NBA should also focus on education

  • The NBA has been praised for punishing Donald Sterling for his racist remarks but Ralph Richard Banks of the LA Times said the league could do more to deal with racial inequality. 

    "This is at a time when some 50 percent of black boys fail to graduate from high school, and black men without high school degrees have a nearly 70 percent chance of being imprisoned by the time they reach their mid-30s," he writes. Considering that the NBA has an effect over young black boys, the league should make an effort to push things in the right direction. 

    "Is it too much to ask from the league that it do more to benefit those who are actually harmed by the dream it peddles?"

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