Pro Sports Are Still Plenty Racist [Video]

ICTMN Staff
5/5/14

For those who prefer their sports without the taint of bigotry, it was a sweet moment when the NBA took such swift and decisive action in dealing with L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling. There's no place for that kind of blatant prejudice in sports. No sir, there isn't. When Commissioner Adam Silver got hip to Sterling's attitudes, he nipped it in the bud. You can't let these things go on and on, it only gets worse, and then one day you have a deeply ingrained racism that some people have a hard time seeing.

Say, if you had a bunch of teams named after people who were nearly eliminated through genocide... and one of those teams used a racial slur for its nickname... and another had an incredibly racist caricature for a team logo.  That would be really insensitive and unjust. Thank goodness in this modern age we don't tolerate racism in sports toward any groups.

Umm... right?

Enjoy this excellent sketch by All Def Digital:

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Michael Madrid
Submitted by Michael Madrid on
Wow! Is this a real coalition? I think we could use something like that to police the sports world. Apparently sports fans are too ignorant to know when someone is being treated disrespectfully. Unfortunately, this video makes the point from real life. The NFL has even considered disciplinary action for players using the N-word on the field, but does anyone care about the Redskins?

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Submitted by bobthemoron on
You people who are screaming racist are the racists.. AN ALL BLACK NBA? Frankly, I thought it was already. If I were a lawyer, I'd find me a talented white B-Ball player that didn't get into the NBA and sue their ass off. Somebody posited that the new N word is thug. However, if you look at the make of of Pro Sports almost every player is a convicted criminal. Some committed misdemeanors and some felonies but all criminals.

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bobthemoron
Submitted by bobthemoron on
You people who are screaming racist are the racists.. AN ALL BLACK NBA? Frankly, I thought it was already. If I were a lawyer, I'd find me a talented white B-Ball player that didn't get into the NBA and sue their ass off. Somebody posited that the new N word is thug. However, if you look at the make of of Pro Sports almost every player is a convicted criminal. Some committed misdemeanors and some felonies but all criminals.

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Teedy333
Submitted by Teedy333 on
bobthemoron, Almost every player is a criminal? That's beyond ridiculous, and frankly just shows where your head is. That "almost all" you speak of is 2012-1.92%, 2013-1.5%, 2014-4 arrests to date. About half of these were moving violations, given the numbers are well below national average thug hardly seem appropriate. You're probably thinking of that book by Jeff Benedict that stated 40%, the author admitted he used incomplete data and that his claims were incorrect, but I guess you never heard about that, huh? Not all black, but yeah 78 percent are black, must suck to have to see all those black faces, in what you feel should be white athlete's positions. Don't worry though, blacks are still under-represented in the labor market. Loved the video!!! Funny, and makes a great point. Any move to eliminate ignorance and racism is a good one in my book!
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