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Michael Bennett on protests: “You need a white guy to join the fight”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) AP

More and more players have joined Colin Kaepernick’s protests of racial inequality and police brutality, but they all have one thing in common.

And until that changes, some wonder how much progress can be made.

“You need a white guy to join the fight. The white guy is super important to the fight,” Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett told the Seattle Times (via ESPN.com). “For people to really see social injustices, there must be someone from the other side of the race who recognizes the problem, because a lot of times if just one race says there’s a problem, nobody is realistic about it.”

Some white players, including Patriots defensive end Chris Long, have spoken about the importance of the protests, but it’s a topic many white players likely feel uncomfortable inserting themselves into. And while former Green Beret/Seahawks training camp long snapper Nate Boyer has met with Kaepernick and came away impressed with his sincerity, no current player has made himself visible.

“I saw Chris Long spoke out about it, but no one wants to talk about what he said and him bringing that to the forefront and speaking out against it,” Kaepernick said. “That’s where it gets very touchy because a white player standing up for this is like, ‘OK, now we really have to address it, it isn’t just black people speaking out because they feel like they’re being attacked.’ No, it’s a real issue. And it’s disproportionately an issue to people of color.

“I think it was huge that Chris stood up and took that stand. I don’t know if he realizes how much that means to this movement and trying to get things changed.”

Other than U.S. women’s national soccer team star Megan Rapinoe, the movement has been lacking white faces.

But the real impact of a white player standing up for Kaepernick would also illustrate that to solve any problem, every human being has to realize we’re connected to one another — and that it’s hard to make anything equal when lines are constantly being drawn to divide.

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85 Responses to “Michael Bennett on protests: “You need a white guy to join the fight””
  1. inbillwetrust says: Sep 23, 2016 1:17 PM

    not me

  2. BIGGSHAUN says: Sep 23, 2016 1:18 PM

    The smartest statement I’ve heard about this situation.

  3. raidernation210 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:20 PM

    Nah we’re good

  4. sopadegato says: Sep 23, 2016 1:21 PM

    I agree, the percentage of whites murdered by blacks is astounding and deserves attention in the media.

  5. niners816 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:21 PM

    Not going to happen. White people are more peaceful and civilized.

  6. rutchaser says: Sep 23, 2016 1:21 PM

    Not gonna happen because white guys know what the real problem in this country is.

  7. beneagles says: Sep 23, 2016 1:21 PM

    People are rioting because a violent repeat offender barred from legal carry approached cops brandishing a gun. Got it. No Thanks.

  8. barrywhererufrom says: Sep 23, 2016 1:23 PM

    You realize Time magazine put a man who wore socks that depicted cops as pigs on their cover. This ‘protest’could be the biggest farce that has been perpetrated on our country. They are rioting in Charlotte and its excused. Nobody should give credence to these types of lawlessness. Yes what happened in Tulsa was wrong and the cop was indicted. But when the Freddie Gray, Michael Brown stories are shown to be false nobody is taken to task. Shame on the media for supporting this false narrative.

  9. boido says: Sep 23, 2016 1:23 PM

    Less of this, more of actual sport reporting.

  10. Paper Lions says: Sep 23, 2016 1:23 PM

    FWIW, the entire Indiana Fever (WNBA) roster took a knee for the anthem before a playoff game earlier this week. A couple of their players are white.

  11. chicagosportsfan11 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:24 PM

    Can’t be some random lineman, has to be someone that has a little clout and potentially something to lose.

  12. billbrasky72 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:25 PM

    What “fight”?

  13. lsxsx says: Sep 23, 2016 1:26 PM

    No… we need the President of the United States to finally
    show some leadership and the race baiting Eric Holder to admit what a clown he is for not admitting the truth about Ferguson.
    Mr Obama.. you after all are the President…you know leader of the free world……….. do, say something…….8 years of hope,change………..

  14. casualmalexlfan says: Sep 23, 2016 1:26 PM

    Your time would be better spent focusing on football.

  15. stampnhawk says: Sep 23, 2016 1:27 PM

    Going to be real tough to differentiate the white guy or guys who are legit about this, and those posers looking, like so many since Kaepernick, to get some cheap Pr and doing it solely as a career boost and/or for the attention.

    At least Kaepernick stuck his neck out, rightly or wrongly, everyone else now doing it now and as the days go on, black or white, doesn’t really seem as for the same genuine reasons. Posers.

