Steven Biko, the anti-aparthied activist in South Africa, once said, “A Black man should be more independent and depend on himself for his freedom and not to take it for granted that someone would lead him to it. The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves.” Eric Dickerson broke it down like this, “When they have their hands on their knees, that’s when they’re tired.” Then Rosa Parks put it where the goats could get it when she spit, “People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that isn’t true. I was not tired physically… No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in.”
Well playas…the Indiana Fever told the world on Wednesday night that they were tired of givin’ in too!! Before their playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury the ENTIRE team took a knee on the National Anthem. From what we understand one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all-time, my homie, Tamika Catchings, asked her teammates to make a move with her on this with her. They responded like some G’s in the projects and rode out.
Accordin’ to Marissa Coleman a player with the Fever, “It was unanimous that we were going to do it together. We have a platform, and I think it’s a disservice if we don’t use it. This was bigger than basketball. As important as this game was, there are other things going on in this world. It’s just to get conversations started.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Like I keep sayin’! You boyz better start listenin’ to me! I told you on day one of this foolishness that other professional athletes weren’t gonna just sit in the cut and let Kaep take all of the arrows by himself. The ignorance that the majority of Americans has shown durin’ this protest has only fueled the fire of more protests. People demand to be heard bruh!
When the very thing that Kaep is protestin’ keeps happenin’, Americans, not only black Americans, but all conscious and deep thinkin’ compassionate Americans will begin to say enough is enough. You’ve got to be some kind of sick and ignorant individual to keep seein’ police officers who have been sworn in to protect and serve continue to kill unarmed black men and not care at all. If you can watch the video of Terence Crutcher bein’ shot down in the middle of the street with his hands up and justify in your mind that that made since you’ve got some serious problems bruh.
To make the statement that people should go to a another country if they don’t like it, like ole dull Clemson head coach, Dabo Swinney, said last weekend completely blows my mind. So if an individual (Kaep) and now several other athletes protest the killin’ of unarmed black men in America at the hands of some dirty cops don’t like it they should leave the country? What does that say about the mentality of the country bruh?
People just want to be treated fairly!! If they were killin’ unarmed white men at the same rate those same fools tellin’ boyz that should leave the country would sound like, well, the ignorant fools they sound like right now!! It’s so dismissive to tell people that are bein’ hunted that they aren’t bein’ hunted. If you’re not black in America then you simply don’t understand the fear that comes along with bein’ pulled over by the police. Why? Because when we’re pulled over we have no idea how this is goin’ to end.
I’m not tellin’ you what I’ve heard playboy! I’m tellin’ you what I know! I’m a black man with a college degree that works in Corporate America, wears a suit 6 days a week and drives luxury vehicles. I’ve had a gun pointed at me by police at a traffic stop for simply bein’ black and drivin’ the WRONG type of vehicle in the WRONG type of neighborhood. So excuse me for gettin’ a little irritated by folks that have no idea what that feels like when they tell me and other black folks how we’re supposed to feel about that. And that if we don’t like it we need to go to a another country.
Well check this out pimpin’! We didn’t come here by choice!! We were kidnapped and enslaved for more than 240 years only to be released and terrorized for another 100 years plus by Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan, systematic racism built into the laws of the judicial and housing mortgage system between 1930 and 1970 that has created this environment that we ALL live in.
Oh, I’m lyin’ bruh? Let’s start from the beginnin’! Like I explained in the crazy Hot Joint entitled “Um” when the foundin’ fathers penned the Declaration of Independence they wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Let me give it to you like the O.G’s in the barber shop. Under the law at the time that joint was written we were considered to be 3/5’s of a man and we’ve been fightin’ to prove that we’re 100 percent of a man ever since. Unfortunately, there are so many people in this country that still consider us a fraction of a man if we’re bein’ told “If you don’t like it you should move to another country.”
Once again, I’ve got TALL respect for the ladies of the WNBA because they’ve taken it to another level by usin’ their platform to make a difference in the lives of ALL Americans!! What ignorant bigoted folks don’t seem to understand is that the First Law of God says, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Therefore, if and only if you love your neighbor as you love yourself you wouldn’t be outraged at Colin Kaepernick for protestin’ the mistreatment of black people in America by “some” of the police and the mishandlin’ of the investigations surroundin’ those killings and the PAID leave the cops get that commit those crimes. Nor would we see ENTIRE police unions defendin’ the actions of the bad cops.
For example, the dun that killed Eric Gardner in New York City for sellin’ loose cigarettes made an additional $20K in overtime doin’ administrative work. Now if you really loved your neighbor as you loved yourself. You wouldn’t tell the people that loved him to move to another country if they were upset about it now would you?
Please understand this playa, the women in the WNBA aren’t makin’ any money relative to what boyz in the NFL and NBA are makin’ and you just saw an ENTIRE team take a knee on the Anthem. The average salary in the WNBA is only 72 racks! The minimum rookie salary is like $38K and the max veteran joint is $108K. Just wait until the NBA season kicks off with boyz that have GUARANTEED contracts that don’t give a “what” about whether some simple minded fan likes them or not. I’ve already given you the 411 on why that will backfire on the fans and owners if they protest them protestin’ in the Hot Joint entitled “Tip!” These fake media-types are underestimatin’ the power of the black pro athlete and it’s about to be proven in the next several months because in my Big Momma voice, “You don’t believe that fat meat is greasy.” Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
4) Pimpin’: noun – the person that I’m passionately tryin’ to get my point across to.
5) Rack: noun – one thousand dollars