38 Burst results for "Social Justice"
Jackson: Kyrie purchased house for Floyd family
"You read some of the biggest stars in the nba. When dwayne wade chris. Paul lebron james carmelo. Anthony stood up on that. Sp stage and said we challenge all athletes out there. This is a priority to stand up for the people who are not being spoken for. And i think that really unleashed an incredible sense of ownership from these young. Nba players have incredible crop of under twenty five players in the nba. Who do for their communities before they even do for themselves and really again. You have some the elite players in the lead taking a lead in it. In fact. Stephen jackson just let the cat out of the bag. That kyrie irving has bought a house for the family of george. Floyd floyd stephen. Of course close friends growing up together in south texas phys kyrie. Be a leader. You can i. There's a lot going on with kyrie irving right now but it should not escape anyone's attention. He has been a leader in this fight for social justice. And we've seen several other players step
Fresh update on "social justice" discussed on KYW 24 Hour News
"And she died this afternoon at Temple Hospital. Authorities say two weapons on the scene recovered but no details about the circumstances of the shooting. State with Kay would have the news radio. There's word that the WN BA team is close to being sold. And that means a staunch backer of Donald Trump is getting out of league defeated Republican Senator Kelly Lefler has had a contentious run as owner of the Atlanta Dream players endorsed her opponent in the Georgia Senate battle. Wearing T shirts with Rafael War knocks name on the Players all over the league called for her to sell her 49% stake in the team. After she wrote a letter to the W NBA commissioner objecting to the league's initiatives for Social Justice and the Black Lives matter Movement. Plenty of famous people have expressed interest in buying her out from LeBron James to Mookie Betts and actor Kevin Hart. Steve Caven CBS News Hey, I Arrest employees pick up the phone. A new report reveals that many people simply could not get through to the I. R s in twice. Need. 20, the national taxpayer Advocate, says the federal agency received more than 100 million calls last year, but only one and four callers got through report says That means I arrest employees do not answer more than 75 million calls from taxpayers seeking help. That's correspondent Diane Hall reporting. The report found the I arrest had about 20% fewer employees and 2020 than a decade earlier due to cuts in funding, Swedish scientists have finally solve one of the mysteries of the natural world. How butterflies fly. So now we know those large but inefficient wings keep butterflies aloft using cupping and clapping motions to generate thrust. The way co author pair.
How can Canada stop the growth of hate groups?
"For many canadians who have stared in horror at events happening to the south of us over the past four weeks or for years. There is a comforting thought that arrives immediately afterwards. Thank god we're in canada or maybe better phrased thank god. That could never happen here but could it. The united states right now is a unique mix of anger guns conspiracy theories white supremacy and abject poverty and all of that has bubbled over the past few months to create scenes. That the whole world will never forget yes. America's recipe might be unique but canada already has most of those ingredients in abundance. And we haven't done much to solve the problems driving any of this kind of anger. Though doesn't explode overnight. It takes individual people time to arrive at the mixture of hatred and hopelessness. That's needed to turn rhetoric into action. So today's question is not really can happen here. It's what can we do to stop it from happening here. And of that applies to governments and politicians and two police forces but it also applies to you and me and to anyone who wants to believe. The canada really is different. Because if it is it's only because we all work to make it that way. I'm jordan keith. Rawlings describes the big story. Shaquille chaudhry is the co founder of animal leadership. He is also the author of deep diversity overcoming us versus them. Hello shaquille jordan. Why don't you just take me back a week ago. And i know There must have been all sorts of things going through your head as you watched the events leading up to and including the storming of the us capital. You know what's going through. Your head is as somebody who spends his career dedicated to racism and social justice issues shocked at the images and then not surprised given the patterns and the trends that have been at play. What do you mean by that. The election of trump has been a time of absolutely unprecedented dislocation and kookiness in the political. Front i mean we had rob ford here in toronto and we thought that was bad. But he was more of a harbinger of the kind of right wing. Populism that has been sweeping across the western world and trump is the has been the most toxic version of that and so we've been seeing escalating violence We've been seeing congress in And and the senate deadlocked being not particularly helpful to anybody and that level of polarization actually didn't start with trump. that's actually been happening for forty years. It's it's been actually building since the reagan era since the eighties when neoliberalism and the economic model that basically has has wages for the average person stagnate over four decades and yet we are making our economies making. You know three four five times. What it was both in canada and the us What it was in the eighties and yet people aren't feeling bad. The rich have become richer. The poor become poorer and that might sound like some kind of leftist cliche but the is is that ten years ago a research team led by peter turkson in the us predicted that by two thousand twenty the us and many parts of the western world. We're going to be at quote unquote peak violence. And so the trends have been at play and the key driver of their research has been income inequality and so the trends have been building and today peter church in his team would say that that the us and the environment in the us over. The last four years is similar to the environment in just before the french revolution in france and just before the civil war the united states so these trends have been have been playing out. And i've been. I've been really researching a lot about authoritarianism. Because i work with issues around polarization and racial polarization and an integral conflict. And so i've been looking at this or the last few years and just watching this build up and build up and knowing that it was something big was going to happen and we knew it enough that we actually scheduled a two day conference which is in fact on the twenty first and twenty second january after inauguration day because we just assumed that something was going to happen.
Fresh update on "social justice" discussed on Todd and Don
"Virtual, you know, showing your social justice warrior side of yourself. Get ready for the cancel culture on on steroids. You know what I mean? Well, that ever reversed. I don't think it'll ever reversed to her. We'll have free speech. Do you think it's over you? You think freedom is over? You think this is the this Is it right here? Well, look what they're doing. They got rid of all the conservative parlor out of conservative platforms or taught CNN's trying to get rid of fact, so there's a free speech. Have you been able to hear Trump make any speeches? I mean, you have to do you have to really dig to find his farewell speech. I mean, and then the force vaccinations of force mass wearing and we're just Biden 1st 100 days. You gonna really up the mask wearing federal, federal property cruising Harley and all the Republicans They're already being blacklisted. Targeted. They want us. What did they saying? The opposite side, saying about them they want over here. He's a strong words like domestic terrorist insurgents. It's creepy. It's like Fascism. It's right there in front of us. It's scary. I hear what you're saying. I listen, Alicia, I'm where you are, but I'm not going to live that way. Not gonna bring all that negative TV in my world. I'm still gonna promote Freedom, Liberty. In all things, equality and things like that. I'm kind of in that same play. I know what she's talking about. And yeah, those air very concerning to me, but I'm not terrified. I'm not depressed. I am concerned, and I'm getting pay attention. It is 7 12 here at K. L. B..
How to Call People In (Instead of Calling Them Out)
"Loretta great to meet you. Thanks for coming on. Thanks for having me on your show. Fortunately or unfortunately this is the perfect moment to have you on I wish it was a calmer moment in history but given that it's not i'm glad that Have the chance to talk to you. When i woke up on wednesday morning after the election. I was you for 'cause. I knew that we had turned georgia blue. And in five hours later i was Because we have so much further to go to bring our country back from the brink of self destruction and so royal emotions right now because i fear for our democracy even though i call myself the queen of the call in culture. There's some people. I don't want to call it at all. I'm gonna call him out because they enabled this insurrection. Seems to be that. If they can't control it they don't wanna share a democracy. You said before that you have the the the moniker of the queen of the call in culture. Do you have any hope that there are some constructive calling in that can be done at this time in a country where we are really at each other's throats all at each other's throat if you don't mind out indulging me tell you how i see the world i think that first of all i live in ninety percent bubble of people who are progressive sometimes even call us radical which i don't mind i consider that a compliment but the people that i most in conversation with. We understand that. There's things like racism. Sexism homophobia transphobia immigration violence. At all of that stuff going in the world we even have our own little lexicon of all the 'isms that we talk about and part of my problem is that we in the ninety percent bubble. Spend too much time trying to turn ourselves into one hundred percent. i like. we're supposed to perfectly align with every thought as if i work on women's rights that means i'm doing something wrong because i'm not working on trance. Right if are working on trance rights. Doing something wrong. If i'm not working on racial justice on and on and on that's why i call us a circular firing squad because we're all on the same team but we spend our best anger on each other for not being cult members. We're all supposed to be. Apparently one hundred percent aligned. Outside of us are what. I call the seventy five percenters. These are people. Who don't use our insider jargon of homophobia all of these other words but they're lined with us in a world view. So since i'm a women's rights activists a seventy five percent for me would be somebody like the girl scouts where they may not be organizing the girl scouts to market a protests. Like i would. But at the same time they worked for women's and girls empowerment so they will be my ally even if they are repelled by jargon. So i'm gonna to find a way to talk to them in a register the fake it here versus the register that i used for the ninety percenters. Outside of the seventy five percenters are the middle of the roaders. Did a fifty percent of those people like my parents. My father was a lifer in the military in the army very conservative retired. After twenty six years my mother was a southern evangelical christian woman and there probably wasn't a whole lot of common language evacuate us from ninety percent bubble on my parents but at the same time. They taught me their values. And i'll tell you a conversation that my mom had. I had one day back in the fifties. My mother has started a black girl. Scout troops in san antonio was because black girls want allow to join the white girl scouts troops and every weekend we had to cook food and feed it to the homeless people in san antonio and so mom could never figure out hat what is social justice. Human rights activists did and finally. I put it to us and mom deliver when we had to feed the homeless people when i was a girl scout and she of course she she said yes. I said well as human rights activists. I asked why they're hungry in the first place and she got it because she said oh okay i feed them and you wanna know why they're hungry and so you can use that kind of values driven language to talk to fifty percents if you stay away from your jargon and your assumptions that they don't have values that you can agree with
Fresh update on "social justice" discussed on Eric Metaxas
"And I don't think that's in anybody's anybody really has a problem with that. Democrats have a political incentive, even if they're genuinely want to move on from this moment, have a political imperative to tether Republican lawmakers to trump for as long as they can Just look at his poll numbers. He's unpopular. So they have to tie him to them. Republicans don't have an incentive to get rid of Trump. Because Trump motivates their base animates their base. He's boasting part important, most popular rather figure in the Republican Party. The media is not going to let go of him because he's a ratings bonanza. And Trump himself doesn't want to go anywhere, so Trump isn't going anywhere. Alright, eh, So he'll get Yeah, Get a second, You'll get a second sermon Shadow format, He'll be around for at least another four years. Noah Rothman, associate editor for commentary magazine, author of Unjust Social Justice and the Unmaking of.
N.B.A. Investigating Kyrie Irving Over Maskless Party Video
"Back here. First things first and we're talking about kyrie irving the brooklyn nets star has been inactive for the nets last four games due to personal reasons and now a new report says it will be at least another week before he rejoins the team. Yesterday video emerged that appeared to show maskless at a birthday party. Reportedly dad of his sisters this on top of a picture going around of kiranas zoom call last night for a political candidate twenty minutes before his nets were slated to tip off so much going on. Here here's head. Coach steve nash on his point guard. And where things are you sure. Can you sure like. I said right now. I got to focus on coaching. The team even get the best out of him. So i can't make any predictions are prognostications about things that are outside of this building this evening. We got our hands. The you know we've had this five games in seven nights and we're in a place where we're really trying to put our foundations and saw my hands are full there. Then that's really what i gotta focus. I don't know if i was asked to. Curry was coming back. My answer would be of course not sure i was getting more comfortable with of course than a shore but crisper serge's is joining us. Now broussard will. What did you make of the latest news surrounding kyrenia in. What's natia to say in all of it. Well i let me start with this caveat. hopefully you hope and pray that there's nothing serious going on with kyrie irving whether in his family or mentally or something like that from talking to people about various people about this situation. I don't think there's anything serious like that going on. I think everything is fine in that regard. But i just had to throw that out there. I want to say a few years ago a couple years ago a few people around the league told me this and it's pure speculation but they said don't be surprised or i wouldn't be surprised if one day kyrie irving just shocked. Everyone and walked away from basketball now again. That's pure relation on their part but it's based on their knowledge of his personality and just seeing his moves in the nba. Then we have kyri last june about six weeks before the teams went to the bubble sane on zoom call with other players. I'm willing to give up everything for social justice reform and then last night we have him on a zoom call for the democratic candidate for manhattan district attorney while the nets should be are playing their game or right before when he should have been at the nets game. I kyrie irving is acting like he does not want to be a professional basketball player and i stress professional. There's a difference between professional basketball player and a basketball player of professional basketball player. Plays when he doesn't want to at times. A pro basketball player play is available understands. He has to go out and earn that paycheck of pro basketball player or athlete plays through life circumstances and dramas and the nets have got to get to the bottom of this pronto. If kyrie does no longer to be a professional basketball player they. He asked to make a decision he asked. Let them know. If i'm the net. I think i re down and i have this conversation with him and i also tell him. You're not getting paid for the games. You've missed already and you won't be getting paid for the games you presumably miss. Because i assume that leaves gonna put him under quarantine for colby violations from that party. If kyri says he wants to play a he does want to be a pro basketball player. I accept that. And then as soon as i'm done talking with him i pick up the phone and start calling around the league to trade him and i don't know who would take him at this point but if the houston rockets would take him. I would trade him for james harden yesterday.
Patriots coach declines to accept Medal of Freedom from Trump
"Bell check declined President Donald Trump's desire to award the Patriots coach the presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Belichick was to receive the medal Thursday at the White House, but said in a statement, one of the most rewarding things in his career took place in 2021 conversations within the team about social justice, equality and human rights, moved to the forefront and became actions. He's committed to continuing those efforts while remaining true to those people. The team in this country Adam
110: Insurrection at the Capitol: Whats Broken and How to Fix It - burst 02
"I do like Josh M A Virginia and I was participating in various of the public fora along with a lot of other people on both sides around Virginia's potential action following the horrific shooting in Virginia Beach. I was standing sort of on the field flanking the capital am talking to some other people and one of the team actually Christian Jaime who worked at C S TV and is it Brady has been involved in the movement for a long time came over to me and said I want you to move you need to move away from where you are and I looked over and there were two men standing next to me with AR-15s. And the minute I saw it. I felt like I was going to vomit and they looked very hostile and it was terrifying to me and let's face it for a lot of us who were involved in the gun violence prevention movement. I personally have not experienced gun violence in my life. It is sad to me that we have so many people in our country who either have been victims of gun violence or have lost people who they're very close to family members to gun violence who are having to advocate in this environment and I think Wednesday members of Capitol Hill regardless of the party affiliation the terror that you see on their faces isn't because they were afraid that they would get beaten up. They were afraid that people had concealed guns and breached the capital and knock on through the magnetometers and they were afraid for their lives. This is America off. And it doesn't have to be this way. And I think everyone needs to put themselves in that situation and understand what's really at stake for people to come out and exercise their first amendment rights to say things and fully participate in our society and it should not be that someone second amendment rights in any way Trump those thoughts and that's the balance that truly has been lost that we need to reinvigorate and and now back into our public discourse and use this opportunity to act meaningfully reform our gun violence laws across this nation.
