Why I have To Follow Colin Kaepernick

Why I have To Follow Colin Kaepernick

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Why I have To Follow Colin Kaepernick

Last week we witnessed 2 more black men murdered at the hands of police.  It’s almost scary. I mean it would be if that weren’t the norm for people of color. See, from birth, many black people are taught to act a certain way (most of the time docile and with no emotion) when they encounter law enforcement. If we don’t put on a smile, we are seen as a threat. If we ask questions instead of blindly following orders, we are a threat. If we know our rights and speak on them instead of letting an officer illegally search our vehicles or homes, we deserve to be killed. All the while our white counterparts can curse, kick, punch and even pull out a weapon when confronted by an officer with no fear of being shot. And this is why I have to follow Colin Kaepernick.

Colin Kaepernick is not the first person I’ve seen take a stand and use his platform to bring awareness to these injustices. Before he plays every game he refuses to stand for the national anthem and a flag that has done nothing to keep us from dying at the hands of the ones who were sworn to protect and serve. When I first heard about what he was doing I knew that he would become public enemy number one. See, a lot of Americans equate the flag and the national anthem to be sacred because of all who have fought for this country. And that flag may have very well done them justice in this life. But for most African Americans still here after the ending of slavery, this is not the case. And this is why I have to follow Colin Kaepernick. For example, after many of our people fought in wars for this country we were promised freedom and the same rights as our oppressors. Housing, jobs etc. were to be handed out to us when we came home. Of course, good old America reneged on all of those promises and Blacks was pushed into poverty and still treated like 1/8th of a human being. Segregation and turmoil followed every fight but we continued to still love America. Even today things are still set up to keep people of color from progressing like they should. And this is why I have to follow Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick used his rights to freedom of protest and speech to make a stand against the constant murder of his people at the hands of the police. While this is legal and one of the many reasons our troops fight for us, he is still being viewed as a race baiter and a traitor. They call him disrespectful and ungrateful just like they did the slaves that wanted freedom in the past. See, to these people, since he is of color, he shouldn’t be able to just speak freely about the horrible things that are happening. There was even a man who taped Kaepernick’s jersey to the floor for people to come and step on in order to disrespect him using his God given rights to speak out. People are so angry and even express it by saying “how dare that nigger boy, tell us we are wrong”. To them, he should be a quiet happy negro. This is mostly because Americans are raised to believe that black people are treated equally in this country. Even though if you ask nonblack Americans if they would want to be treated like us you would get some unclear answers or maybe even a solid “NO”. That right there is explanation enough of the lack of fairness across the board. And that’s why I have to follow Colin Kaepernick.

I vow to take a knee right with him because the responses are enough to show you what the oppressing race really thinks about us. Still, 1/8th of a human being that shouldn’t dare rebel or stand up for what’s right.

Nuwla Contributor – Keshawn Jordan
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Why I have To follow Colin Kaepernick
Keshawn Jordan

My name is Keshawn Jordan and I am an activist, a messenger and the mother of 3 young children. Speaking the truth come with an ugly price.  I quickly realized that when you speak out against the injustices that people of color face in the way that I do, you gain a lot of unseen enemies. Some that will underhand you and keep you from progressing. Click this link to read my story.

 

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  • John J Rouse

    If all
    blacks suddenly left America…
    (keep in mind blacks only make 13% of the US population)
    The prison population would go down by 39%
    There would be almost 50% less gang members.
    Rape would go down significantly.
    Overweight and obesity percentage would go down by 26%
    Average IQ would go up 11 points, putting the USA tied for third with Japan.
    SAT scores would go up over 100 points.
    ACT scores would go up by 6 points.
    AIDS and HIV would go down by over 67%.
    Chlamydia cases would go down by 50%.
    Gonorrhea would go down by 69%.
    Syphilis would go would go down by 58%.
    The average income would be over 20k more per year.
    The amount of people in poverty would go down by over 37%
    Homelessness would go down by 57%.
    And the number of welfare recipients would go down by about 44%

    And very interesting; colleges would show no difference in enrollment.

    • David Fenelus

      If black people got up and left. White people would follow them wherever they go. Whites can’t survive without black people it’s been proven over and over. You are a great example of this every time you keep coming back to share your revisionist history, your irrelevant stats, and your bigoted comments.

      Dude, you can’t even stay away from our site. And you can bet your bottom dollar that you wont find me on any of your websites.

      But again, keep posting. Like I said before, you are serving your purpose.

