Sponsors Are Dropping NFL Players for Protesting. This Is What We Mean When We Say ‘White Supremacy’


The Watch Dog response: And folk don’t get it that we are not truly free. Kaepernick Protest is validating where black folk stand in these USofA.  I am so glad that I ain’t ignant to what is going on around me. It just bothers me that some of my black folk are so damn religious that they don’t speak out on anything but ignant mess on Social Media while folk like Kaepernick and others are fighting for equality for all. But these folk that ain’t saying a damn thing benefit on backs of those who sacrifice for them. I bet Kaepernick want to just say the hell with this but I bet again that he says, it ain’t about me and them, but it is about him the creator. Thank you Kaepernick and others who are sacrificing for the future.

A Denver car dealership announced that it will “evaluate” Denver Broncos star Von Miller to decide whether it wants to continue its endorsement deal with the All-Pro linebacker. Last year, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall lost two endorsement deals when he decided to join Colin Kaepernick in protesting during the national anthem.

CenturyLink terminated its agreement with Marshall in a statement that said in part:

While we acknowledge Brandon’s right, we also believe that whatever issues we face, we also occasionally must stand together to show our allegiance to our common bond as a nation. In our view, the national anthem is one of those moments. For this reason, while we wish Brandon the best this season, we are politely terminating our agreement with him.

These corporations completely ignored the statement these players were trying to make and instead bent to the sentiment largely held by white people that the protests are unpatriotic.

That last sentence is not conjecture. An October 2016 Quinnipiac poll, the only extensive national poll on the subject, found that 74 percent of African Americans agreed with “not standing during the national anthem in order to protest police violence in the black community,” while 63 percent of white respondents disagreed. (The Root)

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One thought on “Sponsors Are Dropping NFL Players for Protesting. This Is What We Mean When We Say ‘White Supremacy’

  1. KPernick praised Castro
    He is not mental giant

    Supports blm
    A terrorists organization
    Before you say a word
    Any group at their rallies who calls for murderer of another
    Terrorist organization. Plain n simple

    He is an over paid sub par athlete who disrespects his
    Country n thee military
    There is a time n place for everything
    He is at work getting paid do a job not protest

    His 1st amendment rights do not say a tight to protest at work
    It says the government shall not

    People from all over the world dream of coming to America

    Irregardless of color or religion or national origin

    Do america must be pretty awesome than
    I was speaking yesterday with my insurance rep
    She is 39 came to this country when she was 3with her family from Cuba in a bananna boat
    Ask her and her family about Castro and why they fled

    Do you have dd214 ?

    I doubt you do

    PS read up on the actions of the 1st man who earned his medal of honor
    Though raised a slave
    In civil war wounded and being the color bearer
    Never allowed that flag to touch ground

    He saw real racism ad a slave
    But took great pride in that flag and America

    I doubt he would have ever taken a knee

    Everything is not about race
    I am just as pissed at anybody intentionally disrespecting that flag and what it stands for

    Never ever again shall I watch the nfl

    I hope it folds

    Like

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