Basketball Coaches and Starbucks Push for Affirmative Action

Julianne Hing, Color Lines, August 22, 2012

They may be strange bedfellows, but there is one issue of national import that the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Obama administration and Starbucks have come together to support: affirmative action.

Last week these parties, alongside more than five dozen other groups, told the Supreme Court they believe universities ought to be able to take race into consideration in their admissions policies. Their court filings set the stage for the Supreme Court, which is set to take up the politically fraught issue this fall.

Fortune 100 companies argued people of color and religious minorities are key to the nation’s economic success; in an increasingly globalized world, diverse companies do better business. Diverse student bodies were in the best interests of government, said the Departments of Justice, Defense, Education, Commerce, Labor and Health and Human Services.

Yet it was the voices of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and 43 current and former coaches, which stuck out most in the crowd of 71 briefs filed in support of race-conscious admissions. Without affirmative action, colleges run the risk of regressing to the days when the only black and Latino students on campus are student athletes said the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

“I think for a number of us who were on college campuses back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, were there African-American basketball players and football players on those campuses? Sure. But that certainly wouldn’t suggest there was diversity throughout the universities,” NABC president Jim Haney told ESPN. “Minority representation in some cases was almost exclusively student-athletes.”

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  • Church_of_Jed

    “What are all these people admitting?” you might ask, but in your heart you know that they are just preparing themselves for a better and more Diversity America where White privilege will be criminalized.

    • ed91

       I think whites will eventually take affirmative action and other racism against them and turn it in to even greater successes.

      What the rest of the world might think about is when we decide to leave them all behind.

      what a bleak world they would inherit.

    • And they can continue to amass huge profits, not caring WHO their customer base is, while ignoring their own racial traitorousness.  Starbucks coffee is garbage, anyway…..

      • Church_of_Jed

        Starbucks in maj. black cities is a hideous and endangering environment for White privilege. The hire the least illiterate mudsills.

  • If  diverse companies and diversity are going to lead the global marketplace in the 21st century how in the hell is CHINA (93+% Han Chinese) DOMINATING global trade?

    • Natassia

      They don’t really mean diversity. It is just a code word for non-whiteness. The Chinese, by their very nature of being non-white, ARE diverse.

  • Anan7

    Affirmative action is the clearest possible example of the anti-White US Government.

    Whites *are* a persecuted group.

    Ethnic separatism is sounding better and better every day, even if it is groups like the NorthWest Front these people are offering us a chance to EXIST in the future.  The US Government is denying it to us, discouraging us from having children, making our children make much harder to earn an honest living.

    Ethnic mixing allows ethnic conflict.

    SEGREGATE.

  • ” “the military cannot achieve an officer corps that is both highly qualified and racially diverse,””

    That’s a significant accidental admission. Basically you have to give up one or the other. You either have consistent quality, or you have diversity, and it’s clear which way they want to go.

    • Detroit_WASP

      Someone in the service told me if you are a white male you have a MUCH harder time getting into Officer Candidate School if you have a liberal arts degree.  If you are a minority, no problem.  If you are a white male, they want you to have a hard science degree like math or engineering.  

      White males are held to a higher standard because they split the atom, put a man on the moon and cured polio.  

      • MekongDelta69

        White males are held to a higher standard because they split the atom, put a man on the moon and cured polio.

        Big deal. I mean, how can we compare with this?:
        http://tightrope.cc/Black-Invention-Myths.htm

        Nahmeen?

      • TomIron361

        I’m happy to say I never served under a black officer, nor even saw one in the Corps I knew.

  • ABM

    South Africa 2012 = USA 2022

  • Ulick

    All Starbucks executives have become millionaires on the backs of white people.  Afterall, it’s white people who overwhelmingly buy Starbucks’ overpriced coffee.  And this is how Starbucks repays whites, by biting the hand that feeds them?

    BOYCOTT STARBUCKS!

    • MrGJG

       I’ve been boycotting Starbucks for years. They tipped their hand a long time ago so this doesn’t surprise me. Besides their coffee sucks anyway.

      • ncpride

        It really does. I get better coffee at the local Kangaroo service station for much cheaper, and that’s no joke.

  • Yet it was the voices of the National Association of Basketball Coaches,
    and 43 current and former coaches, which stuck out most in the crowd of
    71 briefs filed in support of race-conscious admissions. Without
    affirmative action, colleges run the risk of regressing to the days when
    the only black and Latino students on campus are student athletes said
    the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

    That’s the way it still is in a lot of schools.

    If we’re going to play that game, can we use the Federal courts to force college football and men’s basketball teams to have more whites? 

    A Federal judge in Cleveland in the late 1970s once ordered Cleveland public high schools to have more whites on basketball teams and blacks on baseball teams.

