Bob McNair DeAndre Hopkins

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair sparked outrage when he referred to kneeling NFL players as "inmates running the prison".

McNair reportedly said “We can’t have the inmates running the prison," during a closed door team owners meeting last week, according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines.

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, right, was the first player to walk off the field and call it a day.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said Hopkins took a "personal day off."

O’Brien also said he “100 percent stands with his players."

McNair quickly apologized in a statement released by the Texans on Friday.

"I regret that I used that expression. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players," he said.

"I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it."

Texans left tackle Duane Brown said he was "sickened" and "very upset" by McNair's comments.

He said all of the players considered walking out of practice on Friday.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    How about not using analogies and figures of speech. How about just speak directly!

  • HTOWNPinkPuffingHerbal

    Wow Bob!! Really...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!

    Having Trump is in the White House is making these crackers as bold af.

  • klwbaby

    If he wasn't referring to "our players", who was he referring to??!! The dude that squirts Gatorade to the players....smh

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    What the owners don’t realize is that they screening themselves. I am lost for words. Thanks for the post

  • Renee26

    Inmates = slaves

    He knew exactly what context he was using the saying in and he meant it. He just expected it to remain behind closed doors

  • shun king

    common saying nothing more nothing less

  • shun king

    very common for people to use analogies to get a point across

  • Scromes1212

    I thought this saying was common. I've said and heard this said a thousand times. I guess cause of the perception of NFL owners being slave maters that makes it look worse. Players gonna have to sh*t or get off the pot. If they going all in then that's what it is but they can't keep pump faking.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Shut up clown

  • OP2

    That's what they do: boldly say what they really mean. Then, back-paddle when caught. Seen it too many times. -we know their game by now.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Clown

  • TheOwley

    Figure of speech; but

    When children run the house
    ..NFL players we are not children

    When children run the classroom
    ....NFL players we are not students

    When inmates run the asylum / prison
    ...NFL players we are not crazy / prisoners

    i don't know what context he meant it and frankly I don't give a shit. The one thing that I value is organizational rules and standards which are negotiated through a bargaining agreement. I love legal contracts. Obey your contract or you are out. It doesn't mean you can't present grievances, but if a contract is broken, there will be consequences. It's how businesses survive so employers and employees benefit. The fact that the NFL has royally offed up is now evident. I won't watch another game until the league straightens itself out. I've got time, they don't.

  • Junkanoo

    That's how the system see all of us including the government a means to make profits off of con us into thinking were free but they know we reside on a corporate plantation . As annoying as it is l always prefer the raw truth no matter how deep it cuts its not shocking he has this view. Honestly the last hurdle for many is emancipation from mental slavery(myself included) that's what can usher in a lot of progress for humanity but the powers that be dont want that

  • Bob Dilla

    That part.

  • Scromes1212

    You think the owners broke the collective bargaining agreement?

  • EntrepreneurialSpirit

    "From the cotton field to the football field"

  • Dainese

    "They considered walking off during practice."

    Almost doesn't count.

  • Vonn

    This is not surprising. A lot of CAC feel this way, especially filthy rich ones.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Thank you Roses for Fvck it up Friday! All these comments made my day go faster. ??

  • Kimberly King

    Why are they surprised? And I have a homie who used to mess with Dre, he has a thing for beastiality babes.

  • shun king

    its more about a white man said it

  • shun king

    i cannot wait for all these players to just quit the NFL so black people can finally get our piece of the pie. the NFL is the source of all black people's problem and the reason cops are shooting blacks

  • dontgetblocked

    These grown men toss a ball around for a living. Most are dumb jocks who will be broke in a few years. They are messing themselves up by trying to be political. Stand for the national anthem. Play ball and collect a paycheck. Why complicate things? The alternative is to go work in a factory.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    The owner is a fucking idiot!!!

  • SumthinSweeter

    all of them considered walking out but only one had the heart. more of "us" really need to recognize the power in our skin and skills.

