Why Are There No Black UK Fans

Why Are There No Black UK Fans

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Puzzled

Salyersville, KY

#1 Dec 9, 2012
I like UK basketball, but, I admit, I think I am losing my enthusiasm and I admit I am losing it in part becasue of Race Disparity. Sound odd, with our team for the past 20 years being almost all Black? But what about this: ALMOST ALL THE FANS AT OUR GAMES ARE WHITE. Where are the BLACK FANS? When I am at Rupp I feel funny with all the spectators being WHITE and all the players being BLACK. Why do not Black People step up to the plate and support the team? For years, when UK teams were (wrongfully) all white, Black people (rightfully) complained and now, what do we have, almost all-black teams but White People, instead of complaining that the team is Black have turned into FANatics (rymes with Lunatics). In other words, White support our Black Cats, but Where or Where are the Black Fans in the Stands? Anyone?
Shhhh

Tucker, GA

#2 Dec 9, 2012
Don't say that they will outlaw sports coz the white man is making money off of the black man hahaha
just saying

Naperville, IL

#3 Dec 9, 2012
Puzzled wrote:
I like UK basketball, but, I admit, I think I am losing my enthusiasm and I admit I am losing it in part becasue of Race Disparity. Sound odd, with our team for the past 20 years being almost all Black? But what about this: ALMOST ALL THE FANS AT OUR GAMES ARE WHITE. Where are the BLACK FANS? When I am at Rupp I feel funny with all the spectators being WHITE and all the players being BLACK. Why do not Black People step up to the plate and support the team? For years, when UK teams were (wrongfully) all white, Black people (rightfully) complained and now, what do we have, almost all-black teams but White People, instead of complaining that the team is Black have turned into FANatics (rymes with Lunatics). In other words, White support our Black Cats, but Where or Where are the Black Fans in the Stands? Anyone?
This is ridiculous!!! The ticket prices are the same for everyone. Ticketmaster doesn't ask for race when processing purchases.
If you want to go to the game.. Buck up and go. However don't make it a race issue. Sports fans love sports and have their favorite teams.
It's a cash issue, university of Kentucky issue with how tickets have been distributed for years... But coughing up the cash to sit with the "blue-hairs" is not a racial issue!
George

Louisville, KY

#4 Dec 9, 2012
You are a joke, this whole comment is bad joke. Topix should find a way to stop idiots from posting.
Puzzled wrote:
I like UK basketball, but, I admit, I think I am losing my enthusiasm and I admit I am losing it in part becasue of Race Disparity. Sound odd, with our team for the past 20 years being almost all Black? But what about this: ALMOST ALL THE FANS AT OUR GAMES ARE WHITE. Where are the BLACK FANS? When I am at Rupp I feel funny with all the spectators being WHITE and all the players being BLACK. Why do not Black People step up to the plate and support the team? For years, when UK teams were (wrongfully) all white, Black people (rightfully) complained and now, what do we have, almost all-black teams but White People, instead of complaining that the team is Black have turned into FANatics (rymes with Lunatics). In other words, White support our Black Cats, but Where or Where are the Black Fans in the Stands? Anyone?
idiot

Henderson, KY

#5 Dec 9, 2012
George wrote:
You are a joke, this whole comment is bad joke. Topix should find a way to stop idiots from posting.
<quoted text>
There will be no posts at all.
Puzzled

Salyersville, KY

#6 Dec 9, 2012
I am not a racist, as some have accussed. On the contrary, I believe in Affirmative Action and I would like to see some at Rupp. I think that maybe 10 per cent of the tickets should be set aside for people of color and I think they should be FREE to the first come-first serve fans. After all, that is what Affirmative Action does. I would like to see at least 10 per cent (or more) of the fans at Rupp be people of color. What in the world is racist about that?
George

Louisville, KY

#7 Dec 9, 2012
Yes all of eastern Kentucky believes they are owed something. 90%of the people there are on goverment assistance and yes you think everything should be free, just give away 20 or 30% of the tickets to Rupp that would make everything fine. There are plenty of blacks that attend games and if more wanted to attend there are cheap seats upstairs that are available for every game at resonable prices. You my friend have no clue.
Puzzled wrote:
I am not a racist, as some have accussed. On the contrary, I believe in Affirmative Action and I would like to see some at Rupp. I think that maybe 10 per cent of the tickets should be set aside for people of color and I think they should be FREE to the first come-first serve fans. After all, that is what Affirmative Action does. I would like to see at least 10 per cent (or more) of the fans at Rupp be people of color. What in the world is racist about that?
Smiley

