Entry #113 at SBPDL is Belts. Black people just don't like them. A reader sent the following story that provides hilarious proof to the entry that was published in October of 2009 (if you are new here, you are strongly encouraged to read the archives):
For those who have read SBPDL and were familiar with entry #113, this story of Demetrius' refusal to properly coordinate his attire with a belt should come as no surprise.
AUGUST 18--An Indiana man was arrested last night after cops spotted him with his pants “pulled down to his knees” and his boxer shorts exposed.
Demetrius Russ, 21, was sitting on top of an electrical box talking on his phone when approached by cop Daniel Green. According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report, after Russ ignored Green’s repeated requests to provide ID, he announced, “You can’t ask me for shit.” Green reported telling Russ that he was “sitting on private property with his pants pulled down on top of an electrical box.”
Russ’s perch can be seen in this Google Street View photo.
When Green asked why his pants were so droopy, Russ noted that he “was just swagging.” The officer replied that, “swagging did not involve exposing your genitals through your boxers because your pants were pulled down all the way.” The term “swagging” generally refers to getting your drink on.
During his interaction with Green, a “belligerent” Russ allegedly cursed frequently and called the cop “nigga and muthafucker on several occasions.” While police contended that Russ appeared drunk, he claimed to have only consumed “one 40 ounce.”Russ, pictured in the above mug shot, was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, since Indiana’s criminal codes apparently have yet to codify the offense of having one’s pants on the ground.
However, the story that you will find quoted below even shocked us at SBPDL. Remember, without sports, it is quite difficult to believe any positive images of Black people could scarcely be found in America. And as this story proves, with the "alleged" endorsement of Nick Saban - whom Forbes labeled the Most Powerful Coach in Sports - one Black candidate (who is already a Councilwoman) for mayor in Bessemer knew victory would be hers:
What do these seemingly unrelated stories have in common with one another? Simple: watching sports on television, watching sports in person, talking about sports and consuming sports news comprise the bulk of American males time in 2010.
An endorsement from a celebrity can sometimes make or break a political candidate.For Dorothy Davidson, it could break her chances
The Bessemer (Ala.) Councilwoman, who is running for mayor, claims she has the endorsement of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. She even has the photo to prove it.
Problem is University of Alabama officials say there is no endorsement and that the photo is digitally-altered.
“Coach Saban has not been contacted for a political endorsement of any kind,” Associate Athletics Director Jeff Purinton wrote in an e-mail response to questions from The Birmingham News.
When contacted about the photo, Davidson claims it is real and that it was taken several weeks ago. But the photo is actually of Saban and his wife taken in 2007. When pressed by the paper, she admits the photo was altered but that, “They said we could do it this way.”
Davidson and her campaign manager insist that despite the photo, the support for her campaign by the Crimson Tide coach is real.
Davidson is one of six candidates running for mayor. The election is Tuesday.
Something tells me that the other five candidates will use this to their advantage.
For those who follow college football and who understand the racial dynamics of the game, it should be obvious that roughly 50 percent of the players at the schools in Division 1A (Football Bowl Championship Series) are white and the other 50 percent, Black.
Oddly though, the student body enrollment (broken down by race) has the majority of these schools with overwhelmingly white student bodies (California schools have a mixture of white/Asian majorities), and even on the football and basketball teams vast differences in who actually earns a degree and the group of participants who fail to graduate emerge.
At Historical Black Colleges and University's (HBCU), the Black students and the Black athletes both fail to graduate at embarrassingly low levels. HBCU's once instilled discipline and pride in the students and athletes who attended these schools. Those who attend now are either the children of alumni or individuals who cannot get acceptance to any other institution of higher learning (athletes whose grades are so bad in high school that no traditional white school can work with their transcripts or make up a mental ailment to explain their low test scores).
We at SBPDL predict that if the ticking time bomb that is the Black underclass doesn't explode soon, college football will become increasingly white.
The NFL will be forced to create a minor league system where Black players incapable of maintaining a dignified GPA to stay enrolled in school can bypass the nuisance called education and classes altogether.
What do we base this prediction upon? Well, this news for starters:
Or, we could base them off of this news:
Are young black men ready for the increasingly brutal, knowledge-based job market in the U.S.? The answer is a resounding "no," according to a new report, Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males 2010. Calling it a "national crisis," the report found that only 47 percent of black males graduated from high school in the 2007-2008 school year.
The report's authors also stated that the results of the eighth grade reading assessment test scores, which measure how many black males read at or above the proficiency level, "should set off alarm bells." The "best" score was a dramatically low: 15 percent (Kentucky, New Jersey), and several states averaged only five percent (Mississippi, Nevada).
According to the report, "(M)ore than twice as many black students are classified as 'mentally retarded' in spite of research demonstrating that the percentages of students from all groups are approximately the same at each intelligence level." The report adds, "The persistent over-classification of black male students as 'mentally retarded' reflects, at best, a lack of professional development in this area for teachers and other staff."
A new survey claims that 27 percent of public school students aged 12 to 17 attend schools that are both gang and drug-infected. That means 5.7 million students attend schools which are both gang and drug dominated.Or -- well you get the picture. Already colleges go to great lengths to get athlete-student eligible to participate in football during the recruiting process (and they go to greater links to maintain that eligibility once enrolled), pursuing potential players from the jail cell or juvenile detention centers doesn't seem like the best idea.
Nearly 50 percent of all public school students report drug use or sales on school grounds.
The Longest Yard was just a movie, okay?
Why do you think Tim Tebow was treated as such an enigma by sports fans, and then had his head shaved like a monk upon entering the NFL? Because in the current dynamic in the sport of football, he stands as the polar opposite to the type of players represented by people who look and act like Demetrius Russ.
In the future, expect college football to have a lot more players like Tim Tebow and a lot fewer players like Nigel Carr, Darren Myles or players like Michael Oher.
Players who look like Toby Gerhart will get a shot at being both a scholar and an athlete. Right now, they don't. But the collapse of the Black labor talent pool and the impending scarcity of Black talent able to complete the required courses in high school to even gain admittance to college, means the sport will - by default - become whiter.
As for Dorothy Davidson? She joins Alvin Greene as one of our favorite politicians in America, even though she lied about the endorsement from Nick Saban. Such is life in Black Run America (BRA).
Video of Dorothy Davidson's story can be found here.