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's picture
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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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.

bobthemoron's picture
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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