WNBA players celebrate Warnock's projected win over Loeffler
"Right. Before the insurrection at the capital there was two senate runoff elections that the country had their is on in one of them. The reverend raphael warnock defeated the incumbent. Appointed senator kelly leffler in georgia. Kelly leffler for about ten years has been a partial owner of the atlanta dream of the wnba. She's now the majority owner but she's been around the team for now ten or eleven years and you may have heard her own players and much of the wnba is diametrically opposed to everything that leffler stands force. It was a very interesting situation to see everything develop earlier this week. And then how it works in the team dynamic for more on that. Let's welcome and renee. Montgomery actually a guard for the atlanta dream. She joins us this morning. She's actually rejoining us this morning a second time. She's been on with this. Good morning to you so i guess the first thing i gotta ask you is being a member of the team and understanding everything. That's going on on the floor in off the floor. What's the reaction of you and your teammates to misled losing this election. So i'm just gonna speak for myself and the reaction is. It's not even just her losing. Its rafael worn off. One and i wanna make sure that the messaging stays clear because there's some things that happened on january six is trying to take away from the fact that a black man is going to send it a jewish man from georgia's going to send it and we won the presidential race so i would say for me. It's a sweep. it's a three no sleep. So the the the feeling is happy. Rene speaking of january six. What are your thoughts on everything that occurred that day. Yeah you know. It's kinda like we all felt something was gonna happen. I was worried after november. Third ominously like when when the number started tied and we could see that joe biden. Really my win this thing you know. We all started to get a little nervous even here in georgia the aquarium shutdown coach color. They all boarded up their their buildings because we were all expecting some type of reaction and not a good one so then to see what happened on january six and see the lack of policing that was there it was it was disappointing and most call a spade a spade. It was terrorism. Domestic terrorism is the term that we should use for that renee montgomery innately. Sorry thanksgiving i was going to say what is say about the platform that the wnba has like you guys like even a month before. Colin kaepernick took a knee in two thousand sixteen. The wnba pre-game conference about police brutality. You guys were black. Lives matters t shirts before it was even a thing. Guys always been the leader at the forefront say about the platform that you guys have in the work that you guys have been doing you know. I hope people start to licking because a lot of brands. A lot of sponsors. They don't see the value in in women would say 'cause you know. I think i saw a tweet. From china robinson that said of sponsorship for women athletics how chow especially now knowing the impact that a women's league not just so a player but a whole week and have i don't understand why there's no interest but i do hope that just seeing how things transpired and how everyone to see what's going on. I hope that there is some value added to women now. Renee montgomery of the atlanta dream is joining us. This morning on keyshawn jay williams zubin were presented by progressive. Insurance and rene is with us on the goodyear hotline to robinson by the way. Espn women's college basketball analyst shaina. Yes shoutout. I want to ask you this because people may not want to go back to leffler because i think this is just so fascinating with how clear she's been in how clear you guys have been She used to be for people. That aren't aware that maybe don't follow the dream on everyday basis. She used to be a constant present. at games. a practice you'd be a team functions. He was always be sitting in the front row. She was very active owner. Obviously things have changed when she went to the senate got other responsibilities. I just wonder what your relationship is with her. The team's relationship with her you know even before the senator race i would just fear before the games. We've been to her house. Where team function. But i mean any of the players know you're not usually best friends with owner in general you know you typically would talk more to your g Even when it comes to contracts and stuff so we did see her there and we would wait and she was you know. I know that she released herself. From you. know day to day duties as she became a senator but she was president and the wnba. I know probably the letter was her trying to distance herself. Thing is how she's republican and the wnba. Is you know highly majority. Lgbt in black and brown community. So i can understand why she's trying to distance ourselves but it wasn't the case beforehand. Rene we're kind of personal discussions if any at all have you had. We'll often about social justice nine. I'm you know this was a typical owner-player relationship. So you know. I never talked to my minnesota on her about social justice. And i know that this time is is different but by the time that all of these things try Started to unfold. You know it was already. She was already too far. gone by. then how do you feel now that everything is transpired and she still co owner of the team for me and this is gonna be unpopular to say but for me. I'm sure she's not the only owner. That probably feels the way she feels. And so i hope that the wnba and hope that you know even her you know i. I've already posed the question. I don't know why he would want to own a wnba team. If you have to write a letter to the commissioner opposing. Everything that that team is standing for you know. Our team is the atlanta dream. And i don't know if people know that's from martin. Luther king's dream speech. That's how we got our name so if you oppose everything that we fundamentally stand for. I don't see how you can build a relationship there. I don't know why you'd want to be there
Georgia Runoff Elections Today to Decide Control of the Senate
"As we mentioned at the top of the show. It's election day. In georgia control of the us senate hinges on the results of to runoff races there we wanna dissect things even further and find out what's motivating and conservative voters to do that. I'm joined now from georgia by our national politics reporter. Josh jamerson josh. Good morning the morning josh. Let's first talk about turnout. What our expectations. Early voting certainly wasn't option so already. We know that this is the largest turnout in any runoff election. In the state of georgia and republican secretary of state has confirmed that and early indicators. Are that more than three. Million georgians have participated in the selection election either by voting early in person or by voting by mail in that process voting early in person. Brats december fourteenth. And now. we're just waiting for election day in their two things. One is that democrats feel like they did really well in some republicans acknowledged that democrats did really well in getting at their base voters particularly black democrats to vote early. Black voters are making Up a larger share of the electorate as in the runoff races and they did in the november election which is a good sign for democrats but republicans say that they can use the election day. Turn out the same day turnout among their base. The kind of more rural conservative as that is propped up republicans in georgia free for years that the election day turnout could still overcome to be a very high democratic turnout in the early vote josh. I'm curious about how much of the conversation is now. Focusing on the trump phone. Call with georgia's secretary of state. Is this becoming a prevailing issue for voters. I can just tell you that people seem to have made up their minds about how they feel about. David perdue kelly off the to republicans in jon ossoff in raphael were not to democrats. It does seem like people's notions are pretty baked in at this point and so people i talked to one have already voted and you know have already made up their mind. Without knowing the context of the call in secondarily think that the call only reinforces whatever their belief was prior to the revelation that it existed and particularly among the democrats. I've talked to. There's some prevailing doubt. Even though there's profound disappointment in the contents of the call among democrats there is this kind of doubt or skepticism that it would lead waves of republican voters to reconsider their support for the two senators. David purdue and kelly author to take things a step further is this election about local issues and representation in washington or is this whole notion of the balance of power in congress. that's really motivating people to vote. What i'm finding mostly is that it is a turnout. Abass turnout election and the base. That is the most motivated to vote is going to be the one that decides this election. There's not lot of persuadable in the middle. That either cam feels is out there and the stakes that they're using to keep people. Motivated is a nationalized environment on the republican side. Where joe biden as president needs this check on power needs republican senate to stop either efforts to rollback police departments or efforts to pack the supreme court. A lot of this these topics that democrats are divided on but these are things. Republicans are talking about and on the converse. Democrats are talking about wanting to make sure that joe biden's presidency is successful you know. He's able to pass the corona virus packages. he wants or social justice practices. You want so. It's very much a base election where the side that's most motivated to come out is going to most likely prevail there aren't that many people persuadable in the motivating factor that both parties are trying to use is. How should joe biden's washington govern and in that's the basis for how people are campaigning. And finally josh. what's the feeling about. The fairness of the elections in georgia are people raising an eyebrow to the process and to the integrity of the system yet. We reported pretty consistently that there are many people. Supporters of president trump. Who feel that. The process was not fair and they mostly site the president's own words and that's always been a powerful part of the platform that president trump has is that he has a lot of people who feel like he speaks for them and and represents you know their best interests and so. I think you see a lot of that reflected in the republican sentiment here in georgia and the candidates are trying to reflect that As well on the democratic side. I think that they are saying. We're listening to the governor. Who's a republican. We're listening to. The secretary of state is a republican people who would be in democrats view inclined to want to believe that president trump won georgia. And they're saying that everything was fair and square. Democrats are taking that as a sign that they're years longs efforts to flip. Georgia blue were credible and feel like president. Trump is trying to undermine that
Interview With Nichelle Pace
"I'm talking with michelle pace founder and ceo of brands enchanting media and co host of the podcast. The culture needs. Let's start the show all right so tell us who you are and what you do. I am nichelle pace. I am the president and founder of brandt enchanting media which is a small creative agency consultancy here in camden new jersey. First off happy new year to you happy new year. How are you feeling about twenty twenty. One i'm feeling hopeful. I'm very hopeful. That twenty twenty. One will be the year of the turnaround while i was away. We did our The chinese new year horoscopes and twenty twenty one was a year of the ox so there was a lot of decisions for prosperity and abundance for twenty twenty. One so i am trying to manifest that in all facets of life for twenty twenty one and and have a hopeful lookout. I feel like we hit rock bottom so you can only go up from here. Yeah i agree with that. I mean i know twenty twenty and for people that are listening. I'm not going to drag on twenty twenty twenty. I'm not gonna do it. Because i've heard a lot of you say you don't wanna to hear about the pandemic i get it and i know that it was a difficult year for a lot of people but when you look back like how would you sum up. How last year went for you. Just in general part of me feels guilty a little bit because the pandemic actually resulted in a bit of a reset and opportunities for my business so this was our biggest year to date in terms of billings in knowing so many other people were struggling. It's hard to lake way those emotions and and try and celebrate your success when the world is literally on fire around you but by the grace of god and the opportunities that came. I mean everything from the social justice movement actually yielded more brands and companies and organizations trying to work or fine more minority voices as we all very well now but that turned into opportunity for my company so this you know we had a pretty big client early on in a year i mean it was bittersweet because we didn't get to keep them all twenty twenty but for the the three to six months that we did work it was our largest client. We worked with the wine brand Out in california we'd like to sustain and take it but we might have been a little too small at the time and then they had some internal issues and you know the pandemic can sometimes cause challenges in execution production internal staffing. Not all clients are gonna be transparent that they had to cut staff and other things of that nature but twenty twenty was actually the year of growth just for me as a business owner for our company. It was challenging. You know on a personal side of things with school and my youngest son. Who's now a senior so trying to balance disappointment of not having a traditional senior year missing track season missing the penn relays and balancing those things out but yet having a good year in terms of my business. You know you kind of vacillate between feeling excited to take the opportunity during the pandemic but at the same time guilty like okay i'm thriving and others are not so. It's a lot to kind of digest to be honest with you. And i'm sure i'll probably sit down and Ended here.
Navigating Your Business During The Pandemic With Nichelle Pace
"All right so tell us who you are and what you do. I am nichelle pace. I am the president and founder of brandt enchanting media which is a small creative agency consultancy here in camden new jersey. First off happy new year to you happy new year. How are you feeling about twenty twenty. One i'm feeling hopeful. I'm very hopeful. That twenty twenty. One will be the year of the turnaround while i was away. We did our The chinese new year horoscopes and twenty twenty one was a year of the ox so there was a lot of decisions for prosperity and abundance for twenty twenty. One so i am trying to manifest that in all facets of life for twenty twenty one and and have a hopeful lookout. I feel like we hit rock bottom so you can only go up from here. Yeah i agree with that. I mean i know twenty twenty and for people that are listening. I'm not going to drag on twenty twenty twenty. I'm not gonna do it. Because i've heard a lot of you say you don't wanna to hear about the pandemic i get it and i know that it was a difficult year for a lot of people but when you look back like how would you sum up. How last year went for you. Just in general part of me feels guilty a little bit because the pandemic actually resulted in a bit of a reset and opportunities for my business so this was our biggest year to date in terms of billings in knowing so many other people were struggling. It's hard to lake way those emotions and and try and celebrate your success when the world is literally on fire around you but by the grace of god and the opportunities that came. I mean everything from the social justice movement actually yielded more brands and companies and organizations trying to work or fine more minority voices as we all very well now but that turned into opportunity for my company so this you know we had a pretty big client early on in a year i mean it was bittersweet because we didn't get to keep them all twenty twenty but for the the three to six months that we did work it was our largest client. We worked with the wine brand Out in california we'd like to sustain and take it but we might have been a little too small at the time and then they had some internal issues and you know the pandemic can sometimes cause challenges in execution production internal staffing. Not all clients are gonna be transparent that they had to cut staff and other things of that nature but twenty twenty was actually the year of growth just for me as a business owner for our company. It was challenging. You know on a personal side of things with school and my youngest son. Who's now a senior so trying to balance disappointment of not having a traditional senior year missing track season missing the penn relays and balancing those things out but yet having a good year in terms of my business. You know you kind of vacillate between feeling excited to take the opportunity during the pandemic but at the same time guilty like okay i'm thriving and others are not so. It's a lot to kind of digest to be honest with you. And i'm sure i'll probably sit down and Ended here.
Reflecting On A Year Of Protests For Racial Justice
"Some results of 20 twenties protests over police brutality can be found a new laws that have just gone into effect in California. Here's KCBS is making gold speed. This is a direct result of the uprising against deaths like George Floyd's of Rianna Taylor, says legal analyst Steven Clark. There's been a tremendous shift in changes in the law from Criminal justice to social justice. And that's starting with new rules on police procedures, including the banning of police choke holds, and a new law that requires other officers to intervene if they see a co worker doing the wrong thing. So if an officer of observes another officer using excessive force that officer Is going to have to come forward and reported try to prevent it if possible, and so it xgo owing to be a lot of training required for police is well, but these air these air changes that the community wants to see happen as it was end. It's been really brought forward by so much social unrest in social attention. On policing and are what appears to be somewhat systematic use of race in our criminal justice system to that, And there's also a new law that requires judges to consider racial bias data in sentencing and more laws that make it easier for those convicted of crimes to transition back into society. So probation terms are now going to be so substantially lower. For example, a misdemeanor. In many cases, the longest period of probation will be one year and for a felony two years so that people can complete their probation, get their records cleared and get back into society more quickly. There is also a new law that made dramatically reduce the number of people who have to register as sex offenders for life and Another new law that makes it easier for those who have been released from prison to become firefighters on the
Gardening Out Loud With Duron Chavis
"I would love for you to share for listeners. Your current relationship to plants and gardens. And would you identify yourself as a gardener. Maybe even this is no question Well my relationship to plants in place a think. Best way i would describe. It is that i'm an urban farmer. Either beyond you know being farmer. I see i see my relationship. The plant says you know. I feel like i'm being used by nature in ways but i found my footing in this world of gardening. Farming agriculture us typically as a tool to transform the bill environment. But at the same time it's for me. It's the bow hata we regenerate have we regenerate Our geospatial reality. Now how do we take plants. And and and use them or work with them as tools for social justice That's really my relationship with them. Is that you know. i'm. I'm kinda like in a way that i rely on. Just like all of us Plants for my livelihood In a literal sense anon anon. Very you know Essential sense as well i. Am i work around food. Justice work around. Climate justice centers is centered by plants I spent a lot of time trying to teach people how to nurture plants So that they can nurture then right Whether it'd be through food or whether it be through climate justice or whether it just be the act of beautification
Best of 2020: The Milwaukee Bucks' Protest
"So michael. Can you walk us through. How things developed wednesday in orlando. Yeah the milwaukee bucks. Obviously being a team that's closest to kenosha jacob. Blake was paralyzed. They felt an obligation to not play. Considering all that was going on when they showed up to the arena the player landau magic. They had discussed not playing in as the atlanta magic players on the court and they were still warming up but there was no opponent there are orlando magic players heading back into the locker room. According to adrienne coach rousey the bucks had been in serious discussion about boycotting tonight's game nba closer to four o'clock eastern time started getting the word that was going to be a game and the weren't playing around literally they were not playing. The milwaukee bucks have reportedly decided to boycott game five against the orlando magic in protest of the police. Shooting of jacob. Blake in kenosha wisconsin for three hours. They were secluded in their locker room. Trying to find the right words to express in what they were feeling in. This is not just any teen. This was the team with the best record in the nba with the likely to vpn janas. Kubo this is a team that they make a decision like this. This is a very powerful move and so when they finally came out to speak to reporters they basically made it. Clear that you know what's been happening. In the bubble in terms of social justice messaging terms of the jerseys the courts. Everything else just wasn't enough. We're calling for justice. Jacob blake and demand. The officer be held accountable for this to occur. It is imperative for the wisconsin. State legislator to reconvene after months of inaction and take meaningful measures to address issues of police accountability talented and criminal justice reform. Once they decided they weren't gonna play the orlando magic had the opportunity to accept the forfeit. But they didn't accept the forfeit. They are right on board with this movement. They don't wanna play as well. And so the oklahoma city thunder in houston rockets. Were the player. Six thirty they arrived at the arena and they realize that there was not going to be a bucks magic game and they got behind their brothers in the league and said we're not playing either and at the same time. The los angeles lakers in the portland trail blazers decided they weren't playing either. The
107: The Truth about Video Games and Guns
"I'm interested to learn more and one of the places where I wanted to ask you guys about is there's this myth that we see that quote unquote violent video games cost gun violence and it down, Doubt sometimes after you'll see some of these public mass shootings. And so number one. I was just wondering you know, why do you think people especially lawmakers in media sees on that narrative and they you know, it's interesting that video games and other forms of media have been used as a scapegoat. When as you said video games are so diverse. There's so many different types of them. And then is it even true? Oh, I want to jump on this one. That's an easy one. You just said, you said the magic word scapegoat. It's like hey, this isn't really what's going on. This is just something that we can use to focus away from the actual conversation, which is you know, the availability and wage laws pertaining guns in this country and America's love affair with guns. That's a pretty easy one. I mean it's and that doesn't work. It's literally you can almost feel like the NRA marketing people just spinning a giant wheel over there. All right. What are we going to blame it on this time? All right. It's violent video games. It's like all right. Now on the other side of that fence. I have definitely had that feeling a couple of times like off. Remember once upon a time. I got really hardcore into this game called Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, which is an Amazing Race game where you are playing as a racer and you're being chased by the police took this high-speed high-intensity racing game and I'm not much of a racer guy. But I remember leaving the house getting in my car and having this feeling like I really want to stomp on the gas right now. It's like no wait. It was like it was a brief half second. Like I'm totally just going to go for it and it's like no no no, no, no calm down. Now I can see why some people get into that like maybe but again wage in the context of legislative individuals trying, you know, trying to blame violent video games for much of anything. It's just like it's it's the Dungeons and Dragons Panic of the 80s. It's the rock and roll panic and 60s. It's it's different. It's new. It's dangerous. We have to contain it. And that's all it is. Yeah. I couldn't agree more with like with all of that. I mean, I think even your Need for Speed example is is pig. Fake because it's kind of intellectually lazy of people to be like this is you know, there's it's violence and you can shoot guns. So people are going to shoot more guns because on the surface level that makes sense like oh, yeah, I could see that happens, but then I mean there's been tons of studies done and you actually look is there any causal relationship behind it? And it just doesn't hold water. So it's an easy one to repeat and I think for a lot of lawmakers again just deflecting away from the the harder issues and the things that that's really their job to pay attention to it's easy to deflect to do something like video games and historically you don't lose votes. If you blame video games as opposed to, you know, blaming gun manufacturers or gun laws or whatever. It may be it's so much less risk for them. And and for me that was one of the important reasons of doing the campaign is to try and kind of rally The Gaming Community to understand And that they are being used as scapegoats and that like hopefully it does start costing them votes because then it gets harder for a lawmakers to Pivot to that excuse because then there's repercussions for them because that's really what they understand more than anything else is is the power of the people there like to vote and and and make their voice
This is a Unique Problem--So We Need a Unique Solution
"Well. Thank you all for joining. I am really excited to talk to each of you because this conversation is really important especially as we move into the holidays and to start JJ often talks about how one of the things we do is often sort of a school house rock just defining our terms and sort of getting on the same page. So to that and I was wondering if we could talk about what suicide is it's mainly what is something that every American should know about that's quite a question. Yeah, right. Well, it's interesting. I I found myself sort of stunned by the question frankly because it's such a question. Yeah. It's such a huge sort of waited question. But I guess I would say first and foremost suicides an epidemic. I mean, I think it's a massive public health problem in our country and log Those of us that care greatly about veterans and about the military connected Community. It is a major and and really important problem in in those communities and one that people smartest people in the world have been trying to figure this out for a while and I think we're finally starting with all these conversations coming together. I think we're finally starting to potentially knock on some wood here. We're potentially maybe getting to this point where we're going to be able to crack this a little bit. I'm feeling thoughtful about it about about our ability to potentially make make a dent in that sat at last and in my comments are really a follow-on to this, you know, my my answer to talk to Americans need to know about suicide is how complex it is that it is massively complex and we haven't figured it out, which is essentially what Heidi just said and I agree. There's there's reason Hope we're really bad at predicting it right we could we can list off 12 or 16 warning signs. And then we can acknowledge that there are hundreds and thousands and innumerable warning signs that there's no definitive list. There are a lot of warning signs and none of them accurately predict who will die by Suicide. So that's one piece that that needs to be said, it's really complicated and we haven't fully figured it out yet. The other thing that needs to be said is we are getting closer to how to knowing how to treat it that we do know that we do have methods that prevent suicide that treat suicide and that's that's just as important as figuring out how to predict it right? I mean, even if we can't predict it we can prevent it. I mean both of those things actually can go together and one of the ways that song We know we can prevent it is through I mean, I'm kind of jumping to the chase here, but you know, lethal means safety and how to store Firearms is a reliable valid way to prevent suicide so I don't need to mean to blow past these other important more general questions, but that's a really important thing that I think we need to say up front. I don't know that we saved up front all the time. One thing. I think a lot of people don't know is that if you do limit access to a a method that someone was planning to use them and does not go on to find a different way. This is I think I teach this when I teach it and I I am baffled by the number of people in my audience have no idea about that. I think that is a that is a math out there that people will find a way if this is where they are and that's just the literature just doesn't back that up. So yeah, just just kind of reinforcing what Ted just said Thursday. To take a related but a little bit similarly different track. I think something that's often a misnomer is that suicide isn't a individual problem or a just a mental problem or just a clinical problem either? I think we need to this goes I think to some of what he was talking about it being an epidemic in a Public Health crisis and that way that it is a it's an American problem and it needs American Solutions in that in terms of like it's a public problem that needs public Solutions and both in the fact that suicide doesn't just impact the individual who has taken their life it you know, I think readers shows that for every every time an individual takes their life. It's your there are a hundred plus people who are directly impacted by wage loss of that individual and I think when we were talking about some communities in particular that makes it even more of a, you know, bigger bigger ripple effect of communities like the military Community, for example It's so important what you just said because another myth is that suicide is just about depression and therefore the domain of psychologists or the mental health field, but we know that that's not true. There are different studies and research and populations and etc. Etc. And anywhere between 50 and 90% We don't need to get into a specific statistic other than to say about half of at least about half of the people that died by Suicide do not have a diagnosable mental illness, which means it's about something besides mental illness suicide remains a problem. It doesn't mean that mental health professionals can't help those people also, but we have to look elsewhere besides just professional Mental Health Providers to solve this problem. It's a much bigger problem than I mean we know this that if you treat if you just give people treatment for depression, we don't address the issue. Problem of suicide the suicide numbers don't go down. So we have to look at other ways to address the problem of
Historic Black church in Washington DC sees opportunity in the burning of Black Lives Matter signs
"Black churches being targeted by violent protests and the proud boys group last weekend continues, But some folks don't want to focus on the burning of black lives matter. Signs Metropolitan are resilient and faithful. Reverend William Lamar, pastor of the Metropolitan A. M. E Church of D. C. Appearing on attorney General Karl Racine is virtual Take 30 program. We do not want this to be about a sign coming down, Lamar says. His parishioners see the attack on their church as an opportunity. Their vigilance is we want a clear message sent to the city, the nation in the world. About the work that we do working in the world for Social justice to help set free people held captive by poverty. Christi KING W. T O P News New York City's police
Adam Eli: How Social Media Is Changing Queer Activism
"I'm excited talk to you. Because i am so fascinated by this rise of instagram activism. And i don't mean that in a pejorative way but it does complicate or change. How i think about what activism is or isn't so i wonder if you can start off by talking about how you personally define as and how that definition has changed with social media so onto the first part i i view activism as finding an issue within society and either drawing attention to that issue or providing a creative solution and ivy social media as one of the tools to do that so i think that i ask that because i used to have this more traditional view of activism as an example that people act. Up community organizers as activists planning attending in towards a specific goal as. You said. It's harder for me now. To tell like who are the activists who are like on the ground doing that work compared to just you know posting infographics as an example on instagram. No definitely and that's why. I think the word community organiser is really helpful because community organizer is a lot of the work i think activism is a really really big term and i think that that's good. I think it has an umbrella term. It's a very very inclusive term. But if you wanna talk about that traditional type where your boots on the ground bringing people together concrete direct action as they call. I think the word community organizers can be really helpful and if you think about what act up does activated so many things but one of the things they did was they dispersed information and try to explain it to the world which is why act up was always active as always always known. For being extremely media savvy they would bring camcorders camcorders like handheld recorders to hospitals and they will bring protests and they would make videos and send them to news companies and send them to their parents and send them while the world to show them. What the front lines of the aids crisis was so. Could you imagine what it would have been able to do with instagram. Live own right because this is just one other tool and had existed back then like act up taken advantage of it so hard exactly and so another big thing that an north of who. I think you've had on your podcast right. Yes she always talks about speaking through the media and one of the things that an who had a background in television journalism taught act up. How did you genius smoothest. She said you always need to get a sound by each gave. Like a quick thing that they can use ten to fifteen seconds that they can use for tb spot. Because that's all they're gonna put they're not gonna put like full linked interview with a street activists. Let's the exact same idea as a tweet. It's like a small easily digestible piece of information. That is catchy. And get your point across. And so i think social media is simply a tool that contemporary activists are using that build on the tradition of other activists. I'm so glad you brought up northrop for those who don't know she's a legendary activist. Who was a part of act up and queer march many things. When i interviewed her she talked about how. The job of the activist is not to be liked. It has to accomplish something specific about a specific issue to advance progress. And i was trying to figure out how to think about as i call the instagram activism. Because i see that operating directly against social media. I think that we want to be liked. And for the first time ever we can quantify those likes with instagram. Likes those two things. Don't go together for me. it's interesting. I also think it's maybe a little bit more nuanced when you're talking about being liked it's about being liked by whom actor meant push the status quo. They're meant to push forward for progress. And i think that they're always using social media to say things that will make you very very unpopular indeed by saying things that make you unpopular. Does that equal to does that. Create like less social engagement. Then that's a great question and sometimes yes sometimes. No we know that having a take that is not always the mainstream take in having a take. That's controversial nothing brings more engagement than controversial post like on twitter. Like nothing is more engagement than like when you have a fight or if you had beef with someone or if you're saying something that's unpopular that makes total sense it's the tweets that are in all caps that get the most retweets exactly and like i recently posted something. That was not died. Got a lot of negative feedback and got two types of negative feedback. That got you know. The fact that i would say was just you know pretty openly anti semitic i posted something about antisemitism on the right and people in the jewish. You're saying that. I only post by anti semitism on the right and i don't push that antisemitism on the left so that was one aspect of the controversy if we want to call it that or the non likeability and the other half is just sort of playing old antisemitism and that post which was not likeable is one was buoyed by most engaged during the election week because it had so many people young at each other on it. I think i've been so interested with social media activism because we see like a separation between words and actions so an organization can post black. Lives matter but you know. How do they treat their staff. Whose black do they have any staff. It's black or any leadership roles and research like that dichotomy and so that also crosses over to you know people in our own community just like private citizens who will postseason social media but like how are they operating in there like day to day lives. I think that it just makes me wonder like i. I say this are people like posting about on social media but thanks stopping there as the only thing that they're doing i mean. I think that there's no denying that that is partially what happens. But also if we're gonna have a nuance palmer reservation about social media and activism than it's important off about. I think there's one. There's activists or community organizers or both using social media as will to spread information and to further advance their causes and then there are also people that are just posting about social justice online profiles. And i think that those are two different things so when organizer hosts and get a bunch of other people to post about there in real life protest. That's very different than a brand or corporation hosting reposting a graphic or an ideology.
