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jolau
9.3.16, 10:00 AM
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/09/white-americas-definitive-code-of-conduct-for-black-athletes/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialshare

jolau
9.3.16, 6:43 PM
Interesting experiment in social conformity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8BkzvP19v4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8BkzvP19v4)

Catstrack
9.8.16, 1:56 AM
That was interesting. Most people do want to fit in and not make waves...to have one's behavior conform, so they are part of the group. Maybe herd mentality...lol.

Catstrack
9.8.16, 2:04 AM
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/09/white-americas-definitive-code-of-conduct-for-black-athletes/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=socialshare

No doubt there is a perceptional difference between how many in white or black communities see situations in different lights. Even a silent, non-violent act by a black athlete of protest may be seen by others as an unpatriotic, etc., act. Wasn't it Tim Tebow (sp?) who knelt on the field and he didn't receive a huge amount of backlash for that.

jolau
9.10.16, 7:17 PM
Of course you know, Tebow is the kind of person that credited Jesus for his touchdown passes.

As someone who has paid some attention to the 49ers over the years, I do have to say Kaepernick has become the new Tim Tebow, but mostly because of his performance over the last year or so and the 49ers inability to let go of him.
I wonder if this will get him to perform better since I think having more wins will usually cause people to ignore religious/political beliefs of a particular player.

jolau
9.11.16, 12:28 AM
I do also have to say there seems to have been an expectation of high honors/respect from Black people. For example, people who claim slavery was benevolent because it took these slaves and their descendants away from Africa, which has been torn apart after centuries of European/Muslim meddling and internal conflicts, and these blacks owe whites a favor because of it.

Or those people who expected Obama to attend the funerals of Margaret Thatcher, Antonin Scalia, and Nancy Reagan even though such attendance or expectation of respect by attending was not required to begin with. Even recently with the floods in Louisiana, he was expected to drop whatever he was doing and go there even though the Governor of Louisiana suggested against it and a Presidential visit in the midst of a disaster relief.

jolau
9.16.16, 5:15 AM
Come to think of it, I used to associate the National Anthem with Baseball than Football.

http://dailysnark.com/nfl-teams-didnt-stand-national-anthem-2009/ (http://dailysnark.com/nfl-teams-didnt-stand-national-anthem-2009/)

Catstrack
9.17.16, 1:05 AM
I do also have to say there seems to have been an expectation of high honors/respect from Black people. For example, people who claim slavery was benevolent because it took these slaves and their descendants away from Africa, which has been torn apart after centuries of European/Muslim meddling and internal conflicts, and these blacks owe whites a favor because of it.

Or those people who expected Obama to attend the funerals of Margaret Thatcher, Antonin Scalia, and Nancy Reagan even though such attendance or expectation of respect by attending was not required to begin with. Even recently with the floods in Louisiana, he was expected to drop whatever he was doing and go there even though the Governor of Louisiana suggested against it and a Presidential visit in the midst of a disaster relief.

Definitely there are double standards applied. I doubt that anyone would have ever thought twice about a white president not attending certain funerals, etc.

jolau
9.17.16, 3:25 AM
Wasn't there some uproar over George HW Bush going to Emperor Hirohito's funeral?