White men CAN jump

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by SoccerScout, Sep 5, 2002.

  1. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    White Men can jump after all. As of today that movie of similiar name is totally outdated! Did anyone see all the slam dunks by Argentina! And that one REJECTION..wow!
     
  2. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    Theyre Latinos, not white.
     
  3. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    Um..Argentinos are as White as Latinos can get. And just because they are from Argentina doesnt make them "latinos". There are many European decendents in South AMerica. I should know, Im Brazilian Born with a German last name. Argentina is know as the Europe of South America.
     
  4. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    You just defined the meaning of the word Latino. WHich is being from a latin country.

    Yeah no shite guess where "Latins" came from? Not Antartica! Europe silly!

    Good for you. I was also born in South America. Nice to meet you neighbor.

    For the record when you talk about "white" you talk about caucasians. Italians and Spanish aren't "white". The only white people in Arg are German and Poles. But they are still a minority.
     
  5. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    Based on your theory then BLACKS dont exist in South America because they are exclusively Latinos and thats totally wrong. A good portion of Brazil is Black. A good portion of Brazil is also White. Meanwhile they all can be Latino for simply being from S.A.

    And "latino's" can be white. Just because you were born in a Latin American country does not disqualify you of being white. Go to an Encyclopedia and look at each south american country population info. You will see that they will be classified as "WHITE", "BLACKS" etc... The term LATINO and WHITE are not conflicting.

    Well Metro, I think that the people that wrote the term "White man can't jump" weren't thinking so deeply into it like you. Im sure they look at that Argentina team and say "Yeah they are WHITE".

    Those Were WHITE men that beat the US tonight.
     
  6. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    Whatever Im not gunna go into it with someone who has no idea what he's talking about, you wanna call them white, go ahead, be my guest.
     
  7. Ian McCracken

    Ian McCracken Member

    May 28, 1999
    USA
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Dude, I'm 100% Italian and I always check the "white" box on forms. "White" is a race, "Italian" is an ethnicity. One can be both Italian and "white" (caucasian), in fact 99% of Italians are white. Hispanic is also an ethnicity, not a race. A large portion of Hispanics are white, and a large portion (particularly in South America) are black.
     
  8. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    On a lot of forms, the options are as follows

    - Non-Hispanic white
    - Non-Hispanic black
    - Hispanic
    - Native American
    - Asian or Pacific Islander

    This leads me to believe that a Hispanic (or Latino) and black/white are not mutually exclusive.
     
  9. The Gribbler

    The Gribbler Member

    Jul 14, 1999
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, didn't Brent Barry prove this a few years ago?
     
  10. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    I believe that anthropologically(sp?) that there are three races Caucasian, African, and Asian. Also I believe that Native Americans are considered Asian. So, a lot of hispanics are a mix of Asian and Caucasian. But many others are one or the other. This is why the have the "Caucasian-Non hispanic" box on forms. Many latinos are Caucasian, but for cultural reasons they are considered a different ethnicity.
     
  11. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: White men CAN jump

    Rex Chapman before him.
     
  12. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    Eddie Lewis.
     
  13. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    ....Climbs the ladder
     
  14. ToddP25

    ToddP25 New Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    I can't wait to pass this along to all the italian guys on my soccer team.....
     
  15. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    So you are the only white dude?
     
  16. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anthropologists and biologists (well, the vast majority of them anyway) don't use race as it's being discussed here as a model for describing human biological variation anymore. It doesn't do the job. Check out this, as just one example among many.

    The Emperor's new clothes : biological theories of race at the millennium /
    Authors: Graves, Joseph L., 1955-
    Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2001.

    Now, if we're talking about race as a cultural construction, I'd have to say it's pretty weird to hear that Italians aren't White. My grandmother would be pissed.
     
  17. JMU Soccer!

    JMU Soccer! New Member

    Jul 19, 1999
    Italian with a last name like McCracken??? Please enlighten me ;)

    Anyways, I had a friend growing up who was red haired and freckled but since he had a spanish last name, he was considered a Minority.

    On a related note, I find it rather amusing that Indians (from the Country India) and people of middle eastern descent (like me) are considered caucasians. But Hispanics are not. Not that I really care, but it is head scratching.
     
  18. FulhamRev

    FulhamRev Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Italian, eh? You ever see True Romance?
     
  19. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    I guess that's why I'm not a biologist or anthropologist. I use antiquated theories. ;)

    You learn something new everyday.
     
  20. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    I too used to play with very light skinned, red hair, Jewish, rich mexicans. I'm glad I did too, because it helped me learn that not all sterotypes are true.
     
  21. Fulham9

    Fulham9 Member

    Mar 14, 2002
    Houston, Texas, USA
    Hispanics are considered caucasians when they are caucasians. Hence the box marked "Non-hispanic white."
     
  22. ibiza109

    ibiza109 New Member

    Jul 18, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    being hispanic/latino (not chicano - that's specifically mexican american) is cultural and linguistical rather than racial. so it's confusing.

    most argentines seem to be mostly white, most mexicans are mestizo, and some countries have large black populations but at the same time they're all latino. it really shouldn't go in the boxes asking for race, and some organizations have separated it recently.
     
  23. SportBoy321

    SportBoy321 New Member

    Jul 6, 2002
    New England
    All the white guys who have dunked are all over 6'4. Could a white guy the height of Spud Webb dunk a ball I don't think so. Lets see a white guy who's 5'11 or 6'0 try to dunk then we can say white men can jump.
     
  24. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man I sure hope so. I'm frequently out of touch, myself. ;)

    Rumor had it that Muggsy Bogues, one of my all-time favorite non-Carolina ACC players, could dunk a softball. He is about 3 inches shorter than Spud Webb (something like 5'4"). Now that's impressive.
     
  25. ToddP25

    ToddP25 New Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Richmond, VA
    I'm 5'10'' and I could dunk (when I was in younger and in better shape)...I really wasn't an oddity either....

    Oh, and by the way....you really are a d!ckhead...
    Your racial generalities are comical...I would like to think that you are sitting at home...sick of looking at porn sites..and decided this was a decent way to fill your time between jerks....if this is really how you think...that is just sad

    try this site in between self love sessions instead:
    www.imanignoranttoolbox.com
     

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