"social justice" Discussed on First Take
"Can talk about the apartment. Would you think about danny garcia. I brought up the fact that he's thirty six two. I think he's an exceptional fighter. Obviously takes these that. He has not been knocked out. The brother can fight when you talk about fighting him. How big of a fight do you think this is for you in terms of what how it could potentially catapult you in the minds are do you think you're already where you want to be or do you feel like you still have so much to prove because you've been underappreciated and winning this fight could go a long way towards the accomplishment of more significant cash aether yourself on my didn't have so much to prove on me resume especially i want forty great. He was unified champion dead. I mean he's very fighter. And i feel like nobody has really just beat him. Decisively airily no put a hurt him was just you know. Punish him so for me to do that. You know that would speak volumes especially coming up years. Yeah so that's why. I'm looking to look into you. Know have this one-sided you know beaten especially my hometown sometimes when fighters talk about. They were trying to do extra wires. Z. in a fight because their performance wasn't great. But in your case. I believe what you're saying. You against against a kell brook in england. You walk them down. And we're the boxer puncher and beat them up and knocked them out in a terrific fight against mikey garcia. It seemed clear to me. You wanted to beat them on the jab and defense and that's what you did you were criticized for not knocking them out. But i actually thought it was a brilliant performance and you did prove that point or you saying now that that that is the goal in this fight to prove against danny garcia that you can go back to the fighter after the car crash. That can beat you up. Punish you and knock you out worse than anyone else's done it that you are using this as a measuring stick ki thurman shawn porter and that is the point of this fight because if you say that. I believe you're going to do what you say you're going to do. First of all you can scoot at them as not gonna have secondly of course and man you know i wanna i wanna make you know ours. You wanna everybody. Everybody's been doubted me. Everybody's gonna say is gonna be a chevy himself. Is he the same fighter. And i'm i'm i'm a real person. I feel that you know people should be saying that. Could five the car accident now from the outside looking in i'd say the same thing so many as you want to put on a great performance great show showpiece man. He's still beating guys punishing them and just you know making a quick manson amphibious and so for me. I'm just gonna try to put a And make it make it worse. Be nettie reading. He's a boxing for right. How's that for a final statement. Hookah eric you so much. I wish you the best of luck this week and defending your title against danny dallas texas. Were so happy to see you ready to go. Also happy to see you healthy. Thank you so much for being here on i. You are gentlemen. Will we have a game in just a couple hours. Ravens steelers finally happening commenting despite ten fruit as a positive test. The ravens have landed in pittsburgh. There's still scheduled to face. The unbeaten steelers three forty pm eastern today. Many believe big. Ben and company are the best shot at keeping. Patrick mahomes from back to back super bowls. And i think this is a good time to bring in our friends. Superbowl champion ryan. Clark stephen amnesty with you here do you pittsburgh any chance. Oh oh wait hold on ryan you know what since you just got here. We're going to start with you. Do you give this to knock the chiefs to take the afc. Absolutely i'm not stephen a. I'm not going to get on here. And backtrack and backpedal and and talk about how i don't believe in the pittsburgh steelers how to watch mouse. I'm going to say what they are there. I say whatever i want to say. You'd better watch police. You've what you've got to respect. Your elders go ahead. I'm just treating you like you treat. My guy makes me die. So when you look at the pittsburgh steelers and the way that they're that they're put together a team that's put together to pressure. Patrick mahomes baby to play zone on the game. Because you can rush four. They can also score on offense and we've watched kansas city have trouble because teams are able to move the football on them when you have tastes claypool. Juju smith schuster. James washington diontae johnson. There are so many weapons for big ben to choose from three two and then on the other side of that. You have to have a quarterback who's willing to compete willing to go toe-to-toe and that can make crucial plays in critical football moments for your football team. And that's what good rothlisburger can do. And i know for for so long. We talked about how. Great andy reid was. As a football coach right it was just. Can he win that championship. He's had all these great teams. We all love him. Well you know. A course that does have a championship. Mike tomlin you know a coach who has never had a losing season mike tomlin. Do you know a coach. Whose team is undefeated. This year. mike tomlin and so when you look at everything that you need to be winning football team championship football team. And deep on the champion the pittsburgh steelers having and they can absolutely unseat the kansas city chiefs as the afc representative in the super bowl. I'm taking a wait and see approach to this ryan in all seriousness man. Because i'm reading because you know this better than me. There are times for example. Where mistake here or there is made by the pittsburgh steelers and their defense is able to overcome. My fear is is that you make those mistakes early. And then you end up looking like tampa bay in the first quarter against the kansas city chiefs because patrick mahomes and tyreek hill and travis kelsey come out throwing bombs run roughshod over you and put you in that kind of whole. We've seen that happen to the pittsburgh steelers before particularly in a playoff game against jacksonville with blake. Bortles as their quarterback could happen. If something like that went against what happened with pat rafter. Different team no. I know that it's a different. And i totally get that. I understand a totally different team. And i bring up the weapons. But i'm gonna tell you why god like james conner. This is where my reticence comes in love. James codemax ryan respect and love is story. We understand the adversity. Come god bless them. We wish him nothing but the best and he's pretty damn good. But i'm i guess i'm spoiled a little bit of a ryan by the jerome better says of the world the levy on bell world guys that come out of the backfield that can really really assist you in moving to change keeping the ball out of the offense. That's a question. Mark i have. I have no question about the steelers receiver. I see been completed. Sixty seven percent of his passes declared pools. Do smith schuster eric ebron washington's watch diontae johnson go five wide. We know what time it is. We get it. But you've got to be able to methodically marched down the field and beat a team and keep the ball out of the opposing offense his hands. That's my question. Mark about the pittsburgh steelers right now. That's why i gotta see more of it to believe it. That's where i'm coming from ryan. I mean the patriots team that beat the greatest show on turf foods. The name brand running back like has.
"social justice" Discussed on Blackbelt Voices
"Ginny her she's the founding director and she spent some time with us tell us about the project and how they hope to make a difference. Really we decided to start. Arkansas. Strong. Because, we wanted to connect the dots for people. To show them why? Politics actually matters Particularly, you know local issues and policies and the people that we elect why this really matters in their everyday lives and then we wanted to also tell the stories of hardworking Arkansans, who believe that we can do be better as a state you know as. A running a platform like mine. That's one of the aspects of connecting the dots to be able to go. Okay. Let's make a bridge. You're not stupid if you don't know what court is, I, didn't know what that is. It's really just Kinda like. City Council but for your county and these people decide whether or not your dog has to be on a leash or not. You know breaking it down into simple terms like that not that everybody's GonNa. Watch. Their Corum for meetings that sounds really boring But that you know those people really do make decisions that affect you. especially if you don't live in a city, you live outside the city in your county property. So you know things like your trash and water and all of that. It's like that's that affects your daily life and like yeah, go run for Korn Court Gobi just that the peace I think that's that's amazing because. Again, that's those are the people who are making the decisions in shaping policy for the actual. Community your town or county that you live in. We. All have dreams for our fills our families in the ideal world. We Wanna live in. That's why I personally have worked with Arkansas strong because I was really interested in the way that they wanted to make a commitment to helping arkansans realized that we could become better state. Through Arkansas, strong Ginny hopes to highlight stories that. That the hopes and dreams we have are directly affected by WHO WE PUT in office. Who we put in power? Who we elect or who maybe we don't even elect because we don't participate because we think it doesn't matter. It turns out that allow those people really do shape the decisions that affect those hopes in those dreams that we have and so. Yeah really just want to connect the dots for people and not tell them how to think but just tell them you know why being informed and being gauged y actually does matter crump's law was a good example of that. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety. Hill firefighters are fourteen percent more likely to die of cancer than the general population. Last year Arkansas lawmakers passed crump's law which was named after Nathaniel crop who spent his last days alive on the job because he'd run the sick leave. Dini interviewed a firefighter who directly benefitted from a house bill that became law last year. I interviewed a firefighter in Iraq who had to take a leave of absence from work as a first responder and firefighter on because she developed breast cancer. And Likely developed breast cancer because of exposure to toxins in. Certain. Goals while on the job which you know just to be totally honest I didn't realize that firefighters were were exposed to that that kind of situation regularly daily on their job sent her that. You get you know so many hours that you crew while working, and then if you get sick, you have to use all those hours in the future vacation. But. If you run out, you can lose your job and so here she is with with cancer and she has this indefinite treatment period. This firefighter was the first person in Arkansas to benefit from crumbs law she can get her treatment and not have to worry about how much time she's taking off or losing her job and benefits. Ginny told us that this first responder. Wasn't that into politics, but this live experience made her want to pay more attention. She's like I didn't think about any of that until it happened to me and she's like most people don't think about it until it happens to them or to someone that they love and so I I feel like her story is a really great example of of how important meaningful. Personal storytelling is connecting those dots for people and. Most of us, you know we you could say that people don't really care but I don't I don't think it's people don't care. I just think is that we don't have time. Were busy and we have our own worries in our own commitments fortunately for better for worse were not attuned to how bad How. Certain bad policies or even lack of policies or laws can really harm people and I think, Jenny, makes a great point. People don't always know how to connect the dots in understand how something affects them until it impacts them and that's where I think a lot of times we as I would say progressive forks or maybe Democrats are however way you lean. That's where I think. We missed the mark is that people sometimes don't know have something affects them until it affects them. So when we're talking about policies or issues if it hasn't happened to you than it may not be as important to you as it should be. But Jenny says that she's encouraged by the number of young people who who she sees that are energized stepping in to make a difference really tapping into the power of collective and diverse voices to effect change. She mentioned that we need more diversity in political offices to better represent the electorate, and fortunately we're seeing that but there are still some improvement that we can make and here locally and Arkansas. There are people who are trying to help bridge that gap. So I think representative flowers has started a women of color pack because as we know. Sometimes, we don't have diversity in political offices because it takes money to resign and people don't know where to go get money or some people are just very disconnected from the political process. So they don't know where to get started if they want to be a candidate or represent someone in their community. So it is very important for us to have diversity and political power in Jimmy kind of talks a little bit about that. Believe that when we get more diversity and political power, we get better leadership we get more compassionate leadership we get. You know creative policies and problem solving. We get just better all around leadership in. It's kind of a win win for everybody. How we end on that was podcast with our guest. We go through our correspondent segment where we'll ask you if you questions and you just give us the first thing that comes to mind. Lord okay. I is what you wish people knew or understood about this south. and. That we're not all bigoted rednecks like there were diverse and wonderful in have people from all over the place and. Are just as culturally rich as any other part of the country. People knew are undestood about the south that Really is not the only place where racism exists in the is a large part. We get a lot of the bad wrap. Around racism, but it's not the only place. So what do you love most about living in the south? I. Love The music So I I really like American roots music and I grew up listening to roots music..
"social justice" Discussed on Blackbelt Voices
"To me. If you're going to do this metro, it applies across the board. Right, and Sarah us to really change some of those outcomes as if we have a space where we can think through. Issues. In Problems and solutions, and so how I see is moving forward is to really get behind that concept of rethinking what justice could be. You know the conversations now Alabama the funding. Policing or defined the police for when you dig deeper into, it is really a reality. Rights over rethinking just is not that we are changing justice es but but rather we are re imagining just looks like. Right. And that concept of US having been critical analysis. Of of actually doing that. I think people have to take the approach of. Considering the history of our country. So if you consider the history of our country and you recognize that. Black folks have been treated unfairly in this country based solely on their race. Is what I'm doing. Calculating that type of unfairness right and so I think of just the approaches in simple policies. Simple rules like what are the intent with the intent behind particular rule with an intent behind a particular decision if you're unable to articulate that in a way that is fair and just you probably just should not do it. And people have to take time to reflect on their own individual actions. Right. So we know systemic racism is about a system, but individuals make up a system and so through their individual decisions, Bang helped to perpetuate systemic crisis. So check those decisions. So I think to make a great point, which is good. Public policy is really just thinking about how can we reimagined and refrain some of the ways that we've been doing some of our laws and rules here in our country ride though. Great example with defending the police will defining the police is really just re imagining how we can allocate those dollars that go towards the police in different types of ways. Right? I mean it it does take a reframing and every looking at things and she gave interview she was currently at the Social Justice Institute under Smith as we mentioned and their slogan is reimagining reimagining social justice. We have to re imagine how things look like. As she gave a couple more examples of policy and decisions that are not necessarily productive like the problems surrounding state control over the Little Rock School district, and the assumption that those who take our need public assistance are not worthy of public assistance. So we have to test him to make sure they're worthy. Yeah and I think there's been some. Studies in information around the country that shows putting in things like asset limited test for monetary income families who need public assistance well, it really just ends up adding more bureaucracy to the people who have to process the forms to help families get these. You know a programs like snap or Tana's or WIG. So back to the lights problem that we talked about earlier is your public policy really making it more cumbersome or harder for. You know everybody all around. Is it helpful or event harmful? Now remember when I was working for Arkansas advocates. One of the things we continue to fight against was the various proposals to. Limit or to alleviate drug testing on public benefit programs right so you know it is assumed that individuals who? Take or who need public assistance are not worthy of public assistance, and so we will test them for drugs to make sure that they are worthy for any type of assistance to me. That's an injustice because bat those types of rule you know that is a part of our state, our state law now. So what we're doing is we are conditioning in the individuals to see others who beat help as someone bad. We have to continue to put these hurdles on them or put these hurdles before them so that they can prove themselves worthy enough to take something So it's policies life fat that. Are Not. Productive when it comes to working with low wealth individuals or when it comes to telling in our cans in that we care about you and we you know we want to help you instead it's very punitive. I remember when I went to get on employment. When right after Senator Lincoln lost and found out that I was pregnant and naturally, of course, we know unemployment I told them. That I was pregnant and they attracted to win I. Actually, had my baby. And I didn't realize even though with proof I was in the bed looking for employment. Had to pay back that week of unemployment because I was having my baby that one day in the hospital. So she. So she can't look because she didn't hospital-based. Let's punish your for career while in. So that would disproportionately impact impact women true right. Because we will be the ones who are actually having, but you wouldn't know that if you didn't experience that. And so it's UNINTENDED consequences we call it bad or You know we say that we are spaces and places where we want to protect life. But when it comes to actually helping life after it's here, things are punitive. So you know public policies like that or even public policy dealing with snap snap benefits where legislatory wanted to limit individuals using snap. Limit their junk food intake so they can have certain kinds of foods. May what sense does that make? It makes no sense whatsoever they'd be humanizes people. Right is like. They try to frame it as like all we care about their health. So shouldn't use this debate to get a healthy food. It no one else has to do that. Way. That is I mean like you should buy and you should buy this. You can't buy junk food and so how it enters into our systems is that it seems so. Small. Bike. You want everybody to the out the of course of course you do been you should stop using public benefits in order to buy food and on the surface folks are like, yeah because you know we have a bad habit that has the research behind it. That's me right So we're leading a lot of our. Negative assumptions play out in public policy. Twenty twenty has proven to be popular time for so many to step into the social justice arena and we're not judging we're not here to the scourge that everyone has to start somewhere. Biz important to do your homework before positioning yourself as.
