Here’s a new rule for life: if someone says “I’m not a racist, but–”, they are racist.
“Only players that are natural born United States citizens with both parents of Caucasian race are eligible to play in the league,” the statement said.[...]
Don “Moose” Lewis, the commissioner of the AABA, said the reasoning behind the league’s roster restrictions is not racism.
“There’s nothing hatred about what we’re doing,” he said. “I don’t hate anyone of color. But people of white, American-born citizens are in the minority now. Here’s a league for white players to play fundamental basketball, which they like.”
Seriously? I’m having difficulty construing how this can be construed as anything but racist. It’s almost indistinguishable from parody. If this occurred in a movie and Mr. “Moose” Lewis was the antagonist, the movie would be criticized because the villain was way too cartoonish. The freaking Colonel in Avatar is more nuanced then this guy. Yet here he is, in real life’s splendid 3D.
I wonder if ABBA will sue him over the acronym.