Black Soccer Players Are Too Good For The French

Lilian Thuram (January 1, 1972 in Pointe-à-Pit...

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Colonization may not have been such a good idea after all, right French people?  I know it seemed cool to terrorize a group of people and force them to adopt your nationality back in the 1600s, but when it backfires in 2011, you just have to deal with it. That would include accepting the fact that black Frenchmen from the African countries you colonized are the best soccer players your FIFA team has ever seen, and being mad at them for bumping the white Frenchmen off the roster is like the Tea Party being mad at President Obama. You made us part of your world and then got mad when we started winning your elections and beating your best athletes? Don’t be bitter.

According to The New York Times, some French people are very bitter over the lack of white players in the French Soccer Federation. The star players these days come from places like the French territories of Martinique and Guadeloupe (in the Caribbean) or African nations that were once colonized by the French like Senegal. “An investigative Web site, Mediapart, claimed last Thursday that senior staff members at the French Football Federation had drawn up a system of quotas attempting to limit the numbers of black and Arab players in the country’s youth academies,” the Times reports. The investigative Web site reported: “For the top brass in French football, the issue is settled: There are too many blacks, too many Arabs and not enough white players in French football.”

So now, according to the Times, top officials in the French football world are looking into racial quotas for their sports teams. Seriously. We just can’t win, folks. They want to see us either doing poorly or not doing anything at all, no matter which country you happen to be black in. All I know is, if white people can’t handle an influx of people of color on their sport teams, imagine what they’ll do once they’re outnumbered altogether in countries like the United States. Actually, you don’t even have to imagine it. Just look around: Birthers, legal racial profiling (immigration laws) and Tea Parties. This is the future.

Read the NY times story here:

J. Smith| May 10| 2011| Bossip|

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