Don’t Do It! We Need More Sports In Black Colleges Not Less

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Updated: October 12, 2008

DON’T DO IT !!

WE NEED MORE SPORTS IN BLACK COLLEGES NOT LESS

WHERE’S TIGER WHEN WE NEED HIM WILLIAMS SISTERS TOO

Johnson FAMU SWIMMER JARYLN JOHNSON

Florida A&M

one of our nation’s

leading historically Black colleges

is about to make

A Tragic Mistake

FAMU is on the verge of making a decision to eliminate swimming, golf and tennis as sports the college offers and in which talented young African Americans can earn scholarships from Florida A&M.

swimming. golf and tennis

3 ‘perfect’ examples

of sports

African Americans

have been systematically excluded

by White America except for

for a very very few notable exceptions.

The reason is the one you expect to hear. The costs of maintaining these programs. What else is new. But in the case of Black involvement in sports that are historically known for their exclusion of African Americans in White Colleges, which means across the NCAA, that “excuse” as valid as it may be on a very narrow economic level is simply not good enough.

Florida A&M

has a higher Responsibility

to the Future of Black America

All 3 of these programs at FAMU golf, tennis and swimming have consistently produced winning teams and national HBCU championships. And all 3 programs are relatively inexpensive to run compared to other sports on campus.

But ironically of course they are “easy” for the Board of Trustees to ax and “look good” as fiscally responsible (sic) because they are “minor” sports and what the Trustees are really doing is falling into the trap that White America has set for African Americans that Blacks “don’t belong” in (white) sports like golf, tennis and swimming unless they are a 1 in a million Tiger Woods or Williams sisters who “transcend race.”

Meaning White America accepts an exceptional “Token” who gives the appearance that White America isn’t Bigoted in sports like golf, tennis and swimming when it solidly is.

How much will Florida A&M save from eliminating these men’s and women’s programs in these sports. All of about $250,000 a year which includes the scholarships many of these student athletes receive that allows them to go to college.

In truth $250,000 is minuscule compared to the University’s budget and even just its so called major sports programs. Yes of course there are any number of ways Florid A&M could raise the funds to keep these programs operating. But the Trustees don’t have the will to act. They have been brainwashed by White America to see these as “insignificant” sports for young African Americans.

When the Reality

should be the Opposite

Now don’t get us started on Tiger Woods again

but another EASY solution would be for

Tiger to get on the phone and

offer to assist with

fundraising or

what for him would be a

very SMALL check

to save all these programs

and scholarships

And Tiger is a Florida resident !

But Tiger isn’t going to do anything. He isn’t going to get stuck with a “rap” that he is sympathetic to African American problems. It doesn’t fit with the Tiger Marketing Program. He isn’t Black Tiger is Super Man and no Color and every Color at once. Even though his Skin and features are as Black as can be.

This is one perfect example why all the Tiger “ass kissers” should take a hike with all this crap about “glorifying ” (sic) Tiger for TRANSCENDING race. Well at least there is a new and convenient way to spot a Fool. Anyone inside the media or the African American community who spouts that nonsense.

Tiger sycophants

ought to do themselves a Favor

get a Life and

help save these sports programs

at Florida A&M

instead.

Tiger Woods ” I’D HELP BUT IT’S NOT GOOD FOR MY IMAGE “