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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Preferred Status

One of the hypocritical complaints we are often subjected to by fervent followers of the mainstream "media" is that Negro athletes receive preferential treatment in day to day life. That they get away with things that the average person normally is held accountable for.

Of course, the dichotomy in this is that the mainstream "media" is the reason the athletes are held in such esteem. It is the media's attention and awareness of these individuals that places them in their preferential state.

And this is where the notion of the "media" building them up to later tear them down is born.

One of the things we discussed at our morning staff righteousness meeting today was this very topic. And a perfect example of institutionalized white America bestowing this preferential treatment on a Negro athlete jumped out at us.

He [Jeff Jordan, Michael's son] is taking two summer classes and spends many afternoons playing pick-up games with his future teammates. Although a walk-on, Jordan has "preferred" status, meaning he won't have to try out for the team.

The "media" gleefully delivers the story of the preferred status of the young legacy. The "university" happily announces that they are granting this preferential treatment on young Jordan. Compliantly proliferating the practice of placing young Negro athletes above normal expectations.

Yet, if young Michael Jeff does not meet expectations, or makes a poor decision along the way to adulthood; we will see the jackals of the "media" surround him and tear the flesh from his bones piece by painful piece.

The game is clear. The intentions are clear.

The "preferred" status is all too clear.

10 comments:

ZEKE said...

"our morning staff righteousness meeting"

hey Nois, next time you guys all get together in a room, light it on fire.

gracias.

Tripod said...

build them up to tear them down.

put them on a pedestal, and then bitch when they act like they on a pedestal.

My Hero Zero said...

Yet, if young Michael Jeff does not meet expectations, or makes a poor decision along the way to adulthood; we will see the jackals of the "media" surround him and tear the flesh from his bones piece by painful piece.

Otherwise known as the "Pete Rose, Jr. Experience."

Malcom Hex said...

"Otherwise known as the "Pete Rose, Jr. Experience."

i've always thought he should have got the full experience and been banned from the game...

Dirty Sanchez said...

I thought Mortimer Kikenstein was your business manager? Or is he the CPA?

Martin said...

Sir, rest assured, that I am looking out, as much as I can, for young brother Jordan as I see him on campus. I agree, there is the potential for him being exploited. However, sir, where other college programs would be quick to dismiss Negro basketball players who commit rampant DUI abuse and almost kill their teammates, here at Illinois, we allow them to remain on the team at all costs. Truly a nurturing environment, sir.

Martin said...

"i've always thought he should have got the full experience and been banned from the game..."

Sir, have you not watched my team play the game? It is almost as if he has been banned. I love my school and team, sir, but even I can admit how bad the basketball is here nowadays.

Martin said...

"hey Nois, next time you guys all get together in a room, light it on fire."

Much like you do with your draft picks, brother Isiah? Or is this not the same Zeke, sir?

Martin said...

"Otherwise known as the 'Pete Rose, Jr. Experience.'"

Sir, Trent Meechum is a starter on our team - I think he is being punished enough by being the preferred walk on here.

Dave the Wave said...

heeey ya'll, Mah'in gots jokes!