Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We Need To Ban Him From The NBA

From the Chicago Tribune: Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan says in a new book that he considered himself a racist growing up.
In a new book entitled "Michael Jordan: The Life" by author Roland Lazenby, the five-time National Basketball Association most valuable player and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, says that as a teenager he was "against all white people."

Excerpts of the book published on Wednesday by the New York Post include Jordan describing how growing up in North Carolina during the 1970s, where he said the Klu Klux Klan thrived, helped shaped his views on racism.
In one instance, Jordan recalls a school girl calling him the n-word.
"So I threw a soda at her," Jordan says in the book. "I was really rebelling. I considered myself a racist at the time. Basically, I was against all white people."
It was after that incident that Jordan's mother convinced him that he could not go through life consumed by racial hatred.
Jordan, who went on to win six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls, recently spoke out against racist remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who has since been banned for life by the NBA and could be forced to sell the team.
"As an owner, I'm obviously disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views," Jordan said in a statement last month. "As a former player, I'm completely outraged.,0,1935055.story
I really believe that if you are going to be consistent, the NBA needs to sanction Jordan, or at the very least conduct an investigation, even if the allegations/truth happened many years ago.
But that won't happen because, after all, blacks just cannot be racists.
How do we know Jordan isn't still a racist now?

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