Abraham Joshua Herschel once said, “Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.” David Scott broke it down like this, “Racism, unfortunately, is part of the fabric of America’s society.” Then Rosa Parks put it where the goats could get it when she spit, “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.”
Well playas…at the moment Colin Kaepernick is the poster child for what it looks like to be blackballed for standin’ up to racism in America. Everybody and their baby’s momma has an opinion as to why this dun isn’t on an NFL roster and in trainin’ camp right now. However, after we listen to all of the rhetoric and excuses on every sports radio and television show in the country it comes back down to racism.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Why isn’t the dun on a team? Well the owners say that he’s not worth the risk. Well why isn’t he worth the risk? Because the fan base doesn’t want him. Well why doesn’t the fan base want him? Because he kneeled durin’ the national anthem last season. Well why did he kneel durin’ the national anthem? Because he was protestin’ the fact that there are police officers all over America have been killin’ unarmed black men and women and not bein’, fired, indicted, charged or convicted of ANY crime.
So let me get this straight playa! People don’t want him because he stood up or better yet, he protested the murders of unarmed black folks by police officers in America? So therefore, the fan bases are outraged which makes the owners of these teams uncomfortable with signin’ a quarterback that can legitimately help their teams? Is that what you’re tellin’ me?
Therefore, teams all over this league, like the Baltimore Ravens who are in dire need of several backups because Joe Flacco is out with a back injury, are willin’ to lose than to sign Colin Kaepernick because the fan base may not be cool with that?
Now tell me why they hate him again? Because he stood up for the rights of unarmed black folks bein’ killed by some police officers in America?
Here’s my guy sittin’ in the cut tryin’ to justify this foolishness. “Man it’s not that he was protestin’ the fact that police officers weren’t bein’ fired, indicted or charged with crimes. It’s because he disrespected the flag and our military.”
Oh okay, he disrespected the flag which stands for freedom and the military that fights for those same freedoms, right? Well..the First Amendment of the Constitution of these United States specifically states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
For all of you simple minded individuals that means that Colin had the constitutional right to do what he did whether you agreed with it or not.
Theodore Roosevelt even said way back in 1918, “Free speech, exercised both individually and through a free press, is a necessity in any country where people are themselves free.”
Now I know you’re askin’ yourself, how does this cat know what Theodore Roosevelt had to say darn near 100 years ago? Bruh…I went to Theodore Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana playa. You couldn’t graduate without knowin’ who he was and what made him special.
So how free is Colin Kaepernick this mornin’ if he can’t protest foolishness and work in 2017? What he did was no more of a protest than Muhammad Ali refusin’ to go fight in the Vietnam War. He was stripped of his license to box and the heavy weight title taken from him.
Had it not been for a loop hole found in the law that allowed him to return to boxin’ at the Supreme Court level. We wouldn’t be talkin’ about Ali in the same breath today.
The fact that he was able to return to boxin’ and reclaim the heavy weight title of the world he would have faded away into obscurity just like Craig Hodges and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson) for their protests in the NBA.
So please don’t tell me that racism isn’t the reason the dun isn’t in trainin’ camp today. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!