  • SumthinSweeter

    that's such a basic mind frame. but the mindset of most of the masses of "the masters/massa's". see what I did there?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    This owner is a fucking idiot!!!

  • T865!

    Do you have any idea what it takes to get to their level?? More than most are willing to give.. its a reason their professionals!

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Sigh...folks need to review history. The ONLY time things got changed was when you hit them in their pockets. Child labor laws? Bus boycott? 40 hour work weeks? Days off? Overtime? Hit them in their pockets...you kneeling...which makes you look WEAK AS FCK ain't doing a damn thing. They're all gonna laugh at you...

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    "Walking out," They should walk ON his a$$!!!

  • TheOwley

    I they they collectively f*cked professional football.

  • Li

    I can understand the players' outrage, but the teams are already cutting players who Kneel during the anthem. These players better pray that they have a job next season.

  • Li

    @ shun - HUH?

  • Li

    The Wapo is writing that they "considered" walking out.

    Texans reportedly considered leaving practice

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Wish folks would quit saying this...this same bull has been going on forever...but ok...

  • Li

    Football and basketball has been very good to black players. They're billionaires because of their talent. If not in the US, they would be overseas in EU or Russia, maybe China. They can still make money but not the kind of money the US gives them. I don't feel sorry for any baller.
    You don't see baseball players doing that stupid shYT, kneeling and complaining about police brutality. You don't see soccer player kneeling and complaining.
    The ballers should kneel for ONE game and then go and play. But every single game is ridiculous....and I don't watch football or basketball.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Cac?

  • shun king

    that seems to be the articulation that the nfl is holding blacks back and/or is a racist organization

  • Dee

    With that kind of thinking we would still be in chains!!

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Ha!

  • Malcom Flex

    Please. Those old white men call them boys right to their faces.

  • SumthinSweeter

    typical America job situation. white people in charge of black people. they call the shoots and you decide when to call them on their racist bs.
    the thing with professional sports currently is why should whites hold the monopoly on sports ownership?
    it's beyond time to start questioning lots of economic situations. "We" have to be more than satisfied with the old school mind frame of being content with having a "good job".

  • shun king

    well a paki own seahawks and the reason they have majority sport ownership is because they have the money. well mj got a team

  • SumthinSweeter

    Caucasian Ass Crackers=CAC? Just asking...

  • shun king

    that's what black parent teach their kids go to school get a job go to college get a job..i had some conversation with my nephews about going to school for 4 years just to work for somebody don't make sense

  • SumthinSweeter

    That belongs on a T-shirt...

  • shun king

    huh

  • klwbaby

    Do u know if they cut any NFL players because I recently read that 3 college football players have been cut for kneeling.

  • shun king

    i think they might cleanse some of these teams and bring and hungry black players from the semi pros and trust me those guys will stand for the pledge and everything else for a 10th of who they will replace

  • Li

    Yes, but I can't remember who it was. The team said it wasn't because he was kneeling, but it was alluded to that is the reason. Could be the team was sending a message. I'll try to find the story.
    Okay here it is: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/cowboys-cut-damontre-moore-raised-fist-anthem-article-1.3588976

  • shun king

    and they take it with a smile for those millions..working for a black man you will get called much worse and not get paid sh.....

  • We Can Do This

    Prison = Big House.

  • shun king

    wow now he out of a job and not going to be hired ...

  • Vonn

    Cracker ass crackers...in my Chris Rock voice.

  • Vonn

    Cracker ass crackers.

  • Junkanoo

    Is this Sandra.....their kneeling cause race like countless issues never got resolved

  • klwbaby

    Thanks for the reply

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    If y'all don't get y'alls asses back on that field. Just think, they call you much worse behind your backs when cutting those checks. Sure, whitey could've easily said 'can't let the employees run the company,' but no. He let you know, from the pits of hell, how he really feels and views you.

    Why are people so surprised when finding out how a person feels about you? Schit, be glad to know what you're dealing with. He's going to apologize and you will return to work. Contracts remember?

  • SumthinSweeter

    ???

