Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta

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Basketball league for white Americans targets Augusta

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http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/19/nba_563760.shtml

 

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Don "Moose" Lewis, the commissioner of the AABA, said the reasoning behind the league's roster restrictions is not racism.

"There's nothing hatred about what we're doing," he said. "I don't hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here's a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like."

Lewis said he wants to emphasize fundamental basketball instead of "street-ball" played by "people of color." He pointed out recent incidents in the NBA, including Gilbert Arenas' indefinite suspension after bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room, as examples of fans' dissatisfaction with the way current professional sports are run.

"Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?" he said. "That's the culture today, and in a free country we should have the right to move ourselves in a better direction."

 

My comments shouldn't be necessary.

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

I read their definition for eligibility and it does not speak of skin colour but of having to be totally caucasian.  Imagine how perplexed these idiots are going to be when players from the middle east and India show up and demand to be allowed to play.  I hope some Sikh's show up just to see the reaction to their religious hair coverings. After all most definitions of this obsolete term says it includes far more than just Europeans.

Racists are so stupid.

Mr_Nobody Mr_Nobody's picture

 

What a joke... This Don Lewis guy is associated with several white supremacy groups and is just trying to aggravate people. He's tried this crap before and it always fails.

 

Pogo Pogo's picture

Now that the draft pool is world-wide the NBA is far more multi-racial.  Watch down the road they will creating a league so that Americans have an opportunity to play.

L.A.

What a joke... This Don Lewis guy is associated with several white supremacy groups and is just trying to aggravate people. He's tried this crap before and it always fails.

Does anybody know this is true? Any articles or documents about his connections with white supremacy groups? This rumor has been circulating around the web, but no one has documented it.

This Moose guy is a disgrace anyways, but could someone proof these white power connections.

RevolutionPlease RevolutionPlease's picture

You need more proof?

L.A.

You need more proof?

Lewis is obviously a blatant racist. And if the league really gets off the ground, even gets a tv deal, it truly tells about sickness in this society.

But I'd really like to see some proof about his white supremacist connections. Plain and simple: is he a kkk guy? is he a member of any hate group? Any stories about this in Georgia newspapers?

Moose seems to be doing his thing in that grey area where racists lurk nowadays. He seems to be saying, "I'm not a racist, I'm just a culture warrior". But if there are actual hate group connections, all the mainstream racists (like right-wing culture warriors) would have to acknowledge that.

Stargazer

Opps, double post

Stargazer

Who knows what connections this fool has. Have a look at some of the nastier comments he's had to say:

 

- In order to make the basketball squad in ABA you must have two Caucasian parents and be a natural born US citizen.

- People of white, American born citizens are a minority now

 

http://www.sportsnewsandscores.com/tag/don-lewis

From this link:

http://www.dailyxy.com/yfive/y4th/all-american-hate/?id=20179

Unless you’re doing laundry, it’s safe to say that any use of the term whites-only is racist.

But Don Lewis, the commissioner of the new, Georgia-based “All-American Basketball League,” denies that the league’s whites-only policy is rooted in bigotry. “I don’t hate anyone of color,” he says. “But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball.”

He asks, “Would you want to go to the game and worry about a player flipping you off or attacking you in the stands or grabbing their crotch?”

Well, no, Don, we wouldn’t. Last we heard, though, white guys have middle fingers, and tempers, and crotches. Here’s our question, Don: Does your big white hood ever get in the way when you’re taking driving to the hoop?

Read about the All-Racist Basketball League here.

 

I don't think it matters if he has open ties to racist groups, or it certainly shouldn't. This act itself speaks about his racism.

 

L.A.

Stargazer: I understand what you're saying. I know the whole idea is racist, and on that level it doesn't matter if Moose is a hate group activist. His memberships don't make his business idea any more or less racist.

All I'm saying is that there are rumors about this guys connections. I'd just like to know the facts.

"Pro-white culture" people (or warriors) use their own code language. It just absolutely sickens me that they can hide their obvious racism behind certain words and ideas.

But I think Moose's connections (if there are any) will matter. Mainstream people don't accept hate groups (at least not yet). If this guy is exposed as a hate activist, he will never get a tv deal and not one city will accept him. Like I said, racists lurk in a gray area, where they don't have to say what they actually believe and they can hide their real agenda.

If this guy is exposed as a hate group activist, not one sports arena owner will let him rent their facility. But they can do business with a "culture warrior". I see this as a way to bring white supremacy ideas little by little to the mainstream society. But most culture warriors don't want to be associated with neonazis, kkk or anything else like that.

