Skip to comments.The White Flight From Football
Posted on 02/04/2019 3:11:45 PM PST by GuavaCheesePuff
Shantavia Jackson signed her three sons up for football to keep them out of trouble. As a single mother who works the night shift at a Home Depot warehouse 50 minutes away from her house, Jackson relies on the sport to shield the boys from gang activity in her rural Georgia county. They began in a local league five years ago when they were still little, their helmets like bobbleheads on their shoulders. Now 11, 12, and 14, they play in games across the region. Jackson says she passed up a daytime shift at Home Depot so that she can drive them to games and cheer them on.
Over time, the boys coaches have become mentors, making sure their athletes get good grades and stay off the streets. They take the boys on field trips to the beach and to Busch Gardens. Jacksons eldest son, Marqwayvian McCoyor Qway, as she calls himhas particularly thrived. Jackson says Qway has been diagnosed with schizoaffective bipolar disorder, which sometimes manifests in bursts of anger and an inability to focus at school. Now his teammates help him when he gets stuck in his studies and look up to him for his prowess on the field. Theyve nicknamed him Live Wire because he can hit so hard.
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“Without a reversal in economic fortunes for poor communities across the country, football could one day become a sport played almost exclusively by black athletes, while still enjoyed by everyone.”
Well, I wouldn’t hold onto that hope too hard. The enjoyment is gone now. And race isn’t the driving factor, it is politics.
A few years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates fielded an entire team of black players from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, etc. They were all black. Not a single white guy on the field.
The ESPN TV announcer went on to complain that there were not enough African Americans playing baseball anymore.
This actually happened.
typically confused, illogical leftist article.
white kids leaving the sport? “The man” must have secretly sent signals to white people for them to steer clear, so the black man gets destroyed once again!
This article brings 2 points home to me. First, according to this article, playing professional football will be akin to coal mining-—it has a large potential for bodily harm. So poor folks with limited other options will play pro football as an attempt to grab the brass ring and get out of poverty, to entertain black and white viewers both, while whites will opt for soccer and less dangerous sports. There are far less college scholarships (if any) for soccer than football, but less potential for permanent brain or other injury. Second, if football teams are comprised of even more black players, you can expect more of this kneeling nonsense, showing them to be total ingrates for the chance they got to make millions in this country. I would expect even more viewers to cross off NFL game attendance or watching on TV. Revenues would then fall. Would scholarships then be reduced in quantity or amount paid? So the blacks who think they’re so cool to force their perceived “injustices” on audiences during working time will in effect kill the goose who lays the golden eggs, reducing their own revenue and future opportunities for kids such as in this article (notice the different last names and the absence of any father(s) mentioned). Real smart!
Have to know 5th grade math to go to trade school, except for maybe hair & nail tech.
Wow, you knew some black kids growing up. Thats impressive.
Yes. Blacks now make up 50% of D1 college players; whites down to 37%.
Youre ignorant. Football began as a collegiate sport at places like Yale and Harvard.
They are already bitching about all the White Euro players in the NBA.
These days, if you are black and start for your high school team, you probably get a scholarship. You really have to suck to not get any offers at all. Dat upside! White players, outside of QB and OL, have little chance, no matter their stats or measurables. No upside.
This actually happened.
It's not about DNA or melanin or ancestry.com profiles.
I stand corrected.
However it has evolved quite a bit from the days it was played with a round ball and couldn’t be picked up(sounds more like soccer)
Those who “played for pay” and increased popularity were generally from the lower classes. And it will remain popular with the lower classes as a sport and as a way to advance in status and wealth. The “toffs” in the collegiate ranks can play tiddlywinks and think themselves tough.
I’ll hope Americans play football and develop into men..
The NFL (Negros, Felons, and Liberals) have made it perfectly clear that whites are not welcome and discouraged.
I stopped watching the NFL several years ago when the hate-whitey kneelers went unchallenged by the NFL.
“White kids are going to be absolute p^ssies and black kids will become men.”
How’s that since blacks have yet to show responsibility men need to show when blacks have a 72% bastard rate?
You just know they call him that, probably not to his face though.
Playing sports isn’t a “cure all” for society’s ills but at least it’s a start to making men. An I mean “men” like the ones that won WW2
But getting a girl to have sex doesn’t make you a man.
Culture has degraded into the abyss.
I blame “The Great Society” programs of the Johnson Administration.
That and the “zipless F^^k”(abortion)
It will bring down whites just as it has the black community.
Regardless, your working-class hero take on manhood is rather silly.
Jesse Jackson and company still insist that there aren’t enough blacks - they consider black players from those countries “Hispanics”, and complain that “African Americans” are disappearing from baseball (and I believe they are a smaller proportion of the players when viewed through that particular “racial prism”).
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