Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tried to appease everyone by asking his team to kneel down before the national anthem during a Monday Night Football game at the University of Phoenix Stadium, where they took on the Arizona Cardinals.

Jones's compromise backfired badly, as boos rained down on the kneeling Cowboys. The team linked arms and bent their knees to show "unity" in their hatred for the president of the United States. Then they stood up as the anthem was played.

The Arizona Cardinals also stood and linked arms, but they did not kneel down before the anthem played.

Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant said the display was in direct response to President Trump saying team owners should fire SOBs who protest the flag.

“I feel like that’s the true definition of unity,” Bryant said. “Trump can’t divide this.”

“[What Trump said was] super disrespectful," Bryant told the Dallas Morning News. "We showed great unity tonight… We’re not going to let a guy like that tear us apart. Not just us but this whole entire league. We’re a prime example of positive people. He should have never said that. It was a clear punch in the face. I feel like we made up for that.”

President Trump was among the television audience tuning in to see if the Cowboys would protest. Trump tweeted about the Cowboys early Tuesday morning.

“Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!” he tweeted. “The booing at the NFL football game last night, when the entire Dallas team dropped to its knees, was the loudest I have ever heard. Great anger…. But while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem. Big progress being made -- we all love our country!”

The Cowboys defeated the Cardinals by a score of 28-17.
 




 

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

  • JV

    *ahem*
    ------------
    President should not be telling the Washington Redskins to change their name-our country has far bigger problems! FOCUS on them,not nonsense

    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2013

  • Jen_no_juice

    Kneeling BEFORE the game means nothing. Kneeling for the anthem is not to disrespect the flag but to bring awareness that "freedom and justice for all " isn't being upheld. If MANY vets don't have a problem MR. Trump than why do you (someone who hasn't served and purposely missed the draft). Also, according to flag rules, having the horizontal like they have on the field is disrespect, but he's nite going to mention that

  • GuestSTAR

    Yeah, among many other things he's a hypocrite.

  • ShWa

    Clown.

  • Kanyade

    LIke seriously, dude you are tweeting about people kneeling and not-standing, or not-kneeling and standing, when North Korea has bombs aimed deadt at us? Seriously!?

    Bigger fish, babe, there are bigger fish with which to deal than "how dare those NFL players not respect the national anthem". Like, diversion much? Seriously? SERIOUSLY!!!!????!!!!

  • ThottyPippen

    These teams don't even know what they're kneeling for now. Is it for social injustice? To spite Trump? Because everyone is doing it? The meaning got lost in translation.

  • You Could Never

    Big part of my issue with this is when Colin was out there kneeling he was the cheese. He stood alone. NOBODY had that mans back in solidarity. No owner. very few players. Like my heart broke bc every week he did it and every week he was alone.

    NOW bc Trump says something its we are going to do it. Why now? Where were you LAST season? You were once scared but now you arent bc everyone else is doing it? Like your mom used to say if everyone jumped off a bridge does that mean YOUR ass gonna do it? So many followers and no leaders. And my guy Kap STILL AINT GOT NO DAMN JOB.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    TP: Maybe it's all of those especially after Trump called complete strangers exercising their 1st Amendment rights SOBs.
    If you're a black female you should be offended that Trump called the mothers of mostly black players b*tches.

  • Shamari123

    Well the national anthem is one of the most racist, pro-slavery,
    anti-black songs in the American lexicon, especially when you read the full lyrics of it. I don't understand why people cannot respect others wishes for kneeling. It's not like they were being loud and disrupting the national anthem. We have bigger issues to focus on AKA North Korea.

  • JV

    Since last Friday, when he mentioned "thoughts and prayers" for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico at one of his campaign rallies (I refuse to call them anything else), he has mentioned the NFL 12 times. He has not mentioned Puerto Rico since.

    The whole country is leveled, won't have electricity for months, and a cracked dam imperils up to 70,000 more residents. If there was ever a time to send the National Guard to help, this would be it -- yet the administration has stated it won't even look into the issue until mid-October. Meanwhile, U.S. citizens are almost certainly going to die because of inaction. FEMA doesn't have the resources to do this alone. I make the distinction "U.S. citizens" because this will be Trump's Katrina if something doesn't happen fast.

