Demand the NCAA drop its malicious $11,500 fine against an unpaid student-athlete! Sign the Petition


Demand the NCAA drop its malicious $11,500 fine against an unpaid student-athlete!

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has taken its exploitative, anti-Black policies to the next level and is currently forcing a teenager to pay an $11,500 fine over a financial decision he did not make.

Freshman basketball star James Wiseman is the latest victim of the NCAA’s draconian amateurism rules. Wiseman was a high school senior when his coach, former NBA star Penny Hardaway, gave his family $11,000 to move to a better school district. The NCAA became aware of the situation and has been targeting Wiseman and his team, the Memphis Tigers, ever since: suspending the star from 12 games and requiring him to pay a fine of $11,500. The NCAA knows that Wiseman, an unpaid student-athlete, cannot afford to pay this fine. This is a vindictive move to control Wiseman the way the NCAA tries to financially control all Black student-athletes.

The NCAA is not only harming the young star’s financial well-being; it is also robbing him of future earning opportunities. Wiseman is a potential #1 pick in the upcoming NBA draft. This suspension could cause him to fall down the draft, costing him millions. The NCAA cannot continue to exploit and harm Black student-athletes.

Demand that the NCAA drop this malicious fine immediately!

Please sign the petition: colorofchange.org

1994 – The U.S. House passed the revised General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.


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The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (“GATT 1994”) shall consist of:
(a) the provisions in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, dated 30 October 1947, annexed to the Final Act Adopted at the Conclusion of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment (excluding the Protocol of Provisional Application), as rectified, amended or modified by the terms of legal instruments which have entered into force before the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement;
(b) the provisions of the legal instruments set forth below that have entered into force under the GATT 1947 before the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement:
(i) protocols and certifications relating to tariff concessions;
(ii) protocols of accession (excluding the provisions (a) concerning provisional application and withdrawal of provisional application and (b) providing that Part II of GATT 1947 shall be applied provisionally to the fullest extent not inconsistent with legislation existing on the date of the Protocol);
(iii) decisions on waivers granted under Article XXV of GATT 1947 and still in force on the date of entry into force of the WTO Agreement1;
(iv) other decisions of the CONTRACTING PARTIES to GATT 1947;
(c) the Understandings set forth below:
(i) Understanding on the Interpretation of Article II:1(b) of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994;
(ii) Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XVII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994;
(iii) Understanding on Balance-of-Payments Provisions of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994;
(iv) Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994;
(v) Understanding in Respect of Waivers of Obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994;
(vi) Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994; and
(d) the Marrakesh Protocol to GATT 1994.

Resource: fta.go.kr