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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Is racism in sports on the rise?

Wash U law professor Christopher Bracey asks this question in a post yesterday at Blackprof.


To answer the question, "no" it is not on the rise. One should note that the individual who make the Mutombo comment is not white. In fact, "after further review, video evidence revealed that the call on the court was the correct call and the ruling stands"--the removal of the fan (as shown on ESPN) did not qualify him as a racist caucasian (visit this professor's blog on the issue which implies that the one making the statement was not a "minority" and the responses below it). Anyway, I thought Lapchick was the expert on this issue, not this professor? Look out, competition for the authority on racism! Anyway, I would love to hear someone actually step up to the plate and actually proclaim that there is only one race: the human race. I suppose that would not make those who have made race a political issue too happy, though. Many people in government would lose jobs, too, and private organizations which are set up to promote racism would file bankruptcy (under the new act, of course, which is also racist)...

Anonymous Anonymous -- 11/01/2006 12:21 PM  

Of course, racism in politics is another matter altogether....

Anonymous Anonymous -- 11/01/2006 3:47 PM  

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