Next to the Harvey Weinstein story, the constant anti-American protests mounted during the playing of the national anthem in the National Football League is still the nation’s hottest controversy. And now we can thank recoding artist P Diddy (not his real name) for solving this vexing problem. His solution: get rid of all those danged white people.
Rapper Sean Combs, better know as “P Diddy,” recently took to Twitter to offer his big solution. He wants to eliminate white people from football by starting a blacks-only league.
I did have a dream to own a NFL team but now my dream is to own our own league!— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) October 11, 2017
Remember those hard days back in the 40s and 50s when African American athletes were working so hard to break the color barrier and to be allowed into the big leagues in sports? Baseball players like Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron fought waves of racism to beat kill the color barrier and to be accepted as worthy players in the Big Leagues. Many ore came to football and basketball after that and the pro sports were finally transformed into institutions that welcomes all based on their skill, not their skin.
But now ol’ Puffy wants to go back to the un-American concept of “separate but equal”?
If you don’t know that reference, “separate but equal” was the racist idea imposed on America’s educational system where blacks were shoved off into separate, black-only schools while whites had their own schools. This was hailed as a “solution” to the race problem… but all that really ended up happening was that black schools were denied funds and supplies white white schools well supplied and funded.
Eventually the whole idea was taken to the courts and eliminated as unfair and un-American.
But Combs wants to go back to that concept, except this time in pro sports?
Combs had some other things to say about his blockbuster idea.
A league where you can be yourself. Have a retirement plan.— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) October 11, 2017
Have freedom to be a great human and protest for your people without being demonized for your beliefs as a KING!! NEW DREAM ALERT!!!!— Sean Diddy Combs (@diddy) October 11, 2017
What is Combs talking about? NFL players make millions. How is it they don’t have a “retirement” plan?
It must also be pointed out that Diddy is pretty delusional if he thinks he has the money to “buy the NFL.”
Currently each NFL team is worth over $2.5 billion a piece and there are 32 teams. Does Diddy have the over 70 billion that it would take to “buy” the NFL?
Not even close.
Others on Twitter were just as shocked by Combs’ blather:
Thank goodness NFL players may finally earn a living wage! We little people out here are so relieved! Poor multi-millionaires!— Sarajane Winchester (@swinches1) October 11, 2017
I thought making 30 to 40 million dollars would be enough to make your own retirement plan— Jeff (@12voltman60) October 11, 2017
Don't need a retirement plan, they're multi-millionaires as it is, seem to have it pretty good. Stand for America🇺🇸— howmartin (@howmartinn) October 11, 2017
Some also wondered why Combs wants to go back to segregation.
So we're going back to segregation? Sounds fantastic to me!— Lynch King Dread (@youdumbfucks) October 11, 2017
Then there is another point. P Diddy is a multi-millionaire. So are most all of the NFL players he claims he is advocating for. So, we have a multi-millionaire singer claiming that multi-millionaire players are “oppressed”?
How does that even make any sense?
It looks like many on Combs’ Twitter feed didn’t think much of his brainstorm.
How about just asking people to respect the one thing that that holds us together as a country instead of spitting on it. Too much to ask?— Tony Patrone (@TonyPatrone) October 11, 2017
Sadly the moment we start our own, then WE are the ones being divisive. Smh— DJ Kini (@djkini) October 11, 2017
Black folks don't buy season tickets. Good luck with that!— Jacob Loggins (@yestojacob) October 11, 2017
But Diddy has had his problems with racism in the past. Oh, it wasn’t Diddy facing racism directed at him, but Diddy perpetrating racism against others. And against white people at that.
Earlier this year the rapper was accused of reverse racism where he was making sure white employees never succeeded in his various enterprises.
A lawsuit was filed by five white men against his Revolt TV project in March.
As Billboard reported in March:
On Tuesday, Page Six reported that a production team of white men — alums of The Howard Stern Show who are all over the age of 39 — say they were fired in 2014 because they weren’t young and black. One of the plaintiffs claimed that when he confronted a colleague on his tardiness, he was given a response that “clearly” referred “to African-American culture and/or African-American hip-hop culture, which [the producer] assumed he did not understand because he was Caucasian.”
Diddy claimed it was all BS, naturally.
He put out a statement saying:
The suit is still going through its paces, but it does show an interest record when coupled with his Tweet about getting rid of white people in the NFL, doesn’t it?