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Old 08-19-2018, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: 11-year-old kneels for Pledge of Allegiance at school. Clinton commends her: ‘Kee

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We were not discussing Trump. You have a sick fixation about the man.

So, what NFL players who have kneeled in protest, have actually done something to help black kids at risk? Please be specific with links.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ily/816289002/
https://www.redskins.com/news/ryan-a...-football-camp

https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/desean-jackson


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Within a greater article (which is kind of interesting) I dug this out:
https://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/2...ee_agency.html

The Eric Reid Invitational golf tournament, which started in 2015 to benefit the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, was canceled last May after "five to six" major sponsors of the event pulled their financial backing following Reid's protests according to tournament director Lorri Burgess.

Burgess, who is also the executive director of the Baton Rouge Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, did her best to tell the sponsors they were only hurting kids as the tournament was designed to help fund a summer camp for children with sickle cell disease in the Baton Rouge area.

When Reid found out about the sponsors pulling out of the tournament - and the ultimate cancellation of the tournament - he jumped into action.

Reid pledged an additional $10,000 to the Foundation to ensure the summer camp could go on for 50 kids. Reid covered travel expenses for field trips and lunches for the camp.Going forward, he's looking at starting an annual basketball game at his alma mater Dutchtown between police and fire departments from local parishes.
https://www.torreysmith.org/about/

There's five as I go up the list. I will let you do the rest if you need to here's the list https://herosports.com/nfl/list-of-p...al-anthem-a7a7
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Default Re: 11-year-old kneels for Pledge of Allegiance at school. Clinton commends her: ‘Kee

First link: A one time donation of money. While nice, a bit after the fact, dontcha think?

Second link: A one day football camp, involving gift bags and autograph sessions. While nice, one day is not going to influence a whole lot of at risk kids.

Third link: Donates to charities. While nice, where is the personal involvement? Limited. Anyone, myself included, can write a check.

Fourth Link: THAT is what I am talking about. Those that are actively involved. And for the record, as of this article, TORREY SMITH HAS NOT TAKEN A KNEE. San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith explains why he doesn't kneel - NFL Nation- ESPN

Do you understand now? Taking a knee doesn't show or prove a thing... it's your consistent, day to day actions that define who and what you are, not a token action played for the world to see.

Someday, you may finally learn this.
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uniformed officers
and you already know that
indiscriminate killing of blacks has gone on for centuries and still is going on.
even if it was some reason trivial to me, I hope I would have the merit to stand up for his taking a knee to protest something that obviously means something to a third of our country.
We're not talking about centuries of actions by law enforcement, we're talking about present day. These players are protesting things that they saying are occurring today, so your coherent ramblings are irreverent to the topic at hand.

My point was that these players are using their spotlight, not on bringing attention to the perceived injustices, because they have not yet demonstrated what injustice they are protesting. They are simply putting the spotlight on themselves. If they were serious, they would be actively engaged in the community, not just writing a check or signing an autograph here or there.

As for Lebron James, I do applaud his involvement in his community by helping to fund a school. But don't be fooled, the majority of the costs are being funded by us Ohio taxpayers.

https://www.12up.com/posts/6137930-r...ons-every-year
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