Most NFL players are openly blaming white people for racism that occurred a hundred years ago, but that isn’t the opinion of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Dez Bryant, has decided to throw his hat into the NFL opinion ring that is currently gripping the country, but his opinion is quite different than that of his fellow colleagues. Instead of blaming white people BRyant believes isn’t self responsibility and taking the opportunity to better oneself in order to thusly better the country and world as a whole. Racism is in the eye of the beholder and Bryant expresses this sentiment with eloquence and ease
With the NFL National Anthem protests that players claim is to fight “racial inequality” in our country, you wouldn’t expect an NFL player to come out and completely shut down all of the lies about racism, but that is exactly what has happened here. Dallas Cowboys player Dez Bryant decided to make his own statement which gives us all a view of his thoughts on the issue of racism and how to deal with it.
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.