  • Noirluv45

    People that were there said there were hardly any boos at all. The spin zone strikes again. Even if people did boo, so what?

  • Noirluv45

    It isn't even about the kneeling. It's about White folks wanting everyone to worship their idols.

  • zeta4life

    *NEW POST*....this is not that serious..

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Zeta!!

  • ThottyPippen

    I've been offended. Everything Trump has said thus far has been offensive, what's the difference now? Especially for folks like Ray Lewis who condemned Kaep to the fullest. He said he would NEVER take a knee because it was disrespectful, but because Trump makes a statement now it's alright? At this point we're not even talking about the social injustices...it's all about spiting TRUMP.

    LeSean McCoy said that Colin wasn't "good enough" for all the distractions he was causing and said that people were being "followers". Now Trump makes a statement, and he completely showed out during the anthem...naw.

  • TOO REAL

    DALLAS COWBOYS AND OWNER ARE FULL OF SHIT. COWARDS
    DON'T MARK THE PROTEST WITH YOUR PRETENDING WAYS. JUST STAND LIKE YOUR OWNER TELLS YOU TOO.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    The only way they will ever understand how some people feel about it is if someone writes a song saying whites are "less than" and then ask whites to stand up and RESPECT it.

  • brownisback

    I loved Jeffrey Wright's quote
    "If a knee in Freddy Gray's back upset you as much as a knee on the ground, this would be over"

  • Ms.Vanilla

    There's always the first one... The Martyr that gets things going. I wish he still had his job but sometimes that's the price you pay. He stood alone in the beginning but not now and that's what's important. I kinda hate to say it but he probably was alone because many of them didn't know the third verse of the Anthem until he brought it to their attention.

  • brownisback

    He mentioned Puerto Rico and the money they owe Wall Street..........."Billons of dollars owed to Wall street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with"

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Trump is deflecting. Let’s talk about the real issues. Like North Korea coming to blow our A$$ up. Little to be know the state of Puerto Rico 3.5 Americans without power or resources. Be he’s making a damn issue about a flag with no life(yes I said it and don’t care what u think). But he wants to make America great again, if so do something for the Americans in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. No offense to any veterans or people who serve.

  • wiseone

    You are full of shit. If you want to do something tell that orange jackass to

  • stav

    You've said a mouth full of truth !

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I do not condone police brutality, hate crimes, or police murdering innocent people..however can we take a kneel over black on black crimes? Bring back the increase the peace rallies, like we had back in the 90's... I remember there were two songs by east coast rap all stars, "self destruction" and the west coast all stars "we're all in the same gang" Truth is a black man is more likely to be murdered by a black man. I would love to see more awareness to stop the killings in our own neighborhoods.

  • You Could Never

    I have not very popular thoughts on Puerto Rico. Basically we have been begging them for DECADES to be the 51st state. They have given us their ass to kiss each time its voted on. But here in recent years they want to...now that they are BROKE as hell. And their finances are in ruins. And now we cant afford I dont beleive to take them on and their massive finances.

    It kinda DOESNT work like that. Okay not kinda. It doesnt. I hate Trump. But the issues with that island pre-date him by about lets see...FIVE DECADES. Yes we should help. They are indeed citizens. But its like a coworker or family member who only wants to be bothered with you when they need something.

  • stav

    I said the exact same thing yesterday! Now that Massa says it's ok , the million dollar slaves gets down on one knee quick, but failed to support Colin and the cause that affects all with black skin!

  • stav

    ROFL, I would not doubt that!

  • JV

    "Basically we have been begging them for DECADES to be the 51st state."
    ----------
    That decision would need to be ratified by congress, and being as though Puerto Rican residents cannot vote and aren't a special interest lobbying firm obviously, that's a huge barrier.

  • You Could Never

    I am aware on how it works.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statehood_movement_in_Puerto_Rico

    Again, its been a no for them for a long time until recent years. They cant get that far if they dont even vote yes they want to take it to Congress. They have been saying no.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    All of this!

