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Sep 21, 17, 08:14 AM #31
Sep 21, 17, 08:19 AM #32
Let's say that BLM isn't the way.
Let's say that taking a knee during the National Anthem isn't the way.
Considering that both of these approaches have been met with disapproval from some white folks, can you suggest an approach for them that might be effective while also being acceptable to white people?
Sep 21, 17, 08:20 AM #33
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Sep 21, 17, 08:31 AM #36
IMO flipping off the flag or burning it would be disrespectful. Simply quietly taking a knee to make a statement for some is not at all disrespectful, nor is it the intent.
The intent is magnify just what that flag means in this "And Justice for ALL" country that doesn't always live by those words, but should.
Before we can solve the problems with race relations we first must face them. Sweeping them under the rug and carrying on with business as usual, only leads to business as usual.
Though it may hard and unpleasant to think about, what they're doing by taking a knee is furthering discussion, and prompting people to face our country's race problems head on.
If that's an inconvenience for some, then it should be, and screams that they first and foremost are the ones who need to give it some thought.
Sep 21, 17, 08:51 AM #37
I love you B-Ball-fan, but you have taken this thread in a whole other direction.
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Regardless of injustices of this world, was this the correct platform and means to protest? That is what is at hand here.
Sep 21, 17, 09:20 AM #38
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Sep 21, 17, 09:31 AM #42
In the story posted, this came about because of one of the players asking about what was happening in St. Louis. What's happening in St. Louis is a police officer killed a black man and as a result of the verdict, idiots have decided to riot, destroy property and businesses, and engage in criminal activity.
Sep 21, 17, 09:34 AM #43
The kids taking a knee about what has happened in St. Louis is just one example, and no matter how much people believe that 8 year old kids can't have any real understanding or true concerns in the matter simply are kidding themselves.
Sure I get that maybe their capacity for understanding everything completely is limited, but in some ways they're way more keen to stuff in a more pristine raw and basic way than even some of us so called intelligent adults.
Sep 21, 17, 09:44 AM #44
Sep 21, 17, 10:03 AM #45
If an 8 year old black kid feels pained when thinking about these type of injustices I'm not going to just write it off as them repeating what they've heard adults say.
They feel this way because it's wrong, and in a very basic human way they know it's wrong.
Kids can sometimes have very valuable things that they could tell us adults who might be full of misguided junk in our heads, when they haven't yet already been ruined.
It's an unfair and shortsighted assessment of kids to simply think that there's nothing going on inside of their young minds other than echoing what they've heard from adults.
Certainly the stimulus that they are presented is highly effective, yet their own minds too are stimulus that accepts or rejects that which they are presented with, and the assumption that they are otherwise brain dead is a grave misconception.