Black Twitter recently dragged Ray Lewis of the Ravens after he decided to take not one, but two knees before a game. The show of solidarity followed negative tweets made by the president aimed at the NFL’s recent #takeaknee movement. Lewis was one of Kaepernick’s most outspoken critics but apparently, he decided to hop on the bandwagon and link arms in protest. The former superstar seems to have angered people on both sides as a petition soon emerged to have his statue taken down from in front of the Raven’s stadium in Baltimore. The petition has since collected over 70,000 signatures. 

That is the problem with fair weather activism, few to none will have your back when one decides to demonstrate because there is no apparent solidarity. Let’s be honest, was Ray’s gesture a protest at all? According to Lewis, he was praying, not protesting. In any case, his supporters see it as betrayal and the activists that have been down with the cause from day one won’t take the empty attempt seriously. Someone, please let Ray know that fighting the power is a full-time job, even for a retired pro-bowl star.

Facebook Comments

Tags:

You May Also Like

Quiz: What Is Your Perfect Date Destination?

Skip the dinner and movie and try out a date destination that’s perfect for ...

We’ve Gotta Have It, Marshawn Lynch’s Everybody Vs. Trump T-Shirt

It’s very clear how Trump feels about NFL players who support unsigned quarterback Colin ...

Pharrell Williams and Girls Trip Writer Tracy Oliver Team Up for Horror-Thriller

With the success of films like Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Stephen King’s It, ...

Street Fashion Legend Dapper Dan and Gucci Collaborate on Designs

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And for Harlem designer Daniel “Dapper Dan” ...

Chewing Gum Will Not Return to Netflix for Third Season

Fans of the racy British comedy Chewing Gum won’t be happy to hear this. ...

Dallas Fans Want to Rename Robert E. Lee Park After Erykah Badu

We love Erykah Badu. She’s fly and her music is everything. But should the neo-soul ...

A Colin Kaepernick Jersey Got This Kid An XBox

The stuff of fairytales can be true. Just ask Jaden Watts. According to a ...

Philly Rapper Meek Mill Headed Back to Prison

Philly rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison for ...