  • Benjamin

    “I regret that I used that expression. I never meant to offend anyone and I was not referring to our players,”.

    No, he only regrets getting caught. He's a bigoted pos.

  • dontgetblocked

    Kneeling at a ball game is NOT going to change things. Making money and instead of buying cars and mansions, investing in your community is how you change things.

  • dontgetblocked

    A "professional" who is easily replaced. There is always a younger, faster and stronger player.

  • dontgetblocked

    I guess it's better to kneel and be unemployed.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Yup and so was I. My parents generation are retiring or have retired from their city jobs. I went away to college and experienced a lot more than my mom who I really talk to about the racial situations I've experienced and how I'm disappointed that as a child I was spoon fed that we shall over come complacent docile mindset.

  • dontgetblocked

    ditto

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well when all you come up with is comparing men to prisoners I’d say he should stop being indirect (as he claims) LOL.

    HE SAID he used a “figure of speech” LOL not me.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Gotcha LOL

  • Anunnaki

    Why my people scared to clap back at these mfckrs, i dont get it, silence aint gonna do, they like actions so give it to them....they should have came to practice with white dog hair wigs, put some dead " fake" flies, knats, crabs.in their wigs , walk in the locker room on all on legs and hands, smelling like shit...that would do it...

  • NeverSurprised

    You are being far too rational for most of these readers to comprehend.

  • Anunnaki

    Never surprised, I just don't understand black folks and this passive ass chyt. Stand up black man. I'm so tired of hearing money, money, money. When will stand up for ourselves, chyt disgusting

  • NeverSurprised

    The Cleveland Browns, many of whom have had the audacity to kneel, have lost EVERY game this season, and all but ONE game last season. If an owner is dumb enough to pay you MILLIONS of dollars to play a child’s game, and play it poorly, you close your mouth, do whatever you employer demands of you, then run to the bank before he comes to his senses. None of these kneeling idiots are on the level of Tom Brady. THEY ARE ALL REPLACEABLE.

  • NeverSurprised

    Lol. Now you know that went WAY over the heads of the majority of SR readers.

  • T865!

    Its a child's game?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Have people been so bold as to say publicly what they used to only say privately?

  • Coffee1st

    It had to start somewhere. Did the bus boycotts take off before or after Rosa Parks made a statement by simply remaining in her seat? That in itself seemed nonproductive. If im not mistaken, all she got was a one way ticket to jail. However, her simple statement sparked something. And her ppl rallied behind her and the reason she decided to remain seated.
    The simple act of kneeling is a basic yet powerful statement. If it wasn't, these white folks wouldn't be mad and we wouldn't be taking about it. But here we are nontheless. You may disagree with the way they are going about things, but to call them weak is an undeserved gut punch. Damn, can we at least say, "I wouldn't have done it, but I support the brothers".
    Too many opinions, not enough unity.

  • Coffee1st

    Well damn.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Nothing but modern-day slavery!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Right! I’d be Kaepernicked!!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Tf??? ?????

  • OvertheMississippi

    At schools, we say “patients running the asylum”. If I say it to press, I am reprimanded and possibly fired. You must use decorum.

  • shun king

    exactly the mindset the harder you work the more you get and hard work pays off when in reality it's more about relationships..it's a slave mentality and made nothing but a bunch of subservient people who never can really enjoy life....

  • OvertheMississippi

    Nahhh! It was implied but not this “in your face.” They are running round now thinking that anything goes because they will be protected. And they are 100% correct.

  • Jay

    Pure evil. He has no substance, No soul, no melanin. You expect him to have human emotions ? He is living in his own hell. He can never be one of us. So he mad.

  • MsPam

    These players aren’t going anywhere, they’re use to the lifestyle that they live. Besides what are they going to do if don’t play football?

  • BrittBrat2005

    Yeah, but the NFL said they not going force them to stand. That's why Trump all big and mad. "The N.F.L. for now will continue to let players kneel or sit during the national anthem without a penalty."

  • BrittBrat2005

    And Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.