  • Miss Thang

    My issue with this is that it's not going to change anything... it's just causing more animosity. What's the end-game here? Are these players going to speak to Congress? What is the point of this? Pure vanity. I don't care because at the end of the day, I believe in free speech, but I hope they don't think they're actually helping anyone by doing this.

  • You Could Never

    I wont call them slaves. And I do understand that everyone aint able finance wise. Some of those guys are taking care of their whole family and didnt want to put that in peril. I get it. But on the other hand the massive response NOW just irritates me. They could have did different. Everyone wants change. They could have supported him diff. Maybe not kneeling. But nobody even wanted to address it hardly it seemed

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    That is so true. But it would require people to look at THEMSELVES and their own selfishness 1st. As this situation and what you've mentioned shows - people would rather deflect the issue to someone or something else than do what it takes to change it. Both of those song focused on what the individual attitude should be.

    In order to be treated better, seen as better, we have to BE better

  • Miss Thang

    I agree with all of this. The fact that Trump is even president is offensive. Not sure how kneeling will actually help anything.

  • Miss Thang

    where in the national anthem does it say that blacks are "less than"?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Are these players going to speak to Congress? What is the point of this?
    ________________
    Some have spoke with Congress, local law enforcement, communities, started organizations...Don't just look on the surface of the protest if you're not reading what's going on behind the scenes.

  • You Could Never
  • Miss Thang

    You're right. I haven't done any deep research into this. All I'm hearing is the media noise and it seems like this is being ratcheted up just to spite Trump. The message isn't coming through loud and clear. The headlines are about Twitter wars and kneeling at games when it should be about racial injustice and what players are doing to counter that.

  • Queen B

    Research the extended version

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    W: Truth is a black man is more likely to be murdered by a black man
    That holds true for every race, but it doesn't excuse cops from being held accountable for their actions.
    I live in Palm Beach county and two years ago next month a black man named Corey Jones was gunned down by a plainsclothes undercover cops on the side of the road after his vehicle broke down.
    Of course the cop lied about identifying himself as a cop because Corey Jones happened to be on the phone with road side assistance at the time.
    If the conversation had not been recorded the cop would not have been charged and the trial is still not scheduled until at least a year from now.

  • You Could Never

    They did get the rest of the world whether you follow NFL or not to pay attention. Not just US. The world. The whole world is now on to this story. And for that I am grateful. I am just torn bc had this all just happened last season, Kap might have a job and we could be further into the fight of bringing our injustices to light it deserves.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Amen ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't see it like that.

    Trump threw the entire NFL under the bus including the owners many of whom supported Trump and seven of them donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration.
    Now they are siding with the players because without them there would be no one to play.

    Trump's careless words forced the owners to join the players not the other way around.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're picking the outliers and obvious hypocrites to make your point.

    Yes, McCoy and Lewis are selfish and are only protesting because Trump insulted them indirectly Friday night but I wouldn't assume that all of the other players have self-serving motives.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They said he was talking about this NFL crap last night during this dinner.

    When are people going to officially recognize that Trump is nuts?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    There are plenty people trying to get this back to the original message and intent of racial injustice. There are many players passionately pursuing this movement! Anquan Boldin retired from football to pursue this. "Football has afforded me a platform throughout my career to have a greater impact on my humanitarian work, and at this time I feel drawn to make the larger fight for human rights a priority," Boldin said in the statement. "My life's purpose is bigger than football."

    I would suggest Googling and following this more closely before you criticize the players kneeling.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The strangest thing about the case is that the cop did everything NOT to identify himself as a cop.

    He left his vest in the van (which had 'police' on it).

    He left his police-issued gun in the van. He left his police issued phone in the van.

    And he parked the unmarked police van in front of Corey's vehicle basically blocking him from leaving if the car had been drivable.

    The entire thing was crazy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The strangest thing about the case is that the cop did everything NOT to identify himself as a cop.

    He left his vest in the van (which had 'police' on it).

    He left his police-issued gun in the van. He left his police issued phone in the van.