  16. kickinpuppies says: Sep 23, 2016 1:28 PM

    I saw white get pummeled in a Charlotte parking garage simply because of his skin color. I don’t this “fight” is about police shootings.

  17. bringmemysoiledfool says: Sep 23, 2016 1:28 PM

    Hear we go ya’ll, Michael “Clown Shoes” Bennett is gonna give us his take on the issue.

  18. mongo3401 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:29 PM

    I have never seen a bigger sham the press is pushing then this.

  19. stoneydog1000 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:29 PM

    So Chris Long, who looks like Ash from Evil Dead is the white guy?

  20. bigbluedeadhead says: Sep 23, 2016 1:29 PM

    The PFT readership must be the most racist group I’ve encountered.

  21. gauchosporlife says: Sep 23, 2016 1:29 PM

    Yeah Bennett, because only blacks are the ones getting by cops. One of the stupidest comments I’ve read on this issue.

  22. mrmidevil says: Sep 23, 2016 1:34 PM

    so….whites are cool to hate until you need them for your protest….perfect logic.

  23. margoadams says: Sep 23, 2016 1:35 PM

    Most People Asians, Whites, Hispanics & Even Blacks Realize If You Are Oppressed in This Great Country It’s On You! Everyone Gets A Free Education. Use It! And Some, Have Affirmative Action, Scaled Civil Service Exam, Etc Etc

  24. stoopidfool says: Sep 23, 2016 1:36 PM

    most black people want nothing to do with this crap

  25. Frazier28/7 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:37 PM

    Pass.

    I’m Irish. We learned a long time ago how to act civilly and not get killed in the streets by police. If you think being black makes you an unfair target you have no idea how poorly the Irish were treated in this country and by the British back in Ireland. We were left to starve in the streets and pushed to the front of every British battle line for centuries where the casualties were in the tens of thousands. We Irish were never given free housing, food and transportation and all that was expected was to follow the law.

    Wake up and look in the mirror, its your character not skin color.

  26. leroyquimby says: Sep 23, 2016 1:38 PM

    Take race out of it, do you want cops to shoot your children?

  27. dreadnok89 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:41 PM

    Can anyone tell me why white people are getting attacked because a black cop shot a black violent armed offender? The dude had a violent crimes rap sheet longer than chris ivorys football injuries

  28. joenomouth says: Sep 23, 2016 1:42 PM

    It’s all of us against the .01%(social elites).
    They just this this black against white to divide and conquer.

  29. orange and blue own the nfl says: Sep 23, 2016 1:45 PM

    The fact that he views it in terms of racial “sides” expsoses the whole thing for the racism it is. Could this *possibly* be the reason we haven’t seen ANY progress?

  30. mattwalshvideo says: Sep 23, 2016 1:45 PM

    Why would anyone of any color riot over a black cop shooting a repeat black criminal with a gun?

    Wake up useful idiots.

  31. icanthink4myself says: Sep 23, 2016 1:46 PM

    leroyquimby says:
    Sep 23, 2016 1:38 PM
    Take race out of it, do you want cops to shoot your children?
    ————————————–
    Sure don’t. Hopefully they don’t break the law and it won’t be an issue.

  32. devindenv says: Sep 23, 2016 1:46 PM

    Hmm, maybe if wasn’t racially motivated, then you wouldn’t need “someone from the other side” to join the “protest”.

  33. philyeagles5 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:46 PM

    “yeah that white woman on the US team is doing nothing for us”

  34. jagsfan85 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:47 PM

    Why does this guy feel the need to talk about everything?!

  35. orange and blue own the nfl says: Sep 23, 2016 1:47 PM

    leroyquimby says:
    Sep 23, 2016 1:38 PM
    Take race out of it, do you want cops to shoot your children?

    ****

    No. That’s why I teach my children how to behave.

  36. mattwalshvideo says: Sep 23, 2016 1:50 PM

    How not to get shot by the police for folks of any color

    Step 1. don’t commit a crime

    Step 2. If you disregard #1, don’t resist arrest

    You’re welcome.

  37. mgs2277 says: Sep 23, 2016 1:50 PM

    now a white life matters?
    sorry, it just wrote itself

  38. hukdeep says: Sep 23, 2016 1:57 PM

    What about Russ Wilson?

