rid of all the subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, racist antics that people of color have always realized are a part of "America's Pastime."

    After dealing with what happened with Adam Jones in Fenway Park only weeks ago, Major League Baseball is dealing with even more racism and bigotry this week.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/...ces-baseball-biggest-issues-article-1.3228575