Louisville, KY

#8 Dec 9, 2012
Screw that. All the black people gave always complained and hollered they wanna be treated equal. So they have to pay like every one else. If white people have to pay so do they. Thts equal. They shouldnt get tickets free just bc they are black. Thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard. If they wanna go let them buy tickets. Maybe they would rather spend their government checks on lottery tickets, beer, drugs and big rims. So if there is an event thats mostly all black would u be saying that tickets need to be set aside and given free to white people just to make the crowd more balanced. You are an idiot
Puzzled

Salyersville, KY

#9 Dec 9, 2012
Smiley, and some others, I appreciate your opinions and your points of view. So, no free tickets just because someone is of color. Now, go to the Lexington Herald on internet and look at their fan pics. They do this after every game. You will see dozens and dozens of fans at Rupp, all of them White except 2. Am I the only one that is bothered by the fact that the Players are almost all Black and the Fans are almost all White? I bet some of you think that the former UK star Jaemaul Mashburn was racist. Remember? He signed the big pro contract and then he donated about a million $ to a Lexington program to help disadvantaged children. Oh yeah, in order to qualify for the help the child had to be Black. So, we have the precedent. What is your idea Smiley about how we can get more Black fans? Or, are you ok with all-Black on the Floor and All-White in the stands?
Smiley

Louisville, KY

#10 Dec 9, 2012
Who cares! Who sits there and pays attention to what color the fans are. It sounds like you are racist for even noticing and pointing it out. That means you are sitting there just trying to find any little thing about race to whine about. Thats ridiculous. Who cares! If black people wanted to go they could. Theres no reason to try to round
Some up and make them go just so you will see some in the crowd. Get a life!
Congratulations

Louisville, KY

#11 Dec 9, 2012
You have one the idiot of the day poster award.
Puzzled wrote:
Smiley, and some others, I appreciate your opinions and your points of view. So, no free tickets just because someone is of color. Now, go to the Lexington Herald on internet and look at their fan pics. They do this after every game. You will see dozens and dozens of fans at Rupp, all of them White except 2. Am I the only one that is bothered by the fact that the Players are almost all Black and the Fans are almost all White? I bet some of you think that the former UK star Jaemaul Mashburn was racist. Remember? He signed the big pro contract and then he donated about a million $ to a Lexington program to help disadvantaged children. Oh yeah, in order to qualify for the help the child had to be Black. So, we have the precedent. What is your idea Smiley about how we can get more Black fans? Or, are you ok with all-Black on the Floor and All-White in the stands?
Puzzled

Salyersville, KY

#12 Dec 9, 2012
To Congratulations, did you mean to say "won" instead of "one," or are you just a damb ass who can't spell?
Puzzled

Salyersville, KY

#13 Dec 9, 2012
Smiley, if you had gone into a restaurant in Lexington 60 years ago and everyone was White because Blacks were excluded, you could and and probably would have said, "Who cares? Who pay attention to what color the customers are?" Don't be a racist, Smiley.
Puzzled

Salyersville, KY

#14 Dec 9, 2012
Anyone have an opinion as to why Black People do not attend UK basketball games? Oh, you will see one here and maybe one over there, but far less than 1 per cent. Why? Why won't they come out to the games? Any reasonable opinions would be appreciated. Thank you.
Leroy

Louisville, KY

#15 Dec 9, 2012
I goes to the games all the times and there are plenty of my brothers who goes wit me. We have plenty of bros at the games
I dont get wats u talking about.
Puzzled wrote:
Anyone have an opinion as to why Black People do not attend UK basketball games? Oh, you will see one here and maybe one over there, but far less than 1 per cent. Why? Why won't they come out to the games? Any reasonable opinions would be appreciated. Thank you.
well

Henderson, KY

#16 Dec 9, 2012
Puzzled wrote:
Anyone have an opinion as to why Black People do not attend UK basketball games? Oh, you will see one here and maybe one over there, but far less than 1 per cent. Why? Why won't they come out to the games? Any reasonable opinions would be appreciated. Thank you.
Out of sight, out of mind.
hat

Richmond, KY

#17 Dec 9, 2012
im not saying all u of l fans are black. but all blacks are u of l fans.
Mountain Dude

Winfield, WV

#18 Dec 9, 2012
Adolph Rupp was a racist and so is Dan Issel!
White tee

Mount Sterling, KY

#19 Dec 9, 2012
One reason no koons are there is because there aint no watermelon or chicken wings sold there. Besides all the monkeys are out in town shooting each other.
looksy

Florence, KY

#20 Dec 10, 2012
F that! Wouldn't it be considered racist to see all those tickets set aside for people of color? Everyone is free to do what they want.

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