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there 8 white boys on the floor on a Ariz game
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there 8 white boys on the floor on a Ariz game

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Mar 29, 2014, 9:06 PM

Don't see that often

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Definitely don't see that from


Mar 29, 2014, 9:16 PM

A brownell team.

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Mar 8, 2018, 2:40 PM

What is Wisconsin made of crackers and cheese?

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Mar 29, 2014, 9:36 PM

Used to see 4 on the floor for Duke; back when Duke actually was good.

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Huh ?

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Mar 29, 2014, 9:43 PM

What does that mean to you ? I am curious as to why someone would point something like that out . Look , there are two asian women on the airport escalator. Wow , now there are 2 Penguins in a kiddie pool in Alberta .

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Re: Huh ?

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Mar 29, 2014, 10:16 PM

My guess is because it is unusual that there are that many white guys on the court at the same time. It would be the same if there were a majority of African Americans on a college baseball field. It is just out of the ordinary.

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lighten up douchnozzle

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Mar 29, 2014, 10:23 PM

Has American gotten so freakin pc that we can't point out the unusually obvious?

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Re: lighten up douchnozzle

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Mar 29, 2014, 10:45 PM

very unfortunately it has! truth may offend someone. what a pity.

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^^^ THIS***

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Mar 30, 2014, 12:32 AM



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Don't worry. He is waiting for John Stewart to tell him

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Mar 30, 2014, 4:28 AM

what to think. When Stewart points it out later this week it will be ok.

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You do realize all the people who point this out...

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Mar 30, 2014, 6:13 PM

still think one of your all time favorite Ravens, Ray Lewis, is a killer.

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what you're pointing out isn't uncommon in college....


Mar 30, 2014, 6:11 PM

basketball. I guess you never have watched teams like Wisconsin, Creighton, Butler play.

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Re: Huh ?


Mar 29, 2014, 10:56 PM

Its different. You can point out facts without the PC police screaming.

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LOL - surely you jest.***


Mar 29, 2014, 11:14 PM



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I lived in Tucson for a number of years..they are good!***


Mar 29, 2014, 10:30 PM



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Why does it matter?***

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Mar 29, 2014, 10:48 PM



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Re: Why does it matter?***

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:01 PM

I don't know, because it's something that's not very common and is worth pointing out. Or are you one of those that likes to make comments like these a racist thing?

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:35 PM

Haha. Not at all. I'm more conservative than you could ever dream of. However, why should we point it out like whites can't play basketball? What does it really matter? That is the question. I don't personally care what the color of your skin is. I just want to see a good game, which is what I got. However, thanks for your well thought comment "Ibewritegood."

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It was pointed out because it is highly unusual. Why should


Mar 29, 2014, 11:43 PM

we pretend like we don't notice, and why should we not point it out?

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Why are you so obsessed with the ethnic make up of...


Mar 30, 2014, 6:15 PM

a certain sport.

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I'm not - what makes you think I'm "obsessed" with it?


Mar 30, 2014, 6:35 PM

I am terribly curious however, as to why so many people are uncomfortable when race or skin color is mentioned, as if it is some kind of taboo. So far nobody has given an answer.

The original poster in this thread simply pointed out something very unusual, and it happened to have to do with skin color. There was nothing even remotely offensive or insulting about it, yet some people took exception to it. Some ask "why does skin color matter - why even point it out or comment on it?". It doesn't "matter", but it is an oddity, and I'm just asking why can't we mention it? If some other odd or unusual thing occurred, we'd talk about it - whether it "mattered" or not; but for some reason, when it has to do with race or skin color, apparently we are supposed to pretend we don't notice, and if we do, we sure as heck aren't supposed to mention it. And that matters to me because it's that kind of nonsense and inability to talk about it that underlies and perpetuates real problems relating to race and racism in this country.

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Because he is a racist***


Mar 30, 2014, 6:13 PM



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You're way out of line.***


Mar 30, 2014, 7:09 PM



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that's a lot of 3-pointers

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Mar 29, 2014, 10:57 PM

;)

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I got TD'd

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:04 PM

For asking a legitamate question . Its funny how people respond to being questioned about things that don't really matter by defending themselves so vehemently. My only crime here was curiosity.

