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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

COLIN KAEPERNICK COMMUNICATES TO WHITE PEOPLE NOT GONNA LET YOU KEEP LYING TO YOURSELVES

I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU
KEEP LYING TO YOURSELVES
ABOUT HOW YOU
REALLY BELIEVE THAT 

ALL MEN AND WOMEN
ARE CREATED EQUAL
WHILE 

BLACK LIVES MATTER
SO LITTLE
THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY 

BLACK LIVES NEED TO MATTER TOO
"I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag. I know that I am a black man in a white world."
~Jackie Robinson, 1972
  
Background:  In case you've been living under a rock. Two black people have faced loud white criticism for not standing or saluting during the national anthem.
The first was Gabby Douglas, who looked to me like she just zoned out and wasn't paying attention during the Olympics. The national anthem will do that to the average person. And you'll never convince me that a larger percentage of the white population knows that when the person who zones out is white.


And now, as of last week, one of the 49ers Quarterbacks  (who is auditioning to become the main quarterback) Colin Kaepernick, deliberately refused to stand for the National Anthem during a NFL pre-season game.

When questioned he said he would not "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.

And just in case you think Kaepernick was just started riffing about racism because he got caught napping too, just listen to this one minute clip of an interview.




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CNN AND FOX40 HEADLINE

Slavery and the National Anthem: The Surprising History Behind Colin Kaepernick’s Protest

"The American ritual of the National Anthem has always been a crucible for patriotism and protest. It presents a particularly fraught dynamic for sports stars, since sports events are often so closely tied with the rhetoric of American pride. When a highly visible opinion comes up against a highly visible symbol, the result is always incendiary.
1968 Olympics
Around the same time, Jackie Robinson was using his achievements to advance Civil Rights causes, two American Olympic runners, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in a black power salute during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City as the anthem was playing.
The result was iconic. The reaction was ugly. Racial slurs were hurled at the pair [by white people] and an article in [the white run magazine,] TIME, called it a “public display of petulance.”
Today, similar criticisms have been leveled against Kaepernick [predominantly by white people], a biracial Super Bowl quarterback who was raised by white adoptive parents and made $13 million in 2014. He was called “spoiled.” He was called far worse [predominantly by white people] in his Twitter mentions.
Read More about the third verse of "The Star Spangled Banner" written by the slave owning, slave endorsing Francis Scott Key.  You may decide you'll never sing it again.
http://fox40.com/2016/08/29/slavery-and-the-national-anthem-the-surprising-history-behind-colin-kaepernicks-protest/
 
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TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO


REPORTER QUESTION:
It seems a sort of indictment against police?



KAEPERNICK ANSWER


There is police brutality


People of color have been targeted by police, so that's a large part of it.


And they're government officials, They are put in place by the government So - ya know-- that's some that this country has to change. There's things we can do to hold them more accountable, make those standards higher


You have people that practice law and are lawyers and go to school for 8 years But you can become a cop in 6 months ... and don't have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist


That's insane.

I mean, someone that's holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out onto the street to protect us