03 Sep The NFL’s Hypocritical Support For Ending Black Lives
In 2016, Colin Kaepernick initiated the controversial national anthem protests before NFL football games in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. He said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
Kaepernick also claimed law enforcement officers were “getting away with murder.”
Since then, the NFL has not only failed to stop players from using the anthem as a platform for the racially divisive protests, but league is also financing the players’ political activism to the tune of $90 million.
Now the league finds itself in a bind as the NFL’s embracement of a false narrative on race has convinced many fans to stop watching. And attempts to salvage fan support through a new anthem rule have been stalled by the NFL Players Association, the AFL-CIO affiliate found to be funding organizations founded by liberal billionaire George Soros.
The truth is, the protests have always been about promoting the left’s narrative on race. However, what might come to a surprise to many players is the fact that the NFL and NFLPA have close partnerships with an organization that directly funds the unjust of killing of thousands of black Americans: United Way.
Last month, 2ndVote exposed that 62 of United Way’s chapters sent $2.7 million to Planned Parenthood in 2016. A partner of the NFL, United Way dismissed concerns, saying the number of chapters was “small” and that the money which supports the nation’s largest abortion company goes to non-abortion efforts.
If NFL players really care about black lives, they would demand that United Way stop sending money to Planned Parenthood. This company is part of an industry which ends black lives at three times their population ratio. And one report claims that almost 80 percent of Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion centers are within walking distance of minority — specifically, Hispanic and black — neighborhoods.
The fact is that black lives are most vulnerable in the womb. There are more than one million abortions in America each year — 400,000 of which are done to black babies. This is approximately 2,000 times as many black Americans killed by abortion hit men in a single year than are killed by police in a year.
Yet the NFL and the NFLPA will refuse to hold United Way accountable. Millions of words online, in newspapers, and on TV will be spilled this NFL season about the black lives ended by police — including those done so justifiably. Yet little or no words will be spent stopping United Way from funding Planned Parenthood, even though every life ended in the womb is done so unjustly.
You can change that. Tell the NFL that until they either end their race-baiting or are consistent about black lives, you won’t be returning to the game.