"social justice" Discussed on Blackbelt Voices
"You're listening to the black voices podcast propagating the richness of black southern culture by sharing stories from and about black folks down south. Thanks for joining us on episode, Fourteen Blackbutt. Medina White Care Wilkins Edina. I was just thinking about public policy in how sometimes those who would benefit the most from changes in public policy. Don't even know what to ask. Let alone how to ask. That's so true and I'm glad you said that. I I guess we're nerves because I also think about this racial equity workshop attended on Saturday. It was in Little Rock and by citizens I congress in Arkansas Public Policy Panel and I'm in Harris from race forward was the keynote speaker and he did hall On. On race and he told a story about street lights. and. So the situation was and I don't want to put your it but. It was in Seattle. The lights on the poor side of town were always out one time. The city officials were going through the city and the mayor was asking like, why are the lights always on the side of town and then? The people were like well, that's because when the lights go out. Folks call us. We changed him. So what they did was to fix a problem they didn't form a task force they have you know a special commission they just changed the lights on the system. So instead of changing them as they went out, they noted each bulbs life expectancy. And then changed it. You know on the schedule. So guess who was most happy about that who it was, the people who didn't have to call anymore. So I just love that example because you know the solution wasn't. It had the most marginalized people in mind people in the poorest out of town who were mostly people of color, but then the solution helped everybody. Yeah and that's a great example of what good public policy can do. Right. I, know they add a very similar situation in Detroit where they were doing the blackouts in the city because their policy was dictating that if there's a lot of blighted neighborhoods in Owens living in it then why? Keep on the street lights. Well, what they did is that ended up leading to more crime because people didn't knew if you go to certain parts of the community, the lights would be out. So light seemed like something simple but they really in terms of like public policy in making good decisions for cities it has a big impact and so on this episode, we're talking about social justice because it's a very close cousin to public policy. Both you know terms have very bride meanings. Until on this episode, we'll talk about public policy in terms of working to solve problems in social justice in terms of making sure that everyone has access to economic political and social rights and opportunities. Folks sometimes tried to make this all big and spooky in. It's not public policy is solving a team. That was to be Edwards especially advisor to the CEO on Diversity Equity Inclusion and engagement at Central Arkansas water. She has had more than twenty years of experience in public policy in community development or working in the office of former US Senator Blanche Lincoln to being the Director of seven policy, southern Bancorp community partners, and director of government affairs for Arkansas his children and families. She's done a whole lot in this area before she took her new position as central Arkansas water this year, she served a second executive director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander. Smith College in Little Rock. So oftentimes, if you remember schoolhouse rock and. And have the beal named about, but it showed you what that process was. Yes only bill and I'm sitting here on Capitol here. Well. You. Remember in the beginning. A legislator or a constituent approach to their dismay tour about problem. Is Dr. That I will but to. Just That problem. Solved by going through the process. And I can say on the podcast to me because one of my personal heroes. He's great but I will say that even for her in her myriad of years of experience to meet says it time for her to realize how much power there is in public policy and now that I Understand the impact I have even more urgency to do the work because I know that our public policies. Often shape. Our actions, and so the rules tell us what we can cannot do. The rules are often made by individuals based on their own. Lived experiences and their connection to the world, and so they make rules. E public policies based on bad knowledge in if they are not open to others experiences than you will see those laws just based. On their individual sphere of influence. Policy conditions. The way we act in many ways we have to re imagine the way we do things in our society from criminal justice to public health in everything in but. And even though sometimes folks are hesitant to do. So we have to acknowledge that race is in everything. If one is passionate about criminal justice. They are still working in social justice because if you think about each and every justice. That is how fairness is created. So we want people to be right and just with the criminal justice system. So you see advocates going out and saying what is fair what is Nice we talk about education It's the same thing how are people able to live with dignity and to have access to those things that will help them do it it's everything racial justice. We're in the middle of it. Black folks are saying seemingly as human and treat me as a human being in be fair.
Midnight Moment - The NFL - burst 1
"Patriots Pau Spartan here from the Midnight Patriots. So, one of the. Feel about anchored now. When we started this insanity, we always tell people. The reason we do this is because insomnia sucks almost as bad as tyranny. We would have these conversations between ourselves the group chats. Throws and things like that. We thought, hey man, you know we should just record a podcast, but the more we looked the more expensive became. Get Cross anger. Anger gives you all the tools you need to do this to make your voice heard and get your voice out there. You have an opinion you gotta use anchor everything from recording to editing to distribution that you'd be all the tools that you need. To allow you to record your podcast right for your phone or your computer. Anchor covers distribution by getting on Apple. spotify and many many others. I mean how you can make money right from your own podcast with no minimum listenership. It's everything you need in one spot in one place simple at effect. So get yourself anchor make voice her. Midnight Patriot, nation welcome to NFL. Mid Nitrates it is you boy spartan here with the the ever ever pot and flaming premix A good to have you as D to ultra. Sports nerds. In specifically football cards. On the end on the. Patriot staff. Phoenix tonight decided that we were actually GonNa do kind of a deep dive into what is pissing us off most about NFL and. Most pro sports in general to be quite honest. But we're GONNA focus on the NFL in this particular case because. Both Phoenix, myself have. A long history of both fandom and and. Playing Sports, we have a unique appreciation of what it takes. More it doesn't and how it is devolved into the into this shit show that it is. Just, we're just GONNA go from there. So Phoenix you had you had some thoughts that you wanted to start with go ahead. Well specifically. I I have a major gripe with the NFL in general. Being more politicized. And the. Let's End Racism. Okay, I get my left. Black lives matter. No sorry. They do and I agree with the message just not the manor which is being delivered. We've said that before on the organization go ahead. Exactly. All of a sudden you know we have a organization. That's Through much. Yup You can't do this. You know we have this. AFOREMENTIONED SCAMMED EMMA GOING ON. You can't do this. You can't do this. Well Yeah you can't. Okay. And then we have the social unrest of the nation being thrown into. A sporting. Venues. that. For All intents purposes let's call it. What is it's an escape. It allows us the viewer. Fan. That three four hours. Sunday evening Monday night whatever that. It gives us that escape from eager live love get up go to work and deal with people you come home you deal with cranky wife and kids don't listen dog that Shit's in your shoes. You've taken that away. And now have made it. Well we got to get on board with this. Well, we're relevant to. We're a large. Organization we goner? A multitude of platforms. That we have viewership. There any given? Day that we have competition So now we're going to. Paint messages in the end. We're going to have. Athletes will we're going to kneel to show solidarity. I got a huge problem with that and for our listeners I'm sure you have your own platforms as well. The American flag comes I stand for Gore country you back your country everything else second berry period. That's my thought on that. That's the way it is. Unfortunately when. The NFL NBA MLB hockey underwater basket weaving has become politicized in what we have to show solidarity with this. I have a question. Are you showing solidarity four? Message. Or are you As the NFL did let's put. The name of a known fell one on a helmet. Let's. Let's praise this guy because shot back when a an. Amplifier point in accused rapists. Is someone with a warning active warrants? For Rape Yes. So here in my eternal gripe with this, that will probably go down in flames just like the rest of them. Why are we? In fact. Standing behind. Someone. WHO BREAKS THE LAW? WHO does walk. Yes. They didn't listen. They got shot in the back whatever. House we say. Extenuating circumstances came to be that this ended up how that was. We have to stand behind this person as a form of. Instead of. Waiting, for all the facts that come out be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. And then move forward from there. Well. That's the real question. Isn't it is is you know? All we've seen is what has been allowed to be released. Okay I mean look I think in his thing I agree with everything you just said save one thing. Okay. I don't think demand deserve to be shot seven times point blank in the back now. Having said that. He has an active warrant for his arrest, what he should not have done to prevent that whole situation was to surrender. Get handcuffed and be taken into to engage whatever process there is. Okay, you don't fight cops in the street if you do. You mess with the bull, you get the horns. Okay. He's admitted he was armed. He's admitted he was going for a different arm- armament. Okay. And what do we expect the COPS to die? I don't think so you know I'm. In the eyes of them, that's probably what they're saying. Well. Preserved by life fuck yours. Well exactly. The COP Exactly and and my my attitude would be y is either one wrong as far as you know, one one has a duty to behave professionally the other has a duty to follow the law. Or face the consequences you know it would have saved him from getting shot in the back if he had stopped if he turned around if he'd Toronto. Surrendered Okay Understand that I understand the Warren has has since been vacated, but that's beside the point. When a COP's his I warrant for your arrest I mean you're supposed to do is say what am I being arrested for? Okay I'll go peacefully ears might whereas my lawyer yeah. Instead, of no fuck you fight you tooth and nail, and if get away up the war still there, but you don't have me. Right. Exactly. Exactly and you know I got I got I got a I. got a interject because you know. My personal opinion is if you probably agree Is this. Cancer of case. started. It may have it may have had other sources. Okay. But its primary. Protagonist, in growth factor was Colin. Kaepernick a few years ago and I don't say that in a flattering manner. Okay. I've said it before the my opinion that Colin Kaepernick is the biggest fraud on the planet as pertains to the NFL. At least Ryan leaves when he signed what Leash Langley, when he signed, he knew he was shit approved the wish she had any faded off politely into the sunset because he saw a gay. young just tell the story as I. Recall it and you you you feel free to chime in when you. When when you when you if I'm off base okay. A lot of people don't remember this but you and I as King's football and many things in life have a have a memory quite a bit longer than than your average goldfish. Okay? I remember watching the first incidents of Cabernet court on code kneeling and he wasn't fucking Neil. He had just had an argument with his with with the head coach and I don't think it was Kelly. It may have been horrible. But he had the yard, the head, the argument with Joe it was horrible wasn't horrible yet. So out of you probably saw the clip to you can't find it now because it's Youtube everywhere else. He had he had A. Verbal altercation with Harbhajan and I can only assume in what we were told. You know later was that harbaugh. told him. No you're not starting a colon Cabernet got very unprofessional and like the diva quarterback that he is. Turn Turnhill stomped over to the bench slammed his helmet down in plop disaster down on the bench now by sheer and toll coincidence. Anthem had just started. The anthem it just started when that HAP-. ACI. I know you remember this is I think you and I talked about this at the time that it happened because we were mocking him because when I weren't weren't quarterbacks when we played the game and we know what divas they are even princesses, they are this. If you remember and I know you do espn headlines a couple of days. Later words were that Colin Kaepernick was going to be fine. Substantially for multiple instances of unprofessional conduct conduct deleterious to the team. Leading up to the altercation with harbaugh that happened where he plops his ass on the bench you remember that ideas that. Dakhla and it was it was post practice I. Believe I want a That later that week that a reporter asked him. About the state of the fines and Based on his lip based on. Let's just call it what it was temper Tantrum. Okay. And that's when Cabernet sold all this bullshit about he was doing it in protest etcetera etcetera and he played the race card, which we all know the press eats up hook line and sinker and never ever questioned. Ever On. Me It came across and partner Jackie No, you're good. The the instance of which we are discussing out my first thought on that was yes it's a temper tantrum and I'm about to be busted for having a temper tantrum. So allow me to make up some juicy. To Garner more attention to the fact that. This is happening to be Gimme Gimme. GimMe and I lost my starting spot. Well, that's the that's the point I'm making. He played the race card to avoid fight. For on professional conduct and he was he was outright given a past. I don't think he ever actually even actually got find something that was overlooked too is that is that nick is not a person of color is really not us he is a multi-racial okay and part of that find that he was going to get for unprofessional conduct was calling somebody else on the field the N. Word back can't say here because quite frankly it's feds even and number two I don't WanNa get show you monetize but that said that was part of that that was part of the fine to be levied. The fine was vacated. Okay. Because he was successful, you successfully played the race card and got out. Okay and this whole shift started this snowball at that point. as we as we all know you know he was he was basically the the the face man for chip. Kelly's offense that you know while short term short term effective was absolutely not sustainable. Okay. We all know that. And you combine that with the fact that the guy had. Just over just under a shooting just over sixty percent for completion rate. Even in that offense at his best day, he was a mediocre quarterback surrounded by a bunch of very talented people. Okay. So now it has become the fact that you know this whole narrative has has escalated by people that that know nothing about the actual game because. Football is simple. It's not easy, but it's simple. Is. The ultimate meritocracy. Okay talent hard work equals success. Okay there's a lot of guys. We can probably point him out on the field you and I. There's a lot of guys that that. That just simply outworked their competition to get where they are I'll give you. I'll give you one prime example and right now they call him the goat Tom. De. Tom. Brady was drafted was I can remember he was drafted. He was I. Don't think he was Mr irrelevant. But he was real close. He was the very bottom. Yes. Six he was very close to the very end of end of the draft in and he is he outworked is is competition. Now granted drew bledsoe. If people can remember back set for was not a very good quarterback anyways. He was only borderline better than Ryan Leaf and he went down Tom Brady took over in the rest as they say district but. No? One ever questioned, Tom? Brady's work ethic in those dynasty years in in in New England. Okay. Because he outworked he, he worked his ass off. Yes he was talented. Yes. He's physically gifted but that plus hardwork dedication to his craft turned into in the in the the hardware for the hand so to speak. and. anyways back to my point about Cabernet. All, these people talking about how Catherine doesn't have a job because he's bad for business or half rights, they're only half rice. Now I posted this to the page I know you read you probably it is I. Think I read this week we went to this is from ESPN DOT COM itself. Okay. ESPN DOT. com. The actual date this was published as March twentieth two, thousand seventeen. By their staff writer Kevin Seaford. and. I am just going to read it. I'm. GonNa. I'M GONNA. Try to read the whole thing. I'm trying Doug only try to read the parts that are relevant. But those those listening. If you go to our face, a bitch facebook dot com slash midnight patriots. You'll be able to find this article and we shared it the title of it is calling Kabir Knicks based problem performance. Politics. Day It starts off real simple. So Don't over think why Colin Kaepernick is still a free age simply put years have passed since he was ineffective quarterback he's twenty nine years old has succeeded in an unsustainable scheme as part of a well populated group of former starters who also remain available at as this week began now getting that was march twenty, twenty, seventeen. So they were in free agents. Okay. Let's. Let's move on here. It's blamed Colin Kaepernick's unemployment on his protest is to misread the way NFL teams make personnel decisions. that. I don't think there's any more true statement on Earth. Do you I? MEAN THAT'S Yeah. So it goes on protests where does say at any type of business that if you have lackluster performance, did you are guaranteed two hundred million dollar job? Number One and two I was GONNA say there have been divas troublemakers in the NFL before? Okay and Kim's and? Lewis Terrell on. You know. List goes on and on. And let's not forget the NFL is the lead cut an outright banned ray rice running back from the Ravens for domestic violence. Okay. Before he was convicted. Suspended A. Peterson for disciplining his child. Yeah for banking hit saw. Yeah. Okay for spanking his own child. Okay. So now they put criminals names on their helmet. so by but I digress I digress let's get back to the article. Just to just to go just to go. Teams are swayed I by players potential or lack thereof to help them win protest or not kapernick would be under contract. Now, if he had demonstrable if he had played demonstrably better in recent years. Let's look closer at where capper nick is as a quarterback and why that has left him sitting in a group that also includes fellow free agents, Jay Cutler Josh mccown Ryan Fitzpatrick and Robert Griffin the third. Again keep in mind. This is from shelvin teachings of this is three years ago. Okay. But. It goes on to some of the reason I liked this 'cause this is based on facts not just you know a bunch of race baiting bullshit. Kapernick grid NFL success came as part of the San Francisco Forty niners read Options Skiing Twenty, twelve to twenty four. In those three years, he rushed for Fifteen, hundred, seventy, eight yards which okay. I will give credit that impressive gudgeon impressive number. For. More than any other quarterback with the exception of Rush Russell Wilson Cam Newton so let's just call it what it is. He was third rushing quarterback against. It breath. Okay. I will not fall the net. His. Success. He threw more than twice as many touchdown passes interceptions helped him compile eighth best time quarterback rating in the NFL seventy point to over that period. But even then capper nick was one of the lease most. Least Accurate quarterbacks is sixty point one completion percentage ranked twenty third in the NFL and has percentage of off target throws judged on video by espn stats and information ranked eighteen. So. Based on just the stats alone he was a middle of the pack quarterback middle of the pack. Does that mean that he's better than half the other guys absolutely does that mean that that you know the drama he brings? Outweighs his skills is still setting the money in the monetary investment probably. Okay I agree or disagree just on that statement there. I would agree that yeah, he's a middle of the road quarterback. He had some skill. At. That position. That offense. You're right. Would it work somewhere else probably not but that's Changing teams, you learned their offensive scheme you learn what they do best blend yourself into that and you become part of the team not a one man show. that. I, mean you'd have to agree that most had coaches that have half a brain would go sixty, four, sixty point one completion percentage. even if you're even if you're going to do A. A bootleg offense even if you're going to do a boot offense. Play I can. Still going to have to be better than sixty point one. Periods I mean just entered discussion. Quarter, you're talking college level quarterback. Even if you're on a naked, do either one side, you're still depending on receivers tied ends backs to be open at some point that you can actually say, Hey, he's opened easel bewitched of the two weevils need a cheese her who exactly exactly union able to identify and hit those targets or at least give your guys in a position to succeed you know. I'd like to. Bring to Light I. Not Very long after capital started his quest masqueraded by some of justice whatever you WANNA call it only because he got in my mind and correct me if I'm wrong, he got busted out period. That's just the way it is you through Tantrum he got his ass busted will now I gotta cover with this to cover that with this, and then all of a sudden we have one big lie that snowball into the entire solstice thing that's going on currently. You're. Going to look they had to go. He ended up in Washington. In front of US rest. Explaining his side of everything that goes on great. Denver Broncos of whom I am a fan. I it. Does not get into that because. Pirate about that right. That's ultimate digression. Go ahead, John. elway. It had in fact offer Catholic before your contract. said. Hey. COMPLA-. Can come down because it wasn't enough money. Wait a minute. Let's look at your stats a sixty sixty point something or other completion percentage. Yes. You had fifteen hundred yards rushing, which as we've discussed is pretty phenomenal quarterback save. Russell. Cam. Newton. Maybe rg three hundred healthy. That's stretching it buttle throw it in there. Anyway. I. Really. Wanted to see if capital could be plugged into that offense and sell. Well, that's the that's the real trick. Isn't it? I mean? End and let's be clear. He turned it down because the salary was too low, not the money. Or maybe remember correctly, he turned it down because John elway wanted to load the one at the loaded up with incentives and say, okay, you exceed this mark you get ex you this you get what we go to