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Postby linlybest » 07 Dec 2017, 15:53

John Carlos had been waiting a long time for Kenny Britt and Kobe Bryant. Olympian, along with Tommie Smith, became synonymous with athlete activism by raising a gloved fist in a Black Power salute while on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics. In the decades since that galvanizing gesture, athlete activism waned, seeming to exist in inverse proportion to rising salaries and increased marketing opportunities.

"How about those Rams? They may be under contract to play football, but greater than that, they have a right to care about humanity," Carlos told Dave cheap jerseys Zirin of The Nation in December after a group of St. Louis Rams players, including Britt, showed solidarity with those protesting in Ferguson, Mo., following the lack of an indictment following the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

"They have the right to feel whether something is just or unjust. They are entitled to their opinions, most centrally that Michael Brown's life should not have been taken. Asking them to just 'shut up and play' is like asking a human being to be paint on the wall. They have the right to say what they feel in their heart. A lot more athletes need to step up and speak up as well. These atrocities have been going on and we are saying enough is enough. I remember saying in 1968, you think I'm bad, just wait until this new generation comes out. I feel like that new generation is here at last."

Hall of Fame football player Jim Brown, another outspoken athlete activist, also took note of the increased social consciousness among athletes toward the end of 2014.

"The thing that I feel most about is the emerging of young players that are intelligently protesting what they feel are injustices," Brown told The Associated Press in December.

From Kenny Britt and Kobe Bryant to LeBron James and Reggie Bush, here are several athletes explaining why they chose to stand with protestors in Ferguson, New York and across the country:

It's just a terrible situation, you know what I mean. It's just unfortunate that this is still happening and that it is still going on and it affects everybody. It doesn't just affect me, it affects everybody and we're all in this together.

I just wanted to wear that on my shirt.

Obviously people are going to have some negative comments and not agree with you, and that's okay. [.] I don't live my life for everyone to agree with me. Obviously with stuff like this I know that people are going to have their own wholesale authentic jerseys opinions, and people should. Everybody should have their own opinions, and everybody's entitled to their opinions and how they feel about the situation and about what's going on, and for me, I felt like this was my way of wholesale nfl jerseys protesting peacefully, and this is coming from the son of a police officer. My mother's been a police officer for 20 years now.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a T shirt calling for "Justice For Tamir Rice And John Crawford III" during pre game warmups before a game on Dec. 14. His T shirt drew heavy criticism from Cleveland Patrolmen's Association President Jeffrey Follmer. On Monday, Dec. 15, Hawkins shared a wholesale authentic jerseys poignant response to the criticism with reporters:

I was taught that justice is a right that every American should have. Also justice should be the goal of every American. I think that's what makes this country special. To me, justice means the innocent should be found innocent. It means that those who do wrong should get their due punishment. Ultimately, it means fair treatment. So a call for justice shouldn't offend or disrespect anybody. A call for justice shouldn't warrant an apology.

As you well know, and it's well documented, I have a 2 year old little boy, the same 2 year old little boy that everyone said was cute when I jokingly threw him out of the house earlier this year. That little boy is my entire world. And the No. 1 reason for me wearing the T shirt was the thought of what happened to Tamir Rice happening to my little Austin scares the living hell out of me. And my heart was broken for the parents of Tamir and John Crawford knowing they had to live that nightmare of a reality. So, like I said, I made the conscious decision to wear the T shirt. I felt my heart was in the right place. I'm at peace with it.

Kobe Bryant and most of his Los Angeles Lakers teammates became the latest group of NBA players to wear "I Can't Breathe" T shirts during pre game warmups on Dec. 10.

You're kind of seeing a tipping point right now in terms of these social issues. [.] It's become at the forefront now, as opposed to just being a local issue. It's something that's carried over and spilled into mainstream. . You don't just see African Americans out there protesting. It's not something that you just see in the United States of America. It's become a global thing. [.] But that's what our nation is founded on. We have the ability to question these things in a peaceful fashion, and that's what makes us a great country, is we have the ability to voice up. We have the platform to speak up, and we have the platform to affect change"
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