  • MekongDelta69

    The NBA wants affirmative action?!
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Fortune 100 companies argued people of color and religious minorities are key to the nation’s economic success

    Blacks and browns and muslims are ‘key’ to our success?!
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Good one. Thank you Julianne Hing of Color Lines for publishing this gem. This ‘privileged’ straight white male American citizen/veteran really needed a laugh today.

    Her profile:
    http://colorlines.com/archives/author/julianne-hing/
    (They couldn’t even spell the name of their own site correctly. And don’t you just love her ‘meaningful’ major?!)

    • Eagle_Eyed

       It’s actually the NACB, which stands for the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  If they truly want affirmative action, I wonder how they’d feel having a quota of white players fill the rosters and see the court (we could set it at 65%, which is roughly mirrors American society at large).

      Most members of the NACB are white college basketball coaches/father figures making their living on free, mostly black labor and therefore naturally have an affinity toward “student-athletes” of color.  And thanks to the pervasive cultural Marxism that has filtrated across the fruited plains, the reason blacks and latinos are under represented in colleges and universities must be racism as innate ethnic intellectual differences don’t exist.

  • refocus

    Like most people the white people like to feel good. 

    Nothing feels better than giving your own home to deserving people that hate you.

  • Detroit_WASP

    Again, when a white player scores a basket in the NBA it should count as about 9 points!  It’s only fair!  I’m glad the rest of the world is catching up to my forward thinking.  LOL  

    • MekongDelta69

      No, no, no. You’re being wildly generous. A white guy should only get 8.2 points.

      I have the proof!:
      http://web.bus.ucf.edu/documents/sport/2012-NBA-RGRC.pdf
      (Most ‘diverse’ = Least white)

      With their logic, a team with 100% black people (aka – ‘basketballs of color’), would be the MOST ‘diverse’ team ever, ever, ever, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah, no backsies. (That would be a kid’s expression from the ’50s!)

  • ILOVEMYRACE

    The article states: “Fortune 100 companies argued people of color and religious minorities are key to the nation’s economic success; in an increasingly globalized world, diverse companies do better business.”

    Note the BIG LIE: During the 1950 -1970s, the USA dominated global business, American economy was super strong, Americans enjoyed the higherst standard of living in the world.  In 1950 our businessmen were 98% White, and the population was 90% White.

    Today, the USA is only 60% White, and our economy is in shambles, the Chinese and Indians are cleaning our clocks, global business-wise, and we’ve lost our standard of living.
     

    • Eagle_Eyed

      You can tell it is pure propaganda when a business tells you what is crucial to success.  Businesses in competitive environments aren’t too fond of releasing information which may help their competition.  Imagine Wal-Mart telling Target its expansion plans for opening stores in Central America, or Apple telling Samsung its newest technological and design innovations.

      So why are Fortune 100 companies out broadcasting to creation the wonders of diversity?  Even if having a diverse work force is an essential part toward corporate success, no one is forcing companies to hire only white workers.  If a diverse work force begot success, these businesses would do best to shut their mouths while hiring more diverse work forces than their backward competition.  Yet while companies tend to hire diversity to fill bureaucratic roles, those at the top are normally white, assertive, intelligent, and male.  Traits of people who conquered continents, led the industrial revolution, wrote Summa Theologiae and the Federalist Papers, composed symphonies, put men on the moon, and devised modern medicine.

  • B

    They are admitting their are bigots in favor of racial discrimination.

  • TomIron361

    Seems blacks just can’t do anything without some form of “help.” I always remember a picture of a bunch of young black guys sitting on top of a roof during the katrina fiasco like a bunch of young chicks – helpless. They’re truly pathetic.

    • MekongDelta69

      Worse than that. Some of the blacks were literally shooting at cops, firemen and EMTs trying to rescue them.

      We’ve had scores and scores of natural disasters besides Katrina. Every single time without exception, when a natural disaster hits a white area, you hear about it in the news, but you NEVER (ok – rarely, very rarely) hear about the unbelievable recovery that the white area (i.e. white people) made. And we make it every single time.
      Btw, Katrina hit a lot of white areas in Mississippi and Alabama a lot harder than New Orleans. But you rarely heard about that – and you NEVER heard those white areas recovered very nicely, thank you.

      BUT – when a natural disaster hits a black area. Hoo boy. Look out. Rhodesia turns into Zimbabwe. And it lasts. And lasts. And lasts. Forever. And Ever. And we never hear the end of it. “We needz mo’ hep, u racisss. Mo’ kash. Mo’ mun-nee.” And the media. They LOVE when black areas get blasted and never get fixed. “You SEE? White people are purposely holding those ‘victims of color’ down. They won’t fix everything, right away. As in, NOW, NOW, NOW. They’re all RACISTS
      (Think Chris ‘foaming at the mouth’ Matthews for just one single example – of hundreds.)

