Does potentially confronting the forces that contributed to the atrocity that was the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till rub you the wrong way?
Because if that’s the case, this tweet should bother you as well:
I’ll be honest with you. A lot of my homies were curious as to why I didn’t also write a piece on Amy Schumer this past week. After my read of Lena Dunham, it was only fair to include her partner-in-racism Amy Schumer in this brouhaha, right?
Broncos linebacker, Brandon Marshall lost his endorsement with Air Academy Federal Credit Union after kneeling during the national anthem, in solidarity with his former teammate, Colin Kaepernick.
“Although we have enjoyed Brandon Marshall as our spokesperson over the past five months, Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) has ended our partnership,” Glenn Strebe, the AAFCU’s president and CEO wrote in a Facebook statement. “AAFCU is a membership-based organization who has proudly served the military community for over 60 years. While we respect Brandon’s right of expression, his actions are not a representation of our organization and membership. We wish Brandon well on his future endeavors.”
Clearly, this union that is supposed to assist our veterans stationed at the United States Air Force Academy at Lowry Air Force Base, and lists “integrity” as one of their values, knows absolutely nothing about the rights those soldiers fight to protect. I definitely wouldn’t trust such ignorant people with my money. I would go so far as to say they should be investigated. Who knows if they’reapplying this logic to your equitable assets?
Of course, Brandon is taking this all in stride and doesn’t regret his actions. The linebacker has stated that he is also planning on donating some money to assist underprivileged and profiled children. Hopefully, his teammates can follow his lead.
This racial divide has deep roots in American history. In 1936 black Americans left the Republican Party of Lincoln to join the Democratic Party of Franklin Roosevelt, but during the 1950s millions of white voters abandoned Roosevelt’s New Deal coalition to become Eisenhower Republicans. John F. Kennedy and especially Lyndon Johnson temporarily attracted many of these white voters back to the Democratic side, but Johnson’s support for the landmark civil rights legislation and Richard Nixon’s Southern Strategy in 1968 prompted a historic shift of millions of white…
I’m helping my mother pack up her house and I found an old, dusty binder from high school. Tell me why I just weighed this thing and it’s OVER EIGHT POUNDS! That’s like a newborn baby. Matta fact, I didn’t even weigh eight pounds when I was born. And it only covers one year of high school. My poor closet rack… How is my back not permanently indented from the twenty pounds of crap I had to lug around every day?