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post #1 of 169 (permalink) Old 10-22-2005, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

A new NBA player dress code was recently announced, one that makes the players dress in a professional manner when they represent the NBA.
That means dressing up in business suits, no baseball hats, thick chains, baggy pants e.t.c..
Some claim that this is racist, do you agree?

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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

[quote author=Vegasdriver link=topic=32068.msg449597#msg449597 date=1130025978]
A new NBA player was recently announce, one that makes the players dress in a professional manner when they represent the NBA.
That means dressing up in business suits, no baseball hats, thick chains, baggy pants e.t.c..
Some claim that this is racist, do you agree?
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I don't think it's racist that my office has the same requirements/restrictions. Since when has a dress code ever been racist?

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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

This new dress code is completely racist... Stern ought to retract this crap and formally apologize.

If the dress code was stating to "maintain a professional attire that was consistent with the values of the constituents" I would not care... but the dress code strictly prohibits artifacts that are clear symbols of african american culture. A dress code at Hooters consists of tube tops and short-shorts... so it's not as if professional attire is always a suit and no jewelry.

The fans like the bling and the players like the bling. If your workplace and its customers both enjoyed the fact you wear tube tops and orange short-shorts; then that attire is perfectly acceptable as workplace attire.

But for the NBA to just target the shiny black man's jewelry - that's racist.


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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

[quote author=holeydonut link=topic=32068.msg449637#msg449637 date=1130030536]
This new dress code is completely racist... Stern ought to retract this crap and formally apologize.

If the dress code was stating to "maintain a professional attire that was consistent with the values of the constituents" I would not care... but the dress code strictly prohibits artifacts that are clear symbols of african american culture. A dress code at Hooters consists of tube tops and short-shorts... so it's not as if professional attire is always a suit and no jewelry.

The fans like the bling and the players like the bling. If your workplace and its customers both enjoyed the fact you wear tube tops and orange short-shorts; then that attire is perfectly acceptable as workplace attire.

But for the NBA to just target the shiny black man's jewelry - that's racist.
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When you put it that way.... I'll still maintain that the dress code is not racist. Now the jerk-offs that are instituting it for the express purpose of removing elements of a "culture" that they don't like/understand... they're racists.

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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

^^^ Well, David Stern has said that he *doesn't* want the NBA ot be seen as a "hip hop" sport; instead, he wants it to be a "global sport of unity" or something else equally lame.

But yeah, the european guys and chinese guys are just there to play. But the US-born guys..... they know basketball is an intense thug-sport. Players who are all white-collar in their NBA pursuits are very rare. For every Kirk Hinrich who is all professional about it, there are 5 guys straight out of high school who grew up knowing basketball as being a sport you play out on the street.

So yeah, if AI wants to wear his dog tags, I say let him. We let Vlade Divac have that god-awful facial hair for the longest time, so what's the difference?


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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

Lots of corporations have dress codes that are similar to the new NBA dress code. I think the fact that NBA players are angry at it shows how spoiled they are. These guys are making millions of dollars to play a game for Chrissake, yet cry and moan when they are told they can't wear certain "artifacts of culture" any more? Please!!! They need to grow up and quit being babies. For those who want to argue that the "artifacts" in question are part of a culture....all I can say is, there is a damn big difference from a 1-inch tall plain gold Cross/Star of David/Dog Tag worn UNDER the shirt and a 5 inch thick platinum diamond-studded Cadillac emblem.

Bottom line: There is no such thing as a race of clothing (?!?!?!?).
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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

I've seen numerous law suits against businesses who post a customer-dress code along the lines of "no Fubu or do-rags allowed" .... but then Gap shorts and Birk's are fine.


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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

I don't wear chrome plated hubcaps around my neck when I go to work either :P

However I do see the players point about long plane rides and now having to wear suits on those...again not racist but a pain in teh but no less.


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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

I agree with Metalcord on the issue
I guess I should wear an ancient toga and sandals at work. :?
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Re: POLL: Do you think the new NBA dress code is racist?

[quote author=holeydonut link=topic=32068.msg449673#msg449673 date=1130032870]
I've seen numerous law suits against businesses who post a customer-dress code along the lines of "no Fubu or do-rags allowed" .... but then Gap shorts and Birk's are fine.
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Do you know the outcome of such lawsuits? What happened to the "right to refuse service to anyone"? Or "no shirt, no shoes, no service"?? What is the difference between these rules and "no FuBu, no do-rags, or else no service"?

I have a real simple solution for the complaintants......take off the damn FuBu and do-rags, or whatever else they don't want you to wear.

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