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MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: NBA Is About 'Profit From the Sale of Black Bodies'
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/05/28/msnbcs-melissa-harris-perry-nba-about-sale-black-bodies ^ | May 28, 2014 | Tom Blumer

Posted on 05/28/2014 1:01:14 AM PDT by grundle

HARRIS-PERRY: "All right so let's review the whole story. Wealthy owners? Check. Profit made from the sale of black bodies? Check. Racial angst? Mmm, check. We're going to have more on the case for reparations after this."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osKA0bvELq0

For the record, NBA players are the highest paid professional athletes in America, easily surpassing all other major team sports.

According to Forbes, the average salary in the NBA in 2012 was $5.15 million a year. With the average career lasting 4.8 years, that equates to $24.7 million in total compensation — this is the “average.” The NBA’s top player, Kobe Bryant, yes a black man, earned $30.4 million for the 2013-14 season, USA Today reported.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: mediabias

1 posted on 05/28/2014 1:01:15 AM PDT by grundle
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A Comcast employee.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 1:07:34 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: grundle; All
a bald-faced (DNCmsnbc) Racist spews more rancid cr@p to LIVs.
just how many of those poor (poverty-ridden :) players make over a million a year?
[imho] this "tv journalist" is nothing more than DNC whore.

4 posted on 05/28/2014 1:15:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: F15Eagle; All
I don't know; everytime we, think DNCmsnbc
can't go lower, they exceeded to go lower.
but, then so do NYT/WaPo/LAT/ABCNNBCBS
they're right behind DNCmsnbc. (Gov't MoT/MSM)

6 posted on 05/28/2014 1:33:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: grundle

I agree. Let’s disband the NBA.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 2:15:06 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: grundle

I’m sure most NBA players would be successful cardiothoracic surgeons if not for Whitey keeping him down.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 2:51:12 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: grundle

“According to Forbes, the average salary in the NBA in 2012 was $5.15 million a year. With the average career lasting 4.8 years, that equates to $24.7 million in total compensation — this is the “average.””

Hardship upon hardship. Such exploitation.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 2:53:56 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: grundle
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: NBA Is About 'Profit From the Sale of Black Bodies'

I agree with her. Let's pay an average of $5.15M per year to a bunch of white people and Asians instead.

Where the 'eff do these morons come from?

11 posted on 05/28/2014 3:06:32 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: raybbr

I second that. The players can get jobs at McDonalds.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 3:16:48 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: grundle

What about the white players? OK for them to sell their bodies for millions?


13 posted on 05/28/2014 3:20:00 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: IamConservative

There aren’t enough white players as it is. According to averages there should be at least 60% whites represented in this league.
And from now on whites should be named star players along the same lines.


14 posted on 05/28/2014 3:34:26 AM PDT by DainBramage
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To: grundle

Kevin Garnett, 19 years a Slave, about $300 million...


15 posted on 05/28/2014 3:39:40 AM PDT by Geronimo
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To: grundle

MSNBC has no credibility anyway, so why bother to censor this blithering moron?


16 posted on 05/28/2014 3:55:58 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

“NBA Is About ‘Profit From the Sale of Black Bodies’”....

So was slavery. Abolish the NBA!!!!!


17 posted on 05/28/2014 4:38:39 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: grundle

I guess that’s it then. The whole of the NBA is racist. I say —shut the whole damn thing down.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 5:09:35 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: grundle

Nobody is making them play for millions of dollars.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 5:20:20 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: raybbr
I agree. Let’s disband the NBA.

I haven't watched an NBA game in years and last I looked, participation as a player was voluntary and quite lucrative.

20 posted on 05/28/2014 5:22:17 AM PDT by randita
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To: grundle

All I can figure out about MH-P is that since she is a light-skinned black woman with Caucasian ancestry, she must go out of her way to prove her “blackness” at every opportunity. She does this by going to the left of Julian Bond & Harry Belafonte with her extreme rants.

Hmmm.....those two are light skinned, as is Rev. Jeremiah Wright. See a pattern here?


