Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My experience with suspicious black male wearing hoodie

I was at the public library in a fairly well-off part of town one rainy summer afternoon doing some writing on my computer when I noticed a tall black male with wearing jeans, a hoodie, and dark sunglasses wandering conspicuously around the library.  He would peruse aimlessly through the stacks and it seemed to me that he wasn't really looking for a book.  He then sat down at a computer where instead of logging in he just clicked around the screen for a few minutes.  His choice of garb was not fitting to the weather either, way too hot for a hoodie and why would you ever wear sunglasses indoors on a rainy day?   It struck me as odd, and given the fact that he was a HOODIED BLACK MALE, I racially profiled him and concluded that he might be snooping around waiting for an opportunity to steal a laptop or something sinister like that.  Just kidding, well, not really.

I left the library and called 911 to report him a suspicious person, then hopped in my car, and watched the police arrive from my car.  They strode into the library and a few minutes later the guy came trudging out by himself looking disgruntled.

I always wondered what had happened inside library while I was observing from my car.  I don't think it would have been appropriate police action to confront him as he was not doing anything illegal per say.  My guess is that the police walked in casually pretending it was all routine at which point the guy got scared and walked out.

I think I might have stopped crime.  I do fantasize about a scenario where I leave my laptop as bait, hide, and then violently assault the guy when he tries to steal it.  It never happened though.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Why I Oppose Asian-American Basketball Leagues


Read the article over at ESPN.  Greater attention has been given to these leagues ever since the emergence of Jeremy Lin.  I've known plenty of people who play in these leagues but have never participated in one.  They even have a national championship every year.

The leagues usually have rules that require players to be at least a certain percentage Asian or have a certain number of Asians on their team.  There are usually more than a few mudbloods playing.  If I were to form a league I would ask for pure blooded Asians only since I am a Slytherin and really like the idea of pure blood.

Do black people play in all-black basketball leagues?  Of course they do, it happens all the time in the ghetto, except I've never seen them explicitly advertise as blacks only.  That would be like the Vulcan Society!  White people would probably not want to play anyways since they are afraid of being shot by a ghetto violent black person.

Do white people play in all-white basketball leagues?  Well, they tried/are trying to form one, but of course it's all very controversial because of the issue of racism.  History tells us that it was very mean of white people to do such things like place signs on pools reading "whites only".  That's called discrimination and it is bad.  Glory road fixed this injustice and black people took over basketball.

The moral of the story is that white people should never be allowed to make things "whites only" because the last time they did it, it hurt minorities feelings and violated the principles of social justice.  The NAACP was furious that white people would even try to form their own exclusive basketball league, but why aren't they similarly upset at the numerous Asian leagues that operate in the US?  I can only speculate.

"Asians Only"=Great Story.  "Blacks Only"=OK.  "Whites Only"=RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!

Social justice indeed.

I find the whole notion of Asian basketball leagues rather silly.  My suspicion is that Asians play in these leagues because they would rather avoid competing with blacks and whites.  I feel some Asians are scared of playing blacks and are more comfortable playing against less-aggressive Asians.  After all, who knows if the black person will go Ron Artest  Metta World Peace on you?

The level of competition is markedly lower in Asian basketball leagues because the players are shorter and less athletic.  Asian-American basketball leagues are actually harmful to the development of talent.  To become a better player, one needs to play against superior competition, and Asian-American basketball leagues do not fit the bill.  Asians need to play against blacks (and whites) instead of insulating themselves like this.