Many of us watched yesterday to see how things would unfold during the NFL games after Trump’s “sons of b******” remark, and it was a beautiful thing to see so many of the players taking a knee, in spite of the backlash they may be faced with today, but we all know it is not enough. Instead of sitting quietly and simply thinking that, artist and activist J. Cole took to Twitter to share an action plan.
Through a series of tweets, Cole first thanked the athletes who participated in taking a knee, but he then went on to point out that the same owners who were on the field yesterday to stand with their players in support (or perhaps a photo opportunity) are the same ones denying Colin Kaepernick a job. Cole then suggested a third party investigate Kaepernick’s situation. If that does not work, the five times Grammy- nominated artist briefly broke down how we could then put pressure on the NFL sponsors.
“Pick one of the biggest ones and say, ‘do you agree with black balling players when they speak out against oppression?’” Cole tweeted.
Cole also shared how he too initially struggled with not watching the games but then recalled how our ancestors walked miles, boycotting the bus system, to stand against racism. He then thanked Colin for his sacrifice.
View tweets below.