the playoffs and when you get Z. Experience Cetera so wasn't of excellent. Yeah. But exactly to perform at your very best as cut your in the NFL, they don't take ship nothing while the that's when the NFL stands for not for lofts. That and let's be honest. It was not only. Did he had he had to meet performance criteria he had to me behavior criteria, EXAC? elway and the broncos weren't going to stand for this s J. W. S. J. W. Crap. That he's pulling. So let's go back to the article real quick. It'll it'll. It'll really start driving the point home. Okay. So I believe he started kneeling rating was two fifteen. So. Article Goes On. The issues that we were just talking about the increasing. Or decreasing completion percentage decreasing accuracy except sets. Those issues intensified in Twenty fifteen and twenty sixteen amid forty nine ers. Coaching turmoil in talent drain since the start of the twenty fifth season Kapernick ranks get this. Last in the NFL thirty five all five passers in off target percentage is off target twenty, two point six percent of the time which when she is the least accurate quarterback in the. League. As of the twenty. Fifteen. It goes on. Is Complete. Complete is completion percentage ranks number thirty, two at fifty, nine point one. He was still one of the NFL's most productive Shink quarterbacks, ranking number four total yardage over all those years but it didn't mitigate his passing deterioration and this is in my mind. This is the absolute most important line in the yard or ear and an adult. There is no more important attribute for quarterback accuracy especially for a free agent who is shopping himself teams with various schemes. In, the long term a quarterbacks running ability is considered a complimentary skill and one that is story. Fade with age or because of injuries, scrambling ability and arms drank are secondary to whether you can hit the target. That analysis backed up by numbers essentially wreck stay shit out of this current narrative will Cohen Governor never draw. Back. Dinners. Any beds no sorry. Have a fucking job because he sucks. Sex At what he does also, there's a theory going around the going around that it was right about twenty, nine, hundred he met his I don't know if she's still has girlfriend whatever evidently these ideas about radical justice one I'd ever definitely his girlfriend is, is some sort of radical s j w as well, and he was too stupid to either a lever to the side or be not listen door and just agree to disagree on stuff but then again. Go ahead exactly what it is. Power Pussy with exactly exactly and you quite frankly I can't fault them for that because you know that's ninety percent of marriages happen. We'll just we'll just leave at this point. Is that right there? That's You were saying regarding his ability to suck. But it started then I mean he the guy the guy got lazy. He got loud. Through the race card to cover his shit then he couldn't back up his mouth with performance. You know do you your ears? Rocco's fat okay. Let's talk about just a second. Let's talk about Shannon Sharpe just for ten seconds or for a few seconds. Okay. Shannon Sharpe. Is An arrogant prick agree or disagree now When I hang on, hang on that said. Shannon Sharpe liked to run his mouth about a lot of stuff at a lot of different times also true. Yes. Yes. Shannon Sharpe never failed toback his mouth up with his physical actions on field. Also. True. Unless I'm Clinton mistake, it have you seen the. I know he's A. He's a beast. His and by that, I, mean his physique and his skill level we're just unprecedented but you know I do I think running your mouth there's unprofessional Mind that you buy then back it up on the field nut so much. I mean. Go ahead. If I if I remember correctly now, remember this because there is significant events happened in my life sixteen nineteen. broncos are in the midst of the run to Super Bowl thirty two. Tonight game. In Kansas City in Kansas. City. I can remember. Watching a few days later because of recovering from surgery on. Shannon. Sharpe was literally being drug halfway across the field for most of the game by his helmet because he was talking some serious Shit Oh. Yeah. I. Remember Correctly Dr Thomas. If. If I get an incorrect Thomas Yeah. So. So pissed off the guy, he knocking, Kane insane composure in his professionalism in the game. You got what? I think. Say He lit it up. He was like Yeah. That's ten to twelve for. The Gargantuan One, twenty, one, twenty, six, and what two touchdowns. Yeah he was a month. So. All of a sudden sanders our. Love the Guy I've actually met him. Helvin individual. Love Tall. But he can copious amounts of Shit Oh. Yeah. Oh yeah that that man can back his mouth up. Oh Yeah. We have an and. He. End Let's let's break that down from an NFL perspective. So I'm a personnel manager. Okay and I have Shannon Sharpe as a free agent. His name comes across the wire I go holy Fuck Ball sharps available, and I already know that a he's allowed mouth be he likes to talk shit and sees extremely opinionated man but D-. The Guy Backs should have on the field I picked up the phone. I pick up the phone and say Hello Mr Shannon. Trump's lawyer her agent. This is me at the I would like to pay your your plant, a lot of money obscene amount of money to come help us when football game sets. Ended up with the. Exactly for whatever he was with the Ravens what three years. Say but he wanted them for four super bowl with their to. The argument that Colin Kaepernick doesn't have a job because Hashtag grace is complete an utter bullshit. Bullshit and the the fact that Roger Goodell has bought into this Shit Hook Line and sinker is even worse. Okay. You would think that that to be the commissioner of of a National League or National Professional Sports League that race in what eight to ten billion dollars. A year in gross revenue. You have. You'd have to have an IQ above your shoe size. Goodell even that these people that that they're they're professing to support. Social Justice. Wise. He realized that the vast majority of them do not watch the Games couldn't tell you five players in the league and doesn't even know couldn't name five teams lot I mean. She probably I mean. Look at some of the fan base. Did Not tell you the difference three, four, three defense. Yeah don't try to get him to describe the Tampa to. Exactly or various offensive formation. You're the simultaneous simultaneous possession roll which you and I can quote by heart understand completely. Exactly. Our guys we've got another segment coming up right after this brief break. Stay tuned. Midnight Patriot nations spartan with a shameless plug for our new gear shop shop. Dot. MIDNIGHT PATRIOTS DOT COM. T shirts, hats, hoodies, mugs, phone cases, and just about everything else in between we got you covered whether you're looking to embrace your insomnia, show your patriotism or make a liberals headaches blowed. Really, Shop Dot Midnight Patriots, Dot Com, and now back to the show. You know that's that said. I made a prediction in in midnight moment the last night moment and I want to run around wanted to run that by. Not. Only understand that the business portion of the of the game, but also the game itself. So this is going to the business portion now. One. Of the things that you and I both know is that owners very rarely. SAY WHAT THEY THINK Or say or reveal their plans in advance. Okay. I've noticed that the owners have remained. Suspiciously quiet. About the social justice campaign that's currently going on I do disagree with that. I mean like I said, I think Jerry Jones is really the only one that's actually made any sort of statement and it wasn't a very long. I ever Jones ever quiet. What that's that's my point. And say instead of instead of. Me thinks he protests too much. Me think she says nothing for more sinister Okay so I wanted to run this by this is my theory. Okay. Now we've confirmed the the the Monday night compal atrocity from last night. US. Or Susani from two nights ago that. We've confirmed that the viewership was down approximately twenty nine percent. Across the board in that double header. So if we take the two games Monday and the overall ratings of of being down for Sunday you're talking an average of of a twenty percent downer. It's one fifth of the audience of the television audience told the NFL the PISS off. Okay. Considering the the significant financial investment ESPN has for for the right. To. Monday night football. Let's just let's just call that loss unsustainable. Okay. So I am going to ask you to engage your owner brain for just a minute. Okay. So We're GONNA fast forward to the week after the Super Bowl's okay where things are notably notably quite Rosalie quiet. The coaching carousel began and things like that since. Day. Except that, there's going to be a rumor. Going to be a rumor. That the NFL that the owners are considering locking out the players because they want to renegotiate the contracts. And this will come as a surprise to dumb asses in the AT ESPN released. They're going to feign surprise. Okay. And we're going to start hearing things like while the coaches are not gonNa make anymore are putting hiring decisions are the owners are going to. Put a hiring decisions on pause for just We're going to review a few things and Blah Blah Blah. While then we're going to get to Russia's started free agency. And we'RE GONNA. Find out and it's probably going to be one of the one of the What's The guy's name? Remember his name. One of the reporters Schefter Adam schefter because he always breaks up he's. Probably. GonNa be schefter becomes. We have confirmed reports, the owners who are going to lock out the players affected nine am tomorrow or whatever. Okay. Now what's going to end up happening is this. The overall I would say, the overall revenue is going to decline somewhere in the area of twenty percent across the before the Lee across the. Across the season. Okay. Now again does just a prediction it might be higher. I hope it's higher until they stop dish this personally but. This is what's going to happen. You're going to get a massive ratings ratings cut. Even in the Super Bowl. Which means revenue is going to be down roughly thirty percents. Okay. What they're gonNA say is this is an unprecedented drop in revenue and the the losses are unsustainable. They're going to have to renegotiate the contracts. The players are GONNA have to take less money and this time the the ownership is going to be able to show concrete. The because of the drop in television revenue in Jersey sales and everything else. That they're going to have to renegotiate the contract. They're going to vote on removing Goodell as the commission. You're actually they're gonNA, they're gonNA end up forcing him out but the way it's GonNa play out this players are to get locked out. There's going to be a review of the deal of the of the current Labor Labor Agreement. The new agreement is GONNA. Have a significantly lower. Revenue Pool total that that the players are going to get. And they're going to have conduct they're going to have enhanced conduct policy which include the jewel stand for the national anthem. You will not hiding locker room for it. And you're going to we're going to not endorse anyone as far as any sort of political failure, your ideology on the field, and if you do not only will your contract be terminated but you'll be you'll be on the breadline by your suspended for a year. Now maybe the suspended for year won't come to pass but. Engage your own our brain for just a second and then look at the strike years that came up and you tell me how how how. Or how far I'll fight on that. Will. Allow me to. Dive into this plan I mean. Here we go. I am an owner of a NFL team. Meaning I have had to. Put Out. Let's use an arbitrary figure five hundred million dollars cash right upfront. Chooses five hundred. Half a billion. Cool. I'm. Glad. Yeah. Five hundred million dollars up front in order to gain my team have somewhere to play. The voted on passed and approved by the NFL. As either an expansion team whatever then. To, Cherry pick the other teams around here so I can build my team. In hopes that a I get a return on investment. That said if I'm going to dump five, hundred, million dollars out. A team equipment place play contracts that are stretched for X. number of years. This mice guaranteed this much at a signing bonus this much. Not. including the money paid to the team from the NFL for reaching a wildcard round, a divisional round championship round, and ultimately the Super Bowl. There are incentives paid to the teams by the NFL for attaining postseason plum. Yeah So that said with everything that goes on here. Currently we're martyring. Convicted felons we are. Using the NFL. As a soapbox. As an owner. would. Say? Okay. I can understand. The Point I understand where you're coming from I understand yes. Shit doesn't like this doesn't need to happen. It does there's nothing I can physically do about it personally except point out to you that you're not them. You are a multimillionaire more working your way to that point because of your talent, your skill and your ability play the game price. You as a athlete. well-fed well trained. Best shape, your ever loving life you have a house bigger than anything you've ever grew up in, you've got cars for days all these other things but. You need to remember that you are entertainer You're not a politician. So, that said. When to go into your point? After the Super Bowl. Until they actually have one right. That two weeks later, when everything's died down in the in the winter sprayed is over and losers or duck griping and the coaches players have made their way to their respective all. Wherever. That may be they're probably their private castles. Yes don't don't live in a castle guarded by you know dogs bigger than. Most people's. Cars. Were we will probably see as you said. Well you know revenue was down. Because of viewership is down across the board anywhere between currently twenty twenty, two percent to encroaching upon thirty percent. For Games you know TV, rights merchandise sales are going to be down. People are actively boycotting across those media and they're actually making their voice known by not watching. All of a sudden if we were to take thirty two current teams. And we look at. All the owners in this how much money they have? Now if we were to take thirty percent of total investment apart. As a conglomerate figure. We're talking a loss of probably and I would strong. Guess. Somewhere in the neighborhood of anywhere between two and two point, five, billion dollars while even go you want all you can go one better I think since the economy has basically picked up I mean you gotta remember the day to ten billion was during the Obama Konami which was one of the worst economies history. Okay. So that said you gotta figure that now it's probably going to be between ten and twelve. So if you have a twenty percent revenue law, if you have a almost thirty percent, you're talking about three billion dollars. That's a three billion dollar loss. So even if even if you spread that across thirty two teams, you're talking about what? Three hundred, million dollar loss per franchised. and. So and a lot of the smaller market. Good. So again, as an owner with Joan, arbitrary figure of five, hundred, million dollars starting I just lost seventy five percent of your or yeah of my revenue that I put into have an NFL team. Well, exactly. Well Number One and number two what anybody thinks that now? Okay. We all understand the cats at the revenue sharing For Those of us that are initiated, understand understand the the the reason for revenue. Okay. That's that's a given. Okay. Even still a thirty percent cut to that revenue devastates small-market teams devastate. Okay that's. Cleveland Cleveland Cambe that's Detroit. Well, I think Detroit is a bit bigger, but I catch meaning. into. Jacksonville. Flow? Buffalo Alright. That unders. Anyway. They're too big but no I hear you here's here's here's the thing the smaller market teams are going to move may if this continues maybe on the verge of bankruptcy and and if you really don't think that the NFL owners will lock out the players to avoid that. I just think everybody's so naive that they shouldn't even be a football fan you can. Football I in my opinion, these played the players and Adele are cutting the owners throats and I don't think the owners appreciate it number one and number two I. Think the owners are more in touch with their demographic their fan base style people want to believe i. don't say that they like their fan base because obviously as the executive class billionaires general ended the tend to hate working people or at least have a disdain for them. Okay. But the point being is that it's unsustainable model for them to go forward to continue this crap. Of K, it's it's absolutely ludicrous. So I think about beat that horse to death did you have anything to add on just on that? Final thought regarding that as an owner is a businessman I yeah exactly. Exactly. His businesses to? Yes he owns the team but as a business owner, you're always looking to. CRUISER BOTTLE BLONDE Increase but also you know they've got, they've got a commitment. You know what I mean I mean the bottom line is there are associated with raising revenue to pay Patrick mahomes half a billion dollars over the next. Seven years. Of. The point the point is this is that there are costs associated developing that revenue and win the players behavior or when when the when the the players union in the League encourages behavior that is deleterious to to that mission. Then what are the owners supposed to do? Gordon exactly. They locked the doors take resigning before we open this and then players you're GONNA WE'RE GONNA have to do a big restructure here. Sorry. You know this is this is not you? Not You know you're not this side of the world you guys are on the upper echelon. Of money you have succeeded in. On yourself up by your bootstrap for lack of terminology, you have made it playing a game that you love passion for three enforce your point duty not only are they a privileged class? Okay. Let I verified this I verify this last night. I made a statement that that. The NFL, the people on the NFL minimum as in rookies that that you know what we're undrafted free agents, right that are somehow made the squad, which is more powerful MAZAFA. A No experience. Rookie. Signed as a free agent this year in the League makes a minimum of six hundred, thousand dollars. Six hundred, ten, thousand dollars I then went to the Department of Labor's website guess what the average household income for Americans is as twenty twenty. Sixty, one, thousand, three, hundred. Yes. They working person would take ten eleven years to make. They're making six months show and this is not this is not an insult. I'm only going to use the label for for effect. Hacks in the NFL make ten times. The average working family does and they dare fucking lecture us about what our values should be faulk them. Big F what. Exactly. With a with capitalize all letters with with several exclamation points at the end. So that said I. Underlined and and I tell us is never. That's that said, I I wanNA give credit where it's due also understand that you know. What did I just go off on the NFL to you know to to to the end up with surprise we'll tell you why because You know even in the worst of situations, even even in the darkest night, there are rays of sunshine out gather are rays of light and I want to heap praise on two particular players, and these are the only two players. That I'm aware of have done this if any of you out there. Needed to midnight Patriot nation are aware of more please let us know. So we can give them their just desserts in their props. I want to give particular a credit to a hundred in the way of of the of the Pittsburgh steelers. Mr Villanueva is a former army ranger That said he made a big splash stirred shit storm by doing the right thing. I'm not going to get into the to the criminal that that the that the steelers. We're trying to honor Norma GonNa try to justify it didn't happen there but. Mr Vienna wave. Did something very classy He caped over the criminals name and he chose to honor sergeant first class all when cash. Now I believe I'm saying that correctly cut me some slack by brute if I if I. A brutalized his name that is not the intention. To say how I believe it's spelled. But sergeant first, class all, when. Cash. who was killed in Afghanistan? And I I, WANNA. I WANNA take. The chance to really You know he preys on on Mr Villain away for for going against the grain and for honoring in a true fallen hero on instead of instead of the criminal. So. Well on on that. The next one and probably the biggest honors of the latest give to the Jaguars tight tyler effort. I think I'm saying his name correctly also I don't think it's effort at the. But again, please forgive me if I've Jaguars fans if wrecked his name to. That being said that were I for also You know went against the grain he chose to honor the life of David Dorn David Dorn for those of you that that don't know was retired police officer. I believe it was Saint Louis. He. police chief Sir about that. He was retired police chief and he. was acting on behalf of a friend to go and check is Friends Pawn Shop. And he was gunned down he was killed Doing doing that by a felon in possession of firearm each shot this this legitimate euro From behind in the back of the head, which was incredibly cowardly act. ADORNS widow. was featured at the Republican National Convention. So those be the she told the heart wrenching story and As much as I am I gotTa tell you broaden orphee side, but he loved me misty. I was just her story about David's life was very touching and the impact on her family were simply crush. So I wanNA other drove I drove home the point. Your choice exact life exactly as what makes you? Exactly you know people people come from from bad situations and rise to great heights in as far as I know. This is the only country in the world that that can happen. Where you can make what you want of your own life. Okay. The biggest prison that we have in this country, the prison in our own minds. So A. Big Praise to do Mr Bean away and Mr for will done. I still have the continue my. My boycott because of my standards but you gentlemen have shown that there is a a ray of light in darkness. So Phoenix where you have anything to add or have we beat this to death. By by Pres for. There are people in the NFL that are serving of. Respect for me for one. Not because of their wallet or their house or their cars. But they chose stand for the national anthem. As. SOMEONE WHO Leaves in their country. Leaves in the American dream all though little hard to attain sometimes. The anthem regardless of anybody's political stance. The gentleman across the nation. And the NFL NBA MLB. I stand with you guys choose to stand in honour your country. That is. The way it is your will said. Anybody else wants that is your choice. I. Respect your choice I don't like it but I do respect it. But I stand with the gentleman who chooses stanton honor the country, the greatest country on this earth. Gives them every opportunity to excel in anything that they choose to? Like professional football or professional athletics exactly. I think it. I think it's worth mentioning here. I know we said we beat the source of, but I wanNA bring up another topic to. Weird Midnight Patriots all of us. May disagree with with what someone says, but we would fight to our desk to protect their their right to say those words. That being said I think one of the other things that the public is piss pot tired of is the privileged wealthy assholes. Being able to have different sets of rules at their workplace than we do. In the Corporate World in William and most smaller companies you do not have. You do not have freedom of speech. Okay. You will be shown the door if you bring up politics religion, etc etc. Okay. With social justice causes or otherwise. They can show you the door. Okay and I don't think I don't think it's Ok these. Use Their their platform on the field or in any way while a uniform to promote their agenda. Okay. Now, I think you and I would agree with this if the NFL Players Association wants to get together and host either a live event or televised event. when they are not playing and they're out of uniform. And they want to tackle these issues donate money to causes give away money whatever I think that would be a perfectly acceptable display. That's fine. Okay. But I think the reason they don't is they know that the cause is a loser. Okay. They're not willing to risk their own money you know to they're not willing to put their money with their mouths are in order to have their protests but but you know somehow everybody else should just shut up and and honor was they're trying to do and I think that that is excellent. You know policy at its finest end. America's PISS POT tired of turning channel I. think that's a big factor as well. As your thoughts unfortunately mean here to. Drive your point. I could see. Getting together having one big party fundraiser l. have running toe board. Hey, you know we're raising all this money great or even several. Yeah Go. But the reason but the reason they're doing it on television is because they can reach a mass audience all at once. But. They haven't had. They had the NFL network. If. The shows a winner, they could sell it to their to their allies in the media. WHO's to say ESPN would cover it. You know for God's sake ESPN has the SP one of the worst ward Joe's ever. Okay and if they want to go up to that into a social justice show fine. Go right ahead or create when like it again. Fine. Or if you know even Amazon or Netflix wants to pick up something about you know the S J W 'cause in the NFL an interview players follow players around their charitable work while they advance these causes grace go ahead I mean I think what they'll find his a there's no interest in be nobody cares they approach it that way that we far less backlash in their their incomes would be far safer than if they continue down this path. the ratings would actually come back to a more normal. That's where I'm talking about I. Mean there are only cutting their own throats by doing it the way they're doing it that that's all I have to say. So that's a wrap for this midnight. Mama we we went really long hopefully provided you get some insights, maybe some food for thought. 