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Old 08-23-2019, 06:00 PM
 
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Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco and Ryan Fitzpatrick still have starting jobs. That fact alone shows CK should have gotten another opportunity.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Over 70% of all black children are raised in a single parent family. Someone needs to take a knee for them.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Over 70% of all black children are raised in a single parent family. Someone needs to take a knee for them.
That stat is based on marriage, not actual single family homes.

And more white kids are actually born to single family homes than black, but you guys never mention that.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:50 AM
 
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Reid apparently seems to forget the the NFL is first and foremost a business and not a political party...

https://sports.yahoo.com/eric-reid-j...191531281.html


It's entertainment that many people are choosing to do without, given their far left political stance.


We used to watch the NFL- not anymore. Too many "woke" millionaires chastising the people who made them millionaires.


The NFL became boring anyway- there is a pass interference call on nearly every pass and all the players are friends. It is not like old time football where you could actually tackle someone and the players from different teams hated each other.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:56 AM
 
Location: USA
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This is all just so funny. As a black man, I'm SUPPOSED to side with Kap. At least that's what I hear daily. But I don't. Not doing what he did on the job. At no other job can someone do that and not expect to get fired. What made him think that he was so different. He could have protested off the clock.

Now blacks are all mad because no one wants to pick him up. As an Owner, why would I pick up below average QB that's going to be controversial to my business? I wouldn't want to take that chance on an below average QB. They are a dime a dozen.

I don't give a flying bat what Jay-Z buy's with his own money. I black ppl are supposed to be Democrat and stand up for Kap. Man, miss me with that none sense.
Good for you. Kaepernick had a back up job with the Ravens, and blew it when he called the owner's racist publicly with that stupid Jango in Chains tweet.

Kaepernick doesn't want to play in the NFL anymore. He loves being the victim, and an SJW with NO ACCOUNTABILITY. He's not a good QB anyway, and that's why he hasn't had a job in the NFL for the last three seasons. Teams are VERY forgiving. Look at Michael Vick. If you're good enough, YOU PLAY. If not, YOU DON'T.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:02 AM
 
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Reid apparently seems to forget the the NFL is first and foremost a business and not a political party...

https://sports.yahoo.com/eric-reid-j...191531281.html
I wonder if Jay z will be canceled by the left?
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:15 AM
 
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Over 70% of all black children are raised in a single parent family. Someone needs to take a knee for them.
This is true.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:51 AM
 
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It so damn hard just sit back and just enjoy a good ballgame sometimes in these days!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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I'm black too and I didn't have a problem with Kap taking his knee. I also do think racial discrimination and more directly, the idea that Americans don't want to think about racial discrimination, is the main reason why he was not able to get another QB job. There are QBs in the league who had worst numbers than him who played in the past few years so I don't think it was about his talent.

However, that said, I agree with Jay-Z that kneeling in and of itself was not important. "Bringing awareness" to something that most Americans already know about (even if they want to deny it) is not doing anything of value.

IMO black Americans need to have more ownership and commercial interests in all the industries of which we are a large percentage of the workforce and the consumers. The NFL fits both bills and I'm glad to see him make a deal with the NFL.

Jay-Z has a foundation and does a lot of charitable work for black people. He also mentors and encourages other hip hop artists to do the same thing and to me he is starting a positive trend.

Black people in America need to move our movements to the business world now that it wouldn't be acceptable for whites to en mass physically lynch us and kill us and pillage our wealth. The fact that that cannot be done on a wide scale today is proof that the over arching "movement" was successful and we need to get beyond the showiness of kneeling and marching and do thing with our resources to help ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Black people I know are 70/30 on Jay Z and interestingly, those who are so-called "against" him (the 30) are those who are poor and who have nothing going for them and don't understand the fact that our lives today are proof the "movement" worked and we need to stop thinking that putting on some show or some sort of gimmick is doing anything of importance on those issues - like police violence/harassment/murder of black people - that are still issues that impact us as a demographic. You want to change the criminal justice system, you start with voting rights in local communities (and note, I'm not a Republican and don't think Republicans/conservatives are "for" black people - black people are primarily or should be "for" black people and use our political and economic power to assist our people since we are the only ones who care about us and know our issues in our respective communities).
I'm a free speech absolutist just as long as one is not calling for death in the name of sex, race or political affiliation. I'm all for Kap taking a knee. The problem with Kap is that he did it on the work site. Rule of thumb is never talk or bring race, politics and sex at work. Kap brought politics into work, and he got canned for it. Kap should have brought his awareness not to work but should have done so off of work hours. Even at times doing things off of work can land people into hot water with the employer.

As for the black collective being upset with Jay Z over this? Jay Z is just another businessman and he sees an avenue to make money in the name of Social Justice. I hope people who are affected via so called injustice get the necessary funds from the NFL and Roc Nation organization. As for Kap. He got paid by Nike, and by the NFL totaling somewhere around 60 million dollars. Good for him btw.
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 AM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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That stat is based on marriage, not actual single family homes.

And more white kids are actually born to single family homes than black, but you guys never mention that.
#factcheck
That's why you should fact check


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Andy Dalton, Joe Flacco and Ryan Fitzpatrick still have starting jobs. That fact alone shows CK should have gotten another opportunity.
He should Have
But he took the pay out

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Good for you. Kaepernick had a back up job with the Ravens, and blew it when he called the owner's racist publicly with that stupid Jango in Chains tweet.

Kaepernick doesn't want to play in the NFL anymore. He loves being the victim, and an SJW with NO ACCOUNTABILITY. He's not a good QB anyway, and that's why he hasn't had a job in the NFL for the last three seasons. Teams are VERY forgiving. Look at Michael Vick. If you're good enough, YOU PLAY. If not, YOU DON'T.
I respect you opinion, but please do your homework on CK on field play.
No one, not even Joe Montana could have QB this team the last 2 years CK was with the 49ers.
O-line stunk, WR were even worse that doesn't make the QB ad.
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