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  •  I don't see the connection (0+ / 0-)

    between the two aside from the shirts.  

    I'm wondering why you feel that you are in a good positions to second guess a bunch intelligent people in the middle of this controversy.

    Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

    by mim5677 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 08:10:00 AM PDT

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    •  the connection is (0+ / 0-)

      that by taking off their numbers, they invalidated the stage...they didn't race...they didn't go back on the court after the shoot around & play a game.  

      The protest was underwhelming to viewers....I'l take the context explained above with agrain of salt

      •  Additional context (3+ / 0-)

        I can totally see how you wouldn't value the actions of the Clippers compared to a group hard working cyclists.  Please forgive my ignorance.

        It's not like pushing through in the face of ignorance and racism isn't a historic tradition in the African-American community.  It's not like having to prove you are better than your enemies is a protest tactic used by African-Americans has any historical context.  

        I wonder if there has been any other silent protests by African-Americans throughout the history of the U.S. that happened to be viewed as iconic moments in protest history despite the fact that they participated in a sporting event. Jesse Owens come to mind?

        Feel free to take the context with a grain of salt if you want but you're still off base.

        When people were told to stay away from Woolworth they sat in...

        Again, you underestimate the men you are judging just like Sterling is.

        Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

        by mim5677 on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 08:38:05 AM PDT

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    •  I'm in a great position to second guess (0+ / 0-)

      I'm at a computer & I have a good connection.  I saw the protest on TV & I read a coherent criticism of it in the Times this morning.

      •  The Times criticism wasn't coherent (0+ / 0-)

        either.  

        Having a computer and a connection gives you the right to say what you want when you want it.  

        But sometimes you just shouldn't, this is one of those times where you want to do more listening and learning than spouting opinions.  I do it all the time.

        Who ya gonna shoot wit dat homie, you'd rather blast an original instead of a phony, true macaroni, you don't even know me, and why does your gun say n****z only?

        by mim5677 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 06:13:53 AM PDT

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