  • Truth

    I'd agree. WTF is a practice, calling in to stay at home on a day of practice bc someone called you a name but still just gave you over 80 mil. Hopkins know he will face no reprecussions nor be benched for missing a practice. If they really bout it, those folks will sacrifice a game check and stay at home on game day. I still think some of these cats are all just jumping on this bandwagon of protest or whatever to build their personal brands, knowing they aren't at much risk at all.

  • Truth

    They haven't in the NFL. The Moore dude from the Cowboys got cut bc he was sorry, he got cut from the Giants also. No one cared about that dude raising a fist enough to cut him if he was good. The alluding to him being cut bc he raised a fist is just media fabrication.

  • freelancepimp .

    ,,,according to the constitution.

  • Noirluv45

    I think she was forgotten because she was an unwed mother, if this is the person I'm thinking of.

  • SumthinSweeter

    ??

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Damnit!

  • freelancepimp .

    Honestly I believe it was just the use of an outdated phrase; ya know inmates running the prison, patients running the asylum. But I am glad they are taking it literally and using it against his ass. Kind of like how they did Cam, taking a few words and making a huge deal about it.

  • Noirluv45

    My Black people: Integration screwed us. Before integration, we build Black Wall Street (the dollar circulated 26 times in that community); Madame C.J. Walker was the first Black female millionaire. There are other stories as well. We were killing the financial game, but when we started mixing with YT, that all went away. We lost our collective vision. Now we go along to get along as long as we get paid to do it. We have too much money to knot have anything (franchises) of any sort. Instead we are bowing and scraping and scratching our heads. Those players have so much power.

  • BrittBrat2005

    Smh unwed, that have nothing to do with her being forgotten. Its just black folks need to bring more light to more people like her and others who also left a mark in history like MLK, Parks, Malcolm. etc

  • Noirluv45

    At the time, yes it did have something to do with her being forgotten. Her name was Claudette Colvin and they claimed she got pregnant by a married man. It's true about people like being publicized instead of a usual people.

  • Noirluv45

    We all, at our own level, need to do that. Before integration, that's exactly what we did.

  • Noirluv45

    I doubt they will be unemployed. However, your comment above was spot on. They need to invest their money (ever wealthy Black person), build an infrastructure and they won't have to depend on YT to control them. Black people just don't have the collective visions other groups have.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    If the Players still play on Sunday they all a bunch of coons.

  • Ryan

    Maybe he was referring to the ball boys and conditioning coaches.

    Nope. That old POS knew exactly what he was saying.

  • Scromes1212

    It is still context. If I'm actually a mental patient then that would still be offensive, right? If you worked in the mental health field that would be offensive, right? That's why I was saying the outrage must come from people associating inmates with being young and black like most of the NFL.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you're so ill-informed that you sound simple.

    Weeks ago the players' union submitted a ten page social justice proposal to the owners.

    That's why McNair was so snappy.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    No they are the elite of elite athletes. If you think you have what it takes please suit up Sunday.

  • V Dubb

    SAY ITTTTTT!!!!!!

  • V Dubb

    The elders in my family alays said this. My Dad and his class was affected by integration...said it was the worst shot that could've ever happened to black folks

  • OvertheMississippi

    On the contrary! It would NOT be offensive if the students WERE actually patients. That would be a matter of fact and not an analogy. If they were all inmates, there would be no argument or contraversy to be had. When I call students weed heads, the weed heads are not offended.

  • MistaO

    I'm just going to say it. After much thought and back and forth in this, I'm going to encourage the players to play.

    Continue to kneel if you are so inclined, but don't risk your livelihood when most black people couldn't care less about their own children.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes. It. Was! The elders know what they are talking about. The worst thing that happened to us. Many of us have lost our way and have become slaves again to money, fame, and fortune. Instead of investing our money collectively, many of us are making everyone else rich. It's a damn shame.

  • Scromes1212

    Agree to disagree lol

  • OvertheMississippi

    ?? ????
    Deal!!!

