Sources said the NFL is ready to work with Colin Kaepernick on social justice efforts.
The NFL pays $250 million for social justice efforts: The league, which was widely criticized for not supporting “Black Lives Matter” and racial injustice, is now stepping up. It all started when Commissioner Roger Goodell, who spoke for the league last week, took a strong stand against racism.
The NFL now dedicates $250 million over 10 years to social justice efforts, targeting what it calls systematic racism and supporting the “war against African Americans and the war against historical injustices.”
The league, which has raised $44 million in donations through the Inspire Change program, announced an additional $206 million commitment on Thursday.
According to a league report, “the company plans to work in cooperation with NFL players to support programs that address criminal justice reform, police reform and economic and educational progress.”
Sources said the NFL is ready to work with Colin Kaepernick on “Black Lives Matter” social justice efforts.
Here is the link to the full report and details of the NFL’s pledge to support the fight against systematic racism.
All lives will not Matter until we recognize that Black Lives Matter
The Black Lives Matter movement has evolved symmetrically over the past seven years, with the rise of cellphone cameras, a technology that has been able to capture and share the enormous violence against black communities in the United States, by some police and vigilantes.
Every time a video goes viral, the world faces another reminder that when a black person is brutally murdered or killed.
Frequent, videotaped death in the United States should bother us all. But video evidence proves to us that black communities face an epidemic that no other community has, which is reinforced by a system that has completely ignored the value of black lives for centuries.
While we can acknowledge that the United States has moved beyond the obvious injustices of slavery and state-sanctioned segregation, the video shows that our system still has a way to go, and it allows even more injustice.
Instant fire, then, did not overwhelm the entire set. This is especially the case with black lives, and it has been around for a very long time. If the problem is specific, our answer must be specific.
Even if you believe the solution is to remedy the education system, the health system, the partisan banks, the social reform, the criminal justice system or law enforcement, we cannot make a meaningful, long-lasting, systematic change until we assert the rights of black people to live.