Skip to comments.MSNBC's Harris-Perry: The NBA is Precisely Like Slavery
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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They get paid 100 million dollars for 5 years to throw a ball into a hoop..can I be a slave too
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$$. It’s nothing like slavery. If it were why are so many trying to get on that same track?
The ultimate aim of this is to remove all white people from any capacity in the NBA.
Similar cases could be made for anyone who works for a boss.
It is just Lib-idiocy from the same types who recently discovered ‘white privilege’ as the new evil.
What race baiting dumba$$es we have spewing garbage from their mouths nowadays.
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
Most slaves didn’t have agents.
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.
Blacks should quit the NBA
Never heard of a slave who was free to leave.
And whites should be banned from attending NBA games, watching on TV or purchasing related items.
I think she would be in for quite a shock if she ever had to experience slavery.
Ok, so demand quotas so that there must be a percentage of white players....Problem solved.
Send them all back to africa.
They should all be kissing our butt’s for bringing them over here.
What a mistake.
Its the NBA..finding a white person is like finding Waldo
Then it must be abolished! I’m good with that.
Had a freind who sold the licensed merchandise.
It was jaw-dropping to see what white folks will pay for that overpriced crap.
This moron talking-head is part of this country’s problem!