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Interview with Dexter Clinkscale of the Rainbow Coalition

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Posted: 5/10/2007 8:40 PM

Interview with Dexter Clinkscale of the Rainbow Coalition 


Last edited 5/11/2007 12:51 AM by BillShanks

Posted: 5/11/2007 3:02 AM

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What an absolute joke.  Kudos for keeping your patience throughout that interview.
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Posted: 5/11/2007 3:39 AM

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Wow what a jerk....dexter not you Bill.
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Posted: 5/11/2007 3:45 AM

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Reading it is bad but listening to it makes it worse.

Strangest interview I've ever listened to.
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Posted: 5/11/2007 4:00 AM

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Oh for Pete's sake!  I just finished reading that transcript, and as much as I already knew Jackson and his cronies were a little, shall we say, logic-challenged, this takes the cake. Poor John Schuerholz... it's a wonder he didn't throw himself off a ledge after suffering through the mess that meeting must have been. Good work, Bill; I'd like to think deep down he knows he's wrong and that's why he kept dodging your questions. I don't know how you kept your cool. This whole thing is just maddening.

Posted: 5/11/2007 4:42 AM

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Bill, great job on the interview.  I can't believe JS had to spend 2 hours with these people who don't even know how the MLB draft works yet are criticizing the Braves for the makeup of their team.  How you were able to stay sane during that interview?
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Posted: 5/11/2007 6:12 AM

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I heard clips of this man on 790 the zone this past Monday morning and he sounded clueless.  It is amazing how this group operates.

Posted: 5/11/2007 7:26 AM

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Okay, I have listened to most of the interview thus far and I felt like I need to put out my impressions.  First of all, I wanted to begin listening to the interview with distain for the subject to even being broached.  However, that is not how I felt after listening for a couple of minutes.  It is a problem that exists with the Braves and with MLB that too few African Americans are involved with the game.  The interviee acknowleged the drop across baseball in the number of African Americans and the fact that young blacks are simply not playing baseball.  This is indeed a problem and a problem that, perhaps, the Braves may assist with because of the large population of African Americans in both the Atlanta area and more generally the south east.

That being said, the guy is a complete jerk.  If he had simply answered the questions in a forthright fashion, not tried to be accusatory and insulting, I think he could have come off quite a bit better.  I also have a problem blaming the Braves for the problem because they do not have enough African Americans and ignore the fact that they have many players of African decent, they are just not "black" enough I guess...

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Posted: 5/11/2007 8:33 AM

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There is not any racism within the Braves organization. We draft the best available players without regard to color. Some blacks are mora racist than some white people. Mr Clinskales as usual is after blackmailing the Braves and MLB as Mr J. Jackson has done for many years with the industry.
We don't complaint about baasketball having to few white players, I don't hear Mr Clinskales or his friends raising their voice about it, neither do you hear the white people complaiting about, I like basketball and it do not matter who plays.
JS has done a great job with the Braves and we are not going to alloud a group of civil rights prostitutes to ruin our team.
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Posted: 5/11/2007 8:47 AM

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Calvin, don't yell. Calvin! Don't yell!

Posted: 5/11/2007 8:56 AM

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If the Braves are doing nothing wrong, why does everyone get the impression that they're going to have to make a settlement with these guys? Why should Jesse and his gang geta  dime from a Professional baseball team that is not at fault for anything? They can't even answer simple questions on the topic, the guys also don't have a CLUE how the Braves scouting is run. How can you accuse without knowledge? This is freaking ridiculous. If anything, the Braves and especially Bobby Cox should be able to sue them for dragging their names through the mud. How can you cal for a manager to be fired, essentially calling him racist, and not face consequences. If a white man did that to a black coach, he'd never be able to leave his house again, after he lost his job that is.

This makes me so angry. Equal rights are supposed to be equal rights. What the hell is the point of bringing race into everything?
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Posted: 5/11/2007 9:25 AM

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This was pure political rhetoric coming from Clinkscale. When Bill tried to inquire about how much diligence the Push Organization had done with this topic, aluding to the fact that many of the Braves' scouts are African American (for example), Clinksdale became combative in his responses, refusing to answer the 'difficult' questions. In my mind, this PUSH organization did not do their homework, and has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are behaving like bigots and are trying to $hakedown the Braves for money and political gain. The fact Clinksdale refused to answer these very legitimite questions, proves he was concerned he would devalue their stance.

