Skip to comments.MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry: NBA Is About 'Profit From the Sale of Black Bodies'
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."
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 NBAs top player, Kobe Bryant, yes a black man, earned $30.4 million for the 2013-14 season, USA Today reported.
A Comcast employee.
I agree. Let’s disband the NBA.
I’m sure most NBA players would be successful cardiothoracic surgeons if not for Whitey keeping him down.
“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.
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?
I second that. The players can get jobs at McDonalds.
What about the white players? OK for them to sell their bodies for millions?
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.
Kevin Garnett, 19 years a Slave, about $300 million...
MSNBC has no credibility anyway, so why bother to censor this blithering moron?
“NBA Is About ‘Profit From the Sale of Black Bodies’”....
So was slavery. Abolish the NBA!!!!!
I guess that’s it then. The whole of the NBA is racist. I say —shut the whole damn thing down.
Nobody is making them play for millions of dollars.
I haven't watched an NBA game in years and last I looked, participation as a player was voluntary and quite lucrative.
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?
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. :)
They must “not know any better”, and need people like MHP to “help” them make the right decisions.
Didn’t you see the guys on the sidelines with whips making them play?
Oh,yeah, me neither.
I'm with you. It's time exploitation of blacks ended.
Just one question....is the small percentage of non-black players also exploited?
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.
My father has a term for the likes of Harris-Perry. “She eat up with the dumb@ss!”
Bravo. Infallible logic.
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....
Reparations have already been paid with the lives of the soldiers in the Civil War and decades of welfare.
Your father must be a veteran. I heard that expression all the time in the Army. A favorite among NCO’s.
Those “black bodies” are “for sale” by their owners. Does this so-called journalist want to deprive them of that right?
Plus, they get paid for doing something they love. That's rare in any profession.
Yep, white guilt!
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!
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.
“This Happened: MSNBC Panel Sits Around and Tells Race Jokes On the Air” (guess who led the way and encouraged it)
Raise the net another 10 feet.
If only all the owners were black, then it wouldn’t be exploitation.
No, but all 5 of his brothers were. Probably where he picked it up. That phrase really does hit the nail though!
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.....
She’s right.....Ban the NBA.
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.