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MSNBC's Harris-Perry: The NBA is Precisely Like Slavery
Pundit Press ^ | 5/26/14 | Aurelius

Posted on 05/26/2014 2:42:51 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

Slavery is when human beings are owned by other human beings, used and often abused like animals, and taken advantage of all in pursuit of profit, either financially or for power. Slaves rarely were able to escape, and those who did often had to remain in hiding or in fear for their entire lives. Slaves who could not escape were doomed to toil, and frequently their children and grandchildren suffered the same fate.

According to MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, the National Basketball Association is just like this.

Never mind that NBA players make millions of dollars every year. Never mind that, from playing in a single game, many NBA players make more than the average person makes in a year. Never mind that NBA players chose their career path and can leave whenever they want. Never mind that players who leave the NBA can do so of their own volition and if they do, they do not have to live in fear or hiding. Never mind that players aren't beaten by owners if they don't play well. Nope, the NBA is precisely like slavery!

Responding to statements made by owner Mark Cuban, Harris-Perry summarized it on her show sloppily: “Wealthy owners? Check. Profit made from the sale of black bodies? Check. Racial angst? Check.” She then stated that reparations would be the next topic on her show, alluding to arguments in favor of giving descendants of slaves some form of recompense.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: liberals; msnbc; nba; relentlessvictims; slavery
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1 posted on 05/26/2014 2:42:52 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

They get paid 100 million dollars for 5 years to throw a ball into a hoop..can I be a slave too


2 posted on 05/26/2014 2:44:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: therightliveswithus

I don’t seem to remember any slaves that got to play a game they love, have a scholarship pay for heir education, make millions of dollars, be free to leave anytime they want to and have sex with all the white women they want to. So wrong answer, dumba$$. It’s nothing like slavery. If it were why are so many trying to get on that same track?


3 posted on 05/26/2014 2:47:05 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The ultimate aim of this is to remove all white people from any capacity in the NBA.


4 posted on 05/26/2014 2:48:05 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Similar cases could be made for anyone who works for a boss.

It is just Lib-idiocy from the same types who recently discovered ‘white privilege’ as the new evil.


5 posted on 05/26/2014 2:48:30 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: therightliveswithus

Kobe's house.

6 posted on 05/26/2014 2:48:36 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: jsanders2001

What race baiting dumba$$es we have spewing garbage from their mouths nowadays.


7 posted on 05/26/2014 2:49:53 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: therightliveswithus

By all means, maybe all black people should be banned from the NBA. After all, they shouldn’t be abused in this way.

Problem is, most black guys would love to make the money and fame from being in the NBA. Listening to this rabid she dog, that is exactly what she wants. She wants blacks to pass up the NBA. Or perhaps all NBA teams should be stripped away from white people and given to black people. You know black slave masters are a whole lot better./sarc


8 posted on 05/26/2014 2:50:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: therightliveswithus

Most slaves didn’t have agents.


9 posted on 05/26/2014 2:50:42 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Hmmm, gonna talk about reparations soon.

You know what, I am TOTALLY in favor of paying them reparations. But only if they can never claim or apply for welfare or any other program that grants the same sort of benefits of the programs currently in operation.

In the long run it’s gonna be a lot cheaper on the rest of us Wage-slaves.


10 posted on 05/26/2014 2:50:44 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: therightliveswithus

Blacks should quit the NBA


11 posted on 05/26/2014 2:51:21 PM PDT by Josa
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To: therightliveswithus

Never heard of a slave who was free to leave.


12 posted on 05/26/2014 2:52:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: dforest

And whites should be banned from attending NBA games, watching on TV or purchasing related items.


13 posted on 05/26/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT by Josa
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To: therightliveswithus

I think she would be in for quite a shock if she ever had to experience slavery.


14 posted on 05/26/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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Ok, so demand quotas so that there must be a percentage of white players....Problem solved.


15 posted on 05/26/2014 2:54:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: therightliveswithus

Send them all back to africa.
They should all be kissing our butt’s for bringing them over here.
What a mistake.


16 posted on 05/26/2014 2:55:03 PM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Its the NBA..finding a white person is like finding Waldo


17 posted on 05/26/2014 2:55:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: therightliveswithus

Then it must be abolished! I’m good with that.


18 posted on 05/26/2014 2:55:45 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Josa

Had a freind who sold the licensed merchandise.

It was jaw-dropping to see what white folks will pay for that overpriced crap.


19 posted on 05/26/2014 2:56:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: dfwgator

This moron talking-head is part of this country’s problem!


20 posted on 05/26/2014 2:57:55 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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