Gotta say. As an outsider (Scotsman) looking in, this would only happen in America. Not hating or generalizing any of you here ( although I did hear " European ancestry is the worst ancestry", on a thread), but as a nation.... America, as multicultural as it is, suffers from segregation.
I watched that new Seth MacFarlane show "The Cleveland Show" and I can't believe the blatant stereotyping & generalization.
And it's on TV!!!
2 eyes, 10 fingers, 10 toes..... You're OK with me.
Some say that he once threw a rock in the air.......and missed
This is stupid but i dont think its illegal, aren't there all black colleges?
To the best of my knowledge, there are one-race leagues (indian, chinese, etc.) but most are private. This all-white league is going to go public and try to generate money by promoting segregation.
I'm not too sure on black colleges. But weren't they formed because of segregation?? No african americans allowed in major colleges(back in the day) so they had to start their own???
Now, would our President be allowed to play? Tiger Woods? Do we need DNA testing? I hope this racism that this newspaper should be boycotted for even printing something like this., but lets all report this thread to be locked and dropped.
Doing my years in the military, having the pleasure as a top deadeye, as seen in my Avatar, only for occasional fun now, a couple of 8 mm near 100 yd hits on what my friends call "Moose" (disclaimer: If we did not thin the herd here, they would starve to death for their are too many "Moose" per acre.)
The comments about Arenas are BS for any legitimate reason, it is true that some individuals that make millions, gain fame, do get fearful for their lives with all the nut cases that approach them constantly. Many hollywood and pro athletes fear, for themselves, their families. I do not believe that Gilbert would ever shot anyone, but he screwed up. We all bleed red blood, all cry water. I am satisfied with the NBA, NCAA, D-League, High School and even Grammar school hoops (when I see a up and comer) and street ball, before I would observe this (watch some old Hitler movies first). So Don is wrong. I got to google this dude. This league will never it get a player, a coach or anyone to give them one dollar. They would never be on any T.V., any radio station, though maybe CB broadcast would be best. Nor will any arena, connected to a corporation or ownership want anything be related to this in any form, it's a poor attempt at racism and we know it.
Why today? The press release is so obviously tied to Martin Luther King Holiday yesterday, poorly planned and obvious. Only this city would run the story.
Lets all ask for this post just to be removed, everyone on this board never goes this low and we are fans of the Knicks and hoops, not this crap.
Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, this is illegal. The CRA of 1964 basically gave teeth to the previous, weak CRAs of the 1950s, finally allowing the federal government, through its courts, the power necessary to pulverize Jim Crow.
I studied civil rights law and wrote a big, 40 page paper on this act. It was basically created because Blacks were, for over a hundred years, after the abolition of slavery and the reconstruction era, still being barred from restaurants, hotels, certain colleges and universities, and other places where racist Whites felt they had exclusive right of access.
Title II of the CRA says businesses open to patronage from the public can't discriminate based on race, amongst other traits. I think a court would easily interpret this, a racist basketball league, as meeting title II's definition. The only exemption to this, by the way, is a private club engaging in discriminatory practices.
Title VII, more importantly, says that you can't use discriminatory employment practices, unless the trait you discriminate against, i.e. someone who can't walk being rejected by the fire dept., would otherwise prevent an organization from doing its job effectively. Playing basketball effectively is obviously not something that's determined by race.
If this guy can even get anyone to blow their money investing on this stupid idea, which is doubtful, they would likely just get closed down, under an avalanche of lawsuits, quickly.
The guy's probably just looking for publicity.
EDIT: It might work, if the players play for free. In that case, this might not constitute employment discrimination.
Last edited by OGKnickfan; Jan 21, 2010 at 22:56.
In the end it is all wrong, which I am sure you agree with.
To those who claim "only in America" should understand that this does not only happen in America.
LMAO i love how they say that white people love to play fundamentals. Not true...there are many good white American NBA players. To get to the next level you have to have a little more than just fundamentals....Jason Williams, Birdman, Kaman have a lot of athletics/instinct. Even David Lee won the Dunk Contest in the McDonald All American in high school didn't he.