Sports Illustrated Racism - - Nothing New

Discussion in 'Media Racism and Stereotyping' started by Alpha Male, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Alpha Male

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    SI is issued to my roommate - the only reason I read them. So, I thought I'd point out that in the Feb 28th, 2008 issue in the article, "Bet You Wish You Could Dunk," there was this cliche PC trite:"Even players one might expect to welcome raising the rim - which is to say, nondunkers, which is further to say, short white guys - don't all buy in."

    Also littered throughout the artile is the media's love of the black on white dunk.

    Surprisingly, the article has a picture of both the infamous Chambers dunk and one of many spectacular Bekkering. The irony is qucikly eroded because these dunks are, of course, portrayed as the exception to the rule. Nevermind that short white guys who can't jump dominated the 2004 high jump. Stefan Holm is around 5'10'' for God's sake. Should I email SI? Is it worth it? I'm so tired of the propaganda and the blatant double standard. Edited by: Alpha Male
     
  2. waterbed

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    Blacks have an advantage at dunking because of longer arms their reech is on average about 6-8 inches longer then their height,whites mostly 2 inches shorter and mostly about 2 inches more reech then their height .I don't know much about basketball but isn't a dunk only 1 point?.Whites are better in 2 and 3 pointers [​IMG]
     
  3. GiovaniMarcon

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    White are perfectly capable of dunking but I think many choose not to because they're too busy developing shooting, passing, and dribbling skills.

    Just like many whites are perfectly capable of bringing toddlers into a crowded theatre and yelling advice at the screen during tense moments, but choose not to because they realized watching a movie in Culver city wasn't a good idea and it really was their own stupid fault for going to that town in the first place.
     
  4. Guest

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    Fortunately mestizos, asians, indians, and arabs can all dunk easily.

    Oh wait, no they can't.
     
  5. DixieDestroyer

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    That bunk about "white men can't jump" is total hogwash. I was first able to dunk in 7th grade (granted I was 6'4 [​IMG] ) & could touch the top of the square (on the backboard just above the rim) by 10th grade. One of my highschool buddy's won county in high jump & long jump and went on a track scholarship to college for high jump. Another (white) guy I played with was 6'2 & could nearly hit his head on the rim. My examples are just local boys from North Georgia. That doesn't even begin to factor in all the world class leapers in track & field (Holm), basketball (Brent Barry) & NFL (Matt Jones..40" vertical). That whole idea is just caste system propagated myth!Edited by: DixieDestroyer
     
  6. white tornado

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    White guys who buy into the myth can't jump.
     
  7. Guest

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    I saw some five foot mexicans playing ball today. Awesome athletes, these guys. 2 inch verticals and 20% body fat. White men wish they could be that good.Edited by: nevada
     
  8. Guest

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    6.0' white man here with gorilla length arms and yes I could stand under the basket and one hand dunk a ball in my prime. If I were the 6.6' that Jordan was I could have done it standing from one foot.
     
  9. FieldThrower

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    They seem to have longer hands and feet as well. It seems to me that dunking is more about grip. I could get well above the rim, but could hardly dunk because I couldn't "palm" the ball. Plus having extra inches in your foot length increases the vertical leap, as it's measured from flat-footed standing position.
     
  10. FieldThrower

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    Well, maybe those luchadores in pro wrestling are more the exception than the rule. Even the "Super Crazy" guy, that looks like a fat auto mechanic, does pretty good moonsaults and other aerial moves. I just believe in giving credit where credit is due. Some of those guys, if not "athletic" can at least be called brave.

    Then again, they probably can't dunk because they are all like 5 feet tall. Edited by: FieldThrower
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    By my count, SI's preview this week of the U.S. Olympic team has pictures of 48 individuals, only 4 of whom are white men (3 swimmers, 1 gymnast). Before that, there is a long article on Michael Phelps but the pictures accompanying it could qualify as gay porn, including the last one (the centerfold?), a closeup of his body below the neck where Phelps' swimsuit is riding so low that the very top of his dick shaft is visible. Real class stuff from the white man hating, homosexual dominated corporate media.
     
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    That is outrageous! How long will it be before we realize who pulls the strings and runs these magazines? SI is loaded with the usual suspects, asis ESPN, Every Semite Promotes Negroes. Edited by: Bart
     
  13. Guest

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    Yes Jews are in charge of many things in this country but it dosent mean they have an ajenda. Wake up. My niece and nephew are Jewish do you think they are being raiesed to rule the world. Get a life!
     
  14. Trooper Thorn

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    Read Kevin McDonald's books and get back to us.
     
  15. whiteCB

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    You're right Rob. Sometimes posters on here lump every single person of a particual whatever together. Even though the statement clearly isn't true of every single peron in that such and such group.
     
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    I agree, WhiteCB.
     
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    Steffan holm is 5 -11 1/2 not 5-10. Still amazingly short for World champion high jumper.
     
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    I hear that Holm is injured and he won't be able to participate in this year's Olympics. I am very disappointed about that because it's alot of fun to watch a short white man jump that high, higher than everybody else on the planet.
     
  19. Alpha Male

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    And the four men shown pose submissively or with lower status than their female counterparts. The three male swimmers are in back of three, butch female swimmers. The male swimmers pose with less authority than the females, who have their elbows flared and expanded.Paul Hamm, the lone male gymnast, is in a sprawled push-up position close to the ground; two female gymnasts pose above him.

    There is no picture of Warnier. In fact, LaShawn Merrit, who upset Warnier at the trials, is provocatively posed against white female pole-vaulter, Jenn Stuczynski. SI would never pose a white male athlete inches from a black female one. They also chose to picture two non-white athletes at traditionally white events - the shot put and decathlon. Overall, a very biased analysis, even for Sports Illustrated.



    Edited by: Alpha Male
     
  20. Don Wassall

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    Very good observations.
     
  21. Poacher

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    I've seen that SI Olympic Preview and it is a joke. No Wariner? No Lochte?

    And Lebron James is on the cover of Time and so is Darra Torres.

    It is literally Caste Football versus the world.
     
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    I looked through the Time magazine as well. They rank Phelps as only the third athlete to watch. LeBron of course, being #1. [​IMG]

    The one picture of Phelps was an underwater shot that made him barely recognizable.

    Don, any chance of adding an Olympics thread. Would be helpful when posting. I have a feeling we're going to have a lot to talk about.
     
  23. Don Wassall

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    Sure, we had one about the 2006 Winter Olympics in the "Other Sports" forum, which would seem like the best place to start one for the upcoming Games.
     
  24. Matra1

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    What matters is they have different perceived interests as a group to European-Americans and they pursue those interests even though they are damaging to the majority. Whether they are conscious of what they are doing is open to question.
     
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    I see Cullen Jones is on the US Olympic team. What do you think the odds are NBC will have a sentimental profile of him detailing how he overcame diasadvantages to make it to Beijing?
     

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