dress codes and debates - corn cob absorbent
S. talk show has been discussing a seemingly trivial issue over the past few weeks: NBA President David Stern announced that professional basketball players were making public appearances, including jacket, casual pants, and "fit" shoes-or face a tough fine.
On the surface, Stern's decision seems to be just an internal alliance thing, just like the dress code for any private business (
Many years, I. B. M.
Not only are they required to wear conservative suits, but they are even required to maintain a standard width between their shoes and their trouser feet).
But the NBA is different: 80% of the players are black.
Its audience, especially sponsors from the world's largest companies (
Including almost every owner), are white.
Immediately, the charge was dropped: critics called it a "racist decree" that forced black players to adopt social norms that they did not agree with or accept.
Why is this issue headline?
Because the NBA is one of the most influential cultural institutions in the United States and the world today.
If your child is wearing a nose ring, a pair of trousers that look too big for three sizes, make up his hair and listen to rap music-all from the culture of NBA players.
For years, the United States has struggled for its cultural and religious identity.
The number of white people who make up the majority is decreasing, and they feel threatened by minorities who do not necessarily share the traditional patterns and customs of the United States.
NBA players like Alan Iverson-with a criminal past, tattoos from head to foot, gold necklaces on head, "corn sticks" braids, the impact on white children in New York's affluent community is greater than the children's parents, who are not excited about it.
Strictly correct, a business representative of $3 billion a year should wear "business clothes "--
Like "when in front of the public?
Or is it right that players claim that the strength of the NBA stems from the player's individualism?
Without accusing Stern of racism-it is clear that the white American is hit by culture today and will fight back in any way possible.
Stern is not a racist.
The discussion about dress code is essentially racial.
Imagine: the commissioner of the Union himself, not the young man, took part in the debate with pleasure.
In a public interview, Stern refused to hide clichés such as "no one can accuse me of being racist" and refused to attack his opponent.
He expressed satisfaction that this important debate had been held in his league.
He said this shows that we are connected to issues of concern to American society.
Instead of bashing like every public figure in Israel, Stern chose to play at his opponent's home court.
This is far more than the success or wealth of the NBA and is the real reason for jealousy: social tensions have not been covered up, but athletes and political commentators have taken it fairly openly and seriously.
In this way, a person who is attacked by all parties and is accused of everything in the sun, chooses not to stop the discussion, but to strengthen the debate.