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Kneeling is weak. You kneel when you've given up and begging for forgiveness. You know like praying. But I'll agree to disagree with you.

    Real savages don't kneel nor beg for sh!t.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Yup I used to hear it day in and day out at work, school, grocery store, nail salon, everywhere. Where have ya'll been?

  • Coffee1st

    Savages?
    Yeah we'lll just agree to disagree.

  • Coffee1st

    If they really bout it, those folks will sacrifice a game check and stay at home on game day.
    _______________________
    You right.
    And once they make their sacrifice, WE should follow suit.

  • Coffee1st

    I didn't know that. Will have to read up on it.

  • Solstice

    ????????This!! I agree. Once blacks integrated we lost quite a bit of our buying power. Instead of our dollars going into our own communities, schools, and businesses, we give it away to the masses. I sometimes wonder if we would have been further along collectively, had we not tried so hard to assimilate. ?

  • JustB

    These players should sit down and take the Master P class...

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? King Kari ?????????

    Really? Walked out? Lol respect the flag douche bags

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Yup a savage...because you have to be one to live in this world. And you missed the point I was making anyway...so goodnight sir/ma'am.

  • fedupwiththehype

    Eat a dick you inbred billygoat troll.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    We DID...they killed us all and bombed every "city" we had. Word on the street is MLK wanted integration to be able to sleep with white women....

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Master P class? I might need to take it lol...

  • Coffee1st

    Man! Went down North Indian Creek in Clarkston, ga today. Felt like I was in another country. Community of folks from places I've never heard of with limited means. But their streets are clean, multiple small businesses that cater to their culture AND NOT ONE LIQUOR STORE ON THE STRIP. I thought to myself, Why can't we do this? The sentiments in this comment section answer my question.
    We kill each other, in word and in deed.

  • Coffee1st

    I read and comprehended everything you wrote. That word just kind of did it for me though.
    Goodnight Love.

  • Tom jones

    trump got these racist lit in 2017 but u know this how the majority of whites feel about u put yall money together start your own league if it bothers u so much all rich actors sports players and rich blacks put that doe together

  • MythCalledLove

    Oh how he has hurt the city & the team as long as he is the owner. Everytime someone makes a comment then has to try and make amends it's useless because your really just trying to do damage control. Own your $h!t!! acting like it was not what he meant. I would "respect" him more if he just owned what he said. One thing I think our people don't like is when you try to weasel out of what you said and expect us to act like it's just a big misunderstanding. It's not like it's a big shock that this type of mentality exist. The owners just want to win and they expect coaches to bring them "good stock". The saddest part majority of the players going home to white gf's/wives. The only color these chics see is green.

  • MythCalledLove

    They will play or their ass will be cut. Football players don't HV guaranteed contracts like the NBA. Your position will be filled and your ass sitting at home.

  • StayathomeMom

    Not happening they too busy giving the money back to their non-black wives and girlfriends

  • StayathomeMom

    I agree with you. I have yet to see the non-black wives and girlfriends of these athletes form a BLM event or spoken up on issues that impact black men but black men will continue to marry whites even though they see how society really feels about them.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Welp

  • shun king

    logical

  • shun king

    they have fired one guy already .now i wonder how his family feels

  • shun king

    no liquor stores because most or muslim from ethiopia and eritrea..blacks been here forever and we still cant open a gas station

  • lovelygamour

    these owners are stupid. I cant believe it. how do you own a multi billion dollar company. small team owners should just shut up. say "the members want to bring awareness which they have, we will work with the community, we ask that the players stand." instead trying to be tough and smart has made him look mocking of the players. its not about race. he basically called all the players grubs. inmates. that wasn't just for the kneelers. that was for all of them. he called them dumb jocks, basically. even the racist players have to take offense.

  • Not Down With The BS

    Most black people don't care about their own children??? I hope you are not black and childless! Who the f*ck doesn't care about their children, except for a certain portion of the mentally ill.

  • Not Down With The BS

    Fire them all and let's see the teams play with second, third, and forth tier players play. Guess who will will lose? The owners will call them slaves until they start losing money and losing games.

