Alice Coachman (far right), the first African-American woman to win a gold medal (1948 London) takes a break and watches the games with fellow athletes, Emma Reed, of Nashville, Tennessee (broad and high jumper) and Nell C. Jackson, of Tuskegee, Alabama, (200 meters and relay. Ms. Coachman, a native of Albany, Georgia, won the gold in the high jump. Photo: Bettman/Corbis
Olympic icon Florence Griffith Joyner, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue in 1989. Ms. Griffith Joyner won 5 Olympic medals in her career (4 gold, 1 silver) and shattered two world records. The Los Angeles-born athletic superstar was also a superstar of style - designing her own trademark one-legged track suits and wearing brilliantly designed eye-catching nails that matched her outfits and quite often, the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag. “Flo Jo” died in 1998 at the age of 38 due to complications from an epilepsy.
Fining an association money for racist abuse directed at players from fans—or racist abuse at all—is a joke, an insult. The UEFA needs to get its act together and yes, expulse teams for their fans’ behavior. There’s a tendency to think any real punishment for this is too harsh—not just in europe or football—throwback to this painful case
in 2010 when a youth hockey coach who removed his team from the ice after an opposing player used a racist slur on one of his players was punished more severely than the person who used the racist slur.
If they’re going to fine, why don’t they make a new rule, in which black euro football players are paid double their white counterparts because “surchage for putting up with dehumanizing behavior while league puts a price on your dignity anyway”. That’s still putting a price on abuse, but you don’t have to get up and throw fans out of the arena like you should.
This should be much more of a scandal than it is, and it should hurt the reputation of the franchises more than it does.
“As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?
Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N———s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B——hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!”
New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick (x)
Kill it with fire.
Comment 1. Once again we see the disproportionate scorn heaped on black artist because they sing songs about violence, use the N word and speak derogatorily about women. I guess black rappers wrote the book on this. I mean, we have never seen any movies that did the same. Quentin Tarrantino just hates the N word so much he never uses it in his movies. America has never glorified “gangster” lifestyle in movies like The Godfather or TV series like The Sopranos. Those damn rappers. They are clearly poisoning American culture. America would never have heard of the N word if it wasn’t for Jay Z and his kind.
Comment 2: CORRECTION, America wouldn’t think it was ok to STILL use it if it wasn’t for Jay Z and his kind. Jay z and “his kind” have been keeping the word alive and well for the past decade or so.
Comment 3: Disclaimer: I am black. Now that THAT’S out of the way, I would like to comment on the fact that the NY post editor, Phil Mushnick, is absolutely correct. Lets be honest, Jay Z is a man who became who he is today from pushing a negative stereotype about blacks and now that he’s made it big he wants part ownership of a team? What a great way to give back to the very community that you helped destroy- image wise. Has he forgotten about his hits “Big Pimpin’”? Why yes, yes he has. NOW he’s on to bigger and better things, such as crappy restaurants and sports teams as if the world is suppose to FORGET how he got to that point in the first place. He wants respect for a position he obtained in a sell out way. Way to go Jigga. This editor is no racist, just bringing light to something everyone wants to be hush hush about. I hope Jay z reads his column and sulks in shame.
“his kind” Bitch what the fuck? And fuck your disclaimer! Why do I read comments…(via false-catalyst)
Well, there were the Pekin Chinks, the Fighting Coons (I can’t find a web reference for them, but I remember a school having some variation of wetback as a mascot briefly), and all were retired eventually, but for some reason despite the NCAA & other organizations penalizing members for retaining racist mascots, the MLB, NHL, & other major leagues refuse to force their membership to rebrand. Oh wait, I know the reason. Racism.
“During a vacation in Uganda in 2008, Swiss photographer Yann Gross heard rumors that a skateboarding half-pipe had been built in a suburb of Kampala. A passionate skateboarder, Gross grabbed his deck and the made the trip to Kitintale, where he met up with Jackson Mubiru, who built the skate park in a lot he inherited from his father.”
Top: The first and only skate park in Uganda is in the middle of a working-class suburb of Kitintale, near Kampala. The park is surrounded by simple brick homes, women washing clothes, men selling flatbread, children carrying cans of water or playing, and a number of goats, chicken and dogs. The youngsters of Kitintale built the skate park themselves.
Bottom Left: Sabine Sawunda,18, “I skate to open my mind, and it would be great if more girls would come and join our union, because I feel a bit alone sometimes. Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of time to skate. I work at the YMCA to pay for university fees, because I want to become a lawyer. When I come back from work, it’s already dark. I like to skate on the streets, more than in the park, which is overcrowded now.”
Bottom Right: Moreen Angeyango,18, practices her balancing skills on a Sunday afternoon in the center of Kampala. “A few years ago, my father lost his job and took the rest of the family to the village, in the northern part of Uganda, and I’m now staying here with my brother Bosco. I didn’t know anything about skateboarding before seeing it in Kitintale, but I joined the skateboarders because I thought it could help to make me more busy. I want to motivate other girls to join the Uganda Skateboard Union. This game isn’t for boys only.”