Harris-Perry compares multi-millionaire black men playing for white NBA owners to slavery

harris-perryThe last time we heard from MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry she was mocking Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandchild, but she managed to top that on Saturday when she compared black men playing in the NBA to slavery.

“You can’t really talk about reparations and ignore the modern day wealthy Americans who own teams made up predominantly of black men and profit from their bodies and labor,” Harris Perry said in setting up two stories, one on NBA owner Mark Cuban and another on reparations.

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Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, made the mistake recently of speaking frankly about race in America, and as the MSNBC host summed up a segment on his remarks, she revisited the slavery theme.

“Wealthy owners? Check. Profit made from the sale of black bodies? Check. Racial angst? Mmm, check,” she said.

Ironically, Harris-Perry referred to the “complicated discourse on race in this country,” which is only true because the left brandishes the issue much like a weapon, threatening to strike a blow upon any who dare disagree with their entitlement agenda.

For the record, NBA players are the highest paid professional athletes in America, easily surpassing all other major team sports.

According to Forbes, the average salary in the NBA in 2012 was $5.15 million a year. With the average career lasting 4.8 years, that equates to $24.7 million in total compensation — this is the “average.” The NBA’s top player, Kobe Bryant, yes a black man, earned $30.4 million for the 2013-14 season, USA Today reported.

H/T Truth Revolt

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  • Paul Bartomioli

    what about the black owners/part owners? does that make them slave owners, as well?

    • John

      In 1860, Less than 2% of whites owned slaves. At the same time, 28% of freed blacks owned slaves.

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        • Chris Brennan

          You should suck assholes for a living.

      • http://batman-news.com Rhondayes

        The lies you tell. Provide your source links. Unlike the idiots that liked your comment it never occurred to them to ask for the facts to back up your assertions. You feed each other these lies. and slap each other on the backs.
        How are you able to maintain your belief when you’ve seen 12 years a slave. Freedom wasn’t free. Black people had to get away from the sickness of white people to be free.

      • Jeff Simon

        Can you cite a source for that? That statistic is a club I’d like to brain liberals with if I can verify it.

  • Alan Branfman

    Slaves are people who work for nothing, you moron

  • Richard5877

    Slaves???? I wish I made what they get paid!!!!!

    • lars1701c

      God I wish I was a slave at those wages

  • http://facebook.com/TruthBeKnownRevolution TBK Revolution

    Many, if not the majority, of NBA owners are Jewish. What does that mean??

    • Anthony

      That it’s racist somehow… they’re still working on that.

      • Jeff Simon

        Shut up, Goyim. It is your role to serve the chosen people, not ask questions. Anymore out of you and we will brand you as a racist.

        • Anthony

          Lol

    • Braveheart

      15 of the owners are Jewish. Some might say that OVER-represents their small demographic in the U.S. But then, about 85 percent of the NBA players are black, which greatly over-represents their 12 million people demographic.

  • Bob Miller

    How ignorant can people be? Considering they actually have an option of playing for millions or working for a minimum wage job. Some of these players also got a free education through college if they decided to go all four years or not they had that option. I guess anything to stir the racial pot they will

    • http://batman-news.com Rhondayes

      Donald Sterling stirred the racial pot, but you guys are determined to keep turning away from that bit of truth. It’s easier to go to MHP. Whatever helps you sleep.

  • fanciladi

    Stupid Comment……..CHECK!!!

  • Jim Esposito

    This woman is insane lol. I wish I was that kind of slave. God only knows how I would make ends meet earning millions of dollars.

    • http://batman-news.com Rhondayes

      Deliberate ignorance…I expect from these other guys, but not you.
      You’re response is even different, because you’ve acknowledged the athlete EARNING his pay. They are viewed as property and donald sterling does have a plantation mentality.

    • Jeff Simon

      I think this is the same Libtard who said that children belong to “Society”, not their parents.

  • orlandogirl2

    Can she name one player that is being FORCED to play on any team and who isn’t there because of free will?

    • Joe Vigliatura

      …and who’s not getting paid rather handsomely?

  • Diane Kruse

    so if all black basketball players are in essence slaves according to her then maybe she would prefer the owners free those players from their contracts. Would that make HER happy??? Gee how would the players feel???

  • Scooter Tramp

    Can I be a multi millionaire slave please?