On Thursday, former ESPN hostess Jemele Hill demanded that black athletes stop playing sports and "entertaining" America because the country doesn't "value black lives."
She praised the NBA for cancelling games this week in protest of the officer involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Although Blake is a criminal, pedophile, rapist and was resisting police.
“On social media and cable news, some fans and commentators heaped scorn upon the players for walking out in the first place, depicting them as selfish athletes who were only throwing a tantrum for the sake of virtue signaling,” Hill wrote in her column on Atlantic.
She claims there is a racist narrative that says “athletes, because of their social and economic status, are a privileged class with no right to complain.”
“What critics… ignore,” she continued, “is that the NBA is a predominantly Black league and that just because its Black players are professional athletes, that doesn’t protect them from police violence and harassment.”
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 27, 2020
Despite the potential financial risks, the players were right to explore whether they could grab America’s attention by withholding their services. Had the NBA players opted to carry out a long-term strike, just imagine what that might have looked like: They play in cities that depend on the revenue they generate. Perhaps upon feeling the financial strain, officials in those cities might have been more motivated to reimagine their police force. Perhaps NBA owners might have been so bothered by losing money that they would have used their power and connections to put pressure on the right people to change the status quo. An extended strike also would have put pressure on NFL players to act. Pro football is by far the most popular sport in America. Nearly 70 percent of its players are Black. If Black NFL players followed the NBA players’ lead, a big chunk of the sports economy would be made contingent on racial progress.
Hill is far from the mark on this one. Her claims that America does not care about black lives is far from true...and if black athletes don't want to play sports then that is fine. They can kiss the fat paycheck that comes along with it goodbye.
She acts as if they are forced to play, when in reality they are showcasing their skills and being compensated handsomely for it.
Trending Political News
SHOCKING: Woman Gets Punched in Face After Reading Scripture During Live-Streamed Mass In Philadelphia
It seems that you're not safe anywhere anymore, not even at church.
Sure there have been the occasional church shooting, but that's not even what I'm referring to.
The Real Reason Nancy Pelosi Wants Biden to Cancel Presidential Debates
There has been ongoing speculation as to whether or not former Vice President Joe Biden will actually go through with the presidential debates this year.
There are a number of excuses that he could use, but as of right now we are expecting the debates to happen.
WATCH: CNN Reporter Outdoes Babylon Bee, Calls Kenosha Riots 'Fiery But Mostly Peaceful'
The MSM is trash and they know it. There is no need to look for why their ratings are so low because it's no secret that they are complete morons.
The thing that they don't realize is that we're not. Well, most of us aren't anyway. I can't speak for liberals.
BREAKING! MSM Outlets Drops RNC Coverage During This Speech...Including Fox News!
I've mentioned it once or twice lately and I've been discussing it with some friends of mine, but I've started noticing something about Fox News.
First of all, they are a conservative news outlet, that much is true. However, over the last couple of months, I've been noticing that they seem to be pulling a few tricks out of the playbook from the liberal outlets.
President Trump Declares 'We Put Our Faith in Almighty God!'
During President Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention, he pointed out just how different his views of America are, versus that of the Democrats. They preach doom and gloom and see the United States as a place of darkness. However, Trump affirms the American faith in "Almighty God" and sees our country as a land of blessings and opportunity.
He asked how on earth Joe Biden and his posse can expect to lead our nation when they spend most of their time “tearing down our country.”
Nervous Nancy: 'I Don't Think There Should Be Any Debates'
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday that she doesn't think there should be any presidential debates between Democrat nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump. She said they would only be an “exercise in skullduggery.”
“I myself — don’t tell anybody I told you this. Especially don’t tell Joe Biden. I don’t think that there should be any debates,” she continued, “I do not think that the President of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence data, and facts. I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”