Richard Sherman is the superstar cornerback for the Superbowl champion Seattle Seahawks, and he used his enormous soapbox to lay down some real truth on those who speak against police in the “Black Lives Matter” movement!
While he didn’t completely reject the movement, he did identify the great big hypocrisy at the heart of the matter – that many more blacks are killed by others in their community than by police officers.
“As a black man I do understand that black lives matter. I stand for that, I believe in that wholeheartedly. I also think there’s a way to go about things and there’s a way to do things.
He continued with a personal story that helped support his point.
“We need to deal with our own internal issues before we move forward and start pointing fingers and start attacking other people. We need to solidify ourselves as people and deal with our issues, because I think as long as we have black-on-black crime and, you know, one black man killing another … if black lives matter, then it should matter all the time.”
Sherman really should be commended for not following the politically correct crowd and sticking his neck out for the truth rather than saying people want him to say.
Let’s hope more people listen.