Row Row Row Your Boat All White NCAA Rowing Champs

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Updated: July 2, 2006

ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT ALL WHITE NCAA ROWING CHAMPS THE 100 PLUS AND NO BLACK WOMEN

CALIFORNIA TEAMS MASCOT ( NOT WHITE ENOUGH FOR ROWING )

Last week NCAA Baseball

this week in the Box

All White NCAA Rowing

Sorry for the Delay. The NCAA Women’s Rowing National Championships actually took place a month ago at the very end of May in West Windsor, New Jersey. Since none of our Readers were holding their Breath ( we hope ) for the results and since it wasn’t covered anywhere else forgive us for covering 30 more important Sports stories before getting to Rowing.

Most of All because

there wasn’t any African American

anywhere to be Found

Rowing

12 teams were selected for the NCAA Division I Championships. Most of them widely know and “leading” universities such as Princeton, Yale and Stanford. After three days of furious Rowing it came down to 2 battling for the Championship the University of California and Brown University

We’ll give you

the less than exciting Result

in a Moment

First let’s take a Closer Look at these 2 teams as an excellent means of providing an insight into the Reality of College Rowing in America. We don’t need to take the time to examine the large rosters of all 12 schools or worse the rosters of the large number of colleges that have NCAA Rowing. If you do feel free to examine every roster and thousands of Rowers. It won’t make any Difference.

The Message will be the same

ROWING IS FOR WHITE GIRLS

( likewise white college boys )

Here is the Low Down on California and Brown.

Both teams are massive. As are Rowing teams in most colleges. They really function as athletic “clubs” with a limited number being serious competitors. If you are in good shape and interested you make the team. Brown has 47 young women on its Rowing Roster and 3 coaches. The University of California even more 59 women on its Roster and a staff of 5. All told 106 young woman and 8 coaches. NOT EVEN ONE AN AFRICAN AMERICAN.

Of course it’s not a Surprise

that does not make it

any less Scandalous

Whether it is College Baseball, Rowing, Lacrosse, Swimming, Archery, Golf, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, ANYTHING but Basketball and Football and a few Track & Field events it is ALWAYS the same. White, with maybe a few Far Easterners, Chinese, Japanese or Hawaiians ( as in Rowing ), an occasional Latino and in rare cases yes an African American or even more rarely 2.

But NOT in College Rowing

not at Cal and Brown

or most colleges

NO

African Americans

is the “norm” (sic)

Again Rowing is so insidious and revealing an example because College Rowing is as much a sports “club” as a Sport. And even further there are few if any high school Rowers being Recruited. Rowing is a Sport you come by once you arrive at College. Once there there is “recruiting” of sorts. White Girls & Boys who Row recruit other White Boys & Girls.

Rowing is a Sport

where College Administrators

and Athletic Dept. Officials

Rowing Team Coaches and

Parents of Rowers could

easily ALL insist on

some Integration

but Don’t

Focus on this image.

Where would Racism less seem to be part of the Picture. Intelligent young White Women in their late teens and early 20s and attending “liberal” universities and open to new experience and to broadening their horizons when in fact these young White female student rowers turn out to be practicing Racism just as much and as “well” as some stereotype example of Old White Crackers.

Actually

we aren’t going to tell

who won the

NCAA National Rowing Championship

University of California or Brown University

WHO CARES !!

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