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The preseason of the NFL continues and last night several Cleveland Browns players took a knee while other players put a hand on the kneeling teammate’s shoulder.
According to ESPN, rookie safety Jabrill Peppers said, “There’s a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now. We just decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected and just pray for the world in general.”
The players thought that it was the right time for them to take a stance, Seth DeValve is the first white player to take a knee and the events that took place in Charlottesville prompted his decision.
DeValve is also married to an African-American women and mentioned, “I myself will be raising children that don’t look like me, and I want to do my part as well to do everything I can to raise them in a better environment than we have right now.”
Coach Hue Jackson respects what some of his team did and stands by them, we will have to see what happens when the real season begins.
9. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. “- MLK
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10 Powerful Photos Of Colin Kaepernick Looking Like Black Excellence
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick went from a famous NFL player to an infamous civil rights activist after deciding to kneel during the National Anthem to protest against the injustices African-Americans face in this country.
Kaepernick made standing up for what you believe in something to aspire to. The quarterback presented a bold statement and gave life to an old trend by letting his afro grow and flourish. If that wasn’t Black enough, he even rocked cornrows for a while during the season.
In honor of the brave athlete’s 29th birthday, we honor his confidence, strength and Blackness with photos of Colin Kaepernick looking like Black excellence. #KaepSoBlack