    You're a dumb a$$ mofo. You have no idea what striking does, do you?

  • EMILY POST

    So they are shocked they are not the apple of the owners eyes??? Good God they must be slow... They are the most interchangeable pieces of the puzzle... Thats why they have drafts... to recruit new people. They are trying to go around the world so they can get more international people in all the sports with high numbers of black people. Globalism. Do you think that if they were not as talented in athletics they would have that Job? They are employees of the National Football League. I am more shocked that they really are in such an imaginary world that they think those people actually like them??? They are just doing a job like everybody else that works a job. They just have a glamorized profession that makes a lot of money. They are employees. I am just amazed that they really thought those people actually cared.. When owners speak candidly they fall apart. They are shocked the owners don't have that much respect for them???

  • Keepin’IT100

    Our society is turning into a bunch of sensitive pussies!! Everyone gets offended by petty stupid stuff..

  • EMILY POST

    The craziest thing is I have been in places with Pro Athletes and entertainers I have watched how they treat other blacks especially black women and it was differently normally worse than they did other non black women. It was so blatantly rude and that other non black men made comments about it. So its just interesting that they are so offended by something so small when they are notoriously known to be very discriminatory in regards to skin color.

  • EntrepreneurialSpirit

    My cousin used to live on Brocket Rd so I used to hang out over there quite a bit. It's a little jarring at first but you're absolutely right

  • StayathomeMom

    I think kneeling and standing should be an option. Implement this and it will become a mute point and allow the players that are really sincere about improvements find a better way to “protest”. I have yet to see the benefits of the players kneeling other than prompting conversations but no actions. Colin is still unemployed and injustice towards AA have not improved. After the game, these rich NFL players go to an after party and take a Caucasian woman to their nice plush home not thinking no more about the anthem or how to improve the injustices until the next game and it’s only a thought. Technically kneeling is not a sign of disrespect it is just the fact that it is not common to kneel during the anthem. When I pray I kneel.

  • StayathomeMom

    A proposal.....meaning the owners do not have to accept. If the proposal is not for the benefit of the injustices that are posed on non-NFL players it is irrelevant. The NFL alone cannot improvre injustices with the communities. They can maybe make it better. Until we come together as a whole and learn how to play the game the proposal is just words on a piece of paper. We need to protest and demand for removal of these reality shows but instead they are on the air because of the viewers that are entertained by this foolishness. We need to start in our own community and demand better for ourselves and stop expecting a bunch of billionaires that throws these players a crumb here and there to help with social injustices.

  • StayathomeMom

    Indeed same conversation with our son. You do not become rich working for someone else. Get your degree as a fall back plan but use your degree to start your own business.

  • shun king

    yes i told my nephews and nieces be lawyers or work in finance...photography is hobby of mine i had a chance to talk to some of the very successful guys they told me don't go to school for photography go to school for money first

  • shun king

    i was looking at some bbq business documentaries in the south 99% of them where owned by white but had old black mean tending the smoke pit some white dude even had the the black men sons tending the fire cause dad was too old...and i told my self these white folks really living in security knowing that a black man cant take what he have learned and open up his own business for the simple fact he cant save up enough money with the small paycheck he getting

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You can do that if you want. I have no idea why people like always sit on the sidelines and do nothing but criticize.

    Maybe you should google the proposals.

  • Coffee1st

    Yeah but it's others too. I have an Eritrean client but I also have one from Nepal....and there's a whole community of them there. I guess the religious center I saw about 2000 folks at was the mosque, but there was much more than Africans there.
    Whatever the reason, I saw none. Nor did I see a whole bunch of title pawn and check cashing places. They brought their culture here and seem to be carrying on just fine.

