You’d pretty much have to be living under a rock, if you haven’t heard what is going on with Colin Kaepernick. Well if you haven’t, Colin refused to stand up for the National Anthem during a pre-season game with the Green Bay Packers. Kaepernick said:
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street, and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
For the most part, I have been waiting to save my honest feelings for a blog post regarding this situation…so here we go. I am behind Colin 100%. WYPIPO are saying that it is unpatriotic of him to do such a thing, and Donald Trump wants to say he should move to another country. “Kaepernick does not have any respect for this country or our veterans…or anything.”
Anyone who disagrees with Colin sitting down during the national anthem, should’ve sat there and ate their fucking food. Here’s why it is okay for Kaepernick and ANYONE else for that matter: AMERICA HAS NOT AND NEVER WILL BE FOR BLACK PEOPLE. Anyone who has an issue with with Colin did, is blind to the bullshit Black people has been through…and you can’t tell me any different. I’ll say this in the most polite way I can: AMERICA CAN KISS my ass. When America gained it’s independence in 1776, the Declaration of Independence & constitution was formed on a crock of lies and bullshit. “The Land of the free?” Black people were enslaved. That flag was built to represent the people….who didn’t do shit but treat people of color like shit, and steal literally everything from them.
Whether Colin is the right person for the job or not, I am PROUD that he is one of the very few athletes that is utilizing his platform correctly. Since everyone want entertainers to speak up on the injustices that occur in America, why not support Kaepernick? In a way, I find it to be similar to when Muhammad Ali didn’t want to fight in the Vietnam war? For what? America doesn’t give a shit about black people and their lives, so why advocate for some national anthem we don’t even know the words to? I really want white people to listen to Mississippi Goddamn by Nina Simone, and read on every single damn thing that has happened to Black people since slavery. They want us to get over slavery and the civil rights movement, like history is NOT repeating itself TODAY!?
Colin is right: I refuse to stand up for a country that will kill our black men like dogs and flies in the street, and allow their WHITE MURDERERS to get off free with paid leave. That’s bullshit and you know it. I am so fed up with people acting like they’re so oppressed and offended every time Black people do ONE thing that’s actually RIGHT. Colin was born to a Black father, and a white mother…so he faces the same oppression full blooded Blacks face as well. People think because he was adopted by a white family, that he did not face oppression? Girl, bye.
White people are so quick to say “If you don’t like America, then go back to Africa.” YOU PRICK, your ancestors stole mine from the motherland. Take that up, with them. When you don’t have to deal with people killing your own people like they don’t mean shit to society, of course you’re going to be insensitive to what is going on.
At the end of the day, I feel like it was not Colin’s intent to disrespect veterans or anyone for that matter. There are vets actually supporting him, so there’s that! Black people & our allies..just want to stop being oppressed and show the world that BLACK LIVES DO MATTER. For those who are offended by the BLM movement, or Colin: NONE OF THIS WOULD BE HAPPENING IF THE WORLD ACTED LIKE BLACK LIVES MATTERED. END OF DISCUSSION.
Like a wise person always told me: “you have two choices, son. Stand for something, or fall for anything.”
One thing I will always do, is stand up for my beliefs. Doesn’t matter how much it offends others. Maybe you should try to make the world a better place..otherwise we wouldn’t be feeling oppressed.
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