  • blight14

    ALL you need to know about Starbucks and their vile, anti western pathology can be summed up in three words: Howard Mark Schultz

  • “Fortune 100 companies argued people of color and religious minorities are key to the nation’s economic success; in an increasingly globalized world, diverse companies do better business.”

    Someone needs to explain this mechanism for this alleged success.

    Maybe what they mean is that a diverse business is successful because it can preemptively counter charges of racism. 

    • bubo

      It’s not supposed to make sense to the likes of me and you.   Multi-national corporations don’t care about the economic welfare of their host nations.    It’s as they would say, an outdated model.   They are looking beyond a market driven by white consumers and they don’t really care about what white people think about it.   Just goes to show how arrogant our enemy is.  

  • 1.  Starbucks was supposed to de-brand itself.  The reason it wanted to do that was because a lot of its clientele are anti-corporate leftist dweebs, and Starbucks suddenly woke up one day and figured it was a big corporation selling overpriced coffee to people who hate corporations (not for the reasons you and I are suspicious of corporate “America.”)  The reason they gave up on their de-branding campaign was because there are more people who go to Starbucks who go there because Starbucks is a status symbol – They don’t go for the coffee, but for the satisfaction of being able to show off that they can afford five clams for a latte.  If you take the word “Starbucks” off the paper cups, then all the status symbol braggarts won’t have a cardboard cup that’s the marketing equivalent of a Rolex.

    To this day, I call Starbucks “the generic coffee house whose logo contains the visage of a suggestively naked long-haired white woman” to make fun of its aborted de-branding putsch.

    2.  If the courts find in favor of the generic coffee house whose logo contains the visage of a suggestively naked long-haired white woman et al., and use “considering race” as a reason, it blows right through strict scrutiny.  Which means that the law can have racial classifications in the way we want the law to have them.  I fear that the courts will rule the wrong way but use legal reasoning that carefully avoids race per se and doesn’t destroy the strict scrutiny precedent.

    • 1911ThePunisher45

      Those creepy neck beard trendies make me sick. “Oh those corporations exploit people”(and they do). Well guess what, when I have to pay tax dollars to support 3rd world generational wellfare recipients I AM EXPLOITED! Is long as the “Greater Good” comes out of MY pockets and not theirs I’m a racist for not wanting to be broken by the I.R.S.

       “there are more people who go to Starbucks who go there because Starbucks is a status symbol – They don’t go for the coffee, but for the satisfaction of being able to show off that they can afford five clams for a latte”

      Very true words. These neo-hippies only care about status, they will say feed the poor, stop the racism, and shop at goodwill to look hip, when mommy and daddy are footing $100,000+ for Mr.Cool&Mrs.Omnipresents  college tuition.

       

  • razorrare

    Time White basketball fans stop buying tickets and let diversity support the game.I have only been saying this for the past 30 years…yep, companies/fortune 100 support & promote diversity by sending our jobs to china,vietnam,…etc etc etc…its all deception…expletive basketball & all the rest.

  • Affirmative Action is an admission that blacks are not, and never will be, equal to whites.

  • Whites
    are already a minority in many college basketball programs. Does this mean
    Whites are going to get extra consideration because of their minority status?
    Yeah right! In any event, I think I will find another brand of coffee to drink.
    If Starbucks wants to endorse anti-White policies, they can do with out my patronage.

    • RisingReich

      I appreciate your sentiment but try also boycotting Walmart, SAMS Club, Safeway, Kroger, the list is legion.

      The one that’s real insidious is the IRS.  Good luck boycotting them.

      • If you are interested, I don’t spend my money in any of those places listed, for the
        same reasons. I “boycott” the IRS as much as humanly possible without
        getting myself in trouble.

        • RisingReich

           I’m sure we all here ‘boycott’ the IRS.  I am interested in asking where you buy groceries at?  Where I live, I can’t get food except from Walmart, King Soopers (Kroger), Safeway, Albertsons, or drive to the farmers market which I DO frequent.  Can’t buy everything at the farmer’s market.

          I have in the last 4 years or so essentially stopped buying ANYTHING and have largely dropped out of society.  Society hates me and I can’t do much except hate it back.

          But I would love to buy things from corps or people that support me, not actively conspire to genocide my kind.

  • Webspin

    This is always the bass-akwards thinking of the left; “Affirmative action is guaranteed racism”.

  • If diversity was the key to success it would have happened years ago wihout government mandates, this is just another scam. I never work with any black officer in the service who wasn’t a borderline idiot.

