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Colin Kaepernick refuses “to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people”...

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  • blackrain
    blackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator

    The 🤬 most people ignore is that it was a military vet who gave Kaep the idea to kneel in the first place
  • atribecalledgabi
    atribecalledgabi DragonstoneMembers, Moderators Posts: 14,063 Regulator
    Nkombe wrote: »
    May have been posted already but worth posting twice. Sharpe is the truth. When this brotha speaks I know he will never waste words. He kind of reiterates what many of us have been saying but people on his platform have neglected to point out.



    I gave this a GOAT b4 I even pushed play cuz I know Shannon dropped some real 🤬

    I got up early today just to see what he had to say. I'm glad someone with his position in sports media was one of the first to put the bs on wax


    I was oh so glad he called out Lewis and McCoy on their bs. Cot damn I wish I worked for the NSA SO I can listen to that phone call Shannon made to Lewis.

    Im praying his ass go on the show this week lol
  • infamous114
    infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Members, Moderators Posts: 52,202 Regulator
    Trump is still tweeting about the NFL.
  • D. Morgan
    D. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPMembers Posts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    MR.CJ wrote: »

    Here is the post from the fire chief
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  • atribecalledgabi
    atribecalledgabi DragonstoneMembers, Moderators Posts: 14,063 Regulator
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    MR.CJ wrote: »

    Here is the post from the fire chief
    tomlin-racial-slur-post.jpg

    Lmaooooo he gon say "yes I said it" like that was the move
  • dnyce215
    dnyce215 Members Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Have We Lost Sight of What Colin Kaepernick Was Really Protesting For?
    MIKE TANIER
    SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

    Sunday's sideline protests across the NFL were unprecedented and powerful, inspirational to many and unconscionable to others. But love them or loathe them, you have to agree that the demonstrations undeniably raised awareness about...about...

    Wait. What were the players kneeling about?

    Donald Trump, right? It was an anti-Trump demonstration, or at least an anti-getting-cussed-out-by-a-sitting-president-for-political-activity demonstration.

    Sort of.

    No, wait. It was about free speech. Or maybe solidarity? Team owners locking arms with their players must mean solidarity.

    Or maybe it was about being ungrateful, disrespecting our troops and hating America. No, that's just what my Twitter mentions think it's about.


    C'mon. Think, think, think...(lightbulb appears above head)

    Police brutality. And racial inequality. That's what demonstrations during the national anthem are about!

    At least, that's what they were supposed to be about initially.

    That's what Colin Kaepernick knelt for last year, long before Trump was in office. Kaepernick was never specifically protesting about Trump. Heck, Kaepernick had harsh words for Hillary Clinton, too. His protest was about African-Americans getting shot by police officers, profiled by law enforcement and labeled as dangerous thugs by society. That's a crisis that predates the Trump presidency by decades.

    Kaepernick's message was initially distorted, garbled and repurposed by those who specialize in distorting, garbling and repurposing any messages they don't want to hear. The get the hell out of my country crowd has always been too dedicated to being part of the problem, dating back to the civil rights movement, to listen to the likes of Kaepernick. But plenty of other athletes and activists understood Kaepernick's cause and rallied to it.

    Still, with Kaepernick out of the NFL for (nod, wink) "football reasons," national anthem protests and the social justice wing of the NFL were in danger of becoming a back-burner story. A football player raising his fist before a game? Insane Clown Posse fans are holding a political rally on the National Mall, guys. You gotta do better than that.



    Then Trump insulted protesters and challenged the NFL this weekend, prompting the most dramatic display of political protest in an American sports setting in decades.


    But it wasn't about police brutality or racial equality. Instead of Athletes vs. Injustice, it was Trump vs. the NFL: a clash of two cultural titans known for reflexively squashing anything that stands in their way.

    Owners, always careful to play both sides toward what remains of the middle, issued vague condemnations of "divisive" remarks and campfire-song affirmations about freedom and equality. Players, swept up in the emotions of the weekend, struggled to stay on message. Some cited social concerns and causes, but the juiciest quotes (like Josh Norman's "not my president" remark) were the ones that got the most attention.

    Sunday's protests were a case study in the Law of Unexpected Consequences. Or were they? The president fanned a fire that he wanted extinguished. Or perhaps he got just what he wanted: more headlines with his name in them, fuel for his ego or cover for policy maneuvering.

    And there may have been another unintended consequence of such a "successful" demonstration by the players: a diluted message, a triumph of optics over issues and a reframed conversation that some talking heads and Twitter eggs have reduced to the rich and powerful battling over their interests and feelings more than anything happening in our streets and neighborhoods.

    A protest which becomes all about the protest itself is what Micah White calls a "constructive failure." White, one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street movement and author of The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution, explained to me last year that Occupy got lots of attention and energized/organized many groups of activists, but it ultimately failed because there was no next step beyond pitching a tent outside a bank headquarters and yelling.


    That's the risk here. The NFL declares mission accomplished. The president flits off to his next Twitter beef, or perhaps tries his hand at some traditional legislating for a change. We go back to writing "Colin Kaepernick is better than Ryan Mallett" literature. Racial profiling? Prison reform? Systemic inequalities? They don't move the needle anymore when there are personal insults to express and debates to be had over whether players who protest should be suspended.

