Racism continues in sports. In the NBA. As long as any major league sport has the divisions in ownership, management, players, fans and team identities so clearly divided along racial lines racism will continue.
What is racism again? To keep the air clear and any discussion focused I’ll stay with the major dictionary definition:
Notice the basic act upon which the belief is founded is beyond the control of each and every person alive today. It is the thinking which says “by my birth I am better than you, or worse than you, always and forever, no matter what I do or do not do in life.” Who I am, what I can do, what I have done and what I will do is irrelevant. Who you are, what you can do, what you have done and what you will do is also irrelevant. This belief is factually wrong, as current science well proves. We are one race, the human race.
It is time for the major sports teams in all sports to face this, open the discussion and begin by formally renouncing all racist team identities be they racist and endorsing racial ranking or exploitation in name, logo. mascot or fan behavior.
What actions can you take if you support identifying and changing all racism in sports? Keep reading, more coming soon, specifics and an open discussion for real changes, sooner rather than later.