Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

Recently, Indianapolis 500 officials announced that Trump, the billionaire host of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, would drive the Chevrolet Camaro pace car. This is a prestigious honor which should not go to a man who is now viciously spewing hatred and thinly-veiled racism at the President of the United States. For weeks Trump who is allegedly flirting with the idea of running for president himself, has pandered to the growing numbers of right-wing, wing-nuts known as “birthers” who refuse to believe that President Barack Obama, is a natural born citizen, eligible to hold the nation’s highest office.

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I have some questions, you might too. What does it mean to be an African American today? And just who is authentically black? And do Uncle Toms still exist? Are you a racial sell-out if you happen to come from an affluent home instead of the inner city? Some of you might ask: Do we need to have this discussion? I think we do.

If ever there is a subject that needs re-airing, and re-evaluation in the black community it is this one. Jalen Rose gives voice to this in his recent ESPN documentary about what he and his famous “Fab Five” University of Michigan basketball teammates went through 20 years ago.

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On Wednesday controversial broadcaster Rush Limbaugh was knocked out of the ownership group that is hoping to buy the St. Louis Rams. Thank goodness!!! But on Thursday Limbaugh got up and came out swinging. He loudly blamed everyone but himself for what happened to his potential ownership share. Limbaugh also took a swing at his […]

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Another blow to the pro football ownership hopes of Rush Limbaugh. Now an NFL owner says he doesn’t want to see the conservative broadcaster in the owners box. Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay said Tuesday that there is no way that he would vote to approve the controversial Rush Limbaugh as an owner of an […]

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We learned this week that Rush Limbaugh is part of an ownership group trying to buy the St. Louis Rams. But a couple of NFL players are making clear that they are having none of it. Saying they would never play for a team owned by Limbaugh. Let’s deal with facts. Limbaugh is a race-baiter. […]

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No Apology Necessary

Posted: 25th September 2009 by DavidBurnett in Basketball, Coaches, Racism
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University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl is funnier than most coaches. But one of his recent jokes fell victim to political correctness. Resulting in a quick but perhaps unnecessary apology. The other day Pearl, with perfect comics timing, joked about how he deals with the various cultures of the players he coaches. “I’ve […]

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