Ray Lewis isn’t known for keeping his opinions to himself (see POWERFUL: NFL Star Ray Lewis Puts #BlackLivesMatter on Notice and Awesome! Former NFL Star Ray Lewis Bluntly Explains Why You’re so Broke). So when asked about Colin Kaepernick?
Ray Lewis is exhausting man. Here's his hot take on Kaepernick.pic.twitter.com/LmI9r5lsQD
— D (@Delo_Taylor) September 8, 2016
My only advice to Colin Kaepernick is this: I understand what you’re trying to do. But, take the flag out of it. I have uncles. I have brothers who walked out of my house, going into the military, saying, ‘I will never see you again.’ To understand that, I will always respect that part of what our patriotism should be. And that’s the side I think Colin just needs to step back. To affect true change, if you don’t have a solution, if you aren’t seen as a true activist, to go into the hood and do these things on a daily basis, and not just jump up and protest this one thing because you’re sick of it? We’ve been sick of racism for 400 plus years.
Measured? Well reasoned? Agreeing with the point Kaepernick was trying to make? Not denying that racism exists?
Meh… He told Colin he wasn’t thinking it through. Lewis brought up veterans. Ergo…
@Delo_Taylor When ever black people take a stand and white people don't like it they send in a black they like to tell black people to stop.
— sean (@LuckymoneyEny) September 8, 2016
@Delo_Taylor What exactly does Ray Lewis know about being seen as a "true activist"? Baltimore been called his ass out for doing nothing
— Jon Davis (@antipaleskin) September 8, 2016
@Delo_Taylor Your uncles and brothers didn't serve for colors and pub songs written by slavers Ray.
— TruGalt (@TrueGalt7) September 8, 2016
— ️#navyseal (@_JamesDaMan) September 8, 2016
I'm mad at whoever thought to ask Ray Lewis is opinion on CK 😒😒 https://t.co/F2N3TVfTvR
— Seretha JC (@SerethaJC) September 8, 2016
Measured and well reasoned is triggering.
Here’s the big macro lesson from this. If you’re a black man and you dare question the actions of another black man, you’re out of line. You’re out of touch. You may even be an Uncle Tom. We saw the same sorts of reactions to Cam Newton when Cam Newton dared say we’re in a post-racial world. Read Cam Newton on Kaepernick: ‘We’re all the same color.’ Twitter Rages…
If there’s been a theme of posts this week, it’s the constant crying of “racism” from people who are ironically super racist. Why do I say some of these boo-hoo crybabies are racist? They’re assuming all black people must behave the same way. They’re assuming black people need safe spaces from remarks. They want to keep white people out of the “racist” discussion because white people? They can’t understand. Why? Because all white people are the same.
So a lot of the people who want to constantly talk about race? It sure seems like they’re being a little bit racist, right? Assuming all people of a certain race think and act the same way. I’m pretty sure that’s racism. Yes? Gosh, it seems like I’ve been writing this point a lot lately. All week in fact.
Speaking of “racism” and things that are total crap…