    And he parked the unmarked police van in front of Corey's vehicle basically blocking him from leaving if the car had been drivable.

    The entire thing was crazy.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    THAT part! Okay so the owners linked arms and took knees. Good. You're drawing more attention to this. I was really surprised Jerry Jones allowed his players to do that AND he participated. Granted it was before the anthem, but progress, I guess. Now who's signing Kap???

  • MoniquetheGeek

    THAT part! Okay so the owners linked arms and took knees. Good. You're drawing more attention to this. I was really surprised Jerry Jones allowed his players to do that AND he participated. Granted it was before the anthem, but progress, I guess. Now who's signing Kap???

  • You Could Never

    Ben Watson another one of my faves. He speaks out A LOT and does a lot. He went viral after Ferguson. Was playing for the Saints then. He still is vocal and still working behind the scenes.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/baltimore-ravens-benjamin-watson-colin-kaepernick-donald-trump/index.html

  • You Could Never

    We asked last night did hell freeze over. Jerry Jones. I am still stunned lol. I wasnt expecting that one. EVER

  • Noirluv45

    Thank you.

  • Waya Hedia

    Taking a knee accomplishes ZERO. Style over substance. Brain dead self important idiots.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    As I said before, I do not condone police brutality or innocent people being killed by police.. however it starts in the community. I never see people, specifically our people, protesting against black on black crimes... you really think anyone can take us seriously rallying, kneeling etc against slain blacks killed by police.. but being mute when it comes to our own community. Think about it... when Dr. King, lead the civil rights movement, they were taking seriously, because at that time, black people were a proud race.. with morals and standards. Now we have photo opportunist, Deray McKesson hollering black lives matter.. and that's only when a cop has killed one of us...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There are rallies held all the time protesting black on black crime--the media doesn't cover it because white people don't care.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    MLK and other civil rights marchers were brain-dead self important idiots, too?

  • Waya Hedia

    They weren't being paid millions of dollars at the height of a profession IN AMERICA to kneel.

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    These damn ads wore me down...I just click the link for those camo shoes...and I think I'm going to buy a pair.....weak moment...

  • Yoni7

    So it's just "Run BOY, run" to you, huh?

  • ThottyPippen

    I picked those examples because that's the point I was initially making. Had more teams or players done this last year, most people would know exactly WHY they're kneeling (even if some of the teams or players had other intentions). Now, it's convoluted and the discussions have geared towards taking a stand against TRUMP. Any protest for or against the NFL is credited towards being for or against Trump. The narrative is switching. I just want to know why the Cowboys took a knee. Solidarity is a cute word to use, but solidarity for or against what?

  • Waya Hedia

    OH god.. I have noticed though, that since they started kneeling black crime has gone down.

  • Yoni7

    But remember blacks ARE convicted when they kill each other. COPS, for the majority, are NOT!

  • stav

    We are all slaves in the verb sense of the word, if we all go and work hard for someone else, and footballers work very hard to where they do and can risk their health significantly on their job.

  • You Could Never

    The unknown verse tree

  • Yoni7

    RIGHT HERE....

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
    A home and a Country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
    Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

  • TamG

    Nail.on.head.

  • TamG

    So very true.

  • You Could Never

    Yeah he was in his feelings that we wanted free. That song is bigotry personified. The writer of that song, Key was about as pro-slavery, anti-black and anti-abolitionist as you could get at the time. Sad folks are just now realizing that really. And some still dont know

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Please tell me where... and I'm not a media person.. I don't look at the news stations because they report what they want to.. I live smack dab in the middle of Atlanta... and have colleagues all over the United States, who live in major cities, particularly black neighborhoods.. we all feel the same way.. personally haven't seen increase the peace rallies since the early 90's.. social media i.e. Instagram and twitter are major platforms for making these rallies come to fruition. I see nothing but NFL kneeling and anti Donald trump messages.. so please tell me where these rallies are being held.

  • Yoni7

    If the white folks don't like it.......there is always NASCAR and hockey.

  • You Could Never

    I kinda disagree. We are paid. Slave labor is free. Is it enough? No. Never. But we are paid and last time I checked Im not up here getting my ass beat for what I am about to do now...go to lunch and take a break.

