“The ramblings and grumblings of author Ad Hudler”

The NFL and Alex Haley
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Something came to mind while I was watching the recent NFL draft: Don't you think it looks a little like the slave auctions of old? Yes, these men are paid, but we find ourselves talking about them as if they were prized human work horses, focusing only on their physical strength and prowess. In the process, we completely dehumanize them. It doesn't help that many (or most?) of them are black, which brings us back to that slavery thing.
I just think it's an odd thing that aliens (not the ones from Mexico but the ones from outer space) would find puzzling.


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