The Superbowl has been over. It was a nail-biter for every Patriots and Falcons fan, or just those of us who love to see a great game. I have to admit, I was rooting for the Falcons to pull out the win over the Patriots because, well as a 30 year football fan, I just don't like the Patriots. And of course, there's whole "cheating" thing. Kind of reminds me of the "patriots" of this country in that they will do whatever it takes to hold on to their "power" and "privilege."
As much as I dislike the New England Patriots, I was very supportive of a select few Black Patriots who chose to decline the offer to visit Trump at the White House. Why should they? This is by far, one of the most divisive, hate-inducing, vomit-inducing "Presidents" in our lifetime. Why would a Black man want to stand in the midst of a man who really, deep down, thinks nothing of them? Oh, but you're great at "throwing/catching" that ball and "running."
Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty are two of several Patriots that will not honor the tradition of meeting with the President. "I'm not going to the White House," McCourty said in a text to Time. "Basic reason for me is I don't feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't."
That decision should be understood and accepted correct? Surely just like Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem for justice was embraced...right? Oh wait....
Brainwashed and questionably braid DEAD Trump supporters quickly took to their favorite pass time, bitching about people taking a stance against right-wing BS and man were they hot. Check out some of the tweets below:
The hypocrisy of the predominantly White Trump supporters is both astounding and infuriating. I personally have had enough of "European immigrants" to this country attempting to tell the very BLACK people who's ancestors built it, what is "American or UnAmerican." #sitchoassdown Hashtag that please. I am beyond sick and tired of the "privileged people" in this country cheering on when a fellow privilegeer invokes his or her super powers, but can't seem to grasp why a Black man will not support a President who has done nothing but slap marginalized groups in the face.
Blacks in this country can not protest, kneel, boycott, walk out or anything else that hurts Whites feelings or make them "uncomfortable." Well guess what? We've been "uncomfortable" in this country for quite some time. No. Stating this, fighting for true equality or protesting does not make us any less "American" than YOU. In fact, it makes us more American. That is what the military actually fought for (no for a flag and song), but for EVERY American to have the right to stand up and protest those issues that affect them.
I support the members of the Patriots who have taken a stand for what they believe and will not shake the hand of the current Fascist in Chief. But...I still don't like your team!
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