21 posted on 05/28/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: grundle
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: NBA Is About 'Profit From the Sale of Black Bodies'

Shoot, girl. I'm all for dissolving it and banning the NBA. I think you might make a few enemies in the ranks of blackfolx, but hey, if you're gonna make an omlet, you have to break a few eggs. :)

22 posted on 05/28/2014 5:26:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: IamConservative

They must “not know any better”, and need people like MHP to “help” them make the right decisions.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 5:27:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: randita

Didn’t you see the guys on the sidelines with whips making them play?

Oh,yeah, me neither.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 5:28:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: raybbr
let's disband the NBA

I'm with you. It's time exploitation of blacks ended.

Just one question....is the small percentage of non-black players also exploited?

25 posted on 05/28/2014 5:29:14 AM PDT by grania
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To: elcid1970

I’ve noticed that, too - Those of lighter complexion seem to have an inferiority complex and need to prove themselves.

Kinda like a Napolean complex, but caused by melanin deficiency.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 5:29:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: grundle

My father has a term for the likes of Harris-Perry. “She eat up with the dumb@ss!”


27 posted on 05/28/2014 5:34:18 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: DaveA37

Bravo. Infallible logic.


28 posted on 05/28/2014 5:42:39 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: grundle

After we get rid of the NBA and their evil owners, we have to go after those evil music producers that enslave all those rap artists....


29 posted on 05/28/2014 5:56:52 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: grundle

Reparations have already been paid with the lives of the soldiers in the Civil War and decades of welfare.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 5:57:49 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: poobear

Your father must be a veteran. I heard that expression all the time in the Army. A favorite among NCO’s.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 6:31:42 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: grundle

Those “black bodies” are “for sale” by their owners. Does this so-called journalist want to deprive them of that right?


32 posted on 05/28/2014 7:20:15 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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To: pieceofthepuzzle
With the average career lasting 4.8 years, that equates to $24.7 million in total compensation — this is the “average.”

Plus, they get paid for doing something they love. That's rare in any profession.

33 posted on 05/28/2014 7:22:07 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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To: elcid1970
Hmmm.....those two are light skinned, as is Rev. Jeremiah Wright. See a pattern here?

Yep, white guilt!

34 posted on 05/28/2014 7:23:41 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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To: JimRed

Let Dem peoples free! Stop the oppression of the NBA Player!
All those high end jewelers, car dealers, pricey fashion dealers can look for a new race to compel the Brothers to fund their overpriced products. Stop the insanity over a round gizmo that bounces!


35 posted on 05/28/2014 7:36:01 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: grundle

Is someone FORCING these players to play? So I guess the NFL is all about making profit from the sale of black bodies. (the sale of white bodies doesn’t count as slavery) And the NHL? Well, the NHL is racist because there aren’t ENOUGH black bodies to sell. This crap isn’t going to end,,,ever. Whites are the new Jews.


36 posted on 05/28/2014 7:59:23 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: grundle

“This Happened: MSNBC Panel Sits Around and Tells Race Jokes On the Air” (guess who led the way and encouraged it)

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2013/02/18/happened-msnbc-panel-sits-around-and-tells-race-jokes-air


37 posted on 05/28/2014 8:03:36 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: grundle

Raise the net another 10 feet.


38 posted on 05/28/2014 8:04:16 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: grundle

If only all the owners were black, then it wouldn’t be exploitation.


39 posted on 05/28/2014 8:08:09 AM PDT by Ironfocus
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To: elcid1970

No, but all 5 of his brothers were. Probably where he picked it up. That phrase really does hit the nail though!


40 posted on 05/28/2014 9:31:57 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: grundle

Then let’s ban the NBA. Dismantle the teams. Do away with arenas. Get rid of the balls. No kids’ teams. No season tickets. No.....

Yeah, right!


41 posted on 05/28/2014 10:52:29 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: grundle

She’s right.....Ban the NBA.


42 posted on 05/28/2014 10:53:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: grundle

Does this mean no business should hire a black person if their work makes the business profitable? I assume people are compensated for their labor.


43 posted on 05/30/2014 7:34:24 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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