Monday, January 25, 2010

Whites-Only Basketball League

A whites-only basketball league. At first some thought it was a prank.

Whose idea? Don "Moose" Lewis, former pro-wrestling promoter. He says that people will support something they can identify with (AKA white people), and that white basketball is "fundamental basketball" instead of that "street ball" that apparently litters our vision and is only played by people of color. He cites the recent incident with NBA player Gilbert Arenas bringing guns into the Wizards' locker room. This is apparently indicative of "street ball"? As in gangster, as in black. Street = guns = gangster = black

A friend of mine had this to say in response: "I think the league’s founder is mistaking whiteness for male maturity. To form a white basketball squad, in his mind, would equal decorum, respect, good old wholesome sport. But it ignores the fact that whiteness does not equate with maturity: let’s see, bill clinton, john edwards, rush limbaugh, eliot spitzer, Joe Wilson, the obama-hating senator — philandering, drug addicted, ill-mannered. Immaturity knows no one race. Improper behavior knows no one race." Truth!

When you are connecting behavior to race, and/or connecting the behavior of some to the behavior the entire race, you have officially been swallowed by race.

[However, if he were really swallowed by race, you'd think he'd agree that white men can't jump!]

The league is, according to this article, forming out of Georgia. They hope to begin playing in June this year and are looking for 12 cities to host teams. Chatanooga, TN, for one, said hell no. Good for them.

Requirements to play: "Only natural-born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play." I would like him to define this a little better. Lots of white people have a drop of something else somewhere in their family tree. Will there be cheek swabs? Blood tests? Hair examinations?

Such a blatant abomination is hard to believe. Some still think it must be a joke. But Lewis keeps emphasizing to the media that this is very serious indeed. Let's just hope his plan fails, which will be a success for America.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Preach it! I heard about this on the radio the other day and was flabbergasted that something so blatantly racist would even be entertained by the media, let alone given any credibility.