  • TamG

    One thing I like about this site is the independent-minded commenters. I am heartened to read the comments here daring to question the hysteria of it all. This kneel-gate thing is ridiculous on so very many levels. So glad some others see it too; knowing that everyone isn't a mindless follower makes me smile.

  • Yoni7

    Then it's working for the greater good. Wouldn't you agree?

  • You Could Never
  • ThottyPippen

    Also, I wish the media people would start (I don't know if they haven't) putting the mic in front of these big name white athletes more. Get their pulse on what's going on in America. Let me hear what they're for or against.

  • Diva_woman

    This is probably the most disorganized pointless portion of a movement I can think of. Not sure exactly what the purpose or end goal is but I don’t see this accomplishing whatever that goal may be.

  • Diva_woman

    They don’t even know what the end goal is. Just doing something to do it

  • Diva_woman

    The world is covering the story of kneeling and the nfl losing money, and trump’s tweets. The world is not looking at the social injustice against blacks or caring about them any more than they have. Laws aren’t being changed, nothing is happening but the stupid nfl having issues (which I don’t care about lol)

  • You Could Never

    Hockey is now kneeling too. So is baseball. NASCAR is the lowest viewed sport lol. Everyone was laughing at his ass yesterday in the news comments when they said they will fire the kneelers. Dude there a whole entire major motorspeed way here and just like Karlie Redd...no one was listening lol. Even white folks was like nobody even watches no damn NASCAR no more. I had tears.

  • Diva_woman

    Who cares what trump has to say, he says a lot of things. Again, what are they accomplishing by kneeling besides a bunch of confusion for their sport? Since I could care less about their sport then it’s fine by me if it implodes but the whole thing makes little sense. But what more could we expect from loosely educated men who run into each other for a living and get paid millions for it. Their judgment isn’t probably the best

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    The original goal was to address police brutality and social injustice of African Americans.

    Now? I’m not quite sure. The YTs twisted it up into something else. That’s what they do...

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    So is the owner kneeling to address police brutality among blacks or nah?

    They turned this whole thing into a Trump protest SMH

  • Diva_woman

    Exactly, the original “goal” was lost in translation a long time ago. Now it’s just a bunch of male egos (trump vs nfl players) trying to prove their manhood. If the nfl wants to get in a pissing contest against the president then so be it but I’m not up in arms about a protest that’s leading to no where.

  • Nina Ross

    So they can protest trump but not Tamir Rice?? Coons

  • You Could Never

    Sorry. This is not true. The news in UK and France are indeed putting in how the movement originated. They are not supposed to care per se about OUR social injustices. France has its OWN huge race issue. Do most even know there is one or care? Why do we expect them to? I just want them to know about ours. Its us who needs to clean up us. Americans.

    From paper in UK "...then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick (center), have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice"

  • Nina Ross

    Black people shouldn't stand for a song that talks about killing them

  • RICHIE_RICH

    It’s about sending a message!!! Why do they have to be brain dead to stand for something they believe in?

  • Yoni7

    NASCAR is the lowest viewed sport lol
    _______________
    My whole point! LOL I wish they would fire EVERY LAST ONE OF THE KNEELERS.....and see how YT America would crumble without their favorite (privilege) past times. TUH! Something as simple as no more sports for YT America; would bring this country to their knees. #nopun LOL

  • Waya Hedia

    "stand for something they believe in"

    lol.

    They are having ZERO effect. If complaining about cops was all that was needed it would be simple. Someone who isn't brain dead would be able to connect the dots. Minimize crim and murder .. cops disappear. Problem solved.

  • Waya Hedia

    You've bought into a very poor interpretation. Not surprised.

  • Waya Hedia

    It was sarcasm. No, I wouldn't agree at all.

  • Yoni7

    So was mine.

  • Anunnaki

    Well dam. Yoni7, how the hell are u..lol

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    So they took a knee in defiance to Trump BUT not fir unarmed Black people being murdered by cops & cops getting away with it?

  • Yoni7

    I'm well. How 'bout yourself?