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"That was two time WNBA NBA champion. Renee. Montgomery has chosen to sit this season out entirely so she can devote her time to racial justice activism. Coming up, we want to hear from you if you're a sports fan and you've been watching this, how has the black lives matter movements? Showing up inside your the sports you watch how has that changed are shown up in your conversation about the game six, four, six, four, three, five, seven to eight, zero again that's six, four, six, four, three, five, seven to eight, zero. And I am with sports columnist and edge of sports podcast host Dave, Zairean, Dave. You have written that we should all be wary have any hard and fast analysis about where this is headed. You said earlier in the show, but let's try to look at some history for examples of where it might have. You co-authored Giancarlo says memoir of his activism You know as you mentioned, he was the black track and feet one of the black track and field athletes in that iconic icon image from the nineteen sixty, eight Olympics in which they stood with their fists raised in solidarity with the black power. Movement. Tell us about what were the consequences of that for John Carlos and Tommy Smith. Would it would it what John Tell you that they lost because of that? I mean they they really did lose everything I mean because these were amateur athletes that the way the Olympics oppor. Sixty Eight you could not make money from other external sources and so you fat you are in a position where you're only hopes for any making a living by being a world class track and field star was would be to get a job say as a coach or get a job with the. United. States Olympic. Committee. Something like that. But this is an entirely different kind of operation for John Carlos in his life after raising especially because those avenues were. and. So here he is this world class athletes somebody who was once time that running the hundred yard dash in nine seconds flat and he found himself on the outside looking in of any kind of opportunity or anything he could do with that talent. So he suffered his family suffered he couldn't find work. He told me a story wants of having to take an access to a table in the house. So they would have fire woods, they would stay warm he he worked a lot of income jobs and there's no shame in that. But is incredibly, but it was a sacrifice that he had to make the gap between Olympic glory and then what he had to do with his family was very difficult and then you know this is a very difficult part of John's life but his first, of course, his first wife she took her own life after a few years and he you know obviously there myriad reasons why something that horrific would take place but the he he does in his own mind link it to the pressures they were under after nineteen, sixty eight. What do you think? They achieved as a result of this would what do you think came out of it? Slow. One thing is certain This is again, I'm going to quote John, Carlos on this you know he says that a lot of folks from nineteen, sixty eight. You know that the people who have regrets aren't him and they're not Tommy Smith, they're the people who were there and did nothing they're the people who have regrets and the people who are part of those Olympics even fifty plus years later they're asked the question hey, where you suppose those folks raise your fist. And they have to say no that they weren't. No. They weren't and John believes in I. Know For a fact that Colin Kaepernick believes this to that you know John sees himself as a gardener as a horticultural. That culture has to put that you know somebody who is planting the seeds for what we're seeing today and sure enough like I'm doing a book right now where I'm interviewing all. These young kids who took a knee after Colin Kaepernick and they did so in two thousand sixteen and the these are people who are like even now like they're twenty years old twenty, one years old and they reference John Carlos and Tommie Smith This is one girl who took a knee with her softball team. She talked about how you know that when she and her friend who were. Both taking a knee they would walk into class. They're history teacher would say, Hey, look John Carlos and Tommy Smith thank you for gracing us with your presence and so so they they achieved which is so important is touchstone that says it's possible to resist as an athlete. It's possible to bring the politics of resistance and as a black athlete, you can raise the fundamental question and I'm quoting from. Their documents that was put out there. Organization was called the Olympic Project for human rights. They said, why should we run in Mexico City only to crawl home? That's statement to me is at the heart of why so many black athletes are protesting right now it's and put it in another way. Why do you love us with the uniform on but don't care about our lives when the uniforms off Talking with Dave's Zairean sports columnist in host of edge of sports podcast about the past present and future of racial justice exit activism inside the World of Sports. And let's go to Tom in Vincent Hearse Tom Welcome to WNYC. Hi Good. Evening. Guys I'm a I'm excited to ask Dave's iron a question because he's one of my very favorite writers but I. kyw right I I I I if I may I'd like to ask you a question I call I called in the show two weeks ago and I spoke about how the Republican Party has been almost nothing but corrosive and racist and murderers. And and I I saw I noticed online that they censor that call when they when they put the United States of anxiety the recording or podcasts online they completely sensor that call I don't know if that was you or. But it's Lidocaine can can you reinstate the call and I? Don't understand why you would want to censor your your listeners especially when we're talking honestly about racism in this country. We cut that call from the podcast because we were asking for Republicans to call in. And so your answer wasn't from the perspective of Republican. But thank you for your call and thank you for calling back again. Do, you have questions you want to give Dave. I can you reinstate the call? Why would you WANNA censor what? I'm GonNa let you go. Sorry about that. Okay. So let's go to Michael in Office Park New Jersey. I'm sorry cliffside park new. Jersey. WNYC. Yeah, I think it's great that back black lives matter started. The only thing is I think they're only looking at it from one side and you've got to look at things at both sides four, thousand, six, hundred people were killed shot in the city of Chicago like ninety five percent of them were black seven, hundred, sixty, three of them died from their wounds now, screwed. Got There showing you know with this police, you know brutality or something it's good. They expose it but the thing is more black people Tennessee mayor of Atlanta said more black people are being killed by black people than by cops and nobody would bring stat to the attention of the public only saying police police police, but look out in the fourth of July weekend. Mike. which shocking Chicago don't they? Can I guess? Can I ask you a question Michael I mean. Shine. So. So I can ask you a question just about I in the world of sports, right so if you're watching sports, is it are you saying that you want to hear a wider range.
"social justice" Discussed on The United States of Anxiety
"Listen wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, renee hello there. So I your decision to sit out you wrote an open letter and in the beginning of it, you tell this story that really touched me Abou, how you kind of had this moment about it where you called your mother while you were watching, what was happening out your window in Atlanta in Buckhead I. Wonder if you're gonNA quickly as sort of just tell that story here. Yeah so I was watching on the news just like everyone else the protests and they started downtown in. Atlanta, and I'm like man, this is this is crazy but I get it. You know like I got the protests and then the protests shifted and as everyone knows the military came in, shut it down downtown's though the protests moved the bucket I live in. Buckhead. So for me, I was looking at the protest from outside of my window while looking at it on TV and I'm like what is going on because you know I've never experienced it in my life of. Obviously, seen it you know on different documentaries and things of that nature. But when I'm watching it live is just a different feeling. So I do like any other human would do I call my parents and I'm like what is going on? He's help like what should I do? Should I evacuate? You know just go somewhere you know my friends live here. So I could drive thirty minutes and stay at their house for the night. So I was just calling to get advice and then that's when my mom started telling me stories. You know like that's just what? What people do when they don't feel her baby and she was like, don't don't worry and she was telling me that she was in Detroit. He was young then but she was in Detroit during the Detroit riots. She was just telling me different things that happened in her life that I didn't know I'm finding out for the first time at thirty three. So really you hadn't you guys had talked about it. Now, we haven't talked about it like these are all stories I'm hearing for the first time, and if she had told me when I was younger than. Maybe. It didn't resonate with me as it did as an adult, but I'm pretty sure they just hadn't told me you know and so just hearing, you know that my mom was involved in a walkout in high school because the students the staff wasn't making the white students treat the black students properly just hearing those things I'm like this is my own mom you know this is my mom that we're talking about. So it really just lit a fire in me. I will say that those things affected me tremendously and then you know that that leads me opting out. Also in your open letter you wrote about Atlanta's specifically in your relationship to Atlanta I kind of read into it. Then it's been a special place for you and particularly in terms of putting you in touch with your blackness in a different kind of way, which is true for a lot of people in Atlanta. A lot of people don't know but I moved to Atlanta nine years ago I started planning for the Atlanta dream three years ago, but I've been living here six years before that, which is what brought me to play for. The dream because I wanted to play where actually lived the WNBA lifestyle is played in the WBA and at that time I was praying for the Minnesota Lynx and then you go overseas afterwards. So you probably have two weeks in between both seasons and so I just was never here but once I started playing for the Atlanta Dream I got to live here in Atlanta I started to see that some of the most successful people where where minorities and some of the most successful people here were women and I was like Whoa how? Different. Different and this place is let like I just felt like I. Felt like it was you know you hear about New York and is the concrete jungle were dreams are made of I felt very empowered as a woman being here Atlanta. Mayor Kishan Lance bottoms is running the show down here and I, mean she's running it. Okay. We have gathered in our streets to demand change, and now we must pass on the gift. John, Lewis sacrificed to give us we must register and we must vote if well you are not alone in that sentiment about the city. You mentioned playing for the League soap back then in two thousand, sixteen you and your teammates, and this was early in sort of the politicization in sports you some of your teammates wore shirts that said change starts with us on the front, and then they had the names of philander casteel and Alton Sterling on the back but you guys are all fine for that back. Then you know it was it was a struggle in two thousand sixteen and it was new for everyone knows new for us when we were donated we had to. Talk to the coaching staff and the the ownership because we didn't want to do something Matt could a stain on the program the Minnesota Lakes is a very powerful organization. Since the fan base shows up, it shows out the organization treats US First Class. So you know we didn't want to ruin a good thing. So we we wanted to make sure that we talked to everyone. We let everyone we had a press conference to make sure everyone knew what our shirts were. All about we have decided is important to take a stand rates voices. Racial. Profiling is a problem. Senseless violence is a problem. We had a police shield on the back of our church just to make sure that people understood. We weren't protesting the police we weren't. Marica it helped none. Police walked out on us They didn't get it. You know at that time it just wasn't an understood thing. So they felt disrespected they didn't like it long story short end the police. said, they weren't policing are games anymore. So it was it was different. It was different than and that's why I tell people progresses beautiful thing. I've seen it firsthand in twenty sixteen hours on a team that fans worked infused. The police were confused. No one understood what we're doing as Minnesota team and now fast forward to twenty twenty. You see the NBA. The. WNBA. Black lives matter on their shirts like that's that's pretty crazy in in four years. So if people are if you're always looking at how far we have to go yeah, we've got a long way to go we do we get it but we come a long way. What changing sport in that time like the NBA, the NFL, some of these leagues, frankly the male leagues that have been slower to come along. Then the WNBA and other women athletes. Yeah. I would say you know what's changed as the fill of the threat. Almost I think that a lot of athletes around the world are like what is going on like we've always known dead things where a certain way. But I think that when you just see it live on TV obviously I think the pandemic had a lot to do with it because we all everything stopped and we're all sitting stealing. Our thoughts and we have to think about Taylor we have to think about him on Arbor we have to think about George. FELISA, what you have to sit in your thoughts. Thank I think resonated with a lot of athletes and they felt like this is the time it doesn't matter about sponsorship. It doesn't matter about ship. It doesn't matter about dollars. This is not that type of thing anymore all that matters is the fact that we need to we need to do something you know and I think that you just saw it across lake where athletes wanted to do something and we did. I'm struck from the outside at least some you know just seems like such a concrete sacrifice you've made here. Feels like such a small window to do the things you want to do in your career you know with eventually your body's not GonNa do the things you want him to do, and then I have to say as a black woman imagined to just earning potential. And so I. Guess. What do you? What do you think you're sacrificing? I mean stand to lose my career. You know that that's to what you're hitting at times undefeated. You know everyone knows it has an athlete you have a window where you're going to be athletic your skillset can always be there, but you're athleticism will will die off at a certain point. We know that his athletes I'm blessed to make it to eleven years a lot of athletes don't even make it past four five.
"social justice" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"And Equality California. Let's hear from Chelsea about this partnership and why rock the vote and Equality California resonated with her. Thank, you guys offer being here. I appreciate it just very simply put on a parting with sparks Equality California and rock the vote empowering people to go out and vote educating US educating black and Brown people that have. been marginalized with with voting the LGBTQ plus community as well and the hoopers initiative with rock vote. So just partying with them trying to get the trying to get people educated on voting the importance of voting. And all levels and I'm excited with his partnerships in, you know kind of health pushed along things in California and all over the United States. And so that's Chelsea gray talking about her assists program again, already eight thousand dollars in the bank. So to speak Los Angeles has already clinched a playoff spot. So that number is only going to go up before we close out the show I, want to play a clip from Malaysia Clarendon Legia. First of all did a great job explaining the difference between organizing advocacy and an activist and I think that's extremely important to remember and I think the WNBA as all starting to realize in differentiate there and I think. Perhaps for some the Days of reflection have allowed players to. Recharge knowing that this is a lot of work. It's it's it's truly professional jobs and life callings for people So to expect athletes to do it, all is is is a high bar. Seal. Here lesion talk about that. But then also here Legia react to the social justice coalition in the NBA has promised. That is your welty for the episode. Jackie face 'cause there's the smugness I have their No, I haven't heard anybody. That's awesome. Not they're doing that. But I haven't. I haven't heard anybody from their side of the group you know just. Lean like we do want US anytime. I was wondering jumping back a bit to the NBA Social Justice Coalition plane. What advice do you have for For, the NBA as they enter. That kind of work and. Just for other leagues also, they do follow that example while. I most I would say. The reasoning behind. Council. So what you want to get out of it, what you want to accomplish. That we knew we wanted one, but then it was kind of like we took a pause and said. Who Do we want to put on a liar on it and so the structure of Your Council really intentional about why the people you're picking on it and what you have. So for us, we ended up having our internal group of like. The League folks and the players and that we have our advisers who are like on it but it's kind of like a circle layers if you will. So I, wouldn't be really intentional about why you're doing it and then I would know. Organizing takes time. That's not an excuse I. Think it's a it's knowing that it's a long game and so there's little things that can impact stuff right away right like donating fifty million dollars, which is amazing which are under Saddam and that's GonNa Affect over long time. But then there's like the slower grade things you're GONNA do that might be like policy change or doing been ground boating, and so just being intentional about your strategy things approach that you're trying to attack. NBA Advice and give you a little bit of global t but we're going to have to cool it off just a little bit because as we speak unfortunately, there's another incident that is making rounds in the news media. Seven officers have been suspended for their involvement with the ultimate death of a man in Rochester through expectation I should say That Daniel prude died seven days after an encounter with local law enforcement that placed a bit hood over him and. Over his head and. According to reports, he asks for that hood to be removed police were. On call for a nine one, one call a prude was suffering from mental health issues then in. Some some type of an episode at the time that the officers were called seven officers we the news has come out. have been suspended because of their involvement in the actions that ultimately led to Daniel's death. This Encounter with law enforcement happened. Back. In March at the end of March and just recently the officers have been reprimanded. and. I don't know I don't know if we'll get another few days of reflection I tend to doubt it. I really do and I think there are a lot of reasons for that and a lot of them practical reasons, and that's why it's important to honor. The strides that athletes take while also honoring the limitations and I think that's why laziest point was. So salient for me because I I really don't think we're going to see another stoppage Is it because this incident happened months ago and and we're just now hearing of The the officers being suspended I'm not sure. Will it make a difference if someone else? Dies injuries. That they suffered because officers put a spit hood on them I don't know. Nothing seems big enough and nothing seems small when it comes to. Racial Justice Social Justice, I don't have answers but that is why I've committed. One of my shows a week to talking about social justice. In the words of Ella Baker we who believe in freedom cannot rest. So thank you as always for listening to lockdown women's basketball. WE'RE GONNA keep talking about this as long as players and athletes are talking about it as long as players and athletes and their families are affected I am committed to talking about it, and unfortunately like episodes like today, we're not always going to have were. Now he's GonNa be able to report all good news and we're not always going to be able to report. A definitive actions answers, but having the conversation is part of the work. So don't forget that. Don't forget through take your days of reflection as well. That's just as important. This is Eric I L and you're listening to lockdown women's basketball until next week..
