Black Men Continue To Get Pimped By The NCAA

- By Bossip Staff

Dr. Boyce Watkins feels that African American Athlete’s are the reason that billions of dollars continues to pump into the NCAA.

The NCAA has profited handsomely from the Black community’s commitment to producing and delivering hoop dreams that put young Black men on the court during the hours they should be spending in a book. We perform death-defying athletic circus acts for the amusement of America, while universities profit under the guise of providing education. … Continue

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  • Hannibal

    BLACK PEOPLE AND SPORTS, WHAT’S NEW…

  • http://bossip Shawn Jones

    The answer IS NOT TO PAY THESE KIDS A FEW BUCKS AND THEN SHIP THEM BACK TO THE HOOD AS DUMB AS THEY WERE WHEN THEY LEFT. The answer is to keep it real. Most of these guys can barely read upon entering college. Therefore, require all athletes who need remedial courses in the basics ie Reading and MATH to take classes until they get up to speed and also some type of intense communication class for 4 years. Secondly, they should be given six years to graduate. I think that’s fair.

  • DR.FUNK

    Ed is just looking for shakedown fee.If the system as it sits is exploitative…it also exploits young poor White athletes.Yes White kids play college football & basketball for the entertainment of us all too.Does Ed care about them? Would Ed sue the Black parents who refuse to pressure their otherwise smart children to care more about academics? If you as a Black athlete really care more about academics…the option to transfer to another school exists.The message would be gotten rather quickly by the elite programs.To be clear-Ed brings up valid points.These are all points that have been raised for DECADES now.Worth noting is that there are plenty of kids-Black and White-who have come up through this current system & GRADUATED WITH DEGREES.

  • white male

    So I guess the scholarship they get isn’t worth money???

  • n. wilson

    white male:

    exactly!!! is that tuition not worth anything? do you know how many kids would kill to go to those schools for free? I think the parent’s intentions for their kids are to go to school and get an education while playing basketball but their kids are only focused on playing the sport. And why do i feel like he’s only referring to basketball or football? yes we may dominate in those sports, but that’s just two out of god knows how many sports they have in the NCAA.

  • Frankfoxx

    Please, then go to college with an academic scholarship instead of athletic. Or only accept a scholarship to the school that’s going to make sure you’re educated. We(black men) have got to stop blaming others(whites) when we have options. You mean to tell me you’re in college and complaining?

  • 1 HATED ON

    It’s hard 2 believe the big willies cant get 2gether & figure out how to settle who’s the true cfb champ on the field. The game deserves a +1 or playoff scenario in place by 2014.

  • Justin

    the main problem is that not that these young black athletes are not being paid. The problem is that they are bringing in money to white institutions, which in turn make there institutions more “prestigious” than our HBCUs. Just imagine if Bowie State, Howard, Morgan, Hampton, etc. were getting the money these white universities are getting. That is the real problem. Blacks being robbed by the white man once again, and we don’t even realize it…. SMH

  • AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAP!!!!!

    O yeah, this sounds about right. Preach, Dr. Watkins.

  • confused

    I don’t feel sorry for them…their black asses wouldn’t be going anywhere if weren’t for the NCAA.

  • LBCER

    Um 50 years ago there weren’t many Black student athletes in the NCAA. Have you ever heard of the Ernie Davis story? The first Black heisman winner from Syracuse. There were only 3 blacks onthe team including him. That was in the late 50s early 60s. Get your facts right before posting this garbage.

  • WIFEY06

    AND THEY SELL THE BLACK COMMUNITY RIGHT DOWN THE RIVER. WE THINK WE ARE HELPING BLACK WHEN WE ARE REALLY SUPPORTING GENERATIONS OF WHITE FOLKS TO COME!!!!!!!!

    WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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