WHY WE SHOULD SUPPORT SPORTS STARS TAKING A STANCE
NBA players decided to cancel games and refuse to play in the wake of racial strife and more police killing of unarmed Black men and women. Author Jeffrey Kass explores why we should support these players and their standing up for their brothers and sisters. Why in this country we want to support and encourage peaceful and verbal protest and change. We can’t take away voice and then simultaneously expect people not to try other methods of change. Thank you LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and company for standing up for Black and Brown people.
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The NBA and other sports teams’ recent refusal to play games has ignited a vast chorus of people angry at their bold gumption. How dare they throw this racism stuff in our faces!
“Their job is to play basketball, not make political statements,” one person on social media wrote, I’m guessing with a straight face.
Another, “How about we boycott the NBA.”
And yet more, “Half of them didn’t even finish college.”
I began wondering how many of the people making these comments finished college themselves. But then I remembered to “go high when they go low.”
Lately, I’ve held…
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