Fat Kat wrote:Polk377 wrote:Fat Kat wrote:
Millions were raised to help people in Somalia, meals on wheels, and charities that focus on racial issues. By Kap and numerous celebrities. Awareness was raised and conversations are had everyday because of his protest. That's the first step of many.
Kap knew there would be consequences, but that should be expected. Many have died defending the civil rights of others, despite folks like you warning them of the risk. It's part of the long, hard struggle black folks have had to make for equality.
I don't think he really knew of the consequences otherwise he wouldn't have done it. As nykballa2k4 said, I think it was more about him rather than the movement itself. Honestly if it took Kappernick taking a knee for someone to pay attention to the social issues around this country than shame on them for not paying attention to the many outlets that have spoken on the matter way before him. Please don't pull that people like you shyt. We are already going too far with this racial and political talk here. Let's not go further please.
You have no idea what he knew. There are certainly a multitude of examples of the downside of going down that road. One's things for sure, it has brought attention to the issue.
And you're discouraging his protest, no? So people like you, refers to those holding on dearly to the status quo, despite the societal inequities. Are you as engaged when the discussions pop up after an unarmed black man is murdered?
Now the attention has shifted to why he isn't employed by the NFL and off of what really mattered in the first place. Is it not?
I am not against his beliefs and opinions but how he went about it. Him kneeling was stupid and did nothing to help the cause. All this issue dealing with him directly has done is stir up more hate from all directions. I am against anyone using identity politics to place people in a specific box to fulfill their narratives then turn around to berate them for their individual opinions based on observations and facts. That is what people like you do. Am I engaged when an innocent man is unjustly murdered? Are you serious? Again Identity Politics are your problem not mine.