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NYC Councilman Receiving Hate Mail For Silent Protest During National Anthem

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The Kaepernick affect has taken hold of the country leaving white nationalists and racists furious.  A simple non-violent protest at a football game during the national anthem to highlight the mistreatment of Black people in the United States has turned into a nationwide conversation highlighting division in how different people see this country.  

A New York City councilman named Jumaane Williams decided to publicly embrace San Francisco 49er’s Colin Kaepernicks’ silent protest which started as sitting during the national anthem and eventually he started kneeling.  According to the New York Daily News, Williams hasn’t recited the pledge in quite some time choosing instead to stand in silence out of respect but given the continued violence against Black men and women by police in this country, Williams is now making his silent protest public and he’s facing some pretty serious backlash.  He’s been receiving hate mail that pretty much shows why sitting or kneeling during the national anthem is so important for those protesting violence perpetrating by officers who have sworn to uphold the law and protect citizens of the United States, which includes people of all skin colors.  Here’s what some of the letters say according to the Grio:  

“Plantation owner should have aborted your great-grandmother. You sit during the pledge.  Well hope you have an accident that causes such physical trauma you will not be able to stand or kneel.”  

“Black parents wait (some pray) that a son will get shot by a cop; of course he was on his way to college or usually church. This is called Payday for them. The ghetto lottery. What’s one kid when they usually have 6-8 maybe 10.”

Another letter said Williams deciding to protest “brings attention to how pathetic some if not most Blacks are.”

The same people who are so disgusting with Black people choosing to sit or kneel during the national anthem say nothing when unarmed Black men and women get shot and killed by police or end up dead in a jail cell after being taken into custody for a traffic violation or minor offenses.  

Williams is not letting the hate mail stop him from doing his job or protesting injustice.  He says the hate mail he is receiving “underscores that we really haven’t gone as far as we think we have on these issues.  People try to pretend we’re past that in this country, and we’re not. I feel sorry for someone who can’t even see how illogical it is what they’re saying.  They’re walking around with so much anger in their hearts. It’s a disappointing thing, but that’s what we’re dealing with.”

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Comment by Jahbass on December 13, 2016 at 8:10am
How many Black women men women and children have been murdered by these Racist f****** and their flag that doesn't represent our people the people am mad at tho is the house niggers that help put us in our situation and the ones still doing it today..
Comment by Mr. Johnson on December 13, 2016 at 12:53am
Right on brother Williams. I salute you. Keep up the good work. Black Power!
Comment by CARIBBEAN QUEEN on December 12, 2016 at 6:15pm

white people dont like to know they are scums.. 

Comment by mr1stroke on December 12, 2016 at 4:57pm

the sad part no negros will stand with him, as much as he fights for his community some negros will be against him, as much as they are complaining they will not take  a stand negros are the worse, no wonder white people feel they can do what ever to a black person until they find out some of us are black terrorist and willing to destroy white people by any means, i heard there white people telling people to get back to the plantation, i wish one of them would say that to my face i would ask him to take me so i can torture his ass before i kill him, i will never as far i as live like white people, this is my number one hate, i will become hitler before i die and burn a few alive and make it a live stream and undisclosed location, so they can watch it and remember a black man did it and once one person do it others will follow this is how you give birth to new soldiers 

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