For some college basketball fans, players such as Redick represent what they
believe Duke embodies: a rich private school with a privileged student body. From Danny Ferry to Laettner to Bobby Hurley to Wojciechowski, Duke's white players have often received the brunt of fans' bile. Many of Duke's great black players, such as Battier, Johnny Dawkins, Jason Williams and Hill, seemed to be respected by fans of opponents more than they were hated.
Wisconsin's white players, led by Frank "F$ck that Nigga" Kaminsky, beat the all-black (minus one white walk-on), previously unbeaten Kentucky Wildcats. They will face once hated - when they were a bunch of white guys - now-thankfully-black Duke for the NCAA National Title.
The white Duke players "seem to be so every-guy-like," said Peter Roby, director of Northeastern University's Center for Study of Sport in Society. "Guys sitting in the stands might say, 'What gives you the right to play like that when you look so much like us?' "Today, we can retire "Duke Hate." There's a new majority white basketball team to hate.
Cue the Paul Kersey at VDare.com. [Will “Duke Hate” Become “Wisconsin Hate” Now They’re The Whiter Team?, VDare.com, 4-6-15]:
But Coach K’s 2014-2015 Duke team that will play for the NCAA Title Monday night is overwhelmingly black.
So will this end the era of “Duke Hate”?
And, while we’re on the subject, what of their opponents, the Wisconsin Badgers?Four of the five starters for the Badgers are white, including Frank Kaminsky, perhaps the best player in all of college basketball, who recently enjoyed the distinction being berated with the curious pejorative of “f**k that n***a” by a defeated member of the almost all-black Kentucky Wildcats.
And just as in Wisconsin’s run to the Final Four last year, it’s been a team of white athletes reminiscent of Coach K’s hated 2003-2010 run at Duke that’s propelled the Badgers to the edge of a championship.
While every other starter for this year’s Final Four were black, Wisconsin fields a squad of student-athletes almost as white as the 2009-2010 Duke National Champions that ushered in so much of “Duke Hate” talk...Read the rest over at http://www.vdare.com/articles/will-duke-hate-become-wisconsin-hate-now-theyre-the-whiter-team, but be sure to share it with all your friends talking about today's NCAA National Title game between Duke and the "New Duke Hate," Wisconsin.
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