  • shun king

    yeh the muslim religion bring in all kinds of people funny that the christian churches seem to be more race based..but yes i attend school in clarkston learned about other cultures

  • Noirluv45

    It's really something, isn't it? What gets me is that we used to be like this, but gentrification is hitting us hard and crack cracked up many of our communities as well. I think about other ethnic groups and the support they get from their home countries. They have culture, customs, language, and country behind them. My friend was telling me about Cape Verdean communities in New England. They are unified, have their own restaurants, speak Portuguese, etc. We don't have that. I'm sure there are Black communities the way you described, but we don't hear about them. There is so much more to us than what meets the eye.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes we did! We would've been much further ahead!

  • Waya Hedia

    a figure of speech, pussies.

  • Noirluv45

    What gets me too is that they say that we need to stand on our own two feet, but when we did, they set about to tear everything we accomplished down. It's mind-boggling. There are so many dollars flowing elsewhere that if we had a collective vision, we could do the same thing today, but many of us don't have the vision. That's why we don't have anything. SMH.

  • Coffee1st

    I'm seeing/learning more and more these Christian churches, to one degree or another, are daughters of the Catholic Church.

  • Coffee1st

    Key words: home country, culture, customs, language.
    We have NONE of that
    They took and hid it all. All we have is what we've been taught by those who hate us. We look to them for the definition of family, success and spirituality. But theirs is a doctrine of devils. A way of life contrary to what The Creator purposed, therefore a way of life that leads to fruitlessness and destruction.
    THERE IS MORE TO US THAN MEETS THE EYE.
    Chile, I could go on and on.
    Have a safe weekend!!

  • Noirluv45

    Exactly! None of it. PLEASE SAY THAT AGAIN ONE MORE TIME!!! You hit the nail on the head, and YES, this subject can go one for days. You have a safe weekend too!!!

  • Malcom Flex

    THIS

  • Malcom Flex

    Preach. Imma pizz off the baby mama and baby daddies those other people in their culture they MARRY to have a legal family to ensure their CULTURE stay intact while we have 45 year old never married baby grand daddy simp males with his family doing a go fund me to bury him, lack of marriage and solid family culture has killed us.

    Nope sorry my eyes don't lie please don't step to lie about all these so called safe neighborhoods with no legal daddy in the house. That's why we have no family culture the black male as stepped away as legal head of the home.

  • Banka

    Did you put any thought into this comment ? #ApparentlyNot

  • Banka

    Well it's actually not that easy to fill those positions, It is a reason these guys are pros and making million of dollars.. Ya just can't go to the temp service and request a quarterback ..... smh

  • Banka

    What guy would that be ? Are you making up stories now..?

  • Karen Brady

    billygoat troll? teeeheee

  • shun king

    dude from cowboys

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I guess they were so busy watching their enemies (The other team players) they forgot to watch who they thought were their friends (the owners) lmao!

    They really thought they were more than running, replaceable, dollar signs, to these owners..awwww

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    The NBA had to fight for those rights... Remember the NBA Lockout 10 yrs ago? lol... The NFL won't levy any power unless they make sacrifices

  • CookieMobster

    You are so right!!!

  • Sydney Deems

    He spoke his true feelings and then threw a weak apology behind it. This seems to be the way things are now because the players and others will accept it and continue on. People constantly keep saying that players make millions and shouldn't complain, but bring that down to your level at your job and it's the same thing. Don't knock them for making money. Racism is as high as the presidential office, so.........They mistreat, belittle, kill us because they can and will until we do something about it. United we stand and individually we will keep falling.

  • LordeAmbler

    So are yall niggas gonna start your own league or nah?

  • OP2

    Idiot for speaking out to so that public can hear his real thoughts & conversations around certain people behind closed doors? Or would you rather go on in life not knowing how they really think about Black athletes??

  • lachatnoir_413

    If we black stop spending for a week we’d shut this country down we’re the biggest consumers in the world

  • lachatnoir_413

    I want to help in this protest but I’m not a athlete I can’t kneel where do regular ppl fit in in this protest I’ll sign petitions call government officials but can’t kneel I don’t hear the National Anthem in my life ever

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Yup!

  • bella28498 .

    thank u!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    An IDIOT for not being professional, NOT for speaking out. He shouldn't be holding a public position if he can't respect diversity period!!!

