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The White Flight From Football
City Lab ^ | February 1, 2019 | Alana Semuels

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. Jackson’s eldest son, Marqwayvian McCoy—or Qway, as she calls him—has 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. They’ve nicknamed him Live Wire because he can hit so hard.

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KEYWORDS: alwaysaboutrace; dainbramage; footballfield; nfl; nfldecline; racecardplayer; raceobsessed; sjw; sports; whiteflight
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To: Eagles6
No father, you name the kid Marquayvin?

Hurt the kid because you can't hurt the dad. New insight for me.

61 posted on 02/04/2019 7:27:59 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: Steely Tom
The White Flight From Football

Football. The Detroit of sports....

62 posted on 02/04/2019 7:29:23 PM PST by Magnatron
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To: Steely Tom

Hmm...Makes sense.

63 posted on 02/04/2019 7:30:18 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

Like the NBA, the NFL has become a TV show of large, mostly black, men exerting themselves for a few minutes.

64 posted on 02/04/2019 7:37:26 PM PST by anton
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To: Kozy

Sounds like you got this thing down.

65 posted on 02/04/2019 7:57:22 PM PST by tinyowl (A is A)
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To: sparklite2

I’ll take your word for it; the black guy speaking was basically saying interviews were granted where it was a foregone conclusion that the candidate wasn’t even being considered.

66 posted on 02/05/2019 3:48:10 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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I once heard a fourth grade teacher laughingly tell of a student of hers named, Monkee—his single mom demanded his name be pronounced Monkay.

67 posted on 02/05/2019 4:21:57 AM PST by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: EinNYC

“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.”

Yep, I doubt black folk would take to basketball... ;-)

Plus, we all know there are no poor white folk.

The article is absurd, really.

68 posted on 02/05/2019 4:55:28 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Make America Greater Than Ever!)
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To: Trailerpark Badass
Wow, you knew some black kids growing up. That’s impressive.

You earned your screenname with that LOLpost!

69 posted on 02/05/2019 6:33:07 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("A wall, not because we hate the people outside of it, but because we love the people inside.")
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To: GuavaCheesePuff

“And that’s where Sam Taggard’s kids have an advantage over Shantavia Jackson’s. Throughout the country, affluent school districts offer more extracurricular activities than poorer districts, and upper-income parents can pay for more activities outside of school.”

I assume “playing” is a thing of the past? I played lots of sports as a kid, but none of them were organized by adults.

70 posted on 02/05/2019 6:39:54 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: DaxtonBrown
Sooooo, I must watch and subsidize football or I am stunting young black males?

Yes, and you're still a racist you white-privilege male homophobe. (Had to throw that last one in there, it's kinda obligatory these days.)

71 posted on 02/05/2019 6:43:51 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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