Kirsters Baish| Racism has been on the minds of Americans over the last few months. I wish I could say that I was surprised when the Left began their rampage on President Donald Trump, calling him a racist and a white supremacist sympathizer, however, this was expected. They refuse to see the bigger picture here. While there is still some racism in the United States, the same can be said for every single country in our world. Racism has nothing to do with President Trump. Racism has to do with society.
With the NFL National Anthem protests that players claim is to fight “racial inequality” in our country, you wouldn’t expect an NFL player to come out and completely shut down all of the lies about racism, but that is exactly what has happened here. Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant decided to make his own statement which gives us all a view of his thoughts on the issue of racism and how to deal with it.
Below is Dez Bryant’s statement:
First and foremost, I would like to say I do a great job of minding my own business, but it’s pressing on my heart to share my thoughts about white Americans and black Americans (racism).
I saw a person quote Charles Barkley when he said, “We as black people, we’re never going to be successful not because [of] you white people, but because of other black people.”
I’ve been [racially] profiled on numerous occasions, but not once has it influenced an ill feeling inside me about anyone outside of that issue. REAL SLAVERY is different from what’s going on in our world now. We all (every ethnicity) have the opportunity to lead by EXAMPLE.
Instead of making videos about the history of racism that get applause or people with influence merely doing things to post for social media, we should focus on individual accountability to be better as a whole.
I recently ran into a guy I grew up with who spent his adulthood dealing drugs. While we were catching up, he shared with me that he wished that he chose a different and better path. He said seeing my success was inspiring and that it encouraged him to do better with his life.
Real question: What is wrong with being sophisticated and black? Why do we associate those who choose the straight-and-narrow as not being “black enough?” Why was it that I was one of the first examples of success to my friend?
We focus hard on fighting the realities that exist instead of creating our own reality. The ones who came for us (Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X) paved a new path for us to follow. The struggles and hurt they endured created new life for us today.
Dez Bryant is a smart man. His statement seems to say that the struggles of African Americans are not brought on by white Americans. I’m sure the Left is going to tear Bryant apart for not simply kneeling down during the anthem and joining in the protest against “racial inequality,” but what he did takes a lot more courage. His statement proves that not everyone in the NFL is completely brainwashed into thinking a race war is what our country needs at a time like this.
Why is it that the Left always seems to forget that racism has always been a part of our world and will probably never go away completely? There are always going to be people who choose to be racist, and there is really nothing we can do about it. All we can do is educate Americans about how to do better.
Bryant’s statement isn’t going to sit well with Liberals, but he made a lot of valid points, and they can’t knock him for that. He mentions individual accountability, which is extremely important for us all to take into account. We are all responsible for our own actions, and we can lead by example. What a strong statement coming at a vital time in our society.