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In the N.B.A., the very term “owner” has come under fire, as players, most of…

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Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 18, 2019 at 3:52pm

In a string of public comments last fall that included an appearance on LeBron James’s HBO talk show, Green questioned how the white men and women who control all but one of the N.B.A’.s 30 teams are described.

“The word ‘owner,’” Green said, “it dates back to slavery.”

It has been 400 years since chattel slavery began in what is now the United States. But Green suggested that the lexicon of 1619 — with African slaves and white owners, with people as currency — should be reworked when it comes to a business with the N.B.A.’s racial dynamic.

Full article:  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/16/sports/basketball/slavery-annive...

Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on August 18, 2019 at 3:55pm

The 1619 Project...

The 400 year story of slavery in America...

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