  • Slightly OT:

    One of my axioms of life is that anyone (even other blacks) who has authority over blacks will wind up implementing a system that quacks a lot like segregation, apartheid or Jim Crow, even though people might not hear the quacking and infer the presence of a duck.  The reason is that most people get the government they deserve most of the time, and most blacks demonstrate by their actions that they deserve to be governed by those kinds of systems.

    Dez Bryant:

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8304196/dez-bryant-dallas-cowboys-adhere-strict-team-mandated-guidelines-behavior

    He requested this himself, as if he barely had enough smarts to realize that he just can’t make it out there in the real world on his own:

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8310469/dallas-cowboys-wide-receiver-dez-bryant-asked-guidelines

    I’m humorously referring to these as “Dez Crow Laws.”

    Part of the series of events that led to this:

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8173444/dez-bryant-dallas-cowboys-allegedly-assaulted-mom-police-say

    Notice his age and his mother’s age, and do the subtraction.  Too, That she is a two-time loser/crack dealer after her son was born shouldn’t be a surprise.  She did a year and a half in prison while her son was in the 9-11 age range.  No wonder he turned out the way he did, he had half his mother’s genes and I don’t imagine his father was a rocket scientist, either.

  • KenelmDigby

    It really says it all when the pontifications of coffee shop owners and baseball coaches are supposed to have weight when considering the equity of admission to academic institutions.

  • KenelmDigby

    Just for the sake of completeness, why not ask the National Association of hot-dog cart vendors or the central committee of Scrabble afficiandos for their opinion on this matter?

  • JackKrak

    Definitely – you must have a very diverse workforce to have any chance of succeeding in today’s globalized economy.

    That’s why places like Japan and South Korea have no globally successful companies.

    Er, wait a minute….

  •  I have boycotted Starbucks once they started donating to HateE after da earffquake.  I will NOT give my money to any company that panders to, coddles or enables coloreds.

    Coloreds are NOT the “key to the nation’s economic success” but are the nation’s downfall.  Millions upon millions are given to them in gibsmedat.  For 13% of the US population coloreds are 67% of the prison population (jail excluded) at a minimum of $50,000 a year per colored.  There is also the cost of the arrest, trial and defense (as they use Public Defenders) to be included.  Providing colored chow, nesting and heff care for the coloreds cost more in one year than ten years of the US defense budget.

    Unless coloreds are sent to their muddaland this country will be in bankruptcy in no time.  If they can not feed them they should not breed them.

    Read more about the financial drain coloreds are at Chimpmania. 

    • The47iscool .

      So true

  • Rebelcelt

    Fortune 100 companies argued people of color and religious minorities are key to the nation’s economic success; in an increasingly globalized world, diverse companies do better business.

    Boy, there is your lie. If Fortune 1000 companies blieved that claptrap they would not fight for A.A. They would merely hire who they wanted. The want to force their compition t do what they do. Maybe they are scared to come out against A.A. and have that used as fodder by lwyers because we kno it isn’t leaving anytime soon.

  • I believe that college sports “scholarships” and sports programs should be ended, there’s no need for colleges & universities to be the “farm systems” for the uber-rich 1% owners of  MLB,
    NFL,NBA teams…Also, getting rid of “silly studies ” degrees would greatly help…

    As for Starbucks…Anyone who buys their overpriced coffee should have their head examined !

    Coffee is coffee…

  • It’s ALWAYS some rich, White liberal CEO touting the benefits of diversity! These traitors
    are more than willing to sell out their race in order to make a buck!

  • Well…they are not going to do that. That’s not how it works.  It will be YOUR job,  house, and car they give away in the name of diversity. You see, when you’re White, rich and a CEO, the rules do not apply to you or your cohorts. They will be diverse on someone else’s dime, never their own

  •  The sense in paying $5 for a cup of coffee is paying $5 for a cup of coffee.  A man does it to show off to the women around him that he can afford $5 for a cup of coffee.  A woman does it for probably much the same reason why she buys these thousand dollar purses, to push it in the faces of other women in her age range that she bagged a rich man and they didn’t.

  • JohnEngelman

    Universities can get all the diversity they should have by admitting Jews, Orientals, people from India, Europeans, and the small number of blacks and Hispanics who deserve to be there. 

  • MrGJG

     Unfortunately,  unless white stockholders(which is likely 90%) en masse speak-up, I doubt the board would give a flying fark.
    That’s what really kills me, the majority of their patrons and stockholders are the very people they’re spitting on.
    Whitey sure is stupid.

  • MrGJG

     That does seem to be the case. Unfortunately,  we whites would be castigated and deemed evil racists if we even consider helping others because their white.
    It’s a-ok to aid people simply because their black, but if you help whites, the fact that their white has to be incidental or you’ll be labeled
    a Klansman.