Monday, January 25, 2010

White Hope on the Hardwood.

Here we go again!!!! Racists are STILL losing their minds in the “Age of Obama.” White folks were told the world would end once a black man became president. Well….the planet is still intact but you can’t tell some white folks that. They are hell bent on either getting rid of Obama, sending black folks back to Africa (except for Professional Athletes because they generate revenue) or building upscale houses/condos on the moon (you know Tyrone and them can’t afford to fly in space). Don “Moose” Lewis has decided to start a Whites-Only professional basketball league that would represent 12 Southern cities. Don’t say Huh? You heard me right!!!! Lewis is forming a 12 team basketball league with all White Players in the south. So now black folks have ruined basketball? I didn’t know white folks were that mad at the non-defense playing NBA anymore. I knew all those kids leaving college early would water down the game but all this….really??? Lewis wants the league to play fundamental basketball – the type played when the sport was first invented. That means no more behind the back passes - just straight chest passes!!

Lewis is really serious about this. He said the following:

"There's nothing hatred about what we're doing, I don't hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here's a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like." – taken from the Augusta Chronicle online

Lewis also wants to start a team in the city of Augusta, Georgia. I personally find that funny because that is my wife’s hometown. Ah! The jokes I had with this one when it first came out. No person with common sense and a heart would want this in their town. Don’t get me wrong!!! I think this would probably be a hit in Jena, Louisiana. But for Augusta it would be bad for business (i.e. the home of the famous “Masters” Golf Tournament). Also I think Lewis will have a hard time getting good players. You would have to really be desperate to have a semi-pro career in order to play in this league. The All I Hate Is Negroes League All American Basketball Alliance will survive based on advertising - via local business and corporate sponsorships. I would love to see what company would support this. If Lewis wants to start the league in June, he has a lot of work to do. He says he only wants “natural born U.S. citizens with both parents of Caucasian race to play in the league.” He will have to go looking for the “Whitest Players” in the country. That’s not going to be easy. The best white basketball players play like the black ones. Sometimes they even try look like black folks too (don’t front - it’s true).

I’m at the point now that I have to laugh at the racism in America. It has turned into a ridiculous display of ignorance. Birthers, Teabaggers, Psuedo-Militia Men and Anti Health Care rallies have shown why we are behind other countries in our educational system. People in general are afraid of something different but when you have been taught to fear “others” ignorance happens. White folks have historically been told to fear blacks and that they’re superior to us. Check the History Books they have in high school if you don’t believe me. African American history starts at slavery - ends at reconstruction and picks back up with Martin Luther King Jr. We had a busy life in Africa before slavery believe it or not!!! Politicians tell white men that black men are taking their jobs. The media tells white men that black men are taking their women….er….um…well some of that is true. But the point is that racism is sold to the American public by propaganda. It causes people like Lewis to feel that someone is stealing something from him. Black folks didn’t steal basketball – we perfected the damn thing!!! College coaches all over the country are running to the housing projects (i.e. The Hood) to find the “Next Big Thing.” If it’s good enough for the National Basketball Association, it’s good enough for me. Lewis needs to get a map of the world because he is behind the times. If he doesn’t like black folks playing, he is going to be pissed when he finds out about China.


Val said...

If this is a joke it's a good one because I'm laughing.

Citizen Ojo said...

Val - Nope, this is not a Chappelle Show Skit gone wrong. It's Real!! Welcome to Post-Racial America. Ha!

uglyblackjohn said...

I wonder how he feels when he sees Black swimmers, ice skaters, Moto Cross riders, tennis players and even Tiger Woods dominating "white" sports.

Actually, this is analogous to much of white American society (history) as a whole - exclude others because they will dominate.
When this happens, create a new game where only we (they) can play.
This happens in banking, business and every other institution.
But what many fail to realize is that the integration perfected the product.

Jay_fever said...

Ehhhh...sports without black folks??? Booooooooring.

Citizen Ojo said...

UglyBlackJohn - or they create new rules for the game we are currently playing i.e. laws, and regulations concerning employment, housing etc. Integration has been negative for some blacks but it has helped sports.

Jay-Fever- ha! ha!