Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Basketball

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So I was reading an article about college basketball, where apparently the author had been called racist for supporting the underdog team, Cornell, because they consist of mostly white players. However, if someone were to support the Kentucky team, I’m sure no one would care about their mostly black demographic. The author was simply showing support for an Ivy league school team and, let’s face it, Ivy League school teams rarely make it this far in college basketball. But this had to go and get turned into some racist issue. Not everything has a racial undertone. If anything, shouldn’t ivy league-ers be getting upset about the assumption that good students can’t play basketball? I think that the racial issues in America are bad enough without people trying to exacerbate them.

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Written by dippity09

March 27, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I agree with what you are saying. That is the problem in this country today. There will always be people who turns minor things into major things. This author has the choice of supporoting which ever team she/he wants. I see if s/he had said something racist about either teams.

    misscandib21

    March 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm

  2. I couldn’t agree more. Even some friends of mine were saying “Cornell can’t win, they only have one black guy and he plays guard”. I think it’s ridiculous to assume that white college students with the same preparation as black college students couldn’t be competitive. At least to me, the reason kentucky beat cornell, is because they outsized that team by 2-3 inches at every position except center. Size, more than race, has a pronounced effect on the outcome of a basketball game.

    dmeckley

    March 28, 2010 at 12:31 am

  3. Sometimes we all over react with everything, I think we must see some controversy in everything for people to be truely happy. Welcome to America.

    matthewcel

    March 28, 2010 at 3:09 am


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