I am glad the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl, and NO...I did not watch the Super Bowl. But their win will be insignificant if they do not understand ...especially the Black players...the big picture of visiting a Racist president in the White House, who is on public record insulting Black NFL players, and by extension Black folks in this country. The incompetent Racist called those Black NFL players who knelt protesting Racism and police brutality, "Sons of Bitches" ... in addition to saying Blacks and Browns come from "shit hole countries."
I am waiting for the "there is no politics in sports" BS. There is politics in everything in the American discourse and there is Racism in that discourse. In a recent news article, Black players on the Chiefs felt it is no big deal "rubbing elbows" with a Racist president. Some of their comments were sad...not surprising, but sad.
I also tire of Black folks giving White folks accolades in the sports arena as a great coach...or whatever...but give them a pass when it comes to Black human dignity and respect. You want Blacks to go into battle on the athletic field, but you will not go into battle on the "human respect field." Andy Reid might be a great NFL coach, but his lack of respect for his players is showing.
When you visit the White House knowing a Racist has desecrated the office with his Racism vitriol, what does that make you? There are no excuses.
Being a Bent Back Negro does extend to sports.
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.