View Poll Results: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

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  • No, not appropriate, but it's the climate we live in.

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  • This is why we can't solve anything, we can't even talk about anything involving race.

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Thread: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Maybe the price tag Sterling got for the Clippers influenced his decision.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    The full text of the email can be found here:

    Bruce Levenson: Atlanta Hawks owner to sell team after racist e-mail.

    Its just another case of rich white guy talking about black people. You just dont put that stuff in writing or on tape.... ever. Its a standard overreaction in our society, mostly because its a lot easier to react to stuff like this then the real issues of inequality, incarceration and education...
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    This isn't PC running smock in Atlanta, it's racism running smock. White racism.

    So Mr. Honky-ass team owner has low attendance and a lot of the attendance he does have is Black?

    Serve his racist lily white butt right if the Blacks stick a boycott down one end of his GI tract, and up the other end. And the NBA Commish needs to give him the Sterling treatment pronto.

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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Is he? I wonder if he's doing this truly voluntarily, or if a back-room ultimatum was presented to either save face and sell gracefully, or get kicked out ala Sterling?
    Well, judging by what we know, he's doing it voluntarily. I'm not going to judge based on speculation.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Hawks owner Bruce Levenson to sell team... Appropriate or PC run amok?

    Probably the biggest problem in the email is that he more or less admitted to breaking the law. Saying he wanted more white cheerleaders makes him guilty of racial discrimination in hiring. While obviously not hateful like sterling, that kind of crap is arguably actually a much worse problem. Not getting a job because your boss thinks your skin color will scare the white customers is unfortunately common.

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