I get tired of the "black victim" charade from some quarters because I know your fate at the hands of police is directly related to your involvement in violent crime (and attitude). I also dislike the police lobby and our loss of rights through the war on drugs. But we see what happens when police are told to stand down or quite in droves, witness Chicago and San Jose. And there should be something said about the 80 cops killed in the line duty so far this year.
Kapernick is out of line, never mix politics with business.
Wow, where to start with this beauty?
Tired of "black victim", he? Too darn bad for you. The African-American population on these shores has, for the better part of 400 years, been enslaved, terrorized, humiliated, lynched, beaten, and intimidated by not only whites in general, but also by law enforcement. Before the Civil War, and, actually, for a time during the war, Northern law enforcement would return runaway slaves to their Southern masters; after the war, starting around 1880, law enforcement was a key element in virtually enslaving all over again thousands of African-Americans through bogus crime charges, and shipped to growing industries in the South, to be worked to death, literally. Law enforcement was another key in Jim Crow, to intimidate and terrorize African-Americans. Law enforcement tramped peaceful marchers going to Selma with horses and beat them will billy clubs, and in places like Birmingham, attacked them with dogs and water cannons.
It was only in 1985 that the African-American, at least on paper, was made equal. But white America, out of fear, or out of sheer ignorance and hatred, as tried to keep the black man "in his place" even since then. I was reading an article I think on cnn.com, and in it one African-American woman, who had made many white friends over years working with them, was suddenly ostracized when Obama was elected. One of her white co-workers was even quoted by her as saying "Just because Obama got elected, doesn't mean you're in charge". We've seen an explosion in white hate groups since Obama took office.
Think any of this is coincidence? I don't. It's tied to white fear that they are losing their vice-like grip on the U.S. that has gone unchallenged for 4 centuries. And they know that grip will never come back.
What gets me, is the "white victim" crap that's being bandied about by a lot of whites, saying THEY are the victims, when in fact, the playing field is simply, slowly but surely, being leveled and they are losing that built-in advantage of being white. And it scares them. As a white man, it doesn't scare me, but it scares many whites.
And your part about mixing business and politics is quite a delicious irony, considering Donald Trump is doing just that in this campaign, paying off business debts with campaign funds, and trying to grease the skids with Vlad Putin to gin up more business for himself if he wins the election. I don't think you even fathom the hypocrisy of such a statement.