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Every Newsroom or Stadium Press Box Without a Black Shows Donald Sterling-Level Racism (quotas)
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Posted on 04/30/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT by chessplayer

On NPR’s 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 there’s not a black journalist in a newsroom or a stadium press box, that news outlet or media elite is Donald Sterling-level racist:


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Why did he leave out Asians? And Hispanics? And Latinos? And Native-American Indians? And Arabs? And Jews? If we're going to be non-Sterling level racist, then there should be a member of every race/ethnicity there is in every stadium press box and news outlet in the country. Or don't those races count to him?
1 posted on 04/30/2014 9:22:47 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Donald Sterling made millionaires out of a far higher percentage of blacks than exist in American society today.


2 posted on 04/30/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chessplayer

Is it “racism” when there are no jews on basketball team


3 posted on 04/30/2014 9:26:46 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: chessplayer

How can you be a slave if your pay is set by the market and you can quit your job?


4 posted on 04/30/2014 9:28:30 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: chessplayer

Go back in the toilet NPR!!!


5 posted on 04/30/2014 9:30:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: chessplayer
Exactly, where is the quota system in the NBA? By their logic, we should have Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, etc. on NBA and NFL teams. Talking about race in job description!
6 posted on 04/30/2014 9:31:16 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: chessplayer
What the f...?!


7 posted on 04/30/2014 9:31:54 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: chessplayer

They will never let us move on. We will be dogged by race forever.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 9:31:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: subterfuge

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.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 9:32:09 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: chessplayer

I’m trying to remember a single memorable column or even line that William Rhoden has ever written. Nope, can’t do it....


10 posted on 04/30/2014 9:33:34 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: BeadCounter

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.


11 posted on 04/30/2014 9:33:44 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: chessplayer

Whites should just die.


12 posted on 04/30/2014 9:34:08 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: chessplayer

Asian’s are no longer people of color, didn’t you hear? Yep, declared in California.


13 posted on 04/30/2014 9:35:42 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


14 posted on 04/30/2014 9:36:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: subterfuge

Spike Lee has already stated his disapproval of an All Zionist Basketball Team


15 posted on 04/30/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: chessplayer

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..


16 posted on 04/30/2014 9:40:27 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: chessplayer

During CBS’ Final Four coverage you had Greg Gumbell, Clark Kellogg, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley, Greg Anthony (some), Grant Hill (some)...really?


17 posted on 04/30/2014 9:40:40 AM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: Irenic

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.


18 posted on 04/30/2014 9:41:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Altura Ct.

“...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.


19 posted on 04/30/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: cripplecreek

how about those weekly story meetings with staff and editors? how about recording those.


20 posted on 04/30/2014 9:43:37 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: chessplayer

Oh please...! Get off your damn soapbox!


21 posted on 04/30/2014 9:46:49 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: chessplayer

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.


22 posted on 04/30/2014 9:47:05 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: chessplayer

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...


23 posted on 04/30/2014 9:47:15 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 9:48:48 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: subterfuge
Is it “racism” when there are no jews on basketball team

And what about dwarfs and midgets? Every team should have a few of them.

25 posted on 04/30/2014 9:49:13 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: tsomer

Why did he leave out Women of any color?


26 posted on 04/30/2014 9:49:40 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Altura Ct.

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.


27 posted on 04/30/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Rummyfan
They will never let us move on. We will be dogged by race forever.

I agree.

28 posted on 04/30/2014 9:53:42 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: chessplayer
It's called enterprise it's a "Sterling" opportunity for the Victims Industry.

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

29 posted on 04/30/2014 10:03:10 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Rummyfan

“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.


30 posted on 04/30/2014 10:04:01 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: chessplayer

Is it “Sterling level racism” when 10 blacks take the floor in a basketball game?


31 posted on 04/30/2014 10:07:44 AM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: chessplayer

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,


32 posted on 04/30/2014 10:14:09 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: chessplayer

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.


33 posted on 04/30/2014 10:24:49 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: chessplayer

I will not listen to any sports announcer who can only speak Ebonics.


34 posted on 04/30/2014 10:56:08 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ExCTCitizen

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.”””

You forgot the Trans-sexual player.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 10:59:44 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: chessplayer
I've aware of Rhoden for a number of years. I've read reviews of his book, and it generally falls in line with a great many books by AA hires like Rhoden. Blacks are always victims to scribblers like Rhoden. Even when they make millions of dollars a year. Still slaves. Yeah, sounds unbelievable that anybody could write such tripe, but that's what Rhoden believes.

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.

36 posted on 04/30/2014 11:01:59 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Rummyfan

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)


37 posted on 04/30/2014 11:04:53 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: chessplayer

Every team with 5 black guys on the floor is racist.


38 posted on 04/30/2014 11:07:49 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: chessplayer

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.


39 posted on 04/30/2014 11:11:16 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: chessplayer
Actually, all of these hair-brained grievance manufacturers have missed the one significant phenomenon, in the violation of Mr. Sterling's privacy. The previous political correctness over race, religion & national origin, has now been trumped by a greater sensitivity over sexual problems.

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.

William Flax

40 posted on 04/30/2014 11:14:36 AM PDT by Ohioan
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$40 million slave my ass. What a demagogue and racist.

Thanks chessplayer.


41 posted on 04/30/2014 11:15:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Rummyfan

yup


42 posted on 04/30/2014 11:17:23 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: Altura Ct.

“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.


43 posted on 04/30/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT by roofgoat
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To: cripplecreek

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


44 posted on 04/30/2014 11:30:24 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: chessplayer
Why did he leave out Asians? And Hispanics? And Latinos? And Native-American Indians? And Arabs? And Jews? If we're going to be non-Sterling level racist, then there should be a member of every race/ethnicity there is in every stadium press box and news outlet in the country. Or don't those races count to him?

They don't matter... you're right on that...only blacks have feelings... no one else matters.

45 posted on 04/30/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Donald Sterling is a typical white liberal elite democrat - New York Times won't share that truth.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
Is it “Sterling level racism” when 10 blacks take the floor in a basketball game?

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...

46 posted on 05/01/2014 6:32:51 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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