"social justice" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"For me I think through the change can't wait campaign that we have with the sun has allowed me to really you know it's overwhelming sometimes trying to figure out everything that you can do how you can make the most amount of impact and stay consistent. So that campaign that we launched has really helped me kind of stay focused and be able to still do my job still go to practice still have this crazy schedule, but also still find a way to make a difference. For something that I've embraced, the most is highlighting the black owned businesses in Connecticut and most recently that was a rhythm brewing We've also done blazing barbecue in something that will continue to do moving forward, but we do have You know we haven't advisory. Council that. Guides us in what is the right approach to take. So of emphasis on voted has been the biggest thing is we know just how important is at every level and you know with the election coming up in who were really trying to push to make sure that people show up to the bowl and. The most we can do. and. So again, it's I tweeted this. You know I, put out a fifty fifty challenge. If, you're going to show black trauma also show black joy. and. I wanted to make sure to let Jasmin. Speak About Black Joy. But I also asked her about John. Lewis. And the Voting Rights Act. So here's what Jasmine had to say and I just one quick. With that as well have there been any conversations about the being able to uplift the voting rights act, which unfortunately did not the renewal did not get passed through before John Lewis. Civil Rights leader John Lewis Past. There hasn't been a specific conversation with that but you know far as like just with the voting by mail that's been something that we've put emphasis on making sure that that is available because it's going to be important invent those ballots on capitol. Allowed that they're sorted that they're delivered in. Just checking your stat making sure you're registered as far as the were the act we. Haven't had conversation about it. Thank you jasmine. and. I'm not going to play every clip of me asking about, John Lewis. But in the media availability days that followed the days of reflection I did ask as many players as I could. About John Lewis the John Lewis Voting Rights Act because I know that they're uplifting voting. In the next segment you're going to hear from Chelsea Gray of the Los Angeles sparks and we'll end the show on some really great pieces that Leisure Clarendon. gave us and You Know He. He gave us some just amazing things and I'm really thankful that they were able to To, break down not only the difference between being an advocate and an organizer, but Lazio was also able to. Give us a little bit of not. You know I like a little teeth so we can't. End In episode without some T. Support for this podcast comes from. cdw On Dell Technologies. At cdw we get the migrating your agency to a hyper converged infrastructure is challenging. GotTa.
"social justice" Discussed on Locked On Women’s Basketball
"So the reason I wanted to give you a little bit of a history lesson until just some stories of. Of John Lewis is because as I mentioned. Mitch. McConnell. currently has the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. You Know A. In his possession in it's kind of. Up to him whether the voting rights act move on or not. But I'm bringing that up in the in the context of women's basketball because we heard that that that those days of reflection for the WNBA were. Commitment to social justice. And I got the sense from being around the zoom circuit as I like to call it that some of the players in league felt that there was going to be more time together Lisu Clarendon who you'll hear from on this episode felt that they they started the social? Justice. Council. But Mimi just didn't guide the steps or Mark the path of that Social Justice Council well, enough prior to entering the wobble So there are some things that needed to be reclaimed to reclaim time four the push for social justice in one of the things that came from that is a refocus on voting as one of the pillars. Of the twenty twenty wobble season. Here's sue bird talking a little bit about some of the things that happened as part of that recommitment. This is me asking her for some clarification on what happened in. In the hours and the days following the the days of reflection. Was it something that with disgust in maybe that or the players that players only meeting? To have each team really focused in on filling out the census for those who are eligible and filling out or voting registering votes that definitely happens. Yeah. Oh. In the players only meeting or salon I don't know if it happened in that meeting Exactly. But right away, we wanted to make sure and it's been something we've talked about like we need to get every single person in this league registered who is eligible to your point So mealy, we sent out links in like I mean guys the group chats with So, many group chats and it really is the best way. So merely sent out links, we sent out those scan codes literally you have to do is scan it and it tells you your registration status. There's another one scan, you fill it out. You get to get get quickly get registered. It's that simple. So. Yeah. We wanted our league person foremost to be. You know you gotta be examples if you're going to, you gotta practice what you preach. I guess is the easiest way to say it. So yeah that definitely happened Eski if you've talked about the Voting Rights Act of twenty, twenty, the renewal for. No that's not something we've talked about like as a larger group I. Think it's definitely something that we're trying to educate ourselves on and that's that's really been the beauty of all of this is that. Whatever you guys have seen US come out with. You know whatever we're talking about whatever you know who whichever women were honoring. There's been a up of education to that point, and so that's where we are. Now I, think we are in that moment where we want to. In terms of. No obviously telling people to get vote but then it's like, what do you want to vote for what he wants support what kind of candidate so we are in that process, not just the voting rights act, but but other ones as well. We're we're kind of educating ourselves and seeing where we want to you know come together a line and push it forward and for those of you who've been listening. Thank you so much for being with us here on lockdown women's basketball. But if this is if you've heard me do the social justice episode weekly kind of focus on social justice than you know that there's been a lot of education that's happened in the WNBA. Around social, justice and injustice and racism, and all all of those things that we know build upon one another to make this very difficult country to live in as as a black person as a black body. And the reason I played that clip is because sue breaks it down talking about that there's a lot of education nothing that goes out from the WNBA is not I something that the players themselves weren't able to learn about firsthand and so in the next few clips, you'll hear me talking to other WNBA players that are reinforcing exactly what sue bird said. I want to also though talk about some of the things that. Let me put it this way when we're talking about racism in this country as a black person as a black woman. I get the sense that a lot of people want me to recount my trauma. And here's why I'm not going to do that. I. Think Facts are facts and that's important like Jacob Lake was shot in the back seven times. That is a fact. But I think you have to also. If you've done for your own sanity, but also to build a case for humanity, it's important to show that black people are already a part of the fabric of this country because apparently. That is being contested which to me. Even. Doing a quick breeze over history. You're finding your own history. I should say we know that's not true. I spoke to Jasmine Thomas of the Connecticut. Sun. About some of the ways that. The Connecticut Sun through their change can't wait platform. Focus on what black businesses, what black women are doing in the community, and there's one amazing feature that they did on a woman that owns a brewery and I asked Jasmine about that. Here's what she had to say. What I wanted to ask you about the other side of the coin of routinely as we all know a lot of times we're talking about trauma in black communities, but the netted son along with a lot of other teams have also been able to highlight black businesses and also voting rights and voter education I would love to talk about your involvement in some of what we've seen on social media and how you can set fits into some of what we saw transpired in the last several days..
"social justice" Discussed on First Take
"The morning. FELLAS, how and look WHO's here? Max Kellerman and Marcus Spears in for Stephen a Smith. Remember and we had TV's like that. It's crazy all right, guys. We've got a lot of news, so let's get right to it here. We go y'all are Dan. Graziano is reporting that training camp rosters will be set at eighty nine, the usual ninety plus the players association has agreed with the League proposal of no preseason games the NFL. PA Says Ninety five players are known to have tested positive for corona virus. That number is up from seventy two in the union's Last Report on July tenth now daily cove. Nineteen testing will be. Be Required for the first two weeks of training camp after those two weeks. If the positive test rate is below five percent for an individual team, the legal will scale back to testing every other day and listen to this helmets bearing names of victims of systemic racism. A source told the undefeated Jason Read, so players will be able to choose different names, so a team would not be limited to everyone using the same name on their helmet. I WANNA start with that news right there marcus. What do you make of the NFL allowing decals on helmets for the season? It's another step. Look if you don't know the history of decals that's that's a big deal. Depending on what is representing for a lot of these players. This is a this is a good sign. From the NFL. This is a good call to action, and it's a constant reminder. We talked about it in the NBA as well when these guys did interviews using sports as a platform to continue to promote the message for social justice and things that are very important to the majority of these leagues that are made up by majority African Americans, which this fight has been been about so I think it's a huge step for the NFL and listen. There will be criticism. From both sides. This is uncomfortable. That's what it's supposed to be. It's supposed to be uncomfortable. The fight for justice is usually uncomfortable in the NFL taking their stride. Is a good sign. Roger Goodell came out and talked about how he should've listened. Prior to all of this. All of George Floyd transpiring and taking place. A lot of people have took stop. A lot of people have paid attention, and quite frankly a lot of people have become. It's become more important for them to make a statement. Make US stands now whether it's genuine a not. You'll leave that to each individual self introspective and determine how much they mean about what they're saying or if they're doing it for the cameras off for public appeal, but the bottom line is for mass majority of guys in this, in the NFL they want to make sure that these messages continue, and if a decal is gonNA be a part of those steps now I think it's a great step that the NFL is taken and also the players being able to express. How they feel the P- The the justices that they want and the things that need the transpire in order for these guys that continue to promote that message. I E being one Taylor, the cops murder still still aren't. Arrested and and these are some of the things that these guys are going to want to continue to talk about and keep the focus on while plan football. Once upon a time in this country, black people are excluded from the highest levels of professional sports weren't allowed to play the color line in Major League baseball, famously nineteen, forty seven Jackie Robinson broke it, but even look across sports, and there was essentially there were essentially color lines, and so eventually those felt as progress was made, because you can't talk social justice, obviously without talking about race in this country that are inextricably intertwined. Eventually, African Americans were allowed to participate as everyone is, it's based on merit supposed to be based on merit, and increasingly it has been and as a result, the NBA and NFL are largely African American sports now let's talk about the NFL. It is easy for people to say as I've heard repeatedly. Throughout throughout our time on this show since cove it right since social distancing, and we're all doing this from remote locations without sports being played I. Hear a lot about hey. What you guys are bringing politics or social justice to sports. It's here, everybody. It's here and the reason is. Things are not normal right now, and things haven't been normal for African. American people ever in this country, but for white people they have and now white people are saying come on, let's get things back to normal and African American people, and their allies are saying who let's get things back to normal where it's normal for everyone, not just for you so so if you're going to watch a sport, which is predominantly. Populated by African American athletes than those athletes are saying okay, but I know you want to be normal and have a distraction while you watch this and forget about the outside world, and that may be fine for you, but it's not for us, so you're going to have to deal with this now. Is the NFL quick to react with this? No, of course not as usual the NFL reacts. It doesn't lead on any of these issues it's it's it's reactive. So what if Goodell do as usual? He sees which way the wind is blowing and waits and waits and waits and considers the bottom line as the league owners do. As the team owners do and when they believe that their bottom line, which way will our bottom line be least poorly affected in other words? How do we optimize revenue here? That's what they'll do. It's always been that case with the NFL. Why because we do the cost benefit analysis? If you're that league, the status quo benefits them, they're the biggest entertainment entity really in the country, and so the status quo, the way things normally are as good for the NFL now things are changing Oh. What do we do bad capper? Nick at first now? Oh, no, wait a minute. The winds have shifted. Okay, not bad cabinet. Good capper! Nick Bad us the NBA. Out in front of all this stuff. The NFL's really pain. Catch up and here with decals on their helmets Marcus I agree with you. It's a step in the right direction, but as usual has the feeling with the NFL like bottom line is considered reconsidered considered again. Let's put our finger in the air. See which way the wind is blowing. Okay, that's going to affect the bottom line this way fine. You can put decals on the helmets, not that that's not the way life works I realize often it does, but I see a real startling lack of leadership on any of this stuff from the NFL. Let me get in here for one second Marcus, because I wanna get your thoughts on this and play devil's advocate here. Goodell gets a bad rap, but is it really all on him? Or is this more of the owners? The fact that the NFL is always reactionary, never proactive and always. Followers never leaders. Is that all his issue? No of course, not of course, can I say something Real Quick Marcus let me just say this. Go down when everyone's like. Oh, he's such a bad commissioner. Revenues exploded under Goodell CADEL's Great Commissioner for the owner so far if what you're most concerned about or exclusively concerned about is your bottom line so from that point of view, goodell's been fantastic fantastic for the league and Revenue Represents popularity. He's been good in that respect, but there is a balance you have to find. Sometimes you have to do the right thing, not simply because it's about the bottom line I haven't seen that from him or the NFL owners. Sorry Marcus. Molly I think I think it's important. Understand and I think what you just asked is a very important question that we quite often don't talk about enough. We talk about is is thirty two billionaires. Most of them white gentleman and they.
"social justice" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"Again as as a social justice, organization the expectation is for us to be participating, and and our donors understand that are supporters, understand and align with us in wanting us to be part of the conversation going on in the community right now and part of the solution. But again as I as I mentioned earlier I. Know that that it's not as clear cut for some organizations, but I think the worst thing that we can do at this time is to be fearful of the tough conversations, and and we really do need to engage one another and especially supporters who may be having a little bit of pushback against us, but we are all at this time accountable for where we stand on things and. We, we have to decide where we're going to put our energy and participating in what I think is a really critical time for our country and addressing issues of sustainment, systemic racism, and and other things that people are are out there talking about right now. Wondering for the Organization the person who wrote in with this question. We don't have a lot of background, right? We don't know what their mission is. We're not sure what type of organization. I guess I mean I mean just sort of an observation in and I don't know I. I want to be compassionate for the person who wrote in a wondering. How also is there? Is there an opportunity you are concerned about alienating donors partners whomever something you'd think organizations can do. Perhaps to rate I don't know if it's. you know. Is it just that the donor sees that communication a first time via email, or whatever public statement is released social media at, and that's where the donor sees it, or do you think there's an opportunity for not asking permission because I, don't I. Don't think we want to send up that tiny make, but still kind of conversation before that goes live if if they are worried about these sensitivities. You think there's any opportunities there. There's certainly opportunity to connect donors directly especially when we know that we have a donor who may have some issues with what we're about to do. And hopefully we get to know our donors well enough, and especially our major donors, and we have a relationship with them already at one of trust where we have a sense that we might need to reach out directly to this percent and. And I've done that at the center. There are a number of donors that I communicate with on a regular basis, and I even reach out for advice, oftentimes from them on on things that were getting ready to do, but then for the wider audience what I chose to do is I have been writing letters or I've been writing email blasts essentially in the form of letters to. Lay out my logic behind the choices that we've been making including what we've been doing. Recently with regard to the black lives, matter protests and marches and vigils, and in our participation to ensure that that the community here's directly from me and exactly why we decided to do what we did. And the other thing that that we've done is I've reached out to some of our community leaders to ensure that they're aware of what. We've done and why? We've made the decisions that we've made. I personally have a strong connection to some local law enforcement here out some of the leaders in the local law enforcement, and I reached out to them as well to make a connection on what we are doing as an organization, so trying to just cover all bases so that nobody has to wonder. Why did the center do? They did, but instead proactively make sure that it spelt out clearly, and the message is going out through a variety of channels. Unification is at the heart of everything we do is just having a conversation with someone recently about sometimes Munich meeting our stinking behind why? To, do something, it's important so people don't fill in those holes or those gaps with their own stories, their narrative, so so being able to share your y and the logic that you describe a really is is actually pretty profound against something that not not all arrested a great job ad. It's like you said stacy that. If we do not provide that information, people make it up. Our minds automatically do that and so that's why we have to spell it out in that way. Do you sort of as we as we think about How! How to communicate her for many people who have avoided this issue and these hard top topics and and haven't been you know not even trained, but but don't even know the words to us, not use I hear a lot of people getting caught up in. Not Wanting to offend not wanting to say something incorrectly, and as a result that keeps them quiet, which is exactly what? We don't want to have happen. So do you have any advice? Those listeners who may not be well versed in east heights of conversations communications. So I can relate very well to that because I have many of those same fears personally. As a white gentleman I know that some of the conversations out there are going to be tough right now with regards to race and what's going on. But one of the things that. I think is absolutely critical for all of us is that we face our fears and we do everything except. To be silent. So right now, our silence really speaks louder than anything else. And when we show away from the difficult conversations, we're in an incredibly. Difficult time as a society, but we have an amazing opportunity to change things for the better. And I think that we're seeing the conversation on a level likely never seen before, and I think that we have just a tremendous opportunity to help make things better, and what the black community is looking from us to do is to speak up and engage and find our voice, and as difficult as it is an as comfortable as it is. We have to do that because every day. People of Color in this country are uncomfortable and we are uncomfortable now. That's okay because that's where we need to be. We need to be engaged in the conversation. We said. Well I am so great that you shared with us. Your words of wisdom, you're own experience. Some of your on wallner ability around this means the world John in imparting, or are there any final words you wanNA share with our listeners? For the opportunity again and I hope that as we all continue to recover from, be the crisis at you know and we get to whatever new normal is that At some point we see all your listeners come by the center and learn more about what we do and and again we're. We're very honored to serve the community and I'm very honored to be here with you. Thank you and I know you've been an avid listeners there. Thank you for that as well. That means so much so John. Keep up the top work, but me critically important work. We appreciate you and nothing's again. Listeners for joining us..
"social justice" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"Resident I spent twenty five years in the newspaper business with. The Review Journal on Advertising Operation Side of things and Spend a little bit of time with Opportunity Village. Which is where I got my taste of non profit at a excitement over. Being part of a mission in serving the community. Made a short stopover or gaming had a wonderful experience. There were doing leadership development, and just got the opportunity back in January, twenty, nineteen to take on the leadership of the center at we were facing some pretty big challenges at the time. We have a wonderful wonderful team over there. That worked really really hard to overcome some some great challenges. And we're building some really good momentum, and and just like everyone else the Kobe. Crisis has thrown a curve and made things even more challenging for us, but it also gave the team over the center, including our volunteers and our boards, the opportunity to rise to the challenge and so we know we're gonNA. Come out the other side of this just like the rest of the community and and. Again. We're just really really proud of the work that were able to erase service to others. Well, we are so lucky to have you your experience, your background in just who you are as a human being at for our listeners I've had the pleasure of Oh Gosh John I don't know how many years is it? Ben Is it five years about five years all right well. You've got a better memory than I do and. You know I I. I got to meet John at sort of a a retreat. We both were attending and. It just felt like Kismet about Hawaiian really just appreciated. You know who he who you are as a person, and it's been great to watch your journey and. Our nonprofit sectors so lucky to have you leading a leading the helmet at important organization our community so. Again thank you for joining us and with that. Let's get started so really. The question is very timely a something probably. Is Top of mind for many of our listeners and the question was. Should our nonprofit take a stand on social justice issues if we get might alienate. Some donors. Always a heavy topic John. You share some of your thoughts on this sure and as you know, the center is certainly an organization that part of our mission is social justice, and all of this time late for us for variety of reasons, but one of the reasons why it's timely for us is the fact that a segment of our community that is most under. Threat of of violence, including oftentimes murder is our black trans female. Members of the LGBTQ community, and so for us to be standing up for social justice causes in relation to racial matters is just part of what the center does, and so it's an easy decision for us on where we place our participation as an organization in in what's currently going on, and I realized and recognized that that for others it may be more challenging, but I think it starts with looking at where you stand on principle on. On the matter of social justice and the objectives of sick for instance a-. Black Lives Matter Movement, if on principle, the organization, or are you support the movement in the cause of social justice than there is what I believe to be a moral obligation to speak up and stand with the black community, as they fight for their rights and protections from things like accessible forest, and hope at that point is that your donors will recognize that you've. You've taken a stand for what you believe to be right and in alignment with the values of the organization that the donor chose to support most donors are sophisticated and understanding that they may not agree with everything that he d or the. CEO May choose to do and can still support the mission on worker, the organization that motivated them to offer support in the first place I think the key is to communicate clearly and candidly on the decision. Decision and to answer the questions engage in a conversation to earn the respect for your decision that you made, and we know that being persuasive is a key skill ran. We lead an organization, and we is that still the clearly communicate the logic in reasoning of our decision, and in a case like this we either bring the donor in alignment with our decision or we at least are in the respect that our decision is one of principle. And in the end. Donors is subsequently lost over the decision. It will certainly be difficult, but often the right thing to do is the harder choice right, and you have the opportunity at that point as a leader to stand up for what you not right jets route. I, Love I love I love the what you said it's it rings true on so many levels and I guess one of one of. Of the questions I have as a follow-up is. Have you received I? Mean I would my assumption would be at the centre given your at the heart of so so many of these issues and it's it's really embedded intermission. Have you received any pushback from some of your communications, or have you heard of any other organizations who have received pushback whether it be from donors or other people? And how that's! How best should people approach snappers fact if they get it? Well. I think the the approach to it is the open dialogue? Don't run away from things, we? We see that too much in society as it is, which is part of the problem that we're having. We need to run toward the dialogue, and and toward the tough conversations, including conversations with our donors or others, other supporters who? May Have pushback for the center we..