    Fortunately, many athletes are already taking the next step.

    RISE to Vote is the latest project by the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), the leading voice in using sports as an agent of social improvement and political change. RISE to Vote is exactly what it sounds like: a voter registration program for both athletes and the communities they influence.

    RISE to Vote is non-partisan, unless you think that encouraging a population full of people of color to vote is somehow partisan. Which, if you do, circles back neatly to why we are all in this mess in the first place.

    Dr. Jocelyn Benson, CEO of RISE, recognizes that the medium can 🤬 the message when a protest becomes a bigger story than the issues which prompted it.

    "As you see, things get injected into the political discourse in a very divisive, binary way. It is frustrating to see political figures try to boil this down to a framework that works best for their base, as opposed to what the issues really are: There's injustice in the world, and players are using their platform to draw attention to it," she said.


    "This was never about anything having to do with the anthem or kneeling," Benson added. "It's always been about raising awareness around ways to advance equality and ensure that our country lives up to the ideals of the Constitution."

    The protest was not initially about voting, either. Kaepernick famously announced that he would not vote for either candidate in the last presidential election. That's the element of Kaepernick's initial protest that is best drowned out by other voices.

    "We're here to say that voting is one of the most tangible things you can do to change something that you want to see changed," Benson said. "That's an important message that did get lost among players who talked about not voting in the past that we want to rectify."

    Demonstrations are great. But voting and encouraging others to vote—particularly at the local level, where elections can directly impact boots-on-the-ground policies for police, prisons, schools and communities—are more powerful.

    "According to our data, once someone becomes a registered voter, often that's the first and most influential step that they can take toward being engaged in local issues, Benson said.


    Kaepernick's initial anthem protest was about more than police reform or racial inequality. It was about the power and rights of individual citizens, including free speech, the right to challenge authority and all of those other things that Sunday's protests came to represent.

    But racial justice, the core issue, is one that's easy to lose because so many of us feel uneasy about saying or typing the words "racial justice."


    The real reasons for protest are now bundled with other social problems and heaped atop our growing bonfire of polarizing topics and cultural controversies. But thanks to what happened on Sunday, at least they have not been swept under the rug.

    "The issue that we care about and focus on became the biggest story in the country," Benson said. "So we'll take it and run with it."
  • dnyce215
    dnyce215 Members Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can mods delete one of my recent posts
  • infamous114
    infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Members, Moderators Posts: 52,202 Regulator
    All you have to is press "post comment" once and refresh.
  • farris2k1
    farris2k1 Members Posts: 1,937 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Everybody knows why kap started this, why ppl keep doing it, cacs just dont give a 🤬 , thats literally it, they play dumb(and most are)and use the "its disrespectful" because they cant come out and say how they really feel which is"🤬 shut up and entertain me!!" i dunno why 🤬 even bother coming out and saying theyre not trying to disrespect the flag or military, cacs dont give a 🤬 nobody is changing they ignorant ass minds, at this point im really wondering what the endgame will be? This has gotta come to a head at some point
  • D. Morgan
    D. Morgan Not even on social media BUT.... I'M SWAGGIN SO HARD I FUCKED THE GRAM UPMembers Posts: 11,662 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    MR.CJ wrote: »

    Here is the post from the fire chief
    tomlin-racial-slur-post.jpg

    Lmaooooo he gon say "yes I said it" like that was the move

    For him it was the move though. He just knew in his heart other white racists was going to back his play. That is why he was so confident about it the "yes I said it". That ending was a "🤬 yall gonna do about it!!"

    Since nobody backed his play he backtracking like a 🤬 about it now.
  • The Lonious Monk
    The Lonious Monk Man with No Fucks Given Members Posts: 26,258 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • infamous114
    infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Members, Moderators Posts: 52,202 Regulator
  • Trillfate
    Trillfate "i used to like the Ride more now i like the Race...i used like the Prize more now i like the Chase" Members Posts: 24,008 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    My 8 yr old niece yesterday told her teacher she ain't standing for the pledge of allegiance ever again.

    I was like
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    What did the teacher say?


    I hope that starts trending next
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol the tweet at 347am
  • Chi Snow
    Chi Snow Night's Watch Castle BlackGuests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 28,111 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    MR.CJ wrote: »

    Here is the post from the fire chief
    tomlin-racial-slur-post.jpg

    Lmaooooo he gon say "yes I said it" like that was the move

    For him it was the move though. He just knew in his heart other white racists was going to back his play. That is why he was so confident about it the "yes I said it". That ending was a "🤬 yall gonna do about it!!"

    Since nobody backed his play he backtracking like a 🤬 about it now.
    Funny hit is, Tomlin was a 🤬 for how he went about it
  • stringer bell
    stringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
  • Cain
    Cain The audacity of you fuck niggas Cyttorax DimensionMembers, Moderators Posts: 44,543 Regulator
  • texasdaking88
    texasdaking88 Members Posts: 6,137 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D. Morgan wrote: »
    MR.CJ wrote: »

    Here is the post from the fire chief
    tomlin-racial-slur-post.jpg

    But how can u be added to the group of no good 🤬 if u already thought there were no good 🤬 ??
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