What Ali did was all good until players started handling biz..
Now that Colin Kapernick is speaking out clearly at an intersection in his professional career, others will have their opinion as he voiced his. Although what Ali did came at his highest point and at a time when one could loose everything Colin speaks up when his career is not at his best, his millions were already made, but does that mean the message is any different?
No! I’m pleased to see players are finding their voice and speaking up. Some would rather he close his mouth and focus on helping his team. Others have an opinion as well..
Tony Stewart, go cart driver, would rather Kaepernick learn a thing the fact about policing before running his dumbass mouth.. ((In other words, the way I read his rant, shut up nigger you are not permitted to speak unless spoken to.))
Tony Stewarts quote below via Twitter
Mean while Arian Foster has defended Kaepernick.
Earlier this tweet was shown..
Foster has spoken out even more in this article found via the Miami Herald.
“I speak my mind,” Foster said. “I’m active in the communities. I try to educate young brothers that are in gangs and victims of what people don’t understand — this is a systemic problem that’s been going on for generations.
“If you think about it, Marvin Gaye had a great song, “Inner City Blues,” where he said ‘trigger-happy policing.’ That same sentiment is being said 40 years later. Is everybody crazy, or is something actually going on? I think that’s the dialogue that Colin Kaepernick is trying to get started. Would I not stand up for the pledge [of allegiance]? Me? No. I don’t see the correlation, in my opinion. But I understand what he’s doing. The backlash that he’s getting, that’s what I don’t understand. Sports have been used for protest for years.”
So what if a Dolphins player decided to use sports to protest?
Coach Adam Gase would generally be OK with it.
“Every guy’s got their position on certain things,” Gase said. “They’re able to express it in certain ways. There’s nothing that says they can’t do that. Our guys in our locker room, if they have certain stances they stand behind, then it’s not my right to say you can’t do that.”
Foster is one of those guys. “Racism is still alive” in the United States, he believes. And social media regularly makes his point. He’s received many tweets from people saying that if he doesn’t like this country, he can leave.
To that, he responded: “What do you mean? Where can I go? … African Americans are the only people in America who don’t have a heritage, because of slavery. We’re descendants of genocide, and people don’t like to talk about that. It’s the truth. We’re the descendants of genocide. So when you say, ‘You can leave,’ where to? I don’t know where my people come from. Am I from the Congo? Am I from Kenya? Am I from the Ivory Coast?
“I have no idea where my lineage comes from, and that is a huge issue as to why there’s a self-identity crisis in our neighborhoods. We’re taught to hate ourselves for generations. And people are just quick to say, ‘Get over it. Get over it. Slavery happened a long time ago.’ I grew up in a domestically violent household. There are effects that I grew up with and had to deal with emotional issues growing up with domestic violence in my house. That’s one generation removed. Now here’s 300 years of slavery, you’ve seen your people get people, have them told you aren’t anything. Written in laws that they’re three-fifths a human being for 300 years. You’re telling me there’s no psychological effects that won’t trickle down in your bloodline? Of course there are. Until this country addresses is, this will happen.”
CREDIT ADAM H BEASLY
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article98495462.html#storylink=cpy
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