Opinion

January 29, 2010

Commentary: Race has nothing to do with being an athlete or a scholar

Don Lewis thinks white men can't jump. What else explains the bizarre statement he issued last week? According to the Chronicle newspaper of Augusta, Ga., Lewis is the commissioner of something called the All-American Basketball Alliance, which hopes to set up shop in 12 cities. "Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league," his statement said. Yes, we're talking about a whites-only basketball league.

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