Kaepernick and the NFL 4 Dec 17
By Tony Medley
Woe Betide the NFL:
The NFL finds itself in a snafu due to some ill-informed athletes
led by former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who “took a knee” for
the National Anthem and the flag protesting “police brutality” citing
the killing of
acknowledged hoodlum Michael Brown by a police officer whom Brown
attacked. So far the NFL has handled it abysmally.
This is how clueless
and destructive Kaepernick and his cohorts are. There are lots of
problems in the black community. Police brutality is not high on the
There's the matter of
births to unwed mothers. In 1940, unmarried women delivered 3.8% of the
babies born in the U.S. The illegitimacy rate tripled among
African-Americans going from 24% in 1960, to an astounding 74% of births
of black babies now. The numbers of white children living in fatherless
homes tripled but from only 6% to only 18% over the same period.
According to Census
Bureau data, about 20% of black children were living with just a mother
in 1960. The comparable figure for 2013 is over 50%. Black mothers
generally perform heroically in both raising and supporting their
children alone with no help from the absentee fathers (like NFL star
Adrian Peterson who has allegedly fathered at least six children by six
different women living in three different states). But the breakdown of
the black nuclear family structure is a far more appalling problem
causing the problems facing the black community than police brutality.
As to the number of
blacks murdered by other blacks
a 2007, according to a
U. S. Bureau of Justice Statistics report blacks were victims of 7,999
homicides in 2005 and that 93 percent were killed by people who shared
The FBI’s annual
Crime in the United States reports that the percentage of blacks
murdered by blacks averaged between 90-91% between 2009 and 2013. The
numbers in Chicago confirm the genocide of blacks by blacks. In 2011,
the last year for which numbers are available, there were 433 homicides
in Chicago, 326 of the victims were black and 71.3% of the murderers of
the black victims were black.
These are the big
problems in the black community. If Kaepernick and his fellow protesters
were complaining about these problems, they would have a lot more
support. But when they ignore the breakdown in the black nuclear family
unit to create a racist straw man like “police brutality” to blame
instead of looking inward to the real causes, they lose any credibility
they might otherwise have.
protest by insulting the flag is not acceptable. When Kaepernick and his
misguided advocates “take a knee” in front of that flag they disrespect
the 400,000 white Union soldiers who died and more than a million others
who were wounded fighting under that flag to free the slaves during the
There are black
thinkers who raise these issues, like economists Thomas Sowell and
Walter Williams, but they are voices crying in the wilderness. Worse,
they are ignored or pilloried by the black Civil Rights Industry led by
people like Jessie Jackson and the disgraced Congressman John Conyers.
If only Kaepernick and his followers would raise these issues that
Sowell and Williams constantly harp about, how much good they could do!
Is this guy stupid?
On Sunday, November 26 Oakland Raider wide receiver Michael Crabtree got
into a fist fight with Denver Broncos defensive back Aqib Talib.
Crabtree was fighting without a helmet. Talib, his opponent, was
fighting with his helmet and facemask still on. Crabtree was swinging at
Talib’s well-protected head with his bare fists. Crabtree attended Texas
Tech University for two years. Apparently he declared for the draft
before attending any classes that might have helped his common sense.
Fortunately for Crabtree it doesn’t take intelligence or common sense to
catch a football.