      • John J Rouse

        Hahahahah thanks for the great laugh this morning, you made me shoot coffee through my nose. Well let’s see, when blacks move in we move out because housing values plummet and crime rises. Wherever we go you follow us like a,lost puppy. “I’m looking to buy a house in a nice, clean, crime free black area” said no one ever. You begged the goverment to live the Jim Crowe laws we had in place. Now we look to Africa. You people are literally dying on rickety boats to get to Europe. You must live in some kind of fantastical fantasy land. An alternate universe of sorts. I come here for the free entertainment and as usual, you don’t dissapoint.

        • Janice Jones Hutchinson

          Great recap of The Walking Dead. Except the Walking Dead have the right color people doing the same kind of things they have done for ever. Rob Steal, Kill.

          • John J Rouse

            Actually it’s more from the show “life after people” I’ll retitle it “life after humans” yes they do. Blacks always selfish and greedy while a white man leads them and restores order. I couldn’t agree more.

        • David Fenelus

          Exactly what I thought. You are so predictable. Just keep posting.

          • John J Rouse

            I know, the truth usually is.

      • John J Rouse

        What happens if all the white people suddenly disappear…..
        Day 1, Morning: The blacks wake up, but sense that something is wrong. There is no radio and no T.V. Electrical power is partially gone. Venturing out into the world, they notice almost no traffic, no police, no airplanes… almost total silence. Realizing this, they immediately begin to loot. Gun stores & liquor stores are among the first to be emptied out. It’s a free for all. Windows are broken, cars are stolen from garages & parking lots. By the afternoon, most valuables in stores & private homes have been stolen.

        By the end of the First Week: Electrical power is all but gone. Phone service is sporadic. Working blacks are beginning to understand the nightmare. But no one listens to them; they are “Uncle Tom’s”, who have always appreciated life in America. Black gangs are beginning to rob, rape and murder at an even higher rate than before. There is no government, no order. There is nothing to stop them. It is a great big party … For now.

        By the end of the First Month: Looting & anarchy continue. Law abiding blacks have to defend their houses from looters. War begins among black gangs as they battle for territory & vanishing resources. There is no longer any electricity, and most fresh food has spoiled. Fires are widespread from looting, and very few know how to put them out. There is no more tap water.

        By The End Of The Third Month: Canned food can still be found but fresh water, milk, bread & produce are non-existent. Gasoline becomes scarce. No television or radio. Garbage & sanitation services are gone, & diseases begin to rise. Rats multiply. Some hospitals are still running but with almost no trained staff. A few law-abiding blacks try to restore order & resort to a shoot on sight policy.

        By The End Of The First Year: Starvation is rampant. Food becomes the most valuable thing in the “New Black America.” Trees are cut down for firewood. Many die from cold. Most infants do not survive, as medical care becomes non-existent. A few blacks hoard all the food for themselves by the use of force (just like Africa today.) There is no light at night, except from wood fires. Blacks begin to reorganize by tribes. Gangs rule the city. Travel is almost impossible, except on horseback, & gangs frequently murder travelers. Youth engage in dueling, to prove their manhood. Nomads now roam from destroyed town-to-town looking for food. All farm animals have been slaughtered.

        By The End Of Five Years: Nearly 2/3rds of the blacks are dead. The life span is down to about 35 years, as it is in many black countries in Africa today. The U.S. has become Africa, only worse, for there are no white men to organize aid and feed them.

    • Janice Jones Hutchinson

      Hey, Media: White People Are Poor, Too
      Despite routine portrayals of poor people as black and Latino, most poor people in America are actually white.

      Posted: December 2, 2013
      Fact: Most poor people in the United States are white.

      According to Census figures in 2013, 18.9 million whites are poor. That’s 8 million more poor white people than poor black people, and more than 5 million more than those who identify as Latino. A majority of those benefiting from programs like food stamps and Medicaid are white, too. [http://www.theroot.com/article…]

      Hey, John J Rouse,
      The media plays with numbers and percentages to paint a false picture of who weights heaviest on the nations budget. When the public hear things like 27% of all blacks live in poverty when only 9% of whites live in poverty. these figures are worth of deep thought, but blacks do not cost the American government more than whites do. we must know that 9% of a much larger number is more than 27% of a much smaller number. For Example, Only 9% of 195.5 million white people live in poverty=17.8% whites living in poverty and leaning on the government for food stamps, housing, and medicaid. On the other hand there are 10 million black people in poverty=24.1%.

      Hey, that means that more than 75% of these dark skinned people live above poverty and live in a racist country that will flip, flop,and slide numbers to paint a pitifully disparaging picture of black people even if they have to lie about it. This is a clear example of how whites wrote their his-story to paint them right regardless to how wrong they were. Donald Trump is another great example to show financial success is not always a thing to be proud of, instead how you got it is what counts the most.