  • chris

    That's not really integration fault tho. That's white supremacy conditioning us to believe that white is better.

  • Noirluv45

    I actually think it's both. We have been brainwashed to believe White is better. It's so ingrained our some of our psyche that there's no going back, BUT, had we not been so meshed with them and we kept our collective vision, we might not still think the way we do. That's my take on it.

  • chris

    The reality was the whites had more resources and thus could provide goods and services that were not available in the black community at the time. Using these goods and services had an allurre of exclusively. We see this to this day where white is right and black is a safe fallback. Look at the rampant materialism of European goods that is promoted to our community via our music. Ive had this discussion with elders many times. It's really sad the number they did on us mentally.

  • Shay

    he pissed on their backs and said it was raining. smh...

  • Noirluv45

    I hear you, but we created our own resources and that's why the dollar circulated 26 times in that community. Yes. The damage has been done and it's sad. I don't know if we'll ever recover.

  • Dowoop

    That is what some people fail to understand. If people making millions accept it, they will expect everyone including people who make an average income to accept it. It is not acceptable on any level!

  • Tennessean

    Unfortunately I have heard this phrase used a few times before...It is true tho. You cannot have the subordinates running over the authoritarians.

  • chris

    We created our own resources because we had no choice, not because we loved each other. Either way works for me but there is NOTHING stopping us from doing that again but us.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Yeah, but you and I both know none of those players are going to stand up and leave that job. I'll tell anybody who's on the fence about their job not to come talk to me cuz I'll convince to leave that MF. You've been warned.

    Most folks are cowards and will tuck their tail. You'd have to know me to know that I'd leave...friends will tell you, yep he would. When I said get back on that field, it's for that reason there; not one of these players will quit and leave "money on the table." The owner will apologize, throw them a party with favors, and all is forgiven. Lets FF and just get back on the field.

  • Raymond Isiah

    At least the owner told them the truth of how he really feels about them.

  • V Dubb

    Yes indeed! All of that!!!

  • StayathomeMom

    We first need to get everyone on the same mindset. Meaning we need to support each other and get rid of that slave mentality. I sell hair and one of my so "called friends" made the comment to another friend "don't buy from her she don't need money". I did not say anything but the remark sits in the back of my memory. We are quick to help others before we are quick to help ourselves. My husband owns his own business and long story short people don't want to work and I asked him why does he even bother employing them and he said "If I don't help them who will" and I said valid point and that increased my admiration for him because he said he will not give up on our race. They are too busy worrying about what is going in his pocket not realizing it takes a lot to run a business. I really hope that these conversations are eye openers but it will get worst before it get better because we have buried ourselves too deep.

  • StayathomeMom

    Are you speaking of the man that has a net worth over 3 billion?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Net worth doesn't equal common sense!!! Yes, I am speaking of this nut.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    How are they running over authority?

  • Tennessean

    ion know...i have heard the phrase used before. I took it to mean as don't allow the folks who are not in charge to be in charge.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Omg. On the low I've felt the same way for years! F*ck trying to convince these demons on how to act human. Not all, but it's just senseless at this point to continue to force an issue that has not and will not ever change. Only if, and this should of been the whole point of the I have A Dream Speech, black people uniting and building together. Smh, if that ever happened, and we built up our wealth, the sky would be the limit. It's just really hard to unite us even as next door neighbors. A lot of work needs to be done.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Chile... reading that left me mind boogled. But in my heart and mind, as an adult, I've been questioning so many things that we're drilled in our heads as children about our civil rights leaders. I know now that only the safe white approved individuals and their "white washed" descriptions of black history are allowed in text books and on TV.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Yup....also watch all of the Hidden Color series.

  • Noirluv45

    I'm telling you, I feel hopeless about unifying us too. Decades and decades of brainwashing have left many of us with no vision, and until we collectively see the importance of creating our own wealth (not just individually, but as a whole like other groups do), I too feel like it's senseless. I feel every word you wrote.