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The Little League World Series

MordenoftheSith's picture
August 21, 2014 at 10:17pm

So I just finished watching the LLWS game where "The All Black Team" beat the "Team With a Girl."  I'm very disappointed THAT has been the emphasis of these two teams.  
I'm all for equality, but it's a two-way street.  We're made to believe Mo'ne is "special" because she's a girl playing baseball and the "Jackie Robinson team" is "special" because they're all black.  Well, the team from Japan are, gasp, ALL JAPANESE!!  Who'd have thunk it!  So, why the hell is this such a big effing deal in this country?!  
You don't see dudes playing softball, that would be frowned upon (not very pro-equality) and clearly the Chicago team isn't racist even though no white kids are allowed to be on the team (yet, an all white team with no blacks permitted IS racist?) so, pardon me if I'm confused...
How can we, as a country and society, claim to be "progressive" and "killing racism" or "not sexist", when, really, we segregate OURSELVES, we LABEL ourselves, and we only allow ONE WAY traffic on what should be a two-way street?
The story of these two teams should have been the first team from Chicago since 1983 and the first EVER Philly team to reach Williamsport... but it wasn't... and that disappoints me more than anything.

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MordenoftheSith's picture

I should have clarified.  The first Chicago team to win the REGION since 1983.

If you only knew the POWER of the Dark Side.

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Deadly Nuts's picture

These are the powers of the ESPN hype machine.


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MordenoftheSith's picture

It wasn't just ESPN.  The Today Show, GMA, etc.  ALL of the news cycle shows had that agenda, and quite frankly, it pisses me off.  How can we eradicate racism and sexism if the "un-biased" news shows are forcing stories that are clearly racist and sexist, and running them under the guise of "progression," down our pie-holes?

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Groveport Heisman's picture

You havent heard man, you cant be racist towards white people.

Mark my words..I don't need acceptance. I'm catching interceptions on you innocent pedestrians.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

I hear ya..............society sucks.................every body is either to PR or not PR enough...............I don't see it changing anytime soon.

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Little Dan's picture

Man, That is borderline brilliant. I think it's because the Egyptians were all black and all the slaves were white.

Little Dan

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

I'm going to go out on a limb and say you probably weren't a history major.

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saltybuck61's picture

I have always hated this too. I mean I guess I don't mind when race or sex is noted, but I think it crosses the line when their race or sex becomes more of a story than their performance. Celebrating a team in the Little League World Series just because they are composed of black kids seems a little wrong to me. Why is it such a rare occasion that a black team can play baseball? They should be celebrate primarily for the talent, and the other stuff should just be a cool side note.

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Earle's picture

Can we talk about age discrimination?

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BuckeyeNationforLife's picture

Always have hated anything "all black" whether it be teams or groups because it will just further us from equality, if that's what people are aiming for. 

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