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More Soccer Racism – This Time In The Netherlands

Racist chants were directed towards soccer player Jozy Altidore in a match in the Netherlands. This actually surprises me as you think of the Netherlands as fairly progressive, being the home of Amsterdam after all. But I’ve been casually following these incidences for the past two years and I can only conclude that soccer in Europe brings unfortunately attracts the good and the bad. And I’m sure it was the Dutch version of White trash which were acting a fool. Still, many of these talented Black players have to make tough decisions to play in these European leagues and be paid well but have to deal with bouts of racism. I have always found it interesting that racism seems to come out when people are passionate about a cause and a minority represents the other side. We look for differences to focus our hate on. I have known white people who in one breath say they love some black athlete on their favorite team and in another drop the N-bomb when speaking about something Obama has done to their disapproval. Nonetheless, I will be creating soon a Blackneks travel tab, to highlight some of the countries and places best to avoid because of racism, crime, or unstable conditions.

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