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A Whites-Only Basketball League in 2010? Seriously?

A Whites-Only Basketball League in 2010? Seriously?

A new basketball league has been announced that focuses on the old-fashioned fundamentals of the game of basketball. It’s a league that would play a simple game, in a family-friendly environment, without all the “crotch-grabbing” and athletic antics of the NBA today.

Oh ya….and the players are all white.

And no, this isn’t a story from The Onion

Don “Moose” Lewis is commissioner of the All-American Basketball League, which will only include players who are “natural-born U.S. citizens, with both parents of Caucasian race”.

Lewis claims that the league is not racist, citing the fact that although players and coaches must be white, owners can be of any color (although they, too need to be American-born). He says that the goal of the league is to return to a more “fundamental” style of basketball, without the “athleticism” we see in the NBA, which features predominantly black players who, according to Lewis, are playing glorified “streetball”. The league would create positive role-models in the [white] community, and have stricter standards than the NBA–like players can’t have tattoos, or a criminal background, and it will use conventional rims and nets.

In a radio interview with Bomani Jones, host of “The Morning Jones” on Sirius’ Hardcore Sports Radio, Lewis adamantly denies that there is anything racist about his idea, stating that, in his mind, it is a representation of American freedom and in a free country, you shouldn’t be chided for doing something other people might disagree with. He also says that he doesn’t condone racism and wouldn’t allow racist signs at the games. He claims that although some people who attend the games might be racists, that’s not the audience they are aiming for.

Despite claims that the creation of a whites-only league is not racist, and that the focus on the league is the return to the “fundamental” game of basketball, the notion that only white players are capable of this “fundamental” game, and that including black players will inherently lead to un-fundamental playing, along with “crotch-grabbing” antics, tattoos, and criminal records, subscribes to an outdated and ignorant picture of wholesome americana.

When Jones asks Lewis what’s wrong with having black players on the team, Lewis only replies “it’s just something that we’re not doing.” He also uses the words “theoretically”, “athleticism”, and “middle america” a lot: hinting at an air of evasiveness that begs the question–is this for real?

One wonders if Lewis actually believes that this league is focusing on the “fundamental” game of basketball and is completely blind to the race issue at hand, or if he is playing on racism to create a money-making spectacle. He says that he has already been approached for a reality series, the finale of which would feature his white all-star team playing black all-stars.

The feature would be titled “Sno Ball vs. Bro Ball”.

The All-American Basketball Alliance plans to start in June. It is based in Atlanta, and is currently looking for places to play in the Southeast–which hasn’t been easy. It is astounding that such a blatant attempt at segregation would be considered in this day and age. And for Lewis to vehemently deny that it’s racist is a testimony to the careful facade of self-awareness, and the tip-toeing around racist issues, that social standards have mandated. No one (almost) wants to claim that they are racist or that they support racism, but when something like a whites-only basketball league emerges, the issue of modern racism and segregation seems to have landed right between our eyes.

 

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4:22PM PDT on Apr 2, 2010

Contiuance:
There are hundreds of black organization that are exclusively black. But, it is not ok to have an exclusive all white anything!

Why is that?
All this "let me in or else" stuff is a very manipulative political & social tool blacks have used for over 75 years & it works. And it all based on social & political conditions before slaves were set free.

The king of blame is Al Sharpton more than Farrakan only because Sharpton makes a scene out of everything & Farrakan is a purebred racist snake in my opinion.

Now, back to this basketball team. I see absolutely nothing wrong with there being an all white team. But, you can bet your bottom dollar Al Sharpton & all those bleeding hearts would see to it, it is dissolved.
Whites could very well bring up all the private black clubs & organizations to counter the accusations. But, that doesn't count at all.
Blacks must be allowed whether wanted or even if they are not qualified! And, there are hundreds of other minority organizations where there are no blacks.........Heavens!, why not?????

And, whoever is reading this I dare you to call me a racist because all the points I made you can not dispute!!

Plant & protect trees for life.........

4:06PM PDT on Apr 2, 2010

Jaime J. wrote:
You people are complaining about a very innocent group of people playing basketball together, but we cannot see the blatant discrimination from the other side?

Thank you, thank you Jaime. This has been my point in every comment I've ever made regarding this very deep double standard blacks hold.
Louis Farrakan is probably the most racist black alive in American today.
There are no white allowed in his racist organization, Yet the white news media are scared silly to call him on the floor over it! If this organization was the reverse of what it is blacks would be marching from Washinton to L.A. because of it & chanting racist all the way!
In other words they can point their racist finger & we dare not!

Why is it we must without question allow black join, be in every aspect of American life but we do not dare say, hey you guys are all black, where is the white person? Can a white person be included too?
Cops have to be super cautious of arresting blacks or be accused of racism.
When will it be ok to hire a quailified white over black?

The guilt tripping is the cornerstone used by every black alive in America to get what they want & not necessairly what they need.
And, in my opinion if there is any one group that has been totally denied in this country it is the Native American indian. And, the American people have not heard a rioting peep out of them!
Have we?

