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What’s interesting is that once again, like with Paula Deen, America is captured by an individual white person who says really racist things and kind of conveniently overlooks their actually racist acts.

Donald Sterling had been known to be a perpetrator of housing discrimination. But not many people cared about that. But once he said no Black people at his games… that was when everybody got mad! Or at least pretended to.

Why is that?

America is a lot more concerned with appearing post-racial than actually being post-racial. Time and time again racist acts are ignored and swept under the rug. But every once in awhile a white person will be publicly dragged for saying something very racist.

That’s the unspoken rule in American race relations: you can be racist but don’t sound racist. You can treat people of color horribly, but you can’t verbally express that you want to treat them horribly. That is crossing the line in America. This isn’t 1965 anymore.

So every once in awhile a high profile white person forgets that we’re in “post-racial” America and that saying racist things is not okay and they become the white guilt scapegoat for the season. The white liberals condemn them and the white conservatives halfheartedly defend them on the basis of “free speech” and whatever other excuse. And white America sighs and says, look, we’re not racist!

Meanwhile Black players are still akin to slaves within an elaborate and lucrative plantation system. Meanwhile Black people in general are facing exacerbated economic barriers due to race so that they can’t be at many of these games anyway, even if they wanted to. Meanwhile there are Black and Latino families being denied housing. Meanwhile, in Paula Deen’s case, Black workers are still being under-paid and unacknowledged for the recipes they created.

excerpt from “Donald Sterling Problem or American Race Problem?" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via daniellemertina)

This was so much truth to start my day

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Preaching!

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thewayistare:

blackmanonthemoon:

fatshitcray:

thatssoproblematic:

Clippers refusing to wear the Clippers logo as they begin warmups.

YESSS

This is important

what a powerful moment. players are heavily contracted and this is their livelihood and the playoffs are something they worked hard as hell for, so i think a boycott is out of the question. but this? this was awesome.

thewayistare:

blackmanonthemoon:

fatshitcray:

thatssoproblematic:

Clippers refusing to wear the Clippers logo as they begin warmups.

YESSS

This is important

what a powerful moment. players are heavily contracted and this is their livelihood and the playoffs are something they worked hard as hell for, so i think a boycott is out of the question. but this? this was awesome.

(Source: queencitysavior)

alovelyweekendtobeavampire:

The Miami City Ballet and the Miami Heat team up to celebrate 25 years of sports and arts in Miami :)

(Source: fandomsandfouettes)

honeyspider:

theoriginalspike:

Carol of the Bells played with basketballs

…..THAT IS SO COOL.

THIS IS THE BEST.

(Source: flashesbef0reyoureyes)

lin-fields:

Read the GQ article: JEREMY LIN - ROCKET MAN

thewayistare:

lovewomensbasketball:

womenbasketball:
Karl Malone and his daughter Cheryl Ford! 

I NEED HER AND DEANNA NOLAN TO COME BACK TO THE WNBA NOT NOW BUT RIGHT GOTDAMN NOW

As a Utahn, anything Karl Malone gets an instant reblog.

thewayistare:

lovewomensbasketball:

womenbasketball:

Karl Malone and his daughter Cheryl Ford! 

I NEED HER AND DEANNA NOLAN TO COME BACK TO THE WNBA NOT NOW BUT RIGHT GOTDAMN NOW

As a Utahn, anything Karl Malone gets an instant reblog.

searchingforknowledge:

geekscoutcookies:

smidgetz:

Congrats to the USA Women’s Basketball Team on their Gold win.
This is their SEVENTH consecutive win in the Olympics. 

The most won by a women’s team.Ever.In ANY sport.

Imma need to know WHY NBC just said that in the past 20 years no one has done more for American sport than the US soccer team. What happen to these ladies? What tradition of excellence the women soccer team has over these ladies? Who makes people famous and makes people aware of their greatness? Psst the media. And whats the difference why the soccer team has been embraced even tho women’s soccer is having a hard time even keeping a fucking league alive whereas women’s basketball is thriving and doing better every year? Why… the white people overwhelming the soccer team vs the mostly black people in basketball. And our white supremacist media, including NBC.

searchingforknowledge:

geekscoutcookies:

smidgetz:

Congrats to the USA Women’s Basketball Team on their Gold win.

This is their SEVENTH consecutive win in the Olympics. 

The most won by a women’s team.
Ever.
In ANY sport.

Imma need to know WHY NBC just said that in the past 20 years no one has done more for American sport than the US soccer team. What happen to these ladies? What tradition of excellence the women soccer team has over these ladies? Who makes people famous and makes people aware of their greatness? Psst the media. And whats the difference why the soccer team has been embraced even tho women’s soccer is having a hard time even keeping a fucking league alive whereas women’s basketball is thriving and doing better every year? Why… the white people overwhelming the soccer team vs the mostly black people in basketball. And our white supremacist media, including NBC.

heisjeremylin:

“My 5 year old Naim was devastated by the Knicks deciding NOT to match Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet from the Houston Rockets, the video reached many viewers and also reached Jeremy Lin. Jeremy was so touched by the original video that he decided to reach out to us and offer a skype virtual meet with Naim. Naim was so shy :) he made me do all the talking. Thanks again Jeremy hopefully we’ll see you at the bb game when we welcome you back to The Garden.”


“Still support the Knicks!” - Jeremy <— one awesome man!

SO CUTE THAT CHILD. Lol, literally in shock the whole time.

Jeremy is such a class act.

"This awesome illustration is by artist Bernard Chang, who predicts "this will happen at least twice this upcoming season&#8230;"" - via angryasianman.

"This awesome illustration is by artist Bernard Chang, who predicts "this will happen at least twice this upcoming season…"" - via angryasianman.