  • Anunnaki

    Good. ;)

  • FOR COMMENT

    exactly..this is entire thing is stupid

  • FOR COMMENT

    this will hurt the NFL ..know your audience

  • hottlanta

    This was about calling Colin and all of the other black guys "uppidity" Negro. We ALLOWED you to make money and you sit your azz in the corner and be quiet. I was listening to that analogy last night and ole boy from the Washington Post is always conservative said don't go there with me. It is ironic how people have made this about a flag than Dump calling someone a SOB and folks still say we need to respect the office of the President. I guess he said I said I grabbed women by the crotch and got away with it what the hell. This was really a distraction from the facts that Ivanka and Jared both used private email servers while they are in the White House since the stink was made about Hilary emails. My favorite crook Roger Stone gonna testify today as well.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Good for the NFL, players, and the owners. However, let's not lose site on why this was done. Hopefully this will continue. Looking forward to the NBA season.

  • Karen Brady

    YES! Alot of folk are forgetting why Colin took the knee. Colin was not and still is not thinking about Orangeade. We can't get distracted people.. that's what they want.

  • Karen Brady

    Bet you we'll find many cases of sudden onsets of
    layrngitis.

  • hottlanta

    As for the NFL specifically, a Vice report reminds that players were not required to be on the field during the anthem until 2009. “This is not actually part of football. This was invented in 2009 from the government paying the NFL to market military recruitment to get more people to go off and fight wars to die.”

    “This has nothing to do with [the] NFL, or American pastime, or tradition,” Williams continued. “This is to get boys and girls to go fly overseas and go kill people. They’re marketing. They’re pumping millions and millions of dollars into the NFL to get us to put on a pageant in front of the NFL football games to get you to go off and fight.”

    It appears Williams is referencing “paid patriotism” criticism that was documented in a 2015 Senate report that pointed to more than $12 million in contracts between the Defense Department and sports teams, CNN previously reported. Millions of dollars went to renting recruitment kiosks and staging patriotic and “heartwarming” tributes at games.

    “This not only betrays the sentiment and trust of fans, but casts an unfortunate shadow over the genuine patriotic partnerships that do so much for our troops,” the congressional report stated.

  • blkgirlzrok

    Exactly!!!!

  • Dowoop

    If that is the loudest boo-ing he has ever heard he needs to hold an open press conference and that will change really quickly.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So athletes aren't citizens too? Athletes past and present have made political statements but you're a coin or a white racist so you're using every excuse to deflect from talking about the real issue of police brutality.

  • Waya Hedia

    Oh please.. get your head out of your butt. You call everyone a racist.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Go back to your sunken place. Why are blacks required to be lumped together and responsible for each other's actions while whites are treated as individuals and never get asked about white on white crime when they bring up black on black crime to deflect from whatever subject blacks are discussing.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Sunken place? Honey I was raised by parents who marched beside the likes of Abernathy and King. The older generations have my same exact sediments. You're prob apart of this lost generation, who raves about cardi b and these other mumble rappers. I stand firm on my beliefs that just as much energy that is put into "black lives matter", as black on black crimes. It's sad you had to result to insults. I'll pray to the ancestors for you to become awake... byeee

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That's the part of my response that you attack?
    As the old saying goes a hit dog will holler.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you make a lot of assumptions about me which are all wrong but criticizing a movement you don't understand is ignorance and you had nothing to do with what your parents did almost 50 years ago so stop bragging about nothing.

  • #COVFEFE

    Chile folks are just doing this to piss Trump off at this point ?

  • Waya Hedia

    Stop hollerin' and start thinking.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Civil rights for blacks/minorities have been at the forefront in America since slavery was abolished. To state that the kneeling and black lives matter movements don't correlate with Civil Rights and its history is inaccurate. Colin Kaepernick, and others who have or who had huge platforms to make a statement for the injustice that has been bestowed upon blacks and other minorities by the police, could use the same platform to bring awareness to end or at least decrease black on black crimes. As sad as it is, you, myself, or any other black person are more likely to be killed by another black person vs being killed by a cop. Neither one is takes presidence over the other. I never said that I was against anything, you assumed and went straight into defense mode. Listen to outkast, crumblin erb "niggas killing niggas they don't understand, it's the master plan" is the chorus... that came out in 94' big boi and Dre been speaking the truth. The black on black crime is alarming, and just as scary as being shot unwarranted by a cop! It's as simple as that!

