(The Washington Post) – At the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., in 1995, African American men showed solidarity for African American businesses by waving dollar bills in the air.
Bruce Levenson must have missed this.
The soon-to-be-former Atlanta Hawks owner’s e-mail (see below) that disparaged the Hawks’ fans — black and white — will cost him his NBA franchise, as The Washington Post’s Michael Lee reported. But the e-mail isn’t just inflammatory. It doesn’t make economic sense.
Among other things, Levenson suggested in his e-mail of Aug. 25, 2012, that his team’s African American fans “scared away the whites” and that Atlanta didn’t have “enough affluent black fans to build a significant season ticket base.”