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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62 thoughts on “Harris-Perry compares multi-millionaire black men playing for white NBA owners to slavery

  1. redcarol57 says:

    Last I heard slaves didn’t get paid. However, these players are handsomely compensated far more than most Americans can hope to make in their lifetimes.

    And, unlike slaves, they weren’t forced to become NBA players. And my employer requires me to haul my body to work 8 hours a day – does that mean I’m a slave? Because based on at least one of her comments I am because my employer makes a profit. Or does my skin color only determined that in her worldview.

    Is this woman is a bonafide imbecile – CHECK!

  2. Cheese says:

    So would that make her a ‘slave’ to the “rich, evil, white liberal” that owns MSNBC? If so, UNLIKE SLAVES, she and every black athlete can QUIT at any time! SMH, she’s a moron!

  3. jajabanks banks says:

    Jesse jackson said the exact same comments few years ago’..why is he not called a racist!..oh i forgot only whites are racist…this is liberalisms double standard at its worst

  4. Braveheart says:

    They get paid a fortune…and they only have to play a short time to obtain retirement benefits. And they can quit ANY time they please. They are also free to come and go as they please.

    NOTHING EVEN CLOSE TO SLAVERY – the woman must be incredibly ignorant. It actually sounds like she advocates complete separation – an apartheid system in America. Does she actually believe the NBA could survive without the white fans?

  5. bang00mo says:

    What a racist.
    She completely leaves out the WHITE Guys that are slaving away in the NBA.

  6. Raymondo says:

    And yet, she is a huge proponent of Affirmative Action, in which it would be considered racist for a white business owner to NOT hire a “black body”.

  7. cooldela1966 says:

    There should be a white league and a black league which would meet in the finals. Blacks would own their league and whites would own their league. Then in a few years we could add a gay league.

    It would be such fun.

  8. DaveT says:

    Are there any players who cannot walk away whenever they want when their contracts expire. I am white, and I have a contract to produce something for a company (wish I had a contract to be an NBA player though). So, I guess I am a slave, too. Maybe the government needs to complete the job of abolishing slavery by making it illegal to use Blacks in the NBA.

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