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By the mention of skin color

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:17 PM

Alone it raises the issue of race. That is how the human mind works. When you make a statement regarding heredity and crop over it with something that places people squarely at odds then you can expect to raise a few eyebrows. What I find particularly amusing are the folks that seemingly seek this type of rhetoric to post about anyway. Aren't the Gamecoots enough folly that we don't need anything else to harp on ?

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The absurdity is that we can't ask a perfectly reasonable

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:30 PM

question, or make a totally truthful statement that mentions race without somebody questioning why. We can't have an honest discussion about race - that's the whole problem.

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eggzackly, pleeze dont aks about race***

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:41 PM



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If she's a hollerer, she'll be a screamer.
If she's a screamer, she'll get you arrested.


Ask a child to describe a person ...

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Mar 30, 2014, 8:58 AM

My children use words like brown, tan, spotted (freckles), white, pink, black, curly, straight, tall, short, puffy, skinny, soft, and even squishy to describe people. They use phrases like - they are like me, they are darker than me, they are lighter than me, they are bigger than me, they are smaller than me. They even ask about things that look unusual - like, why are those boys showing their underwear or why does that girl have rings in her lips.

Nevertheless, it doesn't make a difference in the world to them. They are just trying to describe a person or point out something they notice. There's something very innocent about it. It's unfortunate that I'll have to tell them one day soon - they are getting older - that they aren't allowed to say things like that.

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The white man is the only

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:23 PM

Person who is not allowed to be proud of his race. It makes me sick. I wish our basketball team had more white players and I'm
Not apologizing for thinking that way. It's ok for a black or Spanish person to make a comment like that but not the white man. This country is so ###### up. I'm glad to see Wisconsin make the final four! White Boys! Take notes brownell

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Mar 30, 2014, 9:39 AM

> Person who is not allowed to be proud of his race. It
> makes me sick. I wish our basketball team had more
> white players and I'm
> Not apologizing for thinking that way. It's ok for a
> black or Spanish person to make a comment like that
> but not the white man. This country is so ###### up.
> I'm glad to see Wisconsin make the final four! White
> Boys! Take notes brownell

I'm not sure what you mean by "proud of your race"? What "race" are you? What race is anyone? Have you done a complete geneology on yourself? Are you "pure"?

What race are you proud of? White people? White is just a color and has little to do with race.

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There are no races, and if there were, "white" certainly


Mar 30, 2014, 11:52 AM

would not be one of them, anymore than "black" would be.

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thank you


Mar 30, 2014, 6:11 PM

race is purely a social construction

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Im white

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:46 PM

I played basketball in HS and all of my life in church leagues or in my back yard. My dad played for his HS in Biloxi MS and my mom was a 3 yr letterer at Rock Hill . I guesswhen someone points out that they do not see white people on a basketball team as something that is abnormal or just worthy of a mention it makes me wonder how much basketball do they see ...or have ever seen for that matter ? Growing up on Navy bases and being around a truly multi cultural mishmosh of people has probably left me with that exceedingly rare inability to notice another's ethnicity as anything more significant than their choice in coffee brands. It just seems like being devisive suits a lot of people and I am always one to wonder why.

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Again, how on earth is it devisive to mention someone's

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Mar 29, 2014, 11:56 PM

race when there is a perfectly good, understandable reason for doing so?

Seeing that many white guys playing on the court at the same time may not have been unusual on naval bases, but it is highly unusual at this level of college basketball, and therefore it's understandable that someone might notice and therefore comment.

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1) There is no....such....thing as race. So please stop

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Mar 30, 2014, 3:49 PM

talking about skin color as if it has some actual definitive value. 2)My father is also one of those people who, in spite of the fact that he does not have a racist bone in his body, feels compelled to mention the fact that there may be quite a few white kids on a basketball court, which always makes me cringe a bit. There are lots and lots and lots of places in the U.S. where there are not a ton of black kids in the recruiting pool. Even some pretty strong programs don't necessarily have a huge number of black kids to draw on.

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LOL - okay. Why does mentioning skin color make you

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Mar 30, 2014, 4:09 PM

cringe? I don't understand that. It's not offensive, it is not insulting, and in this case it implies nothing other than the fact that it's highly unusual. Why so sensitive about it?

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There isn't an understandable reason. There are plenty of...


Mar 30, 2014, 6:19 PM

white players in college basketball.