We, as a society, have a responsibility to stand up to this and other communist-like organizations or they will threaten our personal liberties, especially in a situation like this where they are dead wrong. Bill, thank you for not letting this issue fly low under the radar. I just wished there was more press, particularly from AJC and other national mediums. I think the public needs to know about this ridiculousness and do something about it.

Posted: 5/11/2007 10:22 AM

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Wow, he was destroyed.  Love the comparison to college sports in the SEC to the Braves. 

What a bunch of nonsense.  This is going to do wonders for the African American players already in the Braves system if/when they get called up, and for any that are going to be drafted this year.  How'd you like to question yourself if you were drafted due to your talent, or by bullshit political reasons?

Good job Bill.

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Posted: 5/11/2007 10:44 AM

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"How'd you like to question yourself if you were drafted due to your talent, or by bullshit political reasons?"

Well, if I was a kid drafted by a major-league team, I'd just be grateful for my chance, and I'd try to prove to everybody that I should be playing, and starting, in the majors regardless of why I was drafted in the first place.

Posted: 5/11/2007 10:46 AM

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That's not what I was implying.  Bill called Clinkscale on it when he seemed to be saying that the Braves called up Willie Harris due to him being African American.

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Posted: 5/11/2007 11:14 AM

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i love  how he kept mentioning sec football. sayin how they have so much success and has alot of African-American players. but thats just it....maybee these kids are good baseball players but they are just more interested in playing football. The braves scouts probably do talk to these kids but they tell them that they would rather play football.
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Posted: 5/11/2007 11:38 AM

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JStevens wrote:

Okay, I have listened to most of the interview thus far and I felt like I need to put out my impressions.  First of all, I wanted to begin listening to the interview with distain for the subject to even being broached.  However, that is not how I felt after listening for a couple of minutes.  It is a problem that exists with the Braves and with MLB that too few African Americans are involved with the game.  The interviee acknowleged the drop across baseball in the number of African Americans and the fact that young blacks are simply not playing baseball.  This is indeed a problem and a problem that, perhaps, the Braves may assist with because of the large population of African Americans in both the Atlanta area and more generally the south east.

That being said, the guy is a complete jerk.  If he had simply answered the questions in a forthright fashion, not tried to be accusatory and insulting, I think he could have come off quite a bit better.  I also have a problem blaming the Braves for the problem because they do not have enough African Americans and ignore the fact that they have many players of African decent, they are just not "black" enough I guess...


Why is this a problem? No one goes around telling the Atlanta Hawks that they should be promoting basketball for white kids in Atlanta area schools?

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Posted: 5/11/2007 11:54 AM

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Just thought I would say keep up the podcast I enjoy listening to them
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Posted: 5/11/2007 12:16 PM

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How can the Braves assist in this problem if black kids just don't want to play baseball? This is not the Braves fault, you can't make a kid do something they don't want to do. Fact of the matter is black kids are more interested in basketball and football now than they are baseball. That's nobody's fault, it's just the way it is.

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Posted: 5/11/2007 12:27 PM

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Well, that certainly was an excercise of futility and frustration. His superiority complex, his evasive, condescending nature made it difficult to understand, from Rainbow's point of view, exactly what the underlying motives were for approaching this situation.

His refusal to answer even the simplist of questions makes me even more suspicous of their true intent in this matter. His arrogant behavior and his attempts at moving the subject away from the reason he was asked there was an indictment to the fact that they are up to no good.

He was combative and unresponsive from the onset, even criticizing Bill for mentioning a minor detail about being brought onto the show. He was intentionally being ignorant to statements not pertinent to their "cause", maybe "cause" is a bit misplaced, self serving attempt at blackmailing Braves baseball is probably more appropriate..

Last edited 5/11/2007 12:36 PM by PatioDaddio

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Posted: 5/11/2007 12:34 PM

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the whole game of the Rainbow Crew, is to accuse someone of something completely off based and undeserving without having the balls to actualy stand up, point the fingure and acuse them of it.  they dance around questions, they dance around issues because the only thing that they have to support any stance is

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he didn't want to call the Braves racist, but he is doing exactly that
he didn't want to answer the question because the idiot didn't ask homeboy that question because the answer to that question does not serve his purpose.

wich is to cause media attention and badmouth people

eff all of these money grubbin hippicrits

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Posted: 5/11/2007 2:38 PM

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Wow. Just...wow. Talk about a deer caught in headlights. "Hey, can I ask you a question?" "What? I don't know anything. No reason to be argumentative! Hey, can you hear that?"

