I probably don't have to do much to convince you Don "Moose" Lewis is a racist idiot.
Some people and ideas are so stupid, they require no further comment. From the New York Daily News:
“The All-American Basketball League announced in a news release it hopes to kick off its inaugural season this summer, according to a report in the Augusta Chronicle, with a 12-team lineup composed of all-white, American-born men.
“‘Only players that are natural-born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league,’ the statement, issued on Martin Luther King weekend, reportedly read.”
Ironic name, huh? The All-American Basketball League. You know your concept of “All-American” has is inaccurate when even the president would be ruled ineligible. (Too bad for the AABL, too. Barack’s got a nice jumper.)
Don “Moose” Lewis, the braintrust behind this heeping pile of racism, so eloquently said:
“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing. I don’t hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.”
In one answer, Lewis manages to use a noun as an adjective; use the phrase “of color”; fabricate facts about the U.S. population and claims white people prefer fundamental basketball. The guile! Have you seen a street ball game on ESPN?! So many white kids in the crowd, you’d think it was a Boy Scouts convention! There’s a reason no one
It’s the anniversary of President Barack Obama’s inauguration and just a few days after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I’m tempted to make some sweeping statement like, “Is this where we stand as a country?” Forget that rhetoric. This bonehead should catch flak from all angles. Not one city below the Mason-Dixon Line would entertain hosting one of his teams.