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Originally posted by Jamuhn
Larry Bird recently made comments stating that there should be more white stars in the NBA to relate to the predominantly white fan base. It is reported that about 75% of the athletes in the NBA are black, with the majority of fans white.
Many black men upheld Bird's right to say what he did. One black hall of famer stated that the reason the predominantly white fans relate to the black players was because these players showed great athleticism (most qualified for the job).
I do not believe in affirmative action because I believe it creates greater racial divides and may not allow the most qualified to receive the job. But I do believe in equal opportunity to be considered for jobs.
But since we already have an established affirmative action precedent established throughout the country...
What does everyone think about affirmative action for minorities in the NBA...after all it is all about the money to most folks..do you think this could spur greater ticket sales and television viewership??