It’s the American way isn’t…everyone wants to be rich, but if/when you become rich you lose all right to complain about anything apparently.
This argument about Kaep having a money meaning he can NEVER complain about injustice against others…
Or because he’s not having the best year professionally, that he should just shut up and play, doesn’t sit well with me.
And don’t get me started on this idea that some folks have that cause Kaep was adopted and raised by white parents that somehow that means he should shut up about folks in underprivileged areas? Or because he’s half white that he has no right to even talk about the inequalities between Black and White folks.
Funny thing about being rich…unless you got around looking that way i.e. bodyguards, flashy clothes, paparazzi following you where you go…most folk would likely not even know who you are. I mean I’m here in NOLA, all kinds of celebs come here and even live here…wouldn’t know many of them from adam except when you see them surrounded by excess. So yeah, you can be rich and Black and STILL be profiled…hello, just last month remember the story about Dr Dre almost getting arrested in front of his own darn house?
On the subject of Keap just mad or trying to get attention cause he likely to get benched or let go cause he’s not playing so well. Who knows, but could also be that the dude spent alot of time off the field coming to the realization that he’s likely not long for the football life and began to start thinking about life afterwards and about how other like him may live or not lived and he decided, to go out in a blaze of glory if not on the field, but then at least using his visibility to make a statement he wasn’t likely to have been able to once his star had fallen and he was out the lineup.
It was just what bout 2 months ago some of same folks that lauded Ali were praising him in death when it was just as likely if not for his illness that silenced him, they’d likely still be cursing his name. Who knows…maybe Kaep was sitting at home, thinking about his life and the lives of his fellow players, family, friends, watching countless news programs about dead and dying folks killed under the authority and eyes of local law enforcement and their agencies…and was watching alot things like maybe this interview that Ali gave about what he thought of other athletes that were silent and maybe he figured he had enough…
Disrespecting the soldiers is a strawman argument. Just another way to not have to discuss the focus of his protest. The strawman is much easier to defend and be outraged over as opposed to the real context behind which he said he was protesting.