Basketball and the Human Heart

I am not a basketball fan, but somehow this week we are all following the Clippers and what has happened on and off the court. The owner has been allegedly found to be a racist who owns a largely African American team. “Own” is not , perhaps, the best word to apply. We can say no one “owns” another.
I grew up believing the color of skin was like the color of hair – just a color, not a judgment. To learn a man who has money and position is so insecure in his heart as to brand those players who make the name Clippers come alive somehow lesser because their skin is another color than his own is disappointing in a world where we have a black president and
other signs of real progress against reduction of the human spirit. Racism is a disease. It needs a cure. It needs to be removed with quick surgery. And then forgotten. The Clippers will go on playing their game. Hate of one man won’t stop them. Put him in racial rehab where he can ponder who is really superior here. The one who condemns, or those who continue to live and flourish inspite of the condemner.


About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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