JediMasterAaron wrote: RickD wrote: JediMasterAaron wrote: RickD wrote:
...that I haven't got a solid answer to yet. What's the proper way for black people to protest?
Since you missed it the first time, in my post here
, this is my suggestion, as an answer to your question. Athletes are public figures. News stations want people to watch. Sounds like a win-win:
Why can't athletes ask CNN or MSNBC or foxnews for an interview?
They could, but I doubt it would have the same effect. It would get covered for a few days before being rotated out of the news cycle.
Not if it were a valid point that they're protesting. Did Rosa Parks refusal to sit in the back of the bus, get rotated out of the news and forgotten? No. Why? Because racial segregation was an evil that was part of the institutional racism in the govt.
See how that works?
Yes. It doesn't guarantee that people who disagree would listen though, and I think it's important that the opposing side in some way feels a desire to help a cause.
Again, look at past evidence, actual evidence of institutional racism in America. Slavery, segregation, are a couple of examples. What happened in those actual instances of institutional racism?
I believe that most people, whether conservative or liberal, hate racism. If these athletes who are trying to protest racism, have proof of actual institutional racism, it will not be swept under the rug.
But to reiterate, if it's just an overpaid athlete shouting "Institutional Racism", without any proof, then he won't be taken seriously by most Americans. Just look at Kaepernick, who was ranting about racist cops while wearing socks with cops as pigs. That's really not a very good way to try to make a point.