      • John J Rouse

        Wroooong….over half of the welfare recipients are blacks. I already,showed and linked my source,,,….I see not a link from you. Can you do better or just admit defeat. You can’t beat me. You are losing badly.

        • Janice Jones Hutchinson

          My link is enclosed after my quote, but anyone who can do math can and read with understanding would see that 9% of whites on welfare or living below poverty does not mean 9 % of the people on welfare or live below poverty are white. It means 9% of the 195 + million whites in America are in poverty or on welfare. That is the simple numbers game the media plays on those people with higher IQ. Numbers and words not patterns and shapes. Poor, poor people. I am so sure there some of those white people who are a lot smarter than John, blacks too.

          • John J Rouse

            My link is spot on and breaks it down per race. Only 16% of whites are on goverment assistance and nearly 1 in 2 blacks are. In other words most,of y’all have your hands out…..as suspected.

          • Janice Jones Hutchinson

            John J Rouse, at first, I thought you were a white racist man of average intelligence. Now, I thing you are a white racist man who spouts out what someone else has said to you or show you, but you do not really understand what you are reading. READ THE SMALL PRINT ON YOUR STATISTICS. LOOK FOR STATEMENTS AS SUCH, (Percentage of noninstitutionalized civilian population).
            Percentage of population is not the same as percentage of recipients. This another numbers game your people play to make you believe you are striving far better than the black, recent freed slaves.

          • John J Rouse

            You’re dumb as hell even by black standards. Do you think the stats you showed me help your case? Like a typical black, which is a
            Race of borderline retards according to their iq measurements, you don’t understand MAFF very well,
            Do you?

          • Janice Jones Hutchinson

            16% of 195, 000,000=

          • John J Rouse

            It’s better than almost 40% of all blacks…….we outnumber you 7-1 yet you have more who take from the goverment. Now some of that 16% is Medicaid and other stuff, not housing and food stamps.

          • Janice Jones Hutchinson

            School is out, John. the short yellow bus is waiting to take you home.

          • John J Rouse

            If you noticed short buses, majority of riders are black. Black mental retardation is high. That’s is why we also beat you by over 200 points on SATs….who scores the lowest? If,you say blacks, you are correct.

          • Janice Jones Hutchinson

            This is from your same resource.
            [Black children may be at increased risk for mental retardation because they may be more likely than White children to be exposed to the cumulative effects of deleterious postnatal factors, such as ambient lead or anemia. ]

            Full Definition of deleterious
            : harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way
            Full Definition of ambient
            : existing or present on all sides

            My addition to you, John. Lead poisoning is also accountable for aggressive behavior. I believe lead has been purposely left to linger in black communities to help hinder the health of blacks, but we did not remain in the ghettos and we have grown to a race of people that your kind will have to reckon with sooner than later.

          • John J Rouse

            No, we let other blacks, planned parenthood or our police reckon with you while we go on about our lives.

          • John J Rouse
          • Janice Jones Hutchinson

            And how many years have whites been free in America? And how many acres of land did whites steal from the native Americans?
            And how many hours of free or cheap labor did your people steal to get what you have?
            How many years were your people denied the right to read?
            I do not apologize for your statistics nor do I totally believe them.
            Blacks in America have come a LONG way baby, in the 151 years freed from slavery. Yes only 151 years.
            And I know white people like you are scared as hell!
            WE have risen from the plantation to the White House in a near 151 years.

          • John J Rouse

            By 1860, 26% of all free blacks in the South owned slaves. In contrast, only 4.8% of Whites owned slaves.

            Slavery for life came to America when a wealthy land owner named Anthony Johnson did not want to release his indentured servants after 6 years of servitude as required by law, so he sued in the House of Burgesses (SCOTUS did not yet exist) that since blacks were spared death by their own African government in exchange of servitude, that they were no longer people but property, and therefore may be owned for life. He won his case in 1654, bringing slavery for life and also becoming the first slave owner in America. Oh yeah, have I mentioned yet that Anthony Johnson was BLACK? It was the black race that enslaved the black race, yet it was the White race that freed them.

          • John J Rouse

            That’s good that you think you’re in the White House, however Obama is half white and was raised by whites and have done nothing for blacks since he took office. Unless you consider more on food stamps and less in the work,force,something. Also the White House is turning pure white again January 20th and may be another 151 years before it goes to something else…….or longer.

