Mon 25 Sep, 2017
Eddie Griffin took a knee at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas on September 23, 2017 in solidarity with those who are fighting against police brutality towards African Americans, and for our right of freedom of speech and peaceful protest.
History is in the making Team Griffin. NFL, NBA and NBL players, coaches, and even a few owners, are following NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick’s lead by speaking out, taking a knee, locking arms, or not entering the field during the national anthem.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.” To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Colin Kaepernick — 2016
Agent Orange in the White House has inflamed the masses this week by calling for the firing of professional athletes who who exercise their constitutional right to peaceful protest. Contrary to what Trump tweets, your First Amendment rights do not disappear the minute you punch the clock…
Resist those who seek to oppress you. Keep your intelligence about you, but use your voice to say NO to racism, NO to police brutality and NO to constitutional infringement.
Photo credit: Shannon McCollum