Here's what I gathered from that interview:

- They met with JS for two hours and had a great discussion, the details of which are a closely-guarded secret.

- He doesn't know the meaning of the word "diligence".

- There are a lot of black football and basketball players in the southeast, hence there must be a lot of baseball players as well; the Braves are just not looking closely enough. (This is absolutely ridiculous. If there's one team notorious for drafting local kids, it's the Braves.)

- He thinks Willie Harris is here not for his baseball ability alone, and actually endorses that.

- It seems like the only reason this guy was part of the interview is his knowledge about sports. He doesn't even seem to know what his own agenda is.

Did they really ask for Bobby Cox to be fired? If so, how audacious is that?
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Posted: 5/11/2007 2:48 PM

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Yea, where is this talk about them asking Cox to be fired? I dont remember hearing that in the interview. Was it in an article in the AJC?

Posted: 5/11/2007 3:18 PM

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It was during a radio interview with Joe Beasley according to the transcript Bill provided.

Posted: 5/11/2007 3:26 PM

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That was such a joke.  I was talking about this situation with my brother the other day and I thought this about it......Most high school athletes play all kinds of sports.  Track, Baseball, Basketball, Football, etc..... When they go to college, they usually pick the sport they're best at to play collegiately or they get a scholarship to play their best sport.  How many black athletes are better baseball players than football or basketball?  You probably won't see many if any two-sport professional athletes anymore so why attempt a professional career at a sport they are less talented at?  My point is, look at the NBA.  There are very few, and I mean very, very few white players (non-international playerse) in the NBA.  White college/high school athletes grow up playing baseball and accelle in that sport rather than other sports while alot of black athletes accelle in other sports.  I don't see how this group has any validity to anything they say.  Should a group supporting white rights attack the NBA because of their lack of white players?  No, certainly not.  The league's primary job is to put an entertaining product on the floor or field regardless of color.  I don't care if the Braves were full of albino midgets (no offense to the albino midgets of the world).....as long as they win!  Go Braves and God bless America!!!!!
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Posted: 5/11/2007 6:16 PM

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It kind of gives you racist thoughts where they werent before like they want to make you take a side.Very negative for everyone
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Posted: 5/11/2007 7:35 PM

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Penbrook wrote: It kind of gives you racist thoughts where they werent before like they want to make you take a side.Very negative for everyone

Somebody else mentioned this too, but I'll repeat it.

The people at Rainbow Coalition dont have a job if there isn't any racism in this country.

Posted: 5/11/2007 7:59 PM

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dragitoff wrote:

Most high school athletes play all kinds of sports.  Track, Baseball, Basketball, Football, etc..... When they go to college, they usually pick the sport they're best at to play collegiately or they get a scholarship to play their best sport.  How many black athletes are better baseball players than football or basketball? 
I think an equally salient point would be economics.  Football and basketball can be more lucrative more immediately as the player moves directly to the pros and a decent paycheck on top of a signing bonus.  Baseball draftees may get a signing bonus, but they won't get major league pay for 2-5 years in most cases.  That's less attractive, especially if you are from a poor family, be it white or black.
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Posted: 5/11/2007 11:44 PM

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(clk clk)  Is this thing on??? HELLOOOOO??????

Do you people listen to sportstalk radio in Atlanta?

790 AND 680 hung these hacks out to dry 2 days ago.

You little scamps need to dig your noses outta the buttocks  of a BS artist.
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Last edited 5/11/2007 11:49 PM by TheYoungSophisticate

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Posted: 5/12/2007 2:15 PM

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I'm not sure what TheYoungSophisticated is implying here. The issue was addressed Tuesday on my show in Macon. We invited Mr. Clinkscale on my show and he was scheduled for Wednesday, but he did not pick up his cell phone and never apologized or even acknowledged that he failed to show. Then he was on the show on Thursday. We have had the discussion on this website since the article in the AJC came out. So I don't know what you are talking about.
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