Bishop45 wrote:Sheesh, the political takes in here got ugly quick. eddie even evoked Chicago, which is like the clarion of racist takes that there are in a single deck.
Many other people in many other rooms are having this conversation, this is why what they did is great. It's a huge sacrifice but I hope they don't cop out on nothing petty-- but they raised the stakes with this, at least, so good for them
I do hope it makes a difference though Bish, but sadly I really dont see it happening.
Unless these guys go for extended periods of time (I mean years of not playing and boycotting and taking a stand) which no league cant afford to do.
I take the mind of Craig Hodges when I think about these things, whereas he said and believes that activism works in a continuum: every act pushes us further along, no matter how big or small.
Black people in America have come a very long way by not being blase about any bit of progress and leaning on and committing to democratic processes. Every slave insurrection, Jim crow sit-in turn riot, every march of the 20th century mattered in helping to ameliorate the conditions of colored ppl in this country. Just cause you don't hear about all of the individual events that happened doesn't mean that they didn't matter. For me it's not about if this will make a difference, it already has-- this was monumental.
Kaep open the door for players to take their own agency by kneeling and speaking out, and players just made it wider by collectively shutting down games. Significant change comes from moving the conversation forward and raising the stakes, they've done their part