Well, I can’t say I was surprised to read the following news over at Think Progress. Apparently, there’s a whole bunch of white folks that don’t like Teh Crotch Grabbing Gun Toting Basketball Playing Colored Boy. So they started up a basketball league that is officially designated “whites only.” Yes, I’m serious. To play in the league, you must have two “Caucasian” parents and be a *natural born* citizen (not *legal*). Because these white folks were smart enough to realize that there is such a thing as white Latinos.
From Think Progress:
A new professional basketball league called the All-American Basketball Alliance (AABA) sent out a press release on Sunday saying that it intends to start its inaugural season in June, with teams in 12 U.S. cities. However, the AABA is different from other sports leagues because only players who are “natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league.” AABA commissioner Don “Moose” Lewis insists that he’s not racist, but he just wants to get away from the “street-ball” played by “people of color” and back to “fundamental basketball.” Lewis cited the recent incidents of bad behavior by NBA players, implying that such actions would never happen with white players.
Because, you know–you can’t make RULES that state “no fucking street ball.” No, you have to attribute basketball playing STYLES to a genetic/biological trait.
Sigh. Sometimes dealing with the news is just more than any human being could possibly bear.