  39. lonespeed says: Sep 23, 2016 1:58 PM

    It’s not the cause that is in question, it’s the way the protectors are going about it. Disrespect of the country as a whole for a singular cause is a divisive method of getting the point across. Not saying the issue doesn’t deserve attention, but you cannot sell me on this being the only way.

  40. latenightroach says: Sep 23, 2016 1:59 PM

    Such a false narrative.

    If people listened to what cops tell them to do, nobody would get shot. This whole narrative of oppression and racism is self inflicted and is causing a bigger divide. Move on from the self pity already. I don’t hear Hispanics or Whites complaining, yet more Whites are killed by the police than Blacks.

    And what about all the Black on Black killings? There’s more of that going on than any other ethnic group. Where’s the protests for that?

  41. juanweiner says: Sep 23, 2016 2:00 PM

    The only race mentioned here should be the playoff race, and its to early for that.

    Like was mentioned before, its not about skin color, its ATTITUDE.

  42. leroyquimby says: Sep 23, 2016 2:02 PM

    Take race out of it, do you want cops to shoot your children?

    ****

    No. That’s why I teach my children how to behave.

    ****

    I agree. As someone who has done the same all I can do is speak for myself. I still get scared that my son will not return home because he didn’t “follow orders”. I understand that he is more likely to be killed by someone of his own color but those people are criminals. Police aren’t supposed to live by the same standard as criminals. You may disagree but I’m still a scared parent.

  43. birdzflyinhigh says: Sep 23, 2016 2:02 PM

    White people are in the fight, but maybe many people regardless or race don’t agree with protesting the national anthem as a way to join the fight.

  44. laronmeanstheron says: Sep 23, 2016 2:03 PM

    Pretty sure if Kaepernick is black, he’s also white.

  45. OG FOOL says: Sep 23, 2016 2:06 PM

    I understand what the brother is saying but I disagree. We shouldn’t let others join our fight because ultimately our fight is not their fight. A few many understand our stance but it can never be their fight. And in many cases our fight has been morphed into other people’s fight. It happened during the civil rights movement and it happens now.

    With that being said, I do appreciate those that do stand up for the justice for the oppressed, but I don’t think it’s required. If you can’t see what’s going on in front of you, no amount of white people speaking up is going to change ANYTHING!

    Right on, Colin! (Find that dislike button for me please)

  46. jerryyouradisgrace says: Sep 23, 2016 2:08 PM

    The NFL must know its losing fans by the thousands…I understand want Kap stands for …..however if any of us protested at WORK….white or black we would be fired…that’s a fact

  47. joeychittwood says: Sep 23, 2016 2:08 PM

    The Washington Post ran an article recently looking at the actual statistics of officer involved deaths…. Turns out that since 2014, about 50% of all officer involved deaths were white, 28% black, 18 hispanic…..
    So yeah, why are the african americans raging and the white people aren’t?

  48. craigruby20 says: Sep 23, 2016 2:08 PM

    No attempt has been made to woo white supporters. This movement is reactionary, angry and offensive. Not the way to win over “the other side.”

  49. kamthechancellor says: Sep 23, 2016 2:09 PM

    Seahawks fan here. I’m so sick of the victim mentality on display here. Instead of pointing the finger at others, how about looking at yourself and what you are doing wrong that leads to being profiled or shot. 1) Don’t break the law. 2) Obey the officers when you come into contact with them without being hostile. I could go on, but those two things would alleviate 99% of these incidents. Also, I’d like these guys to acknowledge the risk an officer takes wearing that badge and how important their job is in enabling all of us to live in a free society. If this divisive display continues by these athletes, I for one will find something else to do with my time besides watching football.

  50. imcornholious says: Sep 23, 2016 2:11 PM

    Nobody cares about this crap except the media…

  51. samskiss says: Sep 23, 2016 2:13 PM

    Just when I get convinced that the mind control and brainwashing has destroyed humanity, I read you guy’s postings and realize there is hope.

    Just remember, us white people, who know black people as people and not black, we know there are two sides to you.

    The free-stuff side that you feel you can’t give up and are ashamed of, and the real side. The real side that lives Dr. King’s point concerning the content of our character.

    The public facade vs the real individual human side.

  52. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 23, 2016 2:14 PM

    Can this simpleton as well as the kneeling bench warmer give one excuse of how the government has any laws that oppresses “his people”?

