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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:07 AM   #11
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MLK would only be 89 years old today. He was cut down in the prime of his life.
It's unfortunate. What's even more unfortunate is the right's hypocrisy when it comes to King.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:14 AM   #12
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It's unfortunate. What's even more unfortunate is the right's hypocrisy when it comes to King.
Today’s version of the right wing is a direct result of MLK and the Civil Rights movement. The South turned from blue to red overnight because Nixon’s Southern Strategy was designed to appeal to those who resented fundamental human rights being codified with respect to African Americans. Ironically, Trump is a modern day version of Nixon without the brains thus proving that MLK’s work must be constantly renewed in a vigilant effort to thwart those human frailties that lean towards hate and division and intolerance.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:49 AM   #14
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No comparison to MLK Jr.

It is Kaepernick's choice of platform for his protest that irks most of his naysayers. Sporting events are not the proper venues and are generally not tolerated by a very sizable number of fans.

What Kaepernick should have done was to use his fame and recognition outside of football to promote awareness for his cause. He could have gotten on as many TV and radio shows as he wanted, and given enough non-sport interviews in the media until his throat was sore. He could have organized marches and huge crowds will show up - probably a hell lot more than BLM - especially if he can keep the distasteful chants and slogans out of it.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 11:58 AM   #15
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No comparison to MLK Jr.

It is Kaepernick's choice of platform for his protest that irks most of his naysayers. Sporting events are not the proper venues and are generally not tolerated by a very sizable number of fans.
This doesn't really negate the fact that it was a non-violent protest. MLK is celebrated as a champion of non-violence, but yet ppl who protest non-violently are still demonized by the media -- just like MLK was.

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What Kaepernick should have done was to use his fame and recognition outside of football to promote awareness for his cause.
And he still would have been demonized.

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He could have gotten on as many TV and radio shows as he wanted, and given enough non-sport interviews in the media until his throat was sore.

He could have organized marches and huge crowds will show up - probably a hell lot more than BLM - especially if he can keep the distasteful chants and slogans out of it.
Well, he's certainly putting his money where his mouth is: Colin Kaepernick has donated $800k to empower oppressed communities | For The Win

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Almost a year ago, Colin Kaepernick pledged to donate $1 million “to organizations working in oppressed communities.” Specifically, he’s targeting those affected by the injustices he protested against while sitting and kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season.

Starting in October, Kaepernick has donated money in $100,000 increments to various organizations – detailed on his website. According to his Instagram account, his donation total has reached $800,000.
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This doesn't really negate the fact that it was a non-violent protest. MLK is celebrated as a champion of non-violence, but yet ppl who protest non-violently are still demonized by the media -- just like MLK was.
But again, wrong place and time..

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And he still would have been demonized.
Perhaps by a few. I'm a Niners fan and even own one of his jerseys. I found his protest, along with many other fans here (even Blacks) distasteful. I do not agree with BLM's stance, but would have gone to a Kaepernick march if I had the time.

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Now, that was done well. Had he concentrated on football on the field, his performance during games before he was benched might have been much better and still have a job and even more money to donate.

In his defense, he only sat in the beginning. Once it was brought to his attention that sitting was disrespect to the military, vets, and the fallen, he began to kneel at the suggestion of a former Army Green Beret.
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Forty percent of minorities polled disagree with Kaepernick. For most people, it had nothing with him being a Black man, but everything to do with this:



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But again, wrong place and time..
That's your opinion, but I don't really see how this negates the fact that it was a non-violent protest. Not agreeing with his views is one thing, but the time and place has nothing to do with anything. He wanted to air his grievances, and he chose the venue that he felt would gather the most attention.

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Perhaps by a few. I'm a Niners fan and even own one of his jerseys. I found his protest, along with many other fans here (even Blacks) distasteful. I do not agree with BLM's stance, but would have gone to a Kaepernick march if I had the time.
Okay.

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Now, that was done well. Had he concentrated on football on the field, his performance during games before he was benched might have been much better and still have a job and even more money to donate.

In his defense, he only sat in the beginning. Once it was brought to his attention that sitting was disrespect to the military, vets, and the fallen, he began to kneel at the suggestion of a former Army Green Beret.
But didn't you just say that he should have done all of this stuff off the field? I just pointed out that he does, and now you're saying that he should have "concentrated on football on the field."
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Old January 15th, 2018, 12:38 PM   #20
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James Comey reminds some who have forgotten what MLK was all about.

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On MLK day, I like to read his Letter From Birmingham Jail, which still resonates: “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away... and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation...”
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