Modern Slavery:Owners,Coaches,& Blac...

Modern Slavery:Owners,Coaches,& Black Athletes

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“I'm dat nica they can't stand”

Since: Dec 07

Tru Orleans

#1 Dec 5, 2007
The owners are the slave masters.

The coaches are the overseers who instructed the slaves in the field.

And the athletes are the slaves.

“I'm dat nica they can't stand”

Since: Dec 07

Tru Orleans

#2 Dec 5, 2007
the Ex Cinnicinati Reds Owner said the athletes were her million dollar niccas.

hmmmm, makes you wonder.

“It's All Good”

Since: Dec 07

Wayne County, N.C.

#3 Dec 5, 2007
tommy aka batman wrote:
The owners are the slave masters.
The coaches are the overseers who instructed the slaves in the field.
And the athletes are the slaves.
Exactly... god fobid an career ending injury, we're used like mules.
Thugs4less

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Dec 5, 2007
tommy aka batman wrote:
The owners are the slave masters.
The coaches are the overseers who instructed the slaves in the field.
And the athletes are the slaves.
The best thing you could do to stop this, if this is the way you feel, is to not purchase sporting event tickets, don't buy any sporting apparel clothing with team names on it, and don't watch it on tv. Boycott it. Have your buddies do the same. See how the owner's don't like the loss of profits from those three things.
Clayton Bigsby

New York, NY

#5 Dec 5, 2007
Tommy I agree with 100%. After I read the book "$40 Million Slaves" I have had a different perspective on the sports industry on a whole.

“Dream Big and Go Boldly”

Since: May 07

Miami Beach, Florida

#7 Dec 5, 2007
I have no sympathy for Black athletes at all. They are after the big bucks in the Pros and they know what they are getting into. Most athletes can barely read and write because they got a pass all through high school. They are popular and sought after while high-achieving students like me are made fun of. Hey, why study when you know you know you will get a free ride to State U. Most athletes basically slide through college. They get degrees in "Recreation" or "Sports Medicine". How will they get a job in those fields after they are injured and can't play any more? They are treated like royalty unlike the rest of us non-athletes. Their every whim is catered to. Nerd and grinds like me have to work hard and study to earn our degrees. We have to get out and get a job to support ourselves unlike these pampered and spoiled athletes. If you don't want to be treated like a commodity, there are career paths to follow other than sports. As long as there is big money invovled, things won't change.

“ the Crusher of Bigots”

Since: Jul 07

Self Proclaimed Scholar

#8 Dec 5, 2007
Eddy Smegma wrote:
Slaves with million-dollar contracts.
Now I've heard it all...
Do you realize how these athletes are nealy owned by these teams. Their health..Money isnt everything.

“I'm dat nica they can't stand”

Since: Dec 07

Tru Orleans

#12 Dec 5, 2007
I notice that the White Owners hardly ever put black men in charge of their players as the coaches,or General Manager.

You would think a black man would be a better coach(father figure,teacher( than a white man would.

It's all racism at it's finest.

“I AM WHO I AM”

Level 2

Since: Apr 07

Knoxville, Tennessee

#13 Dec 5, 2007
Kimmycat wrote:
I have no sympathy for Black athletes at all. They are after the big bucks in the Pros and they know what they are getting into. Most athletes can barely read and write because they got a pass all through high school. They are popular and sought after while high-achieving students like me are made fun of. Hey, why study when you know you know you will get a free ride to State U. Most athletes basically slide through college. They get degrees in "Recreation" or "Sports Medicine". How will they get a job in those fields after they are injured and can't play any more? They are treated like royalty unlike the rest of us non-athletes. Their every whim is catered to. Nerd and grinds like me have to work hard and study to earn our degrees. We have to get out and get a job to support ourselves unlike these pampered and spoiled athletes. If you don't want to be treated like a commodity, there are career paths to follow other than sports. As long as there is big money invovled, things won't change.
True...
KNOCK KNOCK

Boynton Beach, FL

#14 Dec 5, 2007
tommy aka batman wrote:
The owners are the slave masters.
The coaches are the overseers who instructed the slaves in the field.
And the athletes are the slaves.
There is another twist to this. There are some poor single black mothers who sign over the guardianship of their young sons to white families who live in another school district so that the locals can build a winning team for their high schools. All kinds of living arrangements are made, sometimes the young men stay with the guardian family and sometimes they are boarded with another black family. It's legal, I suppose up to a point.. and in all cases the young man might not come from a single parent family. But the athlete's family is compensated for the transfer of guardianship.

“I AM WHO I AM”

Level 2

Since: Apr 07

Knoxville, Tennessee

#15 Dec 5, 2007
KNOCK KNOCK wrote:
<quoted text>
There is another twist to this. There are some poor single black mothers who sign over the guardianship of their young sons to white families who live in another school district so that the locals can build a winning team for their high schools. All kinds of living arrangements are made, sometimes the young men stay with the guardian family and sometimes they are boarded with another black family. It's legal, I suppose up to a point.. and in all cases the young man might not come from a single parent family. But the athlete's family is compensated for the transfer of guardianship.
Hey,

Knock Knock

I never knew that...
KNOCK KNOCK

Boynton Beach, FL

#16 Dec 5, 2007
Kimmycat wrote:
I have no sympathy for Black athletes at all. They are after the big bucks in the Pros and they know what they are getting into. Most athletes can barely read and write because they got a pass all through high school. They are popular and sought after while high-achieving students like me are made fun of. Hey, why study when you know you know you will get a free ride to State U. Most athletes basically slide through college. They get degrees in "Recreation" or "Sports Medicine". How will they get a job in those fields after they are injured and can't play any more? They are treated like royalty unlike the rest of us non-athletes. Their every whim is catered to. Nerd and grinds like me have to work hard and study to earn our degrees. We have to get out and get a job to support ourselves unlike these pampered and spoiled athletes. If you don't want to be treated like a commodity, there are career paths to follow other than sports. As long as there is big money invovled, things won't change.
So true, and then peer association along with untold $$$ doesn't change values, and the rest is history..sad but true
KNOCK KNOCK

Boynton Beach, FL

#17 Dec 11, 2007
Kimmycat wrote:
I have no sympathy for Black athletes at all. They are after the big bucks in the Pros and they know what they are getting into. Most athletes can barely read and write because they got a pass all through high school. They are popular and sought after while high-achieving students like me are made fun of. Hey, why study when you know you know you will get a free ride to State U. Most athletes basically slide through college. They get degrees in "Recreation" or "Sports Medicine". How will they get a job in those fields after they are injured and can't play any more? They are treated like royalty unlike the rest of us non-athletes. Their every whim is catered to. Nerd and grinds like me have to work hard and study to earn our degrees. We have to get out and get a job to support ourselves unlike these pampered and spoiled athletes. If you don't want to be treated like a commodity, there are career paths to follow other than sports. As long as there is big money invovled, things won't change.
bump
KNOCK KNOCK

Boynton Beach, FL

#18 Dec 11, 2007
KNOCK KNOCK wrote:
<quoted text> So true, and then peer association along with untold $$$ doesn't change values, and the rest is history..sad but true
bump
ShaBoom

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Dec 12, 2007
And who's forcing these athletes to sign contracts with these teams?I mean, they could always get a college education and get a real job like everyone else. Are the white athletes treated different than the blacks? Well, are they? I guess that makes the white athletes slaves also? What a ridiculous concept.

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