  • dontgetblocked

    So these white owners are going to kneel when the next black man is killed by the police? That would be a real protest. Bet it doesn't happen.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Love your logic!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Black peoples sure do dance and jig to music that elaborates on sex, selling drugs, doing drugs, etc... for God's sake Bodak Yellow is number one in the country... I have never stood for the pledge of allegiance, and I never will.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    Whites are more likely to be killed by other whites than killed by cops.

    Hispanics are more likely to be killed by other Hispanics than killed by cops.

    The problem is that thanks to the corrupt justice system law enforcement which is funded to protect and serve us is not accountable to anyone unlike those civilians who commit murder.

    You can ignore corrupt cops by deflecting to black on black crime but it's not going to make any difference to me or other blacks who don't make themselves targets of crime by associating with the wrong people or hanging out at the wrong place.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No troll you're the one doing the hollerin' not me.

  • Waya Hedia

    you're riding shotgun on the stupid train!

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    We are not talking about white people, we are talking about black people. That's like you having a friend that steals and never gets caught, but then you steal and get caught, and say well my friend stole.. we aren't comparing white on white crime.. the topic at hand is in regards to black people. Black on black crime is not deflecting from the so call "kneeling movement" the point is how do you expect others to take this movement seriously, when there are clearly issues in the black community in regards to black on black crimes that are just as serious as rogue cops killing blacks. Take care of home first. I also saw you use Dr. King in one of your comments, and you turned around and said that things that happened 50 years ago didn't matter... if that were the case blacks wouldn't have a platform at all.. you're all over the place. Dr. King and all the other people including my family who fought for equal rights for us are prob rolling in their graves. Jessie Jackson already said that this generation was a bunch of cry babies. Byeerr

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It beats the white supremacist train which you drive 24/7/365.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    WL the point is how do you expect others to take this movement seriously, when there are clearly issues in the black community in regards to black on black crimes that are just as serious as rogue cops killing blacks. Take care of home first.

    You are pathetic so this will be my last reply to you.

    Let's take this to another level. MLK cheated on his wife. Since he wasn't morally perfect then according to you he should have sat his arse down and stayed home with wife and raised his children instead of marching for civil rights.

    My guess is that all of the other civil rights marchers were similarly 'imperfect' so according to you they were disqualified; therefore, they should have stayed on the sidelines and waited for someone who was perfect to march for the rights of blacks.

    Blacks tore up crap and rioted while MLK and thousands of others marched in the streets so according to you MLK should have paused his marches and gone on tv and calmed down the unrest?

    But somehow you've been brainwashed by whites to see blacks as a collective and somehow all blacks should be subjected to collective guilt.

    Have a miserable life trying to live up to white folks' expectations.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty
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  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I know I've gotten under people's skin when they can't answer questions, and result to name calling. I'll just sit back and watch this jive movement go left.. "increase the peace" byeee

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You haven't gotten under my skin with your illogic.
    First of all you brag about being related to people who were involved in the Civil Rights movement.

    If you didn't know no one choses their parents or the family they are born into so you're bragging about something completely random.
    Furthermore you want blacks to control the actions of other blacks. Do tell me how that's going to work?
    Are we going to have precogs like in the moving Minority Report so we will know who is going to commit a crime so we can prevent it and who is going to be paid to prevent black on black crime?

    You have zero answers but you just run your mouth criticizing something because you don't agree with it.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I will always be proud of my parents and grandparents involvement in the civil rights movement. If it wasn't for them and many others we would not have the rights that we have today! So if you took me stating that my parents were civil rights workers, as bragging, then that's on you. Furthermore what I've stated is that black on black crimes are just as prevalent as the killing of innocent minorities by policemen. So take your condescending ass on. Btw I thought you were through responding? Gtfoh simp

  • Waya Hedia

    one trick pony rodderdick. You're an incredible asshole. I got you sumthin' https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e963ea69e3da8451b7ff1298dbf2c5197970c6b95b11862b145512c05999a8f3.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The truth got you twisted early this morning.
    Let's hope your car doesn't break down on the side of a road and an undercover cop decides to play Kill the Negro.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Getting violent, are we?

