Racial tension has once again reared its ugly head with a vengeance, and although it’s impossible to define the actual cause and effect, other than an uneasiness just below the service, that remarkably seemed to escalate under the Obama Administration.

Perhaps skin color for some within the African-American community no matter how successful the individual still remains the main focal point and the prism by which some within that community choose to judge others.

Reverse racism although seldom admitted within the black community, has been a part of the American experience since those colonial days of the Atlantic Slave-Trade.

And it’s within this backdrop of million dollar black athletes (who can buy and sell most white Americans), seem to have this fascination with skin “pigmentation”

The latest is Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett who said on Wednesday that a white player taking part in a national anthem protest would change the perception of the demonstration.

Bennett who just signed a $30-million dollar contract with the Seahawks somehow still feels “oppressed” and is actually demanding that all “white players” join his protest.

Bennett speaking during an interview with ESPN’s SC6 on Wednesday stated; “It would take a white player to really get things changed, because when somebody from the other side understands and they step up and they speak up about it … it would change the whole conversation. Because when you bring somebody who doesn’t have to be a part of [the] conversation making himself vulnerable in front of it, I think when that happens, things will really take a jump.”

“CONFUSED?” You’re not alone and whatever Bennett is smoking must be powerful stuff.

The defensive-end apparently sees himself as some kind civil rights leader (we’ve certainly had enough of those) influencing young minds to disrespect America (don’t we have enough of those already?)
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Perhaps if Bennett takes a page out of the playbook of Colin Kaepernick he might not only sit out the playing of the National Anthem before each game he may actually sit out the entire 2017 football season if he continues.

Tell us in the comments below if you think football players like Bennett and Kaepernick should be forced to sit out the season if they disrespect America?

Source: ESPN

 
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