How long will blacks hold 1864 & before over the heads of whit

3:36PM PDT on Apr 2, 2010

And, if we are not going to allow a few whites to play basketball together, and we are absolutely adamant against it then we had definitely better stop the other side of racism. I have recently been made aware of some really shocking organizations that are allowed to exist in the United States. Just read the Nation of Islam's belief system here:
http://www.noi.org/muslim_program.htm

It is shocking how this program is still allowed to exist. Want more details? Look up Louis Farrakhan...

You people are complaining about a very innocent group of people playing basketball together, but we cannot see the blatant discrimination from the other side?

1:11PM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Also, I do believe it is anyones right to support those who they personally feel deserve or need it attention above or beyond another minority group.

And, my personal preference for a people who have been totally ignored & abandoned by the people & this government are the Native American indian. The N/A live in poverty not seen in inner cities for years. And, never have we heard anything from them collectively or any individual.

Now, it is their time, their turn to get all their needs met. What would anyone say, do or think if there was an all Native American basketball team?
I'd be first in line to watch them. And, someday maybe there will even be a Native American president!!!!!!!!!!

Plant & protect trees for life.................

12:48PM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Thank you B.M. I don't know why it took forever for those posts to post...Care 2 or PC? Hmmmm....

I agree, I think the pointing fingers needs to stop all together. We need to start looking at our own lives and stop blaming others for our situation. And, yes, we should celebrate who we are, and certainly not get down on others who do.

Recently, I picked up a calendar for respecting differences. The calendar is chalk full of "Black History Month", "Women's History Month" "LGBT Month" "Asian Pacific Heritage Month", but never did it celebrate European descent or heterosexuals. I think that we need to celebrate all differences and have a heterosuxual appreciation month, a European Month, and a month celebrating men too! If we are going to celebrate some, we need to celebrate all; and when we do, it's not racist or prejudice, it's just plain pride in who we are!

12:48PM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Thank you B.M. I don't know why it took forever for those posts to post...Care 2 or PC? Hmmmm....

I agree, I think the pointing fingers needs to stop all together. We need to start looking at our own lives and stop blaming others for our situation. And, yes, we should celebrate who we are, and certainly not get down on others who do.

Recently, I picked up a calendar for respecting differences. The calendar is chalk full of "Black History Month", "Women's History Month" "LGBT Month" "Asian Pacific Heritage Month", but never did it celebrate European descent or heterosexuals. I think that we need to celebrate all differences and have a heterosuxual appreciation month, a European Month, and a month celebrating men too! If we are going to celebrate some, we need to celebrate all; and when we do, it's not racist or prejudice, it's just plain pride in who we are!

12:04PM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Jaime.......Here is what you sent me in a privite message and I think everyone should read this. Also, why don't we hear more of blacks like this man? Why? Also, I admire Tavis Smiley very much for his stance on race. And, I will tell you point blank I despise Al Sharpton. This man has stirred up more hell & lied & exaggerated through his teeth to promote his agenda more than any other black alive.

What this man wrote needs to be spoken of loud & clear all over the place. Indeed, as he clearly points out it is time for blacks to stand up & care for their own instead of pointing a finger at the past.
Jaime wrote:
I just happened to come across this amazing article on line. I think that it is so great, and it definitely sums up what I couldn't say myself! Way to go Mr. Massie (you must read the entire article to gain the full understanding).

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47391

I also suggest as many read Bill Cosby's Pound Cake Speech. Bill absolutely spoke the truth in his speech & it enraged many high profile blacks to no end. Can be found by Googling the speech title or simply Bill Cosby speech.
Finally, there are five subjects no one can discuss without have double fits & seizures:

Race
Religion
Politics
Abortion
Global Warming.

Plant & protect trees for life..........................

11:31AM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Here's a great article that I found online...read the entire article to have full understanding...go Mr. Massie!

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47391

11:27AM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

I just happened to come across this amazing article on line. I think that it is so great, and it definitely sums up what I couldn't say myself! Way to go Mr. Massie (you must read the entire article to gain the full understanding).


http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47391

9:48AM PDT on Mar 29, 2010

Thank you Jaimie J.
You are right all these groups have clubs & organizations that are designated for only their own. Yet if any group want a group excluding another group then all hell breaks loose. And blacks are the first & last to scream the loudest when they have hundreds of private organization excluding anyone but blacks.
There are such groups as Black Social Workers , Black Plumbers , Black Barbers groups & it goes on & on.
If any said group stated out right this is a White Plumbers Organization for instance blacks would dam near riot calling it racism!!!!!
The idea to disban all groups from color or national origin is a utopian thought. It is nice & polite but not reality. Man is a greedy human who wants groups & the like so as to identify with ones own. And, I do agree with that identity grouping to a point.

It all boils down to if you want it that way so do we........One thing I've found very disturbing about the black ideology of belonging is this, they want to be in where it is obvious they may not fit in. For example: I as a white would not be wanted nor invited say to anything Oprah Winfey belongs to fo oner reason. I'm raggedy ass poor. & unknown I could say, she is no better than me. We are both humans! Right?
But, that is not how it works & most of us know it. I also can say both of us will die too. Oprah in a gold coffin & me in a pine box.

Equality has become synonimous with race/blacks but their are many

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