I also want to know what organizations invest and otherwise support AABA. I want to know their background, I want to know their possible connections to organized racism.

Stargazer

I don't know L.A. I did a google search and came up with nothing discernible. I'll try another search using different terms.

L.A.

I did a lot of google searches and nothing specific came up. There'll probably be more news stories in local newspapers when Moose tries to come to their town, so maybe we just have to wait and see.

This aaba story really intrigues me. Lots of racists are coming out of their closets. Check out the Augusta Chronicle news discussions and try not to vomit. People have really learned to use the new "culture" based code language.

I'm really worried about the escalation of culture wars in the middle of recession. Everyone should totally condemn what aaba is trying to do. But lots of people are gearing up to "take their country back" and mainstream society is slowly going their way.

 

West Coast Greeny

This Don Lewis guy would be in for an unpleasant awakening if he ever met my high school basketball team. I'm pretty sure we managed to be the whitest AND most street-balling team in the league. Amongst other things, we had a point guard who made a habit out of bouncing the ball off his defender's forehead before driving to the hole. League didn't let him get away with that for long...

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

L.A. wrote:

But I think Moose's connections (if there are any) will matter. Mainstream people don't accept hate groups (at least not yet). If this guy is exposed as a hate activist, he will never get a TV deal and not one city will accept him. Like I said, racists lurk in a gray area, where they don't have to say what they actually believe and they can hide their real agenda.

If this guy is exposed as a hate group activist, not one sports arena owner will let him rent their facility. But they can do business with a "culture warrior". I see this as a way to bring white supremacy ideas little by little to the mainstream society. But most culture warriors don't want to be associated with neonazis, kkk or anything else like that.

I also want to know what organizations invest and otherwise support AABA. I want to know their background, I want to know their possible connections to organized racism.

 

I actually hope he has no overt connections.  This type of thinly veiled racism is a good tool to see who is a closet racist.  I would be more interested in finding out who supports him as a "cultural " warrior.  It is those people especially those in influential positions who need to be outed as the racists they are.

Any business who jumps on board would be a good protest and boycott target.  It could also give anti-racist activists a chance to do education on the real face of racism not the KKK cartoon image. 

Maysie Maysie's picture

During any "troubled economic times" for white middle class folks, this kind of response is classic. It's not particularly original or different than the scapegoating of various groups of "others" who are blamed directly or indirectly for the state of the economy that affects the entitled white middle class.

As for the role of sports and other money-making spectacles for big businesses, well, that critique seems obvious.

L.A., while I understand what you mean by the term "organized racism", I have to say, organized and legitimate and legal racism is all around us. If there are ties between Don Lewis and known extreme white supremacist organizations, we can be sure they have been vetted and cleared from the internet prior to this proposal for the AABA he has put forward.

In my opinion, the emphasis of trying to find "evidence" of his connections to such "extreme" groups is a red herring. 

And as always, the comments reveal a great deal. Ack.

L.A.

kropotkin1951 wrote:

L.A. wrote:

 

I actually hope he has no overt connections.  This type of thinly veiled racism is a good tool to see who is a closet racist.

I've been thinking about that too. Maybe Moose is not connected in any official way. I've also realized that I just can't face the fact that he would not be some type of a white power activist. And that lots of people support bringing back segregated sports in 2010. It just makes me too angry and frustrated.

I know there is legal and open racism around us. But I've also believed that mainstream white society was VERY slowly moving away from racist ideas. I should have known better. We're not going in the right direction. I should have finally realized the ugly truth when all the "let's take our country back" folks came out of their closets after Obama became the president.

I'm a middle-class white man in my 30's. I'm not worried about white culture vanishing. I have never understood what "white culture" is exactly supposed to be, and why I have to support it in some specific way. One thing I know is that some of "my people" can't understand the difference between BET and possible White Entertainment Television, or negro leagues and aaba. If they don't understand the difference, their ignorance is mind-blowing.

Anyways, thanks for discussing this subject and please continue it here and everywhere. Decent people must fight back before it's too late.

RevolutionPlease RevolutionPlease's picture

Ah, Moose just wants some nostalgia for how things used to be.

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/video/founder-defends-whites-only-basketball-league/article1439658/?view=picks

 

Snowball vs Broball. Gawd.

Mr_Nobody Mr_Nobody's picture

My money would be with the Broball team... Tongue out