Black Like ME.

 

 

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At my old job, one of my coworker locked herself in an unused office, with the blinds closed and basically laid on the carpet. She was having a major migraine headache. I felt for her, it must have been terrible for her to go to such great lengths inorder to have peace, quiet and find a place without lights. However, no matter how sad I felt for her, I truly didn’t feel her pain because I have never experience migraine.

Today I was so angered by Trent Dilfer’s comment towards Collin Kaepernick. Dilfer said the job of a backup quarterback “is to be quiet, and sit in the shadows and get the starter ready to play Week 1.” I thought it was an act to belittle him, his way of trying to mentally cut him down. I was so irate beyond boiling point but then when I thought about the fact that he was exercising the same rights he criticized Kaepemick for. Plus the fact that Collin is getting such a strong reaction can only means his protest is working. It’s great that he is able to take a knee or sit during the national anthem. It touches my heart so much because he has so much to lose. For me the icing on the cake is his distinguish, intelligent and passionate response whenever he is interviewed by the press.  Just like my coworker who was in pain, even though I never felt it, but I was aware of her pain. His actions don’t seem as if it’s for show; he is aware of the pain.

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10 thoughts on “Black Like ME.

  1. its crazy that some people never are able to understand where some people come from. until it is at your front door you can’t imagine how it feel, that goes for any situation that arise. no one can imagine the pain of losing a mother unless you have lost a mother.

  2. One, in football that is essentially the job of the backup quarterback. It probably shouldn’t be but there’s a lot of endorsement money on the line.

    Two, Kaepernick had very little to lose because he’s a failure who was facing being cut anyway.

    Three, while he has the “right” to do and say as he wishes, there’s no protections extended for doing so, nor should there be for such a display. Hopefully, he’s destroyed his life with his anti-American display.

    • I have no doubt that is his job. However, my point is. I don’t see how his job (position) or his failure to play well have to do with his stance. His protest is not anti-America. His protest is for a demand for action because of all the injustice that being ignored.

      • It has to do with the simple fact that he had little or nothing to lose.

        As for “injustice” – There is little to none. Indeed, if anything the Blacks are being pandered to and given special privilege after special privilege – all of which are wasted since they squander them, too dead set on not being Americans to realize what would be in their best interests.

  3. Haha!!!! Your last statement is the exact reason why he’s taking a stance. There are a lot of people who feel the way you do. This is why there is injustice. If the Native Americans were just a little bit stronger, none of us would be here.

  4. “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
    ~Henry David Thoreau
    Singling out the one drop because it created the biggest ripple… when every drop matters, we are all connected in the changes that occur.
    “.”
    Cat

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