          • John J Rouse

            Percent of welfare recipients who are white / caucasian 16.8 % 11,405,000
            Percent of welfare recipients who are black 39.6 % 26,884,000
            Percent of welfare recipients who are Hispanic 21.2 % 14,392,000
            Percent of welfare recipients who are Asian or Pacific Islander 18 % 12,220,000
            Percent of welfare recipients who are Other / Mixed 4.4 % 2,987,000

    • Janice Jones Hutchinson

      John J Rouse, you are a liar.

      As for rapist, The Criminal

      The average age of rapists at arrest is 31. Fifty-two percent are white; twenty-two percent of imprisoned rapists report that they are married. (SOO, 1997)

      • John J Rouse

        1997? My stats are From this century. We don’t call black males rape apes for nothing. As far as you black females are concerned, you don’t have to be worried about being rape like our white females. From 2010-2014 literally no black females reported any rapes by white males.

      • David Fenelus

        All John does is lie Janice.

        • John J Rouse

          My stats are always there for the viewing, poopskin

    • Janice Jones Hutchinson
      • John J Rouse

        What about them? Just show what we all know that blacks commit the majority or all violent crimes. What is your point of showing this? Black crime has also rise even more. Black crime never goes down unless black population goes down.

        • Janice Jones Hutchinson

          From the chart you cannot seem to read,

          Forcible rape 2012
          Total number ————13,886
          Whites arrested———–9,027 ———–65%
          Blacks arrested———–4,512 1———32.5%

          Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
          Total Number————–8,506
          Whites arrested———–4,101———–48.2%
          Blacks arrested———–4,203————49.45%

          Burglary
          Total———————- 219,232
          Whites——————-147,156 ——-67.1 %
          Blacks———————67,554 ——-30.8 %

          Violent crime2
          Total———————-402,470
          Whites——————-236,394 —–58.7%
          Blacks——————-155,088 —–3.5%

          Drug abuse violations
          Total———————-1,194,956
          Whites———————-801,198—–67%
          Blacks———————-372,914—–31.2%

          This is a good, Offenses against the family and children Total———————–81,762
          Whites——————–53,760—68.5%
          Blacks——————–25,698—31.4%

          Disorderly conduct–But the police do not see a greater need to kill when confronted with whites)
          Total———————-418,960
          Whites——————-262,810—–62.7%
          Blacks——————-145,183—–34.7%

          It looks to me as if the world would be much better off with out whites. Not that I would wish all white people dead, but I would wish them all back to Europe or even outer space.

          • John J Rouse

            I can read very well,
            I’m white after all. And it looks like blacks commit and a disproportionate amount of
            Crimes in every category except alcohol related offenses compared to whites/Hispanics but we already know this.

          • Janice Jones Hutchinson

            Disproportionate is true in some cases, but the matter is where would we have more peace?
            All other offenses (except traffic)
            Total——-2,649,909
            White——1,773,792 ——66.9%
            Blacks—–808,609———30.5%

            Similar to the economic crisis we fact in this country. The government spends much more money on caring for poor whites from birth to the grave than it does black people because their so so many more of you in number who receives some type or really several types of government aid.
            Good bye John J. Rouse.

          • John J Rouse

            Disproportionate in all cases but alcohol related offenses…..like I said

            Whites/Hispanics 83% of the population 67% of crime
            Blacks 13% of the population 31% of crime

            Get it now? BUH bye!

  • Janice Jones Hutchinson

    Hey, Media: White People Are Poor, Too
    Despite routine portrayals of poor people as black and Latino, most poor people in America are actually white.

    Posted: December 2, 2013
    Fact: Most poor people in the United States are white.

    According to Census figures in 2013, 18.9 million whites are poor. That’s 8 million more poor white people than poor black people, and more than 5 million more than those who identify as Latino. A majority of those benefiting from programs like food stamps and Medicaid are white, too. [http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2013/12/most_poor_people_in_america_are_white/]

    Hey, John J Rouse,
    The media plays with numbers and percentages to paint a false picture of who weights heaviest on the nations budget. When the public hear things like 27% of all blacks live in poverty when only 9% of whites live in poverty. these figures are worth of deep thought, but blacks do not cost the American government more than whites do. we must know that 9% of a much larger number is more than 27% of a much smaller number. For Example, Only 9% of 195.5 million white people live in poverty=17.8% whites living in poverty and leaning on the government for food stamps, housing, and medicaid. On the other hand there are 10 million black people in poverty=24.1%.

    Hey, that means that more than 75% of these dark skinned people live above poverty and live in a racist country that will flip, flop,and slide numbers to paint a pitifully disparaging picture of black people even if they have to lie about it. This is a clear example of how whites wrote their his-story to paint them right regardless to how wrong they were. Donald Trump is another great example to show financial success is not always a thing to be proud of, instead how you got it is what counts the most.