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Old January 15th, 2018, 12:41 PM   #21
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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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n two recent polls that were both conducted within the past week, a majority of respondents said that they disagree with Kaepernick's decision to protest racial inequality and police brutality by not standing for the national anthem.

In one poll, which was conducted by Reuters, 72 percent of Americans said that they thought Kaepernick's behavior was unpatriotic. Another 61 percent said that they do not "support the stance Colin Kaepernick is taking and his decision not to stand during the national anthem."

The Reuters poll of 2,903 adults was conducted between Sept. 6-12. Kaepernick's protest went public on Aug. 26.

The poll included 1,481 people who identified as white and 612 people who identified as racial minorities. Of those two groups, 70 percent of whites disagreed with Kaepernick's stance, while only 40 percent of racial minorities disagreed with the 49ers quarterback.
If this is the study you're talking about, I don't know if I could consider it a good one. Minorities were not really well represented (more White people were surveyed than minorities). It doesn't even say what minority group they polled, it just says minorities. What minorities?

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In the poll released this week, just 29 percent of Americans hold a “somewhat favorable” view of Kaepernick. Ten percent have a “very favorable” outlook. Yet, 46 percent of those polled still view Kaepernick unfavorably and 28 percent have a “very unfavorable” view. Twenty-five percent of people polled are undecided.

Black Americans hold a more favorable view of Kaepernick going into the season: 43 percent found him favorable compared to 29 percent of white people and 20 percent of “other minorities.” Black people who were polled were also twice as likely as any other group to boycott the NFL and stop watching football.
So clearly a majority of Black ppl support the protests.

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Old January 15th, 2018, 12:45 PM   #22
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Happy King Day back and I got wonderful family news this very day.

edit: Why does Dexter King stay silent and keep a low profile?

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Old January 15th, 2018, 01:38 PM   #23
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X was a psychopath, Ali was a racist according to the 21st century definition of the word, and Kaep is just an attention whore distracting from his weak ass play.

MLK was alright though.
My father agreed, well not with your reasons, but with your general thoughts. MLK was admired and loved in our household. X, not at all. Ali was a after thought and none of us took him serious other than his boxing career.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 01:41 PM   #24
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How many Amish are there in mainstream society?
How many quakers in mainstream society?
Jehovah witnesses, hmm ok you might have a touch of a point there.

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How many Amish are there in mainstream society?
How many quakers in mainstream society?
Jehovah witnesses, hmm ok you might have a touch of a point there.
Why would you want to challenge those figures?

It's the one black man and all hell breaking loose that counts. imo
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Why would you want to challenge those figures?

It's the one black man and all hell breaking loose that counts. imo
Its a bad comparison that really is not even remotely relevant. Even though the numbers that are shown are very high. The numbers represent a group who are not in the public eye, and certainly not on a stage even remotely as close as the NFL.
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Plus BLM tied onto him. Anything they associate w/ becomes garbage i see them no differently than any other violent, racially motivated group.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 06:48 PM   #28
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MLK was a great man of peace.
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Old January 15th, 2018, 07:36 PM   #29
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MLK was a great man of peace.
As a teenager, I continuously reminded my parents that he pretty much was all that was holding back full-on race wars.
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As someone old enough to remember what people were saying about MLK back when he was alive and kicking, the reaction was pretty much the same as the reaction to Kaepernick, there were plenty who reviled him as a troublemaker. That he was taking the Civil Rights Movement too far, too fast.
If you listen to his "I have a Dream" speech, those words are followed by "Fuck the dream Martin, NOW" spoken by, I want to say, Stokely Carmichael, voicing the complaint that King was appeasing white people, that the movement wasn't going far enough, fast enough.
I was also an avid reader of Ebony and Jet magazines back then, even in the black media, he had plenty of detractors.

Sainthood and near universal praise came after his murder.
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