"social justice" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"Might alienate some donors. Oh topical questions Mad We can tell what's on people's minds and I'm glad that this is on people's minds because it's a really important question. I have an opinion and if you're gonNA guess what my opinion is, which is. Absolutely. So so there's tons of research, and and before we get too far. This is ab absolutely. Bring in a guest expert because this is the kind of lead to. This is the kind of thing where people who know way more about this than we do. But, but there's there's a ton of research out there and people in the nonprofit sector, probably more likely to believe it than people in the corporate sector are that. When you take a stand on social issues, you bring the people that are interested in what you've got to say much closer to you and the people that were never interested in you to begin with are not going to have their minds changed by you taking a stand on a particular social issue. I can talk about my time at three. Square I think I've probably told this story on the podcast before to. We got a handwritten note. A check for I think twenty five dollars on it and the handwritten note said. Here's twenty five dollars. I would like you to use this money to feed American citizens only. Hell I remember that we talked about. It's been two years. We talked about like that right, and and we had no hesitation at the food bank like I. You know I looked at it. I knew what I wanted to do I brought it to the executive or the CEO. I said Hey. This is what we got. This is what I WANNA do. And the blessing was absolutely. That's what you should ride. There was not even any discussion internally about. Let's not hurt her feelings, so we drafted a letter, which said that much your donation. However, we cannot restrict donations specifically to people who are American citizens, and that's it and we returned it back to her with that little note. There's a one hundred percent chance. She never gave another donation to the food bank again, but that was twenty five bucks right, so it was absolutely wasn't a really hard. We weren't selling our morals for a significantly amount at large amount of money was just a very well. And you and I both know that amount of money shouldn't matter. I know within a matter, but like we don't know this reader talks about alienating some or this. You know this person says they're alienating some donors. We don't know what size donors were talking about, but I still. That doesn't make a difference in my opinion. I just think. I would I would say my push pushback to that would be that. What donors are you alienating by? Not taking a stand because there's been a whole I I've been following all these sort of private facebook groups that have nonprofit professionals in groups with you know nonprofit executive directors all over the country that are talking about this and I would say if I were just roughly speaking. Ninety percent of people right now are putting out some statement because a it's so intertwined in every mission out their rates. Social Justice issues are at the core of those I think the key is making sure that it is. Not done in a sloppy manner or a an obligatory manner I. I don't know about you. Andy, but I've seen so many statements that come out that feel like people are doing it to check the box. Instead of actually it's core values. It's the way they work and I. Think People can see through that so I do think you have to be careful about that as an organization, so, but it comes back to your fundamental values. Your mission your how you? who you serve a to me, it feels it just feels like a even if it's a donor on the line like what about the donors who are waiting to see what you say? I think you gotta look at it from both lenses absolutely I mean and you have you make a good point about like especially right now. There's a lot of every corporate PR. Department has put out some sort of statement it says either black lives, matter or something close enough to that that they don't feel like they're actually going to put their foot in anything. They don't mean to put their foot in and and you can tell just by the way they're written whether or not they mean. Whether or not, it's like. I. Read Someplace recently that that saying we need to do better is about the same as hopes and prayers for gun violence like it, it just something that comes out of your mouth, and it means you have absolutely no intention of doing something about it. So when we talk about know in the nonprofit sector. Your your integrity is all you have, and you realize that your people are going to give to you because believe in your mission one hundred percent of the time and some of the other things, so there's there's other studies that are just recent. That are so interesting because they're tangential to this, not the same thing, but it's like if if you find out that there's a charity for that serves cats in a charity. This serves dogs and you're a dog person. You've always been a dog person. You give the dog person charity, and then you read a study or read something in the newspaper that says. The dog charity is. Seventy five percent effective and the cat charities ninety five percent effective. It doesn't matter your dog person. You're still giving to the dog charity, which means that the purpose that caused the reason that you're a nonprofit is always going to be much more important than the individual activities that you undertake and provided. You're not terrible now that you're not coming down on the wrong side of this thing. And if you if you do come down the wrong side of it out, you get what you deserve oh you do..
"social justice" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"Should our nonprofit take a stand on social justice issues. If we think it might alienate some donors. Oh topical questions <hes>. Mad We can tell what's on people's minds and I'm glad that this is on people's minds because it's a really important question. I have an opinion and if you're gonNA guess what my opinion is, which is. Absolutely. So so there's tons of research, and and before we get too far. This is ab absolutely. Bring in a guest expert because this is the kind of lead to. This is the kind of thing where people who know way more about this than we do. But, but there's there's a ton of research out there and people in the nonprofit sector, probably more likely to believe it than people in the corporate sector are that. When you take a stand on social issues, you bring the people that are interested in what you've got to say much closer to you and the people that were never interested in you to begin with are not going to have their minds changed by you taking a stand on a particular social issue. I can talk about my time at three. Square I think I've probably told this story on the podcast before to. We got a handwritten note. A check for I think twenty five dollars on it and the handwritten note said. Here's twenty five dollars. I would like you to use this money to feed American citizens only. Hell I remember that we talked about. It's been two years. We talked about like that right, and and we had no hesitation at the food bank like I. You know I looked at it. I knew what I wanted to do I brought it to the executive or the CEO. I said Hey. This is what we got. This is what I WANNA do. And the blessing was absolutely. That's what you should ride. There was not even any discussion internally about. Let's not hurt her feelings, so we drafted a letter, which said that much your donation. However, we cannot restrict donations specifically to people who are American citizens, and that's it and we returned it back to her with that little note. There's a one hundred percent chance. She never gave another donation to the food bank again, but that was twenty five bucks right, so it was absolutely wasn't a really hard. We weren't selling our morals for a significantly amount at large amount of money was just a very well. And you and I both know that amount of money shouldn't matter. I know within a matter, but like we don't know this reader talks about alienating some or this. You know this person says they're alienating some donors. We don't know what size donors were talking about, but I still. That doesn't make a difference in my opinion. I just think. I would I would say my push pushback to that would be that. What donors are you alienating by? Not taking a stand because there's been a whole I I've been following all these sort of private facebook groups that have nonprofit professionals in groups with you know nonprofit executive directors all over the country that are talking about this and I would say if I were just roughly speaking. Ninety percent of people right now are putting out some statement because a it's so intertwined in every mission out their rates. Social Justice issues are at the core of those I think the key is making sure that it is. Not done in a sloppy manner or a an obligatory manner I. I don't know about you. Andy, but I've seen so many statements that come out that feel like people are doing it to check the box. Instead of actually it's core values. It's the way they work and I. Think People can see through that so I do think you have to be careful about that as an organization, so, but it comes back to your fundamental values. Your mission your how you? <hes> who you serve a to me, it feels it just feels like a even if it's a donor on the line like what about the donors who are waiting to see what you say? I think you gotta look at it from both lenses absolutely I mean and you have you make a good point about <hes> like especially right now. There's a lot of every corporate PR. Department has put out some sort of statement it says either black lives, matter or something close enough to that that they don't feel like they're actually going to put their foot in anything. They don't mean to put their foot in <hes>, and and you can tell just by the way they're written whether or not they mean. Whether or not, it's like. I. Read Someplace recently that that saying we need to do better is about the same as hopes and prayers for gun violence like it, it just something that comes out of your mouth, and it means you have absolutely no intention of doing something about it. So when we talk about know in the nonprofit sector. Your your integrity is all you have, and you realize that your people are going to give to you because believe in your mission one hundred percent of the time and some of the other things, so there's there's other studies that are just recent. That are so interesting because they're tangential to this, not the same thing, but it's like if if you find out that there's a charity for that serves cats in a charity. This serves dogs and you're a dog person. You've always been a dog person. You give the dog person charity, and then you read a study or read something in the newspaper that says. The dog charity is. Seventy five percent effective and the cat charities ninety five percent effective. It doesn't matter your dog person. You're still giving to the dog charity, which means that the purpose that caused the reason that you're a nonprofit is always going to be much more important than the individual activities that you undertake and provided. You're not terrible now that you're not coming down on the wrong side of this thing. And if you if you do come down the wrong side of it out, you get what you deserve oh you do.
"social justice" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"Should our nonprofit take a stand on social justice issues. If we think it might alienate some donors. Oh topical questions <hes>. Mad We can tell what's on people's minds and I'm glad that this is on people's minds because it's a really important question. I have an opinion and if you're gonNA guess what my opinion is, which is. Absolutely. So so there's tons of research, and and before we get too far. This is ab absolutely. Bring in a guest expert because this is the kind of lead to. This is the kind of thing where people who know way more about this than we do. But, but there's there's a ton of research out there and people in the nonprofit sector, probably more likely to believe it than people in the corporate sector are that. When you take a stand on social issues, you bring the people that are interested in what you've got to say much closer to you and the people that were never interested in you to begin with are not going to have their minds changed by you taking a stand on a particular social issue. I can talk about my time at three. Square I think I've probably told this story on the podcast before to. We got a handwritten note. A check for I think twenty five dollars on it and the handwritten note said. Here's twenty five dollars. I would like you to use this money to feed American citizens only. Hell I remember that we talked about. It's been two years. We talked about like that right, and and we had no hesitation at the food bank like I. You know I looked at it. I knew what I wanted to do I brought it to the executive or the CEO. I said Hey. This is what we got. This is what I WANNA do. And the blessing was absolutely. That's what you should ride. There was not even any discussion internally about. Let's not hurt her feelings, so we drafted a letter, which said that much your donation. However, we cannot restrict donations specifically to people who are American citizens, and that's it and we returned it back to her with that little note. There's a one hundred percent chance. She never gave another donation to the food bank again, but that was twenty five bucks right, so it was absolutely wasn't a really hard. We weren't selling our morals for a significantly amount at large amount of money was just a very well. And you and I both know that amount of money shouldn't matter. I know within a matter, but like we don't know this reader talks about alienating some or this. You know this person says they're alienating some donors. We don't know what size donors were talking about, but I still. That doesn't make a difference in my opinion. I just think. I would I would say my push pushback to that would be that. What donors are you alienating by? Not taking a stand because there's been a whole I I've been following all these sort of private facebook groups that have nonprofit professionals in groups with you know nonprofit executive directors all over the country that are talking about this and I would say if I were just roughly speaking. Ninety percent of people right now are putting out some statement because a it's so intertwined in every mission out their rates. Social Justice issues are at the core of those I think the key is making sure that it is. Not done in a sloppy manner or a an obligatory manner I. I don't know about you. Andy, but I've seen so many statements that come out that feel like people are doing it to check the box. Instead of actually it's core values. It's the way they work and I. Think People can see through that so I do think you have to be careful about that as an organization, so, but it comes back to your fundamental values. Your mission your how you? <hes> who you serve a to me, it feels it just feels like a even if it's a donor on the line like what about the donors who are waiting to see what you say? I think you gotta look at it from both lenses absolutely I mean and you have you make a good point about <hes> like especially right now. There's a lot of every corporate PR. Department has put out some sort of statement it says either black lives, matter or something close enough to that that they don't feel like they're actually going to put their foot in anything. They don't mean to put their foot in <hes>, and and you can tell just by the way they're written whether or not they mean. Whether or not, it's like. I. Read Someplace recently that that saying we need to do better is about the same as hopes and prayers for gun violence like it, it just something that comes out of your mouth, and it means you have absolutely no intention of doing something about it. So when we talk about know in the nonprofit sector. Your your integrity is all you have, and you realize that your people are going to give to you because believe in your mission one hundred percent of the time and some of the other things, so there's there's other studies that are just recent. That are so interesting because they're tangential to this, not the same thing, but it's like if if you find out that there's a charity for that serves cats in a charity. This serves dogs and you're a dog person. You've always been a dog person. You give the dog person charity, and then you read a study or read something in the newspaper that says. The dog charity is. Seventy five percent effective and the cat charities ninety five percent effective. It doesn't matter your dog person. You're still giving to the dog charity, which means that the purpose that caused the reason that you're a nonprofit is always going to be much more important than the individual activities that you undertake and provided. You're not terrible now that you're not coming down on the wrong side of this thing. And if you if you do come down the wrong side of it out, you get what you deserve
"social justice" Discussed on Nonprofit Everything
"We just finished our annual audit auditor pointed out that we have quite a few unclear chess. What do I do? We have an cashed checks going back. A few years Pizza Party. No. You can't have a pizza party. As much not sure sounds I know. I wish that were the answer. We can just pretended the answer, but but no, that's sadly that's not the answer. In Nevada and actually in most states as well, there's unclaimed property law and what you're supposed to do. You're supposed to set up a an account with the state of Nevada which then collects all of the unclaimed property, so you you open up an account with them? And if you go to the show notes, they'll be information on exactly where to go in Nevada to set up your claim property account. And then you can, you'll send them some information. And then you will depart. Make a deposit of any of the money that you owe to other people. And then the state takes care of it from there you're responsible for. Sending out. Oh, by the way just so you know. We had some money that belong to you and there's the state says specifically what you have to do. You send it to the Senate by postal mail to their last known address. In in my experience, most of these unclaimed property, most of the checks cashed or usually like employee expense checks. So you're right. Oh, interest, always because employees like Oh, to save this, for Christmas and then they stick it in a drawer and completely forget they had it. So, so if its employees and if you can get in contact with them, just tell him like look either cash the check or you're going to have to get it through the state of Nevada and they'll clear out some of that for you, but. Unfortunately you don't get to keep it. You have to give it back and the state makes it relatively easy. It's not that hard to do on the flip side of it. If you haven't if you're nonprofit, there's a chance that you are owed money through unclaimed property, but just for the exact same reason someone wrote a check to you got lost in the mail you forgot about it or got a written off, or there was some sort of settlement where your organization received some money from a settlement, and they didn't really bother to try. So if you go to, and you put your in in at the State Treasurer's office, and you can fill out a form, and they will tell you you have unclaimed property, and if so they will just write you a check for however much that is. Score so everybody listening to this podcast here to do item should be going to that website. Because Hey, maybe you've got some unclaimed property. Some extra cash you can, you can get right exactly..
"social justice" Discussed on Las Doctoras Podcast
"Dot to follow bunol updates but we wanna jump into our episode for today our topic for today. Ritu -ality and social justice. Has I think this? This topic has been a long time coming for a lot of different reasons. And we'll we'll kind of figure out why as we get into it but I think we want to start by really just talking about some of the observations that we've been making some of the things that we've been seeing out there both in like social justice arenas and spirituality arenas and you know. This is not to say that anybody is doing wrong. This is I think as trying to create a much more nuanced conversation around both of these topics. Definitely if we're good at anything. It's complicated questioning things. That's our gifts. That's what we bring to the And I think it's and I think that's actually important right like we are just offering a different perspective a different Lens by which to look at these things and I. Yeah and it's our gift to you and I and I always want to make sure that for whatever critiques that we're offering for whatever nuances that we're creating. We are not doing this as like we didn't come up with these and we're not saying anything new or that hasn't already been said. We just recognize that we need to say a not only so people know where we're coming from but I think that whoever might be listening to us and doesn't have the access that we have access to these new conversations right so us being kind of bridges between different spaces ray and modified something that we think is important that you can be both critical and affirming at the same time. That's ultimately our message and you know asking questions. Yes like you can love something and still be critical and so I always want to make sure that we are giving credit words do and so I think for me Lozad. Yes is doing such amazing work around this. And she's I think given me a language to she's giving me a language to articulate things that I kind of saw but I didn't know quite how to communicate that or how to understand that She has the podcasters. She hadn't went wild women podcast on now she has a good ancestors. Yes good ancestor. And she wrote a workbook called me and white supremacy where basically it's particularly geared toward white women and white passing women or anybody that holds white privilege to be able to dissect dissect that privileged and be able to continue in In a way that's not going to perpetuate violence and all of these things so Yes so she's a lot really good work around this bridging. The concept of spirituality and social justice so and and we'll kind of mention other people are doing similar work as well but yeah I think some of the observations that we've been making in terms of a lot of the lake rhetoric around spiritually. Is that it. Tends to be very we. Were just having this conversation before recorded. Like what is what is it. You know and I sort of see it as it's very binary understanding right that it either has to be either has to be just all love positively or it's like darkness very and there's this constant rhetoric in spiritual rooms that we just need to stay positive we just need to exude love and light and you stay away from darkness to. It's not like you know. I called it higher globalism. You know this binary that's says light is better than dark. You know keep it positive not negative you know and we just think that needs a little bit more conversation. Yeah and I think that part of that conversation I know Christina. You like to talk about this is about. What does it mean to put light and darkness in these opposing categories? Right as if like always means good and dark always means bad because historically and we'll get into that right yeah. Lateness of skin of is of everything was good and literally darkness was connected to Evil Satan. I mean really just the Hell Negative A. There's a reason behind that needing to have conversations is why it needs to be complicated Yeah I think for me to what comes up is You know staying positive comes into this rhetoric Gov just like oh like let go and let God As well as forgiven forget And I read both of those things as by Neri's And ungrounded and uncritical. No really just Not being able to ask questions live in that. Space of nuance events base of Sometimes doubt you know and come into your own understanding of things you know Yeah very important I think and then gets US connected to the conversation that we WANNA have around manifestation another observation. Okay this is. This is how to be honest. I feel like I'm always triggered when I hear people talk about manifestation. I was on. It was like that's like manifest destiny or some very known. What's the clue is it? Did you manifest it or is it white privilege lake draft manifested or is it male privilege you know? Did he manifests it? Or isn't ablest Haas privilege it you know. Yeah Yeah and so. It's this sort of. It is a lack of recognition of the privileges both inherent to that perspective. Like oh I'm just going to stay in the positive Levin late like the privilege that you are not in the face of violence every single day right like you have to walk outside your home and be an end for people of color. Let's say critique literally for black people that is literally experience regardless of where they live right that they can step outside their home and be the victims of violence or or an and not just physical violence. But there's all kinds of different violences right. I'll mention like this is. We're talking about my class time. When women walking down the street you know you walk on the other side. If you see you know you you are always also you know trying to find a place of safety. And so how? Can you live that experience? But they just going to live in love and light right and I think I don't hear enough conversation about the reality of that experience. Wild trying to maintain this idea of positivity and so so I think this particular comes into play into manifestation. It's yeah like It isn't that to say that I don't believe in manifestation or don't believe in the idea of that our thoughts can become our reality. I think it's a real truth in our world right but at the same time it's like what it's like. That has a limit right so I can be like. I want to write a book which I do. And we're like 'cause we talked about that a lot like what did we just put it out there to the universe and you know we can try to manifest it student. Tattoo. Yes but at the same.