    Not his FEELINGS. No one can control FEELINGS.
    Just because people FEEL a certain way doesn’t make it right.

    This lunacy that is perpetuated by the media, including this website, further adds fuel to the fire of already smoldering bias and ignorance that has brought about the sickening realization that facts simply do not matter anymore, all that matters is how well you sell something and who you sell it to.

  53. footballfanatic says: Sep 23, 2016 2:14 PM

    The biggest issue is that a certain race makes up OVER 50% of violent crimes (merders, asaults and roberries) and they still diee less at the hands of cops. Seems to me the more a race is involved with violent crimes- the more injuriess and deeaths there should be on them from police officers for being in that situation. But unfortunately white ppl have a much higher deatth rate from cops despite committing a SIGNIFICANTLY less amount of violent crimes. Lets talk about that issue. Blacck race makes up 13% of the population in NYC, but manages to commit almost 60% of assaults in the city- thats not an issue though apparently. That is the only epidemic that needs to be addressed. Start looking at yourselves before blaming others. When you STOP committing violent crimes you will see less issues with cops.

  54. crazyby3 says: Sep 23, 2016 2:15 PM

    The players in the NFL are doing a great job of killing the Golden Goose…tv ratings are plummeting cause no one wants to hear from someone that will be bankrupt in 4 years. I dont even know who Mike Bennett is?!

  55. takeachancellor says: Sep 23, 2016 2:15 PM

    A lot of people are under the impression that by complying and not breaking the law you will not be shot. That was shown not to be true in Tulsa and shown not to be true in Florida when a mental health worker with his autistic patient was shot while lying on his back with his hands in the air. I find it ironic many of you don’t approve of destruction of property when protesting but associate with the Tea Party. Let that sink in.

  56. myspaceyourface says: Sep 23, 2016 2:17 PM

    Every single one of the police shootings that have been publicized by the media are fraudulent.

    In every single case the person had a weapon, or resisted arrest, or defied authority.

    I’m not justifying ALL police or their actions but I’m getting tire of the media rushing to judgement before the facts and many innocent people have their life long possessions destroyed by riots and anarchist.

  57. steelerben says: Sep 23, 2016 2:18 PM

    joeychittwood says:
    Sep 23, 2016 2:08 PM
    The Washington Post ran an article recently looking at the actual statistics of officer involved deaths…. Turns out that since 2014, about 50% of all officer involved deaths were white, 28% black, 18 hispanic…..
    So yeah, why are the african americans raging and the white people aren’t?

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Because making up 8% of the population, but 28% of the shooting deaths shows a bias?

  58. fsstnotch says: Sep 23, 2016 2:23 PM

    Either a white guy…. or just a society that RESPECTS others, follows orders, and are trying to get a hand up rather than a handout!

  59. asparatame says: Sep 23, 2016 2:24 PM

    When Michael Brown was shot, and before this whole thing became hashtag worthy, I was with those who were against the us (the people) vs. them (the government and their enforcement agents).

    Then Black Lives Matter was started by opportunistic progressives hell bent on deepening the racial divide in this country effectively walking back literally decades of racial progress.

    Perhaps the white athletes see this too, or maybe they like their endorsement deals. Who knows for sure, but until BLM stops inciting violence against innocent white people in reprisals it’s a non starter.

    They do, and it has been done by several. It’s not reported on CNN or Mother Jones, but you can find authentic videos online. So if you don’t see it you aren’t looking hard enough.

  60. FoozieGrooler says: Sep 23, 2016 2:26 PM

    We now live in a country where if you express the opinion that you don’t think that militarized police forces should have a “shoot first, ask questions later” policy or that they shouldn’t kill unarmed civilians, that’s considered to be a controversial opinion. Why?

  61. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Sep 23, 2016 2:28 PM

    LMAO. I totally disagree with Bennetts take but damn hes funny.

  62. bkrog says: Sep 23, 2016 2:34 PM

    Now Whites are racist because we are not disrespecting our flag?

    Wow. It just gets better.

  63. Rdog says: Sep 23, 2016 2:44 PM

    See, this is the problem – he says white people need to join in too? Just because white people aren’t protesting, it doesn’t mean we are somehow supportive of black people getting killed. There is no real way for white people to win in this situation. The best option (but there is no way to win) is to shut up and not say anything, because everything can get twisted one way or another.