    I definitely struck a nerve.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're proud of something that you did nothing to attain. You sound like those white supremacists who are unemployed and rudderless bragging about the accomplishments of people who happened to share their skin color.
    You sound like Alveda King. This chick is almost 70 or at least that's how old she looks) yet she still identifies herself as MLK's niece because she knows no one would care about her otherwise.
    Go sit down somewhere and get a life of your own instead of

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    There is no lie... there are two truths... black on black crimes are at an all time high, and blacks/minorities have been murdered by rogue cops. Neither takes precedence over the other. Accept that and stfu
    Ignorant ass. Keep responding, I got something to say each time you use your fingertips for ignorance. As someone in another forum stated.. "cops nor whites have to kill blacks in large numbers, their doing it to themselves" You mentioned deflection earlier.. this entire NFL debacle, is a deflection from what is really going on in this country, including black on black crimes. You don't have to agree with me, the facts speak for themselves. Now let that digest. Ignorant ass

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You still haven't told me what your solution to black on black crime is?

    And if you hold people to the standard that blacks can't talk about issues like racism until black on black crime is under control (you still haven't given a specific metric) then you want blacks to never discuss anything.
    And why is it them and they? I am black but I haven't murdered anyone so why am I lumped into some group of which I had no choice to be a part of?

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I actually did, while you were hurling insults, you probably omitted it. The first step is acknowledging it, and then fixing it. But according to your logic, the murders of blacks by blacks isn't as important as the black lives movement. These same celebrities who are trying to bring awareness, about the rogue cops, can do the same in regards to black on black crime. You see most celebs don't have to deal with what happens in slums, even if they once lived in similar environments. And doesn't affect them when they come up and move out, unless a relative or someone they know is gunned down. Even if there is a hard time finding a solution, black on black crimes should not be overlooked. It's just as alarming as a rogue cop unjustly killing anyone. Instead of taking a knee, take a stand for ending senseless black on black crimes. You know what this old dude said to me, " when I was little we worried about being lunched or beat by whitemen including cops, now I worry about being robbed or killed in my own neighborhood" this was from a resident of the surrounding neighbor in Atlanta near the AU center. The problem is ongoing and you cannot act as it doesn't exist. Think of it like this, if a cop shoots black man unjustified, and black person shoots and kills another black person, unjustified... they won't be mourned differently... there will be two families who lost a loved one, both to senseless crimes. What's so hard for you to comprehend?

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    And you sound like you follow trends, because it's the cool thing to do, like this kneeling movement. You're part of the problem. Nothing like having your own people demean and belittle you, based off of lack of knowledge. Never did I insult your character or integrity, one is for the simple fact of me not knowing you. I bet you don't even know who A Phillip Randolph, Ella Baket, or Bayard Rustin were. Hell you prob don't even know which amendment freed our people. Like I said, keep responding(something you said you weren't going to do, but you have continued to do so), I have facts to spew for days... I can tell you're young, misinformed, and naive.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You never answered my question: How are you going to reduce black on black violence?

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    I'm an educator sweetheart.. I teach Ga Studies... although I'm not in the classroom this semester as I am working on my Masters. As an educator, I have a platform that allows me to teach outside of white washed history books. Teaching facts and truths and facts gives self pride. Because I teach at s charter school I have a variety of ways to reach the kids that I teach, (predominantly black school btw) I am also in a sorority that works diligently within the African American community. So I'm playing my part dear. But it clearly takes a village. So do tell me, how does getting down on your knee help the cause? Maybe should visit the tons of grieving families affected everyday by black on black crimes.. that may help you understand that police killings and black on black crimes are equally important. Smdh

  • RICHIE_RICH

    That’s like asking all black to come together ?????