Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:37 PM
sheshe2 (20,620 posts)
Is He Serious?....Idiot Conservative Gives Obama "Advise"! Oh Please!
This is my 800th Post! Had to make it good. Go to the link to see some Great Pics!
Idiot conservative gives Obama "advice" (updated)
As if it weren't amusing enough to watch Republicans wrestle with what to do with their own failed policies these days, its darn right hilarious to see them step out of that morass to provide some "advice" for President Obama. But then the piece de resistance comes loaded with belly laughs when one of them tries to tell the President how he should show some leadership on the state of Black families. Yeah, Jonah Goldberg went there. I kid you not! When I saw the headline combined with the author, I immediately figured that I just had to read this one.
It didn't disappoint. Goldberg claims to have had an awakening about the state of Black families. And you'll never guess how he got there...really, you'll never guess.
The thought came to me when a friend pointed me to a column by the Washington Post's Courtland Milloy about how blacks are fleeing baseball at an alarming rate. Today only 8% of the baseball players are black. In 1959, black participation was more than twice as high at 17%. In 1975, the high-water mark, the rate was 27%.
The reasons for the decline are many and controversial, but one cited by Milloy is that baseball is a game taught by fathers, while basketball and football are more often taught by peers in pickup games.
Oh the humanity...black kids aren't playing baseball. And of course, that's because they don't have fathers around to teach them. Can you believe that shit?!
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Is He Serious?....Idiot Conservative Gives Obama "Advise"! Oh Please! (Original post)
Response to sheshe2 (Original post)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:56 PM
DollarBillHines (1,922 posts)
2. I hate to be the one to say this, but...
In the eight years I coached or managed Little League teams in the northern suburbs of Houston, I had exactly one black player who had a father who attended games and the dad was in the NFL.
Sadly, Goldberg has a point. Also, as kids, the Latino players approach the game much the same as inner-city black kids approach basketball. They learn from older kids and practice is wide-open.
I can't believe that I actually concur with something that asshat says, but that really is the reality.
Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #2)
Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:26 AM
sheshe2 (20,620 posts)
3. Maybe.No offense intended. However the rest of the article if you read it states...
Please read the whole Op....below is only a snip.
UPDATE: There are all kinds of ways to challenge what Goldberg said. My pictorial point was simply one. Here's another: He says that the smaller number of African American men in baseball is somehow indicative of...something. So let's ask Mr. Goldberg to come up with an explanation for things like this:
The percentage of black college graduates majoring in engineering fields has increased from less than 2% to more than 12% in the past 30 years, a U.S. Department of Education report says.
Or does he simply want to imply that professional sports is the only way to gauge the success of African Americans?
Posted by Smartypants at 8:29 AM