Black People : Racism in Pro Sports....

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  1. Sesh Ra Ur

    Sesh Ra Ur Member MEMBER

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    As an athlete my entire life I'm drawn to sport. Its more than that but we'll leave it at that. I've built a well enough read blog at the Black Beast...Enjoy. What do you think? Relevant? Topical? Insights and improvements?

    Hetep
     
  2. Natinr

    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    When someone will ask me tommorow,

    who is winning the Patriots or the Giants,
    I will respond ;
    White man winning/ Black man losing
    Sports are thier last hold,
    on real slavery;
    cause when you have college educated men makng millions of dollars , who cannot speak out about the social, economic and political ills in their communities here and abroad, then THAT is slavery:qqb002:
     
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    Sesh Ra Ur Member MEMBER

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    Interesting

    and I've never truly seen it that way...For me the amount of money one is paid in this society does not equal one's social responsibility.... (ability to respond). A person's social responsibility is part of one's duty when one becomes an adult, for me. It has to be that way; for if it is not, then adult hood, person hood, is a function of capital and that is as alienating a view as any model of society offered by the west, I believe.... No matter what that view is encapsulated in whether the cloak is pro-black socio-spiritual, political words or any other.

    I guess my point is these men, these millionaires are no more enslaved than Bonita eatin' chicken wings at Popeye's because they make the same socio-political choices in their world. They both hate themselves and me regardless of their incomes. They both are enslaved, to what ever degree that hate dictates their actions when we view them and their choices as they act in this society. If they are not equal, then I've allowed their "loot" to determine their worth and accepted a western view point of a person's "worth". And that analysis is the same thinking which created slavery....
     
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    This is very true what you speak.
     
  5. Natinr

    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    Who said anything about rich or poor

    A slave mentality is a slave mentality, period.
    I was really refering,(and you know what i ment so this doesn't deteriorate into an arguement) the classification of free agent as opposed to........,
    and the ovewrwhelming number of white OWNERS.

    You know there are quite a few Blacks that get in the "lime light" and say they are now individuals with no responsibility to the race,
    I will not make the assumption wether that is right or wrong but I will leave that to the viewers of this post
     
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    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    Now what is your description of

    racism in sports?
    (Some links are disfunctional)
     
  7. Sesh Ra Ur

    Sesh Ra Ur Member MEMBER

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    My apologies, I thought you were distinguishing between rich and poor and implying a greater responsibility on the wealthier athletes when you were discussing the fact that black folk were making millions of dollars and would not speak out about the human conditions. Specifically when you said...

    White man winning/ Black man losing
    Sports are thier last hold,
    on real slavery;
    cause when you have college educated men makng millions of dollars , who cannot speak out about the social, economic and political ills in their communities here and abroad, then THAT is slaveryIf we agree that our responsibility to do so is independent of wealth, we agree upon that.


    I enjoy this discourse and only offer that to demonstrate where I may have gone awry.

    I also agree about the white owners and Black Bucks--as I use the term loosely and cynically in my blog.

    I also agree that many of use choose not to avail ourselves of our obligation to be men and women before the cameras and to speak out about social injustice to our people.

    Hetep
     
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    Natinr Banned MEMBER

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    For the Benefit of the viewers of this post

    Hetep- pu
    Please place the full URL of your blog , some of us have a problem with the link.
    Thank you !!!!!
     
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