There has been a lot of talk about race in the United States in the past few months. A lot of the left is blaming President Donald Trump on creating a hateful environment for the races to coincide. But they are not looking at the bigger picture. Is there some racism in the United States? Sure. But that can be said for every country and race in the world. So it has less to do with Trump and more to do with society.
But someone that you might not expect just came out and shut down the lies about race here in the United States. Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant came out with a statement that gives some insight on his thoughts on the issue at hand.
Here is his statement in full:
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 hate to admit it, but I understand that quote.
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.
It is not our job to carry the burden, but it is our job to lead by example.
Not that my opinion matters, I’m just sharing my thoughts.
So it seems like this NFL player thinks that a lot of it has to do with the struggles of everyone and nothing to do with leadership. This is not what a lot of people on the left want to hear at a time like this.
For some reason, liberals seem to forget that racism has always been around and is not some new thing in 2017. The people that choose to be racist will be, there is no way around it.
What do you think of Bryant’s comments?
Source> Politicus Daily