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Racial Justice Agitators Are Killing Sports Along
With Opportunities for at-Risk Black Youths

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/15/2020 4:48:32 AM

How many fairytale stories have you heard about young black kids growing up in hellish neighborhoods in inner cities being saved by sports? There are so many. Recently, I’ve been watching the documentary about my beloved Chicago Bulls championship team led by Chicago superstar Michael Jordan, The Last Dance. It’s an incredible story and, as a kid who grew up in the shadow of those giants, having the incredible opportunity to watch them play, attend playoff games, and celebrate in the street with Chicago fans, it’s must-see TV. That team brought so much joy to Chicago. One of the more moving episodes dives into

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lana720 9/15/2020 5:17:39 AM (No. 541098)
I’ve said all along this “movement” is hurting the black community more than it is helping anyone at all. Look at the small businesses that families have worked for years to build and how they've been decimated. Anarchy is just not a pretty color. Return to your mama’s basement, please! This is not your America if you cannot improve it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: doctorfixit 9/15/2020 5:33:31 AM (No. 541100)
Professional sports is a corrupt money-making operation that uses athletes and spits them out. Youngsters deluded into a one-in-a-million chance at megabucks. The ones that make it turn into insufferable woman-abusing celebrities who think their political opinions matter. Bread and circuses, gladiators and money hustlers. Reality TV.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 9/15/2020 5:37:06 AM (No. 541105)
My Eagle Scout son received a scholarship to play Division I basketball in Texas. He was there less than a month and walked away from school and the scholarship. His reason: I don't want to associate with thugs...
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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley 9/15/2020 6:58:50 AM (No. 541150)
The thuggery starts way before that. In HS the rules didnt apply to the jocks. WE had to obey them, but if you could chase a ball around there were no worries about any sort of punishment for any offense. Just keep chasing that ball.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bgarrett 9/15/2020 8:12:21 AM (No. 541200)
Good! Get rid of sports 'heroes'. Its bizarre that so many Americans worship grown men who play a game with a little ball.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan 9/15/2020 8:26:40 AM (No. 541215)
Liberals purposefully came after professional sports and destroyed them, just like everything they touch. The athletes aren’t getting the big bucks for their political or social wisdom. By the time they wake up to the fact that without the fans who bought tickets and franchise gear they have become irrelevant and a financial drain it will be too late.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: walcb 9/15/2020 8:45:03 AM (No. 541233)
I admired/admire Jordan also and agree completely with the author, he had his faults but he understood what the fans wanted and that was to watch good basketball, they didn't want to hear or see political statements.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: seamusm 9/15/2020 9:04:34 AM (No. 541268)
So maybe, just maybe, inner city Blacks might need to re-imagine themselves not as sports heroes but in need of an education to get ahead? Nah! Just sell drugs. It's quicker and easier.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 9/15/2020 9:43:32 AM (No. 541316)
Isn't Colin Kapernick one of these black kids saved by sports? And he STILL managed to !@#! it up.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 9/15/2020 10:21:07 AM (No. 541370)
Everybody who is born on this mortal plane arrives "at risk." Most people have the tools to cope with life and achieve some level of competence. Most.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/15/2020 10:36:28 AM (No. 541397)
They have had their fun. Now their neighborhoods don't have any businesses. And businesses are not going to want to hire people that want to murder and steal from them. The woke CEO's may hire them, but I wonder if shoppers will want the experience of going into a store with employees that want to murder and steal from them. I wonder if it is discrimination to avoid people that want to murder and steal from you. We will see how this works out for these communities.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/15/2020 11:02:19 AM (No. 541434)
Instead of active players giving support or advice to black inner city kids you have the likes of the African warlord Lebron James acting like some loudmouth preaching 'get whitey'. Keeping the racial pot stirred and killing the sport.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/15/2020 11:21:56 AM (No. 541452)
Just another brick in the wall of proof that BLM/ANTIFA does not care about the black community. They just do not care. Real activism would be mentoring these kids and getting them onto the right path in life, not the path of crime. Most decent blacks in these neighborhoods are sick to death of burying their young because of crime and violence. These rioters are just putting it all on steroids. This is one reason why I am suspicious of Obama. I think he is up to his skinny ears in the organization of these two groups in the first place. They didn't just appear, they appeared and are well organized. Our tax dollars paid for that training, thanks to a lack of official budget for 8 years. Those CR's the democrats love helped hide the money's real destination. This is all on Pelosi and the DNC. But Harry Reid should not be forgotten either. For he was Obama's helper for 8 years in roadblocking anything regarding accountability or budgets for this nation.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared 9/15/2020 12:29:39 PM (No. 541523)
Must every commentary include 'the George Floyd killing '? I didn't know it had been adjudicated yet.
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