#Kaepernick stands up against discrimination and racism much like Muhammad Ali did

Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem to protest the oppression of African Americans in this country.

It wasn’t too long ago there was a global celebration of Muhammad Ali, who refused to fight for a country that oppressed his own people.

Ali became an “idea” to many people, who clearly had adopted their own sanitized version of Ali. So not surprisingly, the reaction to Kaepernick has been about what you’d expect.

As I always say, everybody wants athletes to stances and positions … Until they say something YOU don’t want to hear. #Hate it!

Now that white people want big lips, it’s considered cool and attractive. Excuse my language, but that’s some fuck shit.

White privilege is just a play-word so they don’t have to say racism/white supremacy, which supports privilege. White supremacy is what supports the privilege. White supremacy means power. So, to talk about privilege, without talking about white supremacy is like playing games.
—  Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, African-American psychiatrist

Now I’m not telling you to tell your son to go out with his hair matted to the side of his head or dirty, and not all black people do this but too often I hear black people tell young black boys that they got to “cut that nappy shit” or “aint no way we’re going to let you grow your hair”. They’re shamed for letting their hair grow and their parents are uncomfortable with it. It just goes along with Black people and our negative views about our own hair.

I work in the education system and I notice that young White, Asian, and Latin boys are allowed to rock a variety of short-mid length hairstyles. They are not just limited to the “low cut”. It seems that when Black boys try to do it they not only get made fun of as it being “nappy, ugly, peazy” but it’s reinforced by their parents.

We as a people think that when our hair grows out of our head it is unpresentable and we pass it down to our children. The only way a Black boy is presentable is when his hair is “clean-cut”. It’s a mindset that needs to change. We have to promote our own images.
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