    Another thought – these protestors are calling for “change” and “solutions” and all that, but how is that measurable? What exactly are they setting out to achieve? At what point do they say their mission is accomplished? There is literally nothing that can “solve” this stuff. Imagine some fantasy land where zero black people are killed by white people from now until January – there would still be protests because of what’s already happened.

  64. anarchopurplism says: Sep 23, 2016 2:44 PM

    When are black athletes going to speak out against black on black violent crime? Where are the demonstrations? Where is the outrage? Where is the public shaming?

    Live the value bro.

  65. bkrog says: Sep 23, 2016 2:52 PM

    See, this is the problem – he says white people need to join in too? Just because white people aren’t protesting, it doesn’t mean we are somehow supportive of black people getting killed. There is no real way for white people to win in this situation. The best option (but there is no way to win) is to shut up and not say anything, because everything can get twisted one way or another.

    Another thought – these protestors are calling for “change” and “solutions” and all that, but how is that measurable? What exactly are they setting out to achieve? At what point do they say their mission is accomplished? There is literally nothing that can “solve” this stuff. Imagine some fantasy land where zero black people are killed by white people from now until January – there would still be protests because of what’s already happened.
    ________________________________________
    This is the direct results of political correctness. It really does no one any good.

  66. weepingjebus says: Sep 23, 2016 2:59 PM

    Peyton Manning will do it for $20 million and his own makeup trailer.

  67. cadreamer1969 says: Sep 23, 2016 3:18 PM

    With preferential treatment and quotas for almost 50 years. Dallas, Charlotte, Chicago and many more have 13%ers head of their police depts. Houston had a 13er in charge of their police dept in the 80s. He came from Atlanta. Guess they get a free ride.

  68. beerbudsnbevo says: Sep 23, 2016 3:20 PM

    It’s so simple….

    Follow the officers orders and you won’t get shot…

    But then again, some people just aren’t that bright.

  69. stevejjones says: Sep 23, 2016 3:25 PM

    Just stop it. What’s going on in Charlotte is looting.

  70. mongo3401 says: Sep 23, 2016 3:35 PM

    This is not directed to people of any race that have worked hard and earn an honestl living. This is not directed to anyone of any race that love and care for their children and their children’s welfare is a priority. This is not directed to anyone of any race that is smart enough to stay out of this mess. this is directed to the people of any race that just suck this nation dry. This is directed to the people that conceal their identity at “‘protests ” that loot businesses. This is directed to people, of any race, that are cheerleaders in public but go to sleep smiling they duped whitey today. I his people ? Kiss my white rear end

  71. struckgold49er says: Sep 23, 2016 3:53 PM

    That AIN’T gonna happen Mike. Even if a White guy was raised by a black family and has a Black Wife..still not going to happen!!!

  72. rcali says: Sep 23, 2016 3:57 PM

    Folks, he’s a football player, not a rocket scientist. And by the way, we’re really only talking about the kicker and punter here, right?

  73. sweetnlow44 says: Sep 23, 2016 4:01 PM

    The Seahawks are apparently all about unity this year. Which is great. Except in order for unity to happen, both sides have to make an effort to unite. The problem is that these guys only want to look at cops and demand that only the cops have to change because they’re the problem. I’m sorry, but the truth is, while there may be some bad cops, the “side” that needs to change the most in almost every single one of these cop shootings is the criminal side that’s breaking the law and defying the cops’ commands. Quit making yourself a problem for cops and you’ll likely not have any problems with them. If a cop has a gun pointed at you because you pose a threat and tells you to get on the ground, get on the ground. You can have your day in court if you feel that you were targeted or treated unfairly – but at least you’ll be alive. Why is it so hard for people to expect accountability on both “sides?” Why does one side have to be accountable, but the other doesn’t?

    Also, it’s no wonder the Seahawks suck so far this year. They’re all distracted by this fabricated outrage.

  74. Angry Orange Man says: Sep 23, 2016 4:14 PM

    The problem is that a lot of people understand that there can’t possibly be MORE “awareness” of this situation so they think it’s stupid regardless of their overall opinion on the matter. I argue with my black friends about this all the time. It’s not the message, it’s how it’s being delivered.

