Everyone else has weighed in on the issue — why not Beyoncé’s mom?
Tina Knowles, he mother of the pop star, took to Instagram in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernic’s decision to sit it out during the playing of the national anthem at the start of each game.
“The people that are so offended and apppalled [sic] by Mr. Kaebernick’s [sic] protest,” she began.
“I’d like to know if they are as outraged by all the senseless killing of minorities, all of the racial injustices in America, that people are okay with. We turn a blind eye to it and as long as it is not affecting us personally we avoid thinking, discussing, protesting, and doing a thing about it.”
Senseless killing of minorities? She certainly can’t be talking about officer-involved shootings.
Harvard economics Professor Roland G. Fryer, an African-American, analyzed more than 1,000 officer-involved shootings and concluded there was no evidence of racial bias. None, zero, nada, zilch.
Kaepernic created a media storm when he staged a one-man sit in during the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner” at a pre-season game with the Green Bay Packers, (the 49ers lost — served them right).
“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” he said afterwards. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Bodies in the street? Sounds like Kaepernic, jist like Knowles, doesn’t much care about the truth.
Washington State University researcher Lois James found that law enforcement officers were less likely to shoot unarmed blacks than they were unarmed white or Hispanics.
In her Instagram post, Knowles went on to compliment Kaepernic for his bravery.
“He is saying that it is hard to hear the song that says ‘The land of the Free and the home of the brave,’” she stated. “Because it’s not true!!!!! He is truly being brave.”
So sitting on your rump in support of a myth is suddenly an act of bravery? Kaepernic and Knowles both should go find their “safe place” and suck their thumbs.
After playing his stunt Friday, he announced that he’ll “continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,” (or something).
Although Kaepernick has received some support for his antics, most have been critical. Actor James Woods took the criticism to the next level by offering a suggestion to put an end to it.
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The people that are so offended and apppalled by Mr. Kaebernick’s protest. I ‘d like to know if they are as outraged by all the senseless killing of minorities, all of the racial injustices in America, that people are okay with. We turn a blind eye to it and as long as it is not affecting us personally we avoid thinking , discussing , protesting , and doing a thing about it. Here is a man that is taking a non violent stand to bring attention to this horrible problem. He is not saying he does not love or respect his country or our flag,but the flag is supposed to be a symbol of freedom , equality, and justice for all !! Is that really what the flag stands for??? He is saying that it is hard to hear the song that says ” The land of the Free and the home of the brave.” Because it’s not true!!!!! He is truly being brave. Please support him for stepping out and taking a stand . Let’s not let them ostracize him let’s support him . Mr. Wade said it best “Enough is Enough” What will we do today to contribute to change no mater how small. ❤️
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