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Charles Barkley on NBA: 'We are a black league. We are a black league"

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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 10:59 PM

originally posted by: neo96

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Is the constitution just a GD piece of paper ?

Does it only apply some of the time ?

Be it Barkley or the clipper owner.

Free speech is FREE SPEECH.

Whether or not people agree with it or not.

People have the right to say what they think regardless the kangaroo courts of public opinion.

The NBA being an association of franchises has its own constitution, in which under circumstances such as these the commissioner has the right to do what he did. Its the natural way of things in a modern civil society, racists will be shunned. Stand up for him, picket for him, protest for his rights. The racists will be shunned.

posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 11:00 PM

originally posted by: np6888
a reply to: ImaFungi

You can choose to be a lot less violent and have less kids, that IS something that you can control. How? Very simple, just have a few athletes do so on African TV. tell them about the problems and responsibilities of having kids, in other words, educate them(the thing about poor people is that they tend to lack common sense, so you have to make an effort to educate them). In the end, that's all that's required really. If you want more motivation, read what I've said in the last 30 posts or so, and very importantly, read everything in the links that I gave. Now broadcast what I've said on their TV, and that's it.

There are much more white people then black people, they are like an out of control virus. So much more poor white people, having kids. Why dont you tell them to stop first?

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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 11:09 PM

originally posted by: TheLegend

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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 11:38 PM

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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 11:46 PM

originally posted by: ImaFungi

originally posted by: 7918465230

originally posted by: Paschar0
a reply to: Involutionist
I'd love to see him sue the NBA.

Yeah, I can't believe I'm agreeing to wanting a billionaire to have even more money, but I do, completely. It was a private conversation (well, I think we all know every conversation over the phone isn't exactly "private", *cough NSA *cough), and he's been banned for life from the NBA and is being forced to sell his team? Like I said earlier, I'd lawyer up BIG TIME.

Watergate was private. Monica Lewinsky was private. Snowdens info was private. When private things are made public, they are handled. Welcome to the world chimp brains.

Well, I'm not entirely sure on the legality of the President of the United States cheating on his wife (aka the first lady) , but the other two were highly illegal. Also, when you later lie about your affair (beings your entire life is public as the President of the US), under oath, and then therefore get impeached for perjury (also highly illegal), it sort of sums all three of your examples into the category of: Highly Illegal. That kinda makes a big difference.

Also, BTW, just in case you didn't know, you can respond to multiple people in the same post, so as not to have a 5 (at least so far on this page) long string of posts solely from you, chimp brains.

Also, the irony, from what I can only assume to be a black person, calling a white person, with an IQ around 150+ "chimp brains", is overwhelming.

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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 12:08 AM

originally posted by: the owlbear
Larry Bird was making a generalization according to His perception of athlete. I disagree that the best are black. There are outstanding athletes of all colors in all sports. To say otherwise is ignoring the talent of many gifted people.

It was more than a mere generalization. It was a statement encompassing years of indoctrination by white guilt propaganda, where white people are encouraged to make praiseworthy statements of grandeur about populations that their ancestors have mistreated in the past. (If you think I am looking too much into his statements, notice how he ended his statement with "the greatest athletes in the world are African-American" [not black, which would include the millions of non-American black athletes.)

Nevertheless, I do agree strongly with the remainder of your reply. There are extremely skillful and talented athletes of all colours/cultures/ethnicities throughout the world.

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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 01:19 AM
a reply to: ImaFungi

Oh, did I hit a nerve Mr. Predictable?

Firstly, yeah, that's what all you black people fall back on when cornered. Like I said, predictable.

Secondly, no, that IQ was taken officially in first grade. I don't care that you obviously don't care. Nobody ever seems to admit to caring. That's two things that are predictable, or three if you count the fact I'd knew you'd have your panties in a twist. (lol)

Thirdly, "physically destroy me"? Also one of a few similar predictable responses, but no it's not scary, sorry. Ever hear of Arnold Schwarzenegger who won the Mr. Universe title and won Mr. Olympia seven times? Ever hear of Chuck Norris, who in 1990 became the first westerner in history to be given the rank of 8th Degree Black Belt Grand Master is Tae Kwon Do? I could go on. These are just actors I'm citing. You honestly think because you're black, that somehow makes you scary? LOL What were you doing with all that big black and scary back in the slave days? Couldn't you all have then just ganged up on the slave owner?

And finally, beings you seem so predictable, you would now like me to predict your next response, right? Well, unfortunately for me, I can't both predict what you're going to say, and tell you at the same time. Because, of course, then you'll just say something else. I can however, predict with a fair amount of certainty, that you won't understand the laws of physics, cause and effect, the lack of free will, and therefore use that lack of knowledge to form a rebuttal against me in your next response, somehow. Maybe you'll laugh at my mention of Arnold or Norris because you've only seen their movies, and don't know of their prior success, or maybe you won't realize I was just stopping at two because of lack of interest and the distant hope of my point already being proven, and make some ignorant (get it) remark about how that's all white people have for tough guys, lol.

Or maybe, just maybe, I won't get a next response, and I won't feel the need to have to waste more of my time correcting you on your ignorance (je, kupata bado?).

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:17 AM
While reading these posts, I wonder: "Are these ATSers actually convinced that Barkley's statement is racist? Or are they looking to play into the "look for any possible way to defend my skin color (an 'even the score' type of thought) after a pop media propaganda bomb succeeded in making me see myself as representative of a 'race' first, instead of a conscious individual" thing?

