Skip to comments.Every Newsroom or Stadium Press Box Without a Black Shows Donald Sterling-Level Racism (quotas)
Posted on 04/30/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT by chessplayer
On NPRs race-matters talk show Tell Me More on Monday, host Michel Martin discussed the Donald Sterling scandal with New York Times sports columnist William Rhoden, announcing he had written the book "Forty Million Dollar Slave: The Rise, Fall, And Redemption Of The Black Athlete."
Rhoden used the Sterling scandal to thump a tub for racial quotas in journalism. He claimed that every time theres not a black journalist in a newsroom or a stadium press box, that news outlet or media elite is Donald Sterling-level racist:
Donald Sterling made millionaires out of a far higher percentage of blacks than exist in American society today.
Is it “racism” when there are no jews on basketball team
How can you be a slave if your pay is set by the market and you can quit your job?
Go back in the toilet NPR!!!
They will never let us move on. We will be dogged by race forever.
It’s racism if a white isn’t in the starting line-up. But wait. Whites were in the starting line-up when the constitution was written so they’ve had special priviledge all these years. Of course that was only on the white teams. The Founding Fathers’ personally owned teams were all slaves.
I’m so sick of the crap going on in this country.
I’m trying to remember a single memorable column or even line that William Rhoden has ever written. Nope, can’t do it....
Didn’t you hear Charles Barkley? He said, and I quote, “The NBA is a black league.” They should change the official name to Negro Basketball League.
Whites should just die.
Asian’s are no longer people of color, didn’t you hear? Yep, declared in California.
I notice that even though the players on his team knew of his “racist” attitude for a long time, they didn’t stop accepting and cashing their paychecks from him, did they.
Their selective outrage is hypocrisy of the highest level.
Spike Lee has already stated his disapproval of an All Zionist Basketball Team
What do you call it IF.....
You despise a few whites, blacks, asians, and hispanics?...
Not that literally everybody does that.. THEY DO..
Picking only one race to despise is quite lame..
During CBS’ Final Four coverage you had Greg Gumbell, Clark Kellogg, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony (some), Grant Hill (some)...really?
Its funny that blacks complain that they only make up about 8% of major league baseball players when there are so many Hispanic players. At the same time, they don’t count black Hispanic players as black.
“...Whites should just die....”
Naaa..they should just take their money, intellect and initiative and LEAVE. Within two generations, they’d be back in loin cloths chucking spears at each other again. Case in point: Zimbabwe Oh, that truth hurts a lot, doesn’t it, boys and girls.
how about those weekly story meetings with staff and editors? how about recording those.
Oh please...! Get off your damn soapbox!
The televised “news” media has already undergone a transformation from which they cannot bother to dig themselves out from, for over 5 years now, and is documented.
It is no longer the ‘excelsior’ of any true journalist, with any salt to get the truth out to the unknowing masses.
It is: the hairdo, the makeup, the skin color - which does NOT excuse the lack of brains, the tailored clothing, the dental work, and the on-camera persona.
Some of the better early televised journalists would not survive in today’s plastic newsroom facade, because they were not photogenic, but had ‘the right face for radio’.
With the immaculation of an ‘affirmative actions’ U.S. President, whose background has been slowly sifted out of the deep pit it was buried in, by means of a court in Georgia, it does not fail these eyes that the same call would be made across America, in all sorts of applications.
Before 2008, competition among broadcasters has always seemed fierce. Now, with the call to apply ‘affirmative actions’ criteria, and the resulting quotas, all those years of college work, and scrambling across the nation, to build a definable broadcast resume, is now just, dung.
What I want to know is, when will the teams truly reflect our diversity? When will the demographic makeup of the various ethnicities of this country be represented proportionally on the playing field?
And why are some paid more than others? Don’t they all play some special part on the team? No player, regardless how good they are, can win the game all by themselves. That’s why they call them teams.
And why must there be winners? If someone wins, then someone loses; how is that helpful? Shouldn’t they just come together out of the sheer joy of the game?
And why do they sell tickets at different prices? Shouldn’t the front row seats be reserved for the disabled? And those exclusive box seats...
That’s why I like the NCAA basketball games, not that I want to see whites or blacks but across the spectrum, it seems like a fair representation in a lot of the teams, Wisconsin Badgers for example. I don’t even tune in the NBA ever.
And for the record, even if they are not from the United States in some cases, as said before, Ginobilli, Gasol, Nowitzki, Steve Nash, some of the best players in the NBA in recent years have been white actually.
And what about dwarfs and midgets? Every team should have a few of them.
Why did he leave out Women of any color?
Can we get this over with?
Can I get the anti-Michael Jackson skin treatment; that is get black skin?
We were there once, with Black-Face, but didn’t know how good off we were.
Celebrating 100 years!
There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. ~ Booker T. Washington (1856-1915.) ~ Educator, Author, Civil Rights Leader
“They will never let us move on. We will be dogged by race forever.”
As long as race can be used as a WEAPON against opposition, or for profit, it will not go away.
Is it “Sterling level racism” when 10 blacks take the floor in a basketball game?
Notice how the cry of racism has moved from a legal matter addressed in court as discrimination, to the court of “social justice” where there is no rule of law or defendant representation, This is the rise of Obama’s Red Guard,
Dear NBA: I would love you to prove that you aren’t racist. I want every team to start 1 white, 1 American Indian, 1 black 1 Asian and 1 biracial player. When you do that, I’ll say you are NOT RACIST.
I will not listen to any sports announcer who can only speak Ebonics.
Dear NBA: I would love you to prove that you arent racist. I want every team to start 1 white, 1 American Indian, 1 black 1 Asian and 1 biracial player. When you do that, Ill say you are NOT RACIST.”””
You forgot the Trans-sexual player.
Because even though many black athletes make millions, not enough of them fight for "social justice." Which a sane person might believe means black athletes making millions of dollars a year to play a sport...but you would be wrong. Still victims..still slaves...yeah, right.
He’s been a guest on many sports programs. The subject is always the “plight” of the poor, black athlete who forced to work under awful conditions making piddling millions to play a sport. And wouldn’t you know it, Rhoden always finds instances of nasty, racist whites taking advantage of naïve, upstanding black athletes. Oh, the injustice. (snicker)
Every team with 5 black guys on the floor is racist.
There are too many caucasians in the audience at an NBA game. That’s racist. Caucasians should voluntary stop attending, so that there will be more seats available for minorities.
Clearly, Mr. Sterling would not have purchased and developed a NBA franchise, if he was hostile to Black Basketball players. But rather than state the most obvious--most apparent--objection to his playmate's fraternization with Magic Johnson; that is, that he is the most famous AIDs carrier in America; he referenced a far less seriously politically incorrect line of reasoning.
That the Leftist media has not caught up to the effect of their own rampant insanity, is no surprise. They never have really grasped what their frenetic pursuit of grievances has devolved into.
$40 million slave my ass. What a demagogue and racist.
“Whites should just die.”
or just leave.
I’ve been researching the Baffin Islands. But my guess is that my mere presence would upset some race/culture/peoples/tribe etc.
Really? Where do I get this race counting manual and how did Obama slide in as black? Asians are no longer people of color, which means they were at some point. Zimmerman is a white Hispanic but other Hispanics are people of color who declare Asians aren’t... /confused
They don't matter... you're right on that...only blacks have feelings... no one else matters.
No, it's hiring the best qualified and using the employees to the greatest advantage. Of course in any other business it would be an EEOC violation...