A new basketball league is being formed that will only be open to men “that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race”. That’s right – basketball for white boys. This was reported in the January 19th edition of the Augusta Chronicle, and picked up a day later by numerous outlets including Yahoo! Sports and the Huffington Post. The story was met with audience responses that were shocked at the blatant racism and anachronistic attitude.
How could anyone living in 2010 truly believe that this would be acceptable? It took only a few minutes of thought to answer my own question – no one. No one living in 2010 would believe that an all-white sports league would be acceptable.
I think the whole thing is a lie.