    The real problem is someone needs to find a way, be it dialog or whatever, to actually make progress. WE ARE ALREADY AWARE AND WE HAVE NO WAY TO ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING. As a white guy, I’ll NEVER go to a rally because I’ve seen white people targeted for gang beatings and black men saying things like, “the only good white man is a dead white man.” I’m sorry, but no. I’m not going to risk my well being and my families well being trying to do the right thing. Give me a legit way to try and help that doesn’t put my life at risk and I’ll listen.

  75. celmclm1 says: Sep 23, 2016 4:18 PM

    This whole topic makes me want to cut a vein and watch it bleed.

  76. JaredJayden says: Sep 23, 2016 4:19 PM

    Define the goal in broader terms to bring additional support (along with additional benefits). We want Accountability for Irresponsible Authority! That goal benefits everybody except those who are asleep at the wheel while in positions of power, and those who are deliberately harming others. We’re not trying to knock the flag down, we’re trying to raise it higher.

  77. itsgettingchippy says: Sep 23, 2016 5:04 PM

    The entire Seahawks team locked arms during the National Anthem. I’m confused, are there no white players on the Seahawks? Or does that not count because it actually shows unity and at the same time shows respect to the Flag?

  78. jmscooby says: Sep 23, 2016 5:21 PM

    Some of us do join the fight, but we’re not in the NFL, and on this forum, our posts get deleted by “The Man”.

  79. breesynbigeasy says: Sep 23, 2016 5:24 PM

    Good luck with that.

    All this protesting is a bunch of grade A bologna.

    Black people want change? Start in your own neighborhood. When it’s crime free, then let’s talk.

  80. AtheistsareIdiots says: Sep 23, 2016 6:08 PM

    Until blacks look in the mirror to address their problems
    they will never win the fight

  81. bostonisthebestandyouallsukk says: Sep 23, 2016 6:24 PM

    Tom Brady will be the first white guy to join in. Just because he is the GOAT in everything.

  82. runtheball says: Sep 23, 2016 6:25 PM

    If these guys really want to make a difference they should speak out about how to act when confronted by police. In each of these cases, if the suspects would have just cooperated with police nothing would have happened.

    They are trying to do a job. They want to go home to there families as well.

  83. psubeerman21 says: Sep 23, 2016 6:32 PM

    Let’s be fair. The question isn’t whether people resist arrest or ignore an authority figure; this happens all the time. The problem is when they DIE from it. I know this is a contrary opinion to most on this message board, but life is sacred. Resorting to shooting a suspect should be the absolute positive last resort. It shouldn’t be enough to feel “threatened” to kill another human. I understand the police have a very difficult job, but we willingly give them authority; they are held to a higher standard than a normal person. A lot of these cases, the suspect in question wasn’t armed. There are other issues in the black community that are valid and need to be addressed as well, but the “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks” is stupid. If you cannot trust the police, which a large portion of the country doesn’t, then that constitutes a problem. And it needs to be addressed.

  84. skawh says: Sep 25, 2016 4:19 PM

    joeychittwood says:
    Sep 23, 2016 2:08 PM
    The Washington Post ran an article recently looking at the actual statistics of officer involved deaths…. Turns out that since 2014, about 50% of all officer involved deaths were white, 28% black, 18 hispanic…..
    So yeah, why are the african americans raging and the white people aren’t?
    ——-
    You’re challenged at math, or you’re simply trying to be dismissive of facts. Blacks are only 13% of the population. So a 28% death rate of blacks means blacks are many times more likely to be killed by a cop than if you are white.

  85. realitysam says: Sep 25, 2016 10:49 PM

    Entirely wrong. You need a black guy, oh, I don’t know, like the usual Jesse Jackson, or Sharpton, to get on the stand and tell people that what Kap is doing is entirely wrong. You need to partner with people, and the black spokespeople need to say that, in spite of their previous positions. I read an article stating that they could use help in recruiting young people to see them as helpful people. Many police events see less than the number of black people they were hoping for because Kap and others are making this black against the police. C’mon Kap Go and talk to the police and lets see what we can accomplish. I fully believe that when we understand each others issues and talk about them, we can make this work. Laying on your back like an Oakland high school team promotes us vs. them. Seriously, what we need is a black spokesperson to come out and say lets partner with everyone. I am caucasion, support the minority cause, not just the black cause. We need to partner, not point out differences. My kids play with the kids next door without question. Its not until morons like Kap do my kids say what is that about. We learn what we are taught. C’mon people, lets make this happen in the correct way!!

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