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AFRICAN AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE TOO BLACK

AFRICAN AMERICAN ATHLETES ARE TOO BLACK

By Gary Norris Gray BASN NEWSROOM STAFF REPORTER

As we move into the National Football League’s third season of civil rights protest. Black players on many teams are kneeling or raising their fist, again, when our National Anthem is being played. These current players want America to have a conversation about race in the United States, a conversation America continues to run away from. The players also want a conversation about our lack of concern when our veterans return from service with no assistance.

Our current President once again targets these same players with vile rhetoric that proves that he is truly a racist and wants African-American males to be subservient to him and the dominate White American culture.

Black and white fans do not watch the NFL for very different reasons and the league has to fix this problem. Colin Kaepernick could not have said it better, ” You don’t watch The NFL for the anthem so if you don’t like the kneeling just ignore it like you do racism and police brutality.”   

The poem ‘TOO BLACK,’ will be dedicated to the following football stars

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THEY TAKE MY KINDNESS FOR ………..WEAKNESS.

COLIN KAEPERNICK………………………………………….TOO BLACK

NEWTON, CAM

CAM NEWTON………………………………………..TOO BLACK

 

THEY TAKE MY SILENCE FOR……………..SPEECHLESS.

Warren Moon

WARREN MOON……………………………….……TOO BLACK

THEY TAKE MY UNIQUENESS AS……………….. STRANGE

KORDELL STEWART

 

KORDELL STEWART…………………………TOO BLACK

 

THEY TAKE MY LANGUAGE AS………….. SLANG

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RANDALL CUNNINGHAM…………………………………TOO BLACK

 

THEY SEE MY MISTAKE AS………………….DEFEAT

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MARSHAWN LYNCH……………………………..TOO BLACK

 

THEY TAKE MY SUCCESS AS……………….ACCIDENTAL.

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RUSSELL WILSON………………………………..TOO BLACK

 

THEY MINIMIZE MY INTELLIGENCE TO….POTENTIAL

SHERMAN

 

RICHARD SHERMAN………………………….. TOO BLACK  

 

MY QUESTION MEANS I AM UNAWARE

SINGLETARY

MICHAEL SINGLETARY……………………….  TOO BLACK

 

MY ADVANCEMENTS ARE SOMEHOW UNFAIR

MCNABB

DONOVAN MCNABB…………………………………..TOO BLACK

 

TO VOICE MY CONCERN IS DISCONTENT

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DUANE THOMAS ………………………..TOO BLACK

 

IF I STAND UP FOR MYSELF, I AM DEFENSIVE

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SHANNON SHARPE…………………………………………..TOO BLACK

 

IF I DON’T TRUST THEM, I AM TOO APPREHENSIVE.

MANUEL

E,J. MANUEL………………………………………….TOO BLACK

 

I AM FAKE IF I ASSIMILATE

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DAK PRESCOTT………………………………………..TOO BLACK

 

MY CHARACTER IS CONSTANTLY UNDER ATTACK.

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TERRELL OWENS……………………………TOO BLACK

Written by unknown disabled person

This poem is dedicated to all of the African-American brothers and sisters who make sports their chosen profession. They continue the fight against institutionalized racism in the United States.

* DARK ITALICS ARE NOT PART OF POEM THEY ARE MY CONTRIBUTIONS

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Blogtalkradio.com Disabled Community Activist. Email at glc@gmail.com

Garynorrisgray@Wordpress.com

©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod

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