Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Good Deed

The racial police always have their summons book ready.  They will write you up in a second.  Check out what happened with the LA Clippers.  In late February the team put an ad in LA Times stating that in honor of black history month, they will admit 1,000 underprivileged children to their March 2 game for free.

Sounds like a nice gesture, right?  And the kids who presumably love basketball, will get a thrill from going to an NBA game.

Sounds warm and fuzzy to me.

But not to the racial police, who interpret everything through the narrow prism of race, and they always assume the worst of motives.

Check this out from the LA Times:

In honor of Black History Month, the Clippers will admit 1,000 underprivileged children free," read the text, and if you're like me, you're thinking, hmm, why are "underprivileged children" directly linked to "black history?"

Is Donald Sterling saying that the only underprivileged children are black?

How twisted is that?  The team is giving away for free 1,000 tickets to poor kids and that is seen as a bad thing?

But the racial police handed down another indictment.  More from the LA Times:

The other problem is the date of the "Black History Month" giveaway, which is March 2 against Houston. If you are going to honor that month, get the right month.

So giving poor black kids free tickets to a March 2 game is disrespectful?  I guess a home game in February would have been appropriate to the racial police, but oh no, my bad, the advertisement that announced the giveaway was insensitive so it was a lose-lose situation.

And even if the advertisement was deemed sufficient, the racial police would have focused on seat location or some other bogus issue because that's the way the game works.

Let's just hope the kids had a great time at the game, and that their experience was not tarnished by the racial police and their never-ending summons book.

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