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How Much Do You Support Colin Kaepernick

GUFJZwTHXUlOOuD-800x450-noPadMost of the black people I know have an opinion about everything Colin Kaepernick protest and now he is being blackballed. It all began because of what began on August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the national slave anthem (National Anthem) before the 3rd preseason game of the upcoming 2016 NFL season.  Afterwards he made a bold statement:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Not since the great Muhammad Ali’s who refused to serve in the Vietnam War has any one made a conscious decision by an athlete taking such a direct stance highlighting the injustices of black  people; just like Ali, the reaction to Kaepernick’s stance has been met with passionate responses, often times divided by the color line. White people, of course, they are incensed!

I will proudly say, I am very proud of the man because he risked everything for what he believes and uses his money to backup that belief. Since his protest to a take a knee, he has donated millions to charity toward racial issues. Most of you would not give a homeless man a cup of coffee. However, it has caused many of the million dollar slaves, past and present, to have a mostly negative opinion on the matter – some shameless, I might add!

Best of all, Kaepernick’s protest made the conversation about “racial/police brutality” front-page for the large part of the NFL season, a feat never done before in its history. This is a good thing and most should support the issue of injustice. He made his decision without counsel of any of these people and was brave enough to stand by it. I remember what saw with Muhammad Ali; they stripped him of the championship title, did not allow him to box, and hurt his family. See what they do! End the end history proved that he was correct.

So the owners have black balled Colin. I see your post shared on all over social media. Is that the limit of your support? If that is so – all you are doing is talking loud and saying nothing! I can remember people, black people, did the same in Ali’s case; whisper amongst themselves and did nothing. Or I remember that black people dared not mention the name Malcolm X – let alone be in the same place with him.

If you are appalled by this, then show your power by boycotting the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed to a team or at least given a fair chance. This means to not watch any games, no social media comments about your favorite team before/during/after the games, don’t attend the stadiums, and don’t buy any merchandise which represents the league or your favorite team.

We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick’s protest is FAR more important than any of the games you will ever watch. Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America — where “all men are created equal” — treats people of color, then your loved ones, friends, and children will eventually be affected as well.

Finally, all of us must remember that the NFL never wanted black people to play the game. The Colin Kaepernick situation really shines a light on how much the NFL really cares about the 90% of its Black athletes and you! So if you are not contributing to the problem – shut up! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


Justice Defined By Race

3All this week the news media has covered the New York terror attack. This guy blew up a bomb and placed several bombs around the city and in another state. Further. He got into a gun battle with the police, wounding four policemen. Now, here’s the thing he lived. During the same period of time, there have been two unarmed black men were shot by the police and one man had his hand high in the air. I find it interesting that lethal force was used in a matter of minutes.

The police do as they do and use the same script claiming they were afraid for their lives. Then they find a few black people to ask for nonviolence and rely on their faith, and wait for all the facts. How can that be when the initial statement in often untrue? But of course, the next step is to blame the victim and the community. Let me add that usually; they somehow find drugs or some contraband. We know they will place weapons and contraband on people!

Hillary Clinton has come out with a strong statement saying “she will talk to white people and that these killing are intolerable.” It is good on her part; however, white people know the situation because they find away, after paid desk duty, the police get off of their crime. I for one say “stop talking about how much we are all Americans.” Black people are only Americans when they want black people to fight a war or to be used for the purpose of profit.

However, white folk always remind black people they have work to do; allow they time to give the police more training and be peaceful. I will say THESE KILLINGS ARE A DAMN SHAME!

White folk know this is not right, and they also know police lie. Maybe it’s time for black people to boycott; as it seems that is all they understand. I think it’s time that we realize and accept that black people are not Americans and the same creed America stood for still exists. In fact, the Constitution reminds us that the black people are not fully human. For those who don’t understand what Colin Kaepernick and others are protesting – this it! And that’s my thought provoking perspective…


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