Friday, September 9, 2016

KAEPERNICK VICTORY: 49ers PLEDGE 1 MILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE


Feeling Rebloggy

Sacramento Bee  Headline


The 49ers on Thursday pledged $1 million toward two Bay Area groups that address the type of social inequities and racial issues their quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has spotlighted in recent weeks.
The groups are the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation.
 In a statement, CEO Jed York said the financial commitment is meant to improve “racial and economic inequality and fostering communication and collaboration between law enforcement and the communities they serve here in the Bay Area.”

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This counts as a Black Lives Matter Victory.

Of course the BLM movement has raised the awareness of non-black people. Black people were mostly already aware but BLM has raised the courage of black people. For decades, black people have been waiting for professional athletes, a huge part of The Black 1%, to take a stand, to take a chance on the displeasure of their white club(?) owner. Decades some of us has been waiting. Decades. It's happening more frequently over the last few years primarily due to the existence and megaphone that is Black Lives Matter.