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Discussion in 'Black Sports' started by Destee, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Destee

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    Hello Family,

    I heard today that the sports that Black folk predominately play, basketball, football, etc., have an age requirement before one can go "professional" ... but those sports that are predominately White, tennis, hockey, etc., don't hve an age limit before going professional.

    Is this true?

    :heart:

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  2. Deepvoice

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    White people ceated all the sports that black people play anyways, lol.
     
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    yes they have pointed out to not take them as young
    just another way to hold black back in the past so many
    jumping from high school to pro so fast .
     
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    I think that skipping college stuff hurts more than it helps, the individual who is doing this high school to pro jump is benefiting greatly though. What about the other black kids who think they can go to the pros and never have to further their education past high school? Not only do they not strive for an even higher education(college), but then they see high school as exercising some type of futility.

    In the long run these high school kids actually put 2 and 2 together, but they don't get 4, they get 3. So in young black minds it really adds to the validity that education is uncool, unproductive, and a real waste of time.

    The age requirement is a good thing in my opinion.
     
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    that's true i too feel that black kids need all the education because one snap
    fall or break is the spoet world they finish and have no knowledge under their belt
    i too think it's good to stop the major jump from high school to pro but will they
    make kids finish college first before entering any draft of any sport , and why they don't
    stop the white kids who jump quick for pro sports like HOCKEY ?

    they do have a way to try and hold as many blacks back as they can this one way
    knowingly that many will go pro if good enough and the feel for the money some kids
    are in poverty and make this move for family well beings and help end some of the
    struggle they have or face .
     
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    lEBRON jAMES, KOBE BRYANT, tRACY MCGRADY, kEVIN GARNET DID NOT NEED COLLEGE.

    THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY TO HOLD YOUNG BLACK PEOPLE BACK. MEAN WHILE THESE COLLEGES MAKE MILLIONS OFF OF SPORTS, PAY THEIR COACHES MILLIONS AND THE PLAYERS DONT GET NONE! COLLEGE DOES NOT HELP IMO, YOU RISK INJURY ECT.

    BESIDES MOST WILL NOT GO TO BLACK COLLEGES ANY WAY SO WHO CARES.
     
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    Holding these black athletes back would be to send them into the real word without any understanding. The differnce between no college education and 4 years of it might mean the world for these athletes after the sweat has dried.

    Holding us back would be to give us a dollar and not telling us how to spend it wisely. Without this they are doomed to be back where they started, a poor black man. Which to me is the worst thing to be. Like I said before, if white people do it this way, that doesn't mean we have to do it that way also. We aren't white, that means we will have a hard way and even longer way to go in this society, get your education.

    It's the difference between the wealthy and the rich.
     
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    Holding these black athletes back would be to send them into the real word without any understanding. The differnce between no college education and 4 years of it might mean the world for these athletes after the sweat has dried.

    Holding us back would be to give us a dollar and not telling us how to spend it wisely. Without this they are doomed to be back where they started, a poor black man. Which to me is the worst thing to be. Like I said before, if white people do it this way, that doesn't mean we have to do it that way also. We aren't white, that means we will have a hard way and even longer way to go in this society, get your education.

    It's the difference between the wealthy and the rich.

    Deepvoice

    Your point is very valid. The one profession you see the downfall of the athelete is Boxing. So many white and black ones have come thru that sport and ended up broke. Maybe because they had the common sense knocked out of them every day.

    Those same young people like the old ones after college. Need a good savings and investment plan. College doesn't gaurantee you anything. Before this big push for education,

    ( and I find it ironic they denied us for years, now make it a criteria today. Maybe it is another keep away or hold back. Destee's question is very interesting and has merit )

    Jobs were given out based on skin color. I have actual letters ( I found them and bought them at a thrift shop ) where this guy worked for the railroad, and his promotions on the job and even into a good position in the military were given by someone writing a note saying he was trustworthy, hard working and a honest citizen.

    Blacks used to do the service jobs mexicans are now doing. If someone has a chance to go pro they should. Windows open today may not ever open again. Save some funds for education after your done. If your fifty you still need education. It is a life long endeavor.

    A degree and education is criteria for the presentation American companies ( have to ) want to show Japan in order to do business.

    In the late ninetys my company had everyone re-submit their resumes, listing college and they reorganized who was doing what based on education and hired no less than a PHD to front them all because the Korean and Japanese wanted to know that who ever they talked with was highly educated. This has a lot to do with present day hiring where you must do five jobs, multitask, be more educated to do the same job a two year degree used to be enough for.

    They know all Amercans are behind in education and sciences, slow and backwards in the education field. We are behind India in Computer programming skills. Behind in manufacturing to China, Japan and even Mexico. We make nothing here in the United States not even our flag. China makes them now.

    Pro athletes act like they never went to college, ( most take business degree's ) and college doesn't automatically make a person smarter. If they didn't have common sense when they went, they still don't have the right education.
     
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    Those are good points Hodee, I never thought about it like that.
     
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    Sir what type of education do you mean?
    do you mean

    formal education?
    hands on education/life experience?
    education passed from older relatives,friends, enemies or even a stranger??
    self education such as books, simple curiosity, the internet,??

    Kobe Bryant is far from an unintellegent man.

    Lebron James is richer than most aa college grads will ever be, not a dummy either.

    being poor and Afrikan is worse than being poor and european???

    ur entitled to ur opinion. but dude the NCAA passed these laws cuz they were losing money!! whitee games like tennis, hockey, and baseball do not pull the revenue the big two (football and basketball) do.

    one
     
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