There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the NFL demonstrations during pre-game ceremonies this year. A few readers asked if I had an opinion on them, so I’ll weigh in.
In Part 1, we covered the impact of the Ferguson saga on community organizing, race relations, and police vigilance. The following are more excerpts from that conversation, with a focus on what political activists can learn from these events. My commentary follows each blocked quote. Let’s continue:
I enjoy discussions with friends. Last week, I had a conversation with friends about Ferguson, MO and the aftermath of the Darren Wilson decision. Yahoo story on Ferguson: https://news.yahoo.com/mayor-vows-rebuild-riot-torn-us-town-ferguson-200210678.html We explored police misconduct, misguided protests, and suggestions for how blacks (and America at large) can move forward. This article will not focus on whether officer …
A (White) NFL Receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles ignited a firestorm after he was caught on tape using the ‘n-word’: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000224943/article/eagles-excuse-riley-cooper-from-all-team-activities The entire Riley Cooper situation is overblown.