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Old 01-21-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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Well this league will be folded pretty soon.

 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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On that note it would seem that their all white league is certainly in order and justified.
No it isn't. There are plenty of White (and asian and latino people) that go to HBCUs. HBCUs just have a majority Black student body....just like how Brigham Young (Historically Mormon university) has a majority of white students and Yeshiva (Historically Jewish University) has a majority Jewish student body. Anyone can attend these schools.

This stupid league is specifically barring anyone who isn't White on both sides and a natural born American citizen. Show my one HBCU that does the inverse.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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No it isn't. There are plenty of White (and asian and latino people) that go to HBCUs. HBCUs just have a majority Black student body....just like how Brigham Young (Historically Mormon university) has a majority of white students and Yeshiva (Historically Jewish University) has a majority Jewish student body. Anyone can attend these schools.

This stupid league is specially barring anyone who isn't White one both sides and a natural born American citizen. Show my one HBCU that does the inverse.
It's not something we should even be talking about occurring in 2010. Just when you think we've come further than this...
 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:15 PM
 
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It's not something we should even be talking about occurring in 2010. Just when you think we've come further than this...
I totally agree.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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You're uninformed.

"The Hall of Fame will honor the greatest football players and coaches at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). "

Atlanta gets Black College Football Hall of Fame - 11Alive.com | WXIA | Atlanta, GA

The terms "Black College" and HBCU are pretty much interchangeable. You should exit before you make yourself look even more ignorant.

 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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No it isn't. There are plenty of White (and asian and latino people) that go to HBCUs. HBCUs just have a majority Black student body....just like how Brigham Young (Historically Mormon university) has a majority of white students and Yeshiva (Historically Jewish University) has a majority Jewish student body. Anyone can attend these schools.

This stupid league is specifically barring anyone who isn't White on both sides and a natural born American citizen. Show my one HBCU that does the inverse.

Amen.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Sure...because white people have been persecuted and enslaved in the U.S. and should receive recognition because of it?

The NBA is open to anyone with the skills and talent required to compete in it. So are several other lesser professional, semi-professional, and amateur basketball leagues. There is no need to make something of this nature race-exclusive.
Read my whole text and the text of my other post. They are making a very valid statement. As far as "no need to make something of this nature race-exclusive" I'd like to see the NAACP take up one of my causes. I don't see Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton going to bat for the white female officer where I work who is dealing with a serious sexual discrimination issue. Your failing miserably if your trying to imply that it's wrong to enage in any all-white endeavor. Especially in this day and age of the entitlement mentallity
 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:30 PM
 
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Awesome. I actually have a shot at playing ball again. Doesn't matter if I got no hops.
 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Read my whole text and the text of my other post. They are making a very valid statement. As far as "no need to make something of this nature race-exclusive" I'd like to see the NAACP take up one of my causes. I don't see Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton going to bat for the white female officer where I work who is dealing with a serious sexual discrimination issue. Your failing miserably if your trying to imply that it's wrong to enage in any all-white endeavor. Especially in this day and age of the entitlement mentallity
Legally speaking, there is no law barring people who want to take part in a "all-White endeavor". Last time I checked, people were still free to be members of the KKK or Aryan Nation.

The difference is that when talking about a professional organization, barring other people based on race is wrong AND illegal. There are plenty of White players in the NBA and they aren't at all disadvantaged from joining the league if they have the skills.

 
Old 01-21-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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Read my whole text and the text of my other post. They are making a very valid statement. As far as "no need to make something of this nature race-exclusive" I'd like to see the NAACP take up one of my causes. I don't see Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton going to bat for the white female officer where I work who is dealing with a serious sexual discrimination issue. Your failing miserably if your trying to imply that it's wrong to enage in any all-white endeavor. Especially in this day and age of the entitlement mentallity
That's because, as I said before, white people in the U.S. don't have a history of being persecuted simply because they are white. There is no need for anyone to take up your cause because because it's an isolated incident and not a commonly occurring one. All-white endeavors (like voting, getting an education, etc) were the norm for many years in our society. Only through the actions of organizations like the NAACP and individuals like the ones you mentioned (and many others) did anything change.

If the person you brought up was being discriminated against because she is a woman, then she has plenty of backup to support her. Gender discrimination was and is rampant in the U.S. and the world.

Until recently, it's pretty much been a white man's world. Things have changed.
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