|It's not just Penn State... it's every school|
All of this became clear courtesy of Southeastern Conference (SEC) media days, when University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt was asked about disciplinary problems on his hopelessly Black (and largely filled with academic partial qualifiers/special admission athletes) program:
As you might expect, the conversation was dominated about team discipline. We hadn’t had a chance to talk to Richt about Isaiah Crowell’s dismissal since it happened on June 29. So he talked about that and about the perception that there is a lack of discipline at Georgia.
On having to kick Crowell off the team: “Well, no decision to dismiss a guy from the team is an easy decision. It’s always tough because I care very much about all these guys. Having to make those kinds of decisions are tough. But, in the end, I think we did what was in the best interest of the program. I wish Isaiah the very best in his future and I hope everything will work out for him.”
On type of kids they’re recruiting: “We’re not recruiting bad kids,” Richt said. “We’re competing for the same guys everybody else is in the league.”“We’re not recruiting bad kids,” Richt said. “We’re competing for the same guys everybody else is in the league.” Translation: "Don't blame me, look at what schools are also doing!"
Mark Richt justifies having a team full of - let's be honest - Black thugs (whose high school transcripts wouldn't even be considered by the University of Georgia admissions were they not to don the Red and Black of the football team) because other SEC programs recruit these same Black thugs that Auburn, Florida, Alabama, LSU, and Tennessee are also recruiting. Not to mention Florida State and Miami.
Isaiah Crowell wouldn't attend DeVry or some other For-Profit college, were it not for his ability to run with the football. Because he does possess that ability, supposed top-notch academic institutions compete for his services and primarily white alumni salivate over his potential on message boards like Rivals and Scout.com.
Over at Alternative Right, I once wrote these words:
Indeed, the Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama, and LSU football teams have been defined by crime. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found that the most frequent type of coverage Black people involve two subjects––crime and sports:
The Meyer content analysis found that during three months last year, the largest block of news stories involving black men and youth were about crime—86 percent of the news broadcasts and 37 percent of the newspaper stories.The Pew report found that the most frequent topics for news broadcasts involving African-American men were sports (43 percent) and crime (30 percent). In the newspapers, crime led all topics involving black men at 43 percent.
But SEC white alumni just brush it off, constantly berating rival programs for recruiting "thugs" while defending their "thugs" to the death. Paradoxically, when it comes time to cheer for the SEC as a whole conference, the fears of "thugs" subside...Once crime stories were excluded, the content analysis found there were few other stories about black males.
UGA is the best example of the Black thug recruit problem, with Black running backs constantly being suspended. The point needs to be made: none of these Black athletes would be attending UGA - one of the top public institutions in America for higher learning - were they not Black athletes.
Here's a rundown of the type of athletes Richt and the entire SEC compete for during recruiting season:
Crowell is only the most recent in a host of tailbacks to depart under less-than-ideal circumstances:
• Rising senior Carlton Thomas announced in March that he would transfer to another program following a junior season in which he served three separate one-game suspensions. One of the suspensions was for failing a drug test before the New Mexico State game, along with Crowell and fellow tailback Ken Malcome.
• Caleb King left the Bulldogs last summer after being declared academically ineligible. Following his arrival at Georgia as one of the nation's most highly recruited tailbacks, King encountered several disciplinary issues at Georgia even before the academic problems forced him to miss his senior season.
• King's backfield mate Washaun Ealey also was arrested during his time in Athens before getting suspended by Richt and eventually coming to a "mutual decision" with the coach that he should transfer elsewhere.
• Backup tailback Dontavius Jackson was arrested for DUI and other charges in July 2010. Richt first handed him a six-game suspension before Jackson opted instead to transfer.
Mark Richt spent years as the offensive coordinator for Bobby Bowden at Florida State, perhaps the biggest apologist for Black dysfunction outside of former U of Florida and current Ohio State coach Urban Meyer -- in all of sports.
It all comes down to the simple understanding that "A culture of reverence for the football program that is ingrained at all levels of the campus community," isn't just found at Penn State.
As I wrote at Vdare last week:
Today, the long-anticipated investigation into Penn State corruption/child abuse coverup was released. It's... devastating, and will likely have major ramifications for the legacy of the late Joe Paterno:
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and other university leaders "repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse" from authorities, according to Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who conducted an investigation for the university in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.Throughout the 267-page report [PDF] compiled on the Penn State scandal and the coverup of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse, it is one line that cuts to the heart of why America is is so much trouble:
Freeh also found that "although concern to treat the child abuser humanely was expressly stated, no such sentiments were ever expressed" by university officials, including Paterno and the university president, for Sandusky’s victims. [Report finds Penn State president, Paterno concealed facts about Sandusky sex abuse, By Bill Dedman, msnbc.com, July 12, 2012]
The avoidance of the consequences of bad publicity is the most significant, but not the only, cause for this failure to protect child victims and report to authorities. The investigation also revealed:
A culture of reverence for the football program that is ingrained at all levels of the campus community.Its not just Penn State. As I noted in Joe Paterno And The Penn State Rape Scandal: Discrediting The Opiate Of America and Alabama’s Iron Bowl And Integration—Was Football Victory Worth It?, it is college football that is America's greatest opiate.
A "culture of reverence for the football program" exists on the campuses of Southeastern Conference (SEC), Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-14, and on the hallowed grounds of Notre Dame.
There's only one responsible thing to do in the wake of the Penn State scandal, and the numerous scandals that have engulfed the campuses of some of the top schools in America: Ban College Football.
Malcolm Gladwell even agrees.
You ban college football, instantly "the opiate of America" is diluted.
It's on every campus. Not just Penn State; this "culture of reverence" allows good people to become infatuated with the latest recruiting news at Rivals or Scout.com, so they can see what latest Black thug recruit their team is planning to offer a full academic scholarship to.
None of these vaunted Black running backs would be allowed to step foot in an academic building in Athens, Georgia, were they not first and foremost considered an asset to the football program. Instead of being considered what they truly represent: an academic liability and a threat to the general peace of the campus.
So on August 28, Paul Kersey will publish Opiate of America: College Football in Black and White and then turn his back - just like the University of Chicago once did - on the game completely. Secure a signed copy now.
More importantly, Stuff Black People Don't Like: 365 Black Days of Judging by Content of Character will finally be released on July 28. And then in mid-September, Negro Fatigue: A Year Inside Barack Obama and Eric Holder's America comes out.
We also have an October surprised planned too.