I see marketing and media money behind this, and nothing else (nothing significant, anyway)... "what's the easiest effing way that we can rile up sensitivities, sell people ideas of racism AND increase our profits? Easier said that done, fellas...." Sure. That's if having a SOUL makes life harder. Which is how the mainstream media works. It's a soul wholesale outlet! Everything MUST GO!!

Really, is not a big deal. Sheeple will weed themselves out one way or another. Don't get too worked up; you won't hurt anything more than yourselves.
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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:19 AM
What Sterling said is racist and what Barkley said is racist. It's also racist that it's somehow acceptable for Barkley to say what he said and only unacceptable for Sterling to say what he said. The NBA is just about the most racist organization in America though, after things like the KKK and the black panthers.

"It's a black league", "blacks are genetically superior", "blacks are athletically superior to whites and Asians", etc. is just common language used in NBA discussion and nothing is ever said about it. Evidently, only white people can now be racists today.

But yes, what Barkley said is definitely racist. It's just as racist as what Sterling said.
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posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:19 AM
" Basketball is a black sport..." The biggest fabrication in this whole thread...

Basketball is a 'GHETTO" sport. Blacks just happen to reside there.
Before the blacks 'ruled" the game the Jewish people did ... Oh, And still do ..
They just left the ghetto and took up residence in the luxury boxes...

As for Sterling being a racist?.. what a joke!

He was sleeping with a black woman and even gave her his blessing to sleep with other men. Who all happen to be black. That is what he was addressing. If the woman had slept with men of other races besides him($$$) then I'm sure he would never have stipulated or pointed it out.
I heard the old guy pretty much accussing her of being the 'racist'. seeing how the men on the bleeping instygrm are always black.

This was clearly an ongoing 'private' discussion between the two parties.

Does sterling have an ego problem? Yes.
Her flaunting her black bulls makes him feel inferior.

Is he a hypocrite? Most certainly.
As he willingly flaunted his extra-marital affair with a black woman.

Is he a racist? Hell, no!
She couldn't even bait him into using the N word...

Does she appear to be a racist?
She appears to be a gold digging racist!

Why do I find it ironic that 'sterling" was banned by " silver" .. ???

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 02:22 AM
Sir Charles was one of my favorite ball players. I used to watch a lot of NBA games during the 90's. Undersized yet still dominating as a power forward.

Now he is my favorite commentator because he is one of those guys who is not afraid to speak his mind. He was great to watch as a player, now he is great to listen to as a commentator.

So why is what Mr. Barkley said even news worthy. I hope for his sake he is able to use the PR to his advantage.

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 03:31 AM
This might be slightly off topic, but so is just about every other post, most of them even more racist than the comments we're supposed to be discussing. However, it is about basketball, it is about race, and it's one of the better documentaries I've ever seen, and I don't even like basketball.

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 06:36 AM

originally posted by: muse7
Funny how no one made a thread when Donald Sterling made those comments, but as soon as Charles Barkley said that it was a black league, the conservative trolls crawled out from the woodwork in full force.

Sadly this sort of behavior does not surprise me anymore on this site.

BTW Charles Barkley is 100% right, the NBA is a predominantly black league.

Absolutely.... this site is overflowing with the kind of idiots you speak of.


posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 07:18 AM
lol it's not racist
it's embarrassing that any of you think it is. the context in which it was used is not racist AT ALL.

any of you even comparing his statements to your hero bundy are just so far out to lunch it's hard for me to even waste any of my time trying to talk sense into ya

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 07:20 AM
You know, I really thought after several of us pointed out that the this was a PRIVATE conversation made public that more people would see the real problem here isn't that a racist was outed, but was that the NBA, and media (govt controlled) actually succeeded in getting the man punished for it. It doesn't matter what was said, it was privileged and likely illegal for her to have recorded him in the first place without his knowledge. So we condone criminal behavior because we don't like the man. We condone punishing a man for having thoughts we don't agree with. Are some of you that incapable of seeing why this isn't a good thing? The wrong precedent was set, forget about WHAT he said, think about HOW this was done.

ATS has turned into a haven for so many politically correct brainwashed socialist finger pointers that it's barely worth visiting at times and also explains why there has been such an exodus of people I actually liked hearing from. Instead I get to hear the mindless dribble from the likes of "Imafungi" who doesn't even realize how ridiculous and short sighted he sounds.

We can do better. But go ahead and miss the point yet again.

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 07:26 AM
Plies Calls Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Racist in New Song

Maybe Sterling should have , sung his responce's too his girlfriend. Then everything would have been,, u know,, ok.

posted on Apr, 30 2014 @ 09:00 AM
The problem here is it's Charles Barkley. He's not the sharpest tool in the shed.

If he would have said Basketball is "mainly" a black league, or predominantly a black league, I'd have no problem. But saying Basketball is a black league, is just plain racist. Actually I don't even know if it's racist, or just outright idiotic. The man lacks tact.

Show me one example of an NHL player, or former NHL all-star saying "Hockey is a White league". Don't bother looking you won't find any. Not Hockey is predominantly white, or the like.

I also find it extremely ironic, that the NBA Logo is a WHITE GUY. Jerry West. Nice Logo for a Black League Charles.

Seriously if a former Hockey player, former all-star came out and said "Hockey is a White League". he would be labelled a racist. I guarantee it.

There is a clear double standard when it comes to racism in America. But anyway let's consider the source, Charles Barkley.., enough said. LOL

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