We're honestly starting to lose track of how many individuals have come forward to express their opposition to racial discrimination and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd. As divided as the country is amid the ongoing nationwide protests, there's evidently an enormous population of angered citizens that are incentivized to find a solution. Among the prominent leaders of the campaign to weed out racism in America is rapper and social activist Killer Mike, and he was back to his normal inspiring post by replying to Drew Brees' heavily-scorned comments about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem on Wednesday's edition of "Jalen and Jacoby."
"The American flag stands for the First Amendment and the ability to say what you feel about a situation," said Killer Mike. "Now, you bear the brunt of it. You may get blackballed out of the NFL, but you have the right to. If you support and you don't want to see the American flag disrespected, don't look at it on Budweiser shorts at picnics...Don't look at it on your favorite album covers because you think that rock band is rocking for you. Be all the way with it."
There really aren't enough words that could wholly encapsulate Killer Mike's wisdom and overall knowledge of oppression in the United States. He once again delivered on the subject and provided insight for everyone looking to understand and learn.
Brees having a problem with players kneeling during the national anthem, but being totally fine with it being objectified in different walks of life seems a tad contradictory, which is why understanding the silent protests is important. Once again, to reiterate: Colin Kaepernick wasn't disrespecting the flag or anthem; he was protesting racism and police brutality.
Kudos to Killer Mike for issuing another response during these tough times.