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I hope you are joking.


Mar 30, 2014, 6:55 PM

How many teams playing at this level start this many white players and have this many white players on the floor at the same time? Not many - it is very unusual. It has been noticed by others, FYI:

Frank Kaminsky on How Arizona Would Describe the Wisconsin Badgers: "White Guys"

"So, no one on this Badgers team has the raw upside potential of Arizona’s Aaron Gordon, but it’d be selling them very short to presume they’re just a bunch of stiff white farm-boys."

http://thebiglead.com/2014/03/29/frank-kaminsky-on-how-arizona-would-describe-wisconsin-white-guys/

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Also , ###### nozzle ?


Mar 29, 2014, 11:57 PM

That one made me giggle. The spout at the end of a feminine hygienic device ...that is what you call someone you disagree with . I would hate to actually have made you angry . I imagine that while you spend probably very little time thinking about yourself , maybe you should bump that up a little. Anyhow , thanks for the laugh.

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Nobody

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Mar 30, 2014, 12:07 AM

Noticed the all black swim team, besides if you mentioned it you wind up sleeping with the fishes...

Btw can we pay all these football and hoops players? They don't already devalue education enough. While we are at it we should lower their academic standards even more, and create a full fledged idiocracy.

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Distinctions


Mar 30, 2014, 12:38 AM

Distinctions. Groups and belief systems. The human struggle for dominance and resource aquisition. I was playing hoops with some ethnics and someone mentioned our differences. Before that devisive inclusion into our friendly game the only difference was shirts or skins. Nobody says a thing about the color of our shirts .
I notice that people notice this type of thing a lot on TNet. If regards to a subject like this are somewhete near polarity , then its a safe bet that there is no good reason to pretend its a non issue .

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Re: Distinctions

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Mar 30, 2014, 9:52 AM

Well Tigerdug, if we are all the same and we should never use skin color as a distinguishing factor (ex, there are 3 white guys and 2 black guys playing bball), then why do we have affirmative action? Our own federal government in the year 2014, not 1950 still have policies in place that do nothing to judge a man on his charachter, they judge him on skin color only

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John Stewart the actor dude ?


Mar 30, 2014, 5:24 AM

Is he a basketball fan ?

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I'm not only judging you for turning a clearly non-racial

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Mar 30, 2014, 6:19 PM

statement into one...but for using the mobile version of the site to post knowing that it doesn't put your reply in the proper location.

Unless if you're using a circa 2008 blackberry phone, use the desktop version of this site...

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Wow...

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Mar 30, 2014, 7:46 AM

This thread should be used as "exhibit A" when introducing evidence of why the racism issue in this country will never be solved

The main reason of course could be cited back to Frederick Douglas when he explained there is a portion of the minority community who need race to be divisive. It's big business!

But the second reason is right here in this post. Someone can't even observe an oddity and express it without immediately having his intent questioned. You can't even state a fact without someone calling you a bigot.

Well guess what folks, the more we refuse to talk about the real issues behind the plight of minorities, the more it will persist

I saw someone say "what does it matter what skin color they are?". Well it doesn't matter but I would ask that person 2 things:
1. Was the statement that was made true?
2. Are you any better when you have insinuated that persons post had malicious intent without knowing anything about him?

Get real folks...political correctness is a joke

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xtiger has a history of making racist posts and is always...


Mar 30, 2014, 6:23 PM

trying to cause trouble by making everything about black people vs white people.

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So 12 tall white guys go into a bar, Bartender asks why is


Mar 30, 2014, 8:53 AM

everybody so tall?
One of them says: "We are a basketball team."
Bartender says: "Sorry about that. Do you ever win?"
One of them says: "Do you mind if we change the topic?"

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I'm honestly more surprised that the


Mar 30, 2014, 4:05 PM

World Champions in the NFL are always from the USA. Thats gotta be some kind of fix.

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In college basketball yes you do see that....

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Mar 30, 2014, 6:07 PM

and what does a player's ethnicity have to do with what type of player and person they are. Time to go back to the lounge.

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race doesn't exist

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Mar 30, 2014, 6:13 PM

it's a social construction because we as humans are too insecure about seeing people who don't look like ourselves.

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It certainly does exist


Mar 30, 2014, 7:07 PM

as a social construction.

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