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84. Here goes my long held idea -
Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:45 AM
Dec 2014

want to eliminate voter suppression and the rollback of civil rights in America's South?
Figure out a way to have the top 100 HIGH SCHOOL athletes in football and basketball each year sign a pledge that will not accept a scholarship from a school residing in a state that practices obvious voter suppression/civil rights abuses - I 100% GUARANTEE that states like Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, etc. - will immediately reverse their horrid practices because the fervor with which they support and follow their college teams is something that is of tantamount importance to them.

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Kick! NYC_SKP Dec 2014 #2
Mahalo SKP~ Aloha #BlackLivesMatter from Hawaii. Cha Dec 2014 #3
Bravo! silverweb Dec 2014 #4
Neither am I, silverweb.. but, I support these Black Athletes standing up for #ICantBreathe! Cha Dec 2014 #5
Amen to that! silverweb Dec 2014 #12
I can imagine how proud their Mamas must be! Bursting! Cha Dec 2014 #13
Indeed. silverweb Dec 2014 #14
Vital point.. "More importantly, these athletes are heroes to a lot of young people, who emulate Cha Dec 2014 #15
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Hats off to a brave bunch of guys! ucrdem Dec 2014 #7
I'm so proud of these guys.. I can imagine how their Mamas must feel.. bursting! We're feeling it Cha Dec 2014 #8
Kick for Hawaii Cares! ucrdem Dec 2014 #107
Kick for California, too! Cha Dec 2014 #114
Oh well... Jamaal510 Dec 2014 #9
I love these Black Athletes standing up for Justice, Jamaal.. I'd like to see some Cha Dec 2014 #10
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What does beauty have to do with this pmrotest? Jenoch Dec 2014 #19
If you don't see the beauty in these athletes supporting #ICantBreathe.. I'm sorry. Cha Dec 2014 #20
+1 Euphoria Dec 2014 #61
You did not answer my question.. Jenoch Dec 2014 #121
You just want to argue.. too bad you're being obtuse.. everyone else gets it. Cha Dec 2014 #122
I'm not being obtuse.. Jenoch Dec 2014 #134
It's not the outward appearance that is the beauty of these athletes. Cha Dec 2014 #137
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This really means a lot! montana_hazeleyes Dec 2014 #22
It's Monumental, montana_hazeleyes! Cha Dec 2014 #24
This is going to be short and sweet sheshe2 Dec 2014 #23
Their Mamas must be bursting with pride at their beautiful sons standing up for Justice, she..Hawaii Cha Dec 2014 #25
Love you! sheshe2 Dec 2014 #27
Mahalo she~ Cha Dec 2014 #28
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nothing more beautiful than to see hopemountain Dec 2014 #30
I like the way you put that, hopemountain.. sweet.. Mahalo~ Cha Dec 2014 #32
Love seeing those pics napkinz Dec 2014 #31
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big kick and rec! nt steve2470 Dec 2014 #34
A Big Thank you to you, Steve! Really good role models for our younger generation watching all this Cha Dec 2014 #35
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Of course you don't.. being an idiot asshole it must be really hard to see anything worthwhile. Cha Dec 2014 #38
sigh steve2470 Dec 2014 #39
Oh, we definitely had a poor bumbling racist on this thread.. wanting to flame out.. obviously Cha Dec 2014 #40
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ah..... steve2470 Dec 2014 #48
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Are any white athletes supporting this? If not, wtf? Vattel Dec 2014 #45
crossed my mind also - would be a great statement rurallib Dec 2014 #90
Yes, if only I was a professional basketball player, I would join in solidarity Vattel Dec 2014 #102
I'd love to hear Harry Edwards comments on this moment malaise Dec 2014 #46
It was terrific to see he added his presence to the statement. Good for all of them. n/t Judi Lynn Dec 2014 #49
Hi Judi Lynn.. wanted you to see this too.. in case you didn't know.. quite sweet.. Cha Dec 2014 #51
Hi there sis malaise Dec 2014 #55
Yes, that would be interesting.. i just looked him up. Here's a musician and his wife standing up.. Cha Dec 2014 #50
That is lovely malaise Dec 2014 #56
I'm listening to the music vid now.. it's quite good.. it's got "Ferguson" in it.. written before Cha Dec 2014 #58
That is a beautiful song. logosoco Dec 2014 #66
Isn't it a beautiful song, logosoco?! I wish everyone could hear it.. yeah, that is too bad about Cha Dec 2014 #67
Take them out of their uniforms... Blue_Adept Dec 2014 #52
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Just ask Jesse Owens - way too late for that malaise Dec 2014 #57
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K&R bump bump bump nt TBF Dec 2014 #64
Muchas Gracias, TBF~ Cha Dec 2014 #65
K&R ismnotwasm Dec 2014 #68
mahalo ismnotwasm Cha Dec 2014 #69
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This is great! Gemini Cat Dec 2014 #76
You're Welcome Gemini Cat.. Mahalo for appreciating it so much! :) Cha Dec 2014 #77
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It was wonderful to see, I was very happy to see the coverage on the news... Spazito Dec 2014 #79
Mahalo Spazito.. you're exactly right.. it's a movement with Protesters all across the country who Cha Dec 2014 #85
Watching coverage of all the protests night after night has been very encouraging... Spazito Dec 2014 #101
Thank you for that.. I don't have a tv.. hope it's on American TV, too.. probably not quite like Cha Dec 2014 #103
Great pics from Hawaii! Spazito Dec 2014 #105
Mahalo so much for this, Spazito! I'm in and out right now but looking forward to reading! Cha Dec 2014 #106
Never been a fan or professional sports TNNurse Dec 2014 #80
I love these guys, TNNurse! Not a sports person, either.. per se. Cha Dec 2014 #86
That top photograph would make an ideal model for a park statue. Baitball Blogger Dec 2014 #81
Indeed it would, BB~ Cha Dec 2014 #87
Kicked and recommended! Enthusiast Dec 2014 #82
Thanks Enthusiast! Cha Dec 2014 #88
K&R. nt Zorra Dec 2014 #83
Mahalo Zorra Cha Dec 2014 #91
Here goes my long held idea - NoMoreRepugs Dec 2014 #84
Interesting.. I see what you mean.. thanks NoMoreRepugs Cha Dec 2014 #93
Nice to see mcar Dec 2014 #89
It's heartwarming, mcar.. after all the injustice to see People standing up against it! Cha Dec 2014 #94
May it continue and grow Cha mcar Dec 2014 #98
Yes! Our Best HOPE.. May it Continue to Grow! Cha Dec 2014 #100
They all have my support and admiration! K & R. mountain grammy Dec 2014 #92
Thank you so much, mountain grammy~ Cha Dec 2014 #96
Best sports racism story ever, from Chicago. KamaAina Dec 2014 #95
I had to read that twice.. to get it.. Mahalo, KamaAina! Cha Dec 2014 #97
If Lebron's #icantbreathe T-shirt bothers you, you are probably a racist Stellar Dec 2014 #99
Such whiners.. and yes they probably are racists.. we had a couple of vicious ones on here last Cha Dec 2014 #104
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no, she talks about them like she belongs to the community. La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2014 #109
gorge. i want to see more allies do this too. La Lioness Priyanka Dec 2014 #110
Mahalo to you, La Lioness Priyanka~ Cha Dec 2014 #115
Just got home from work~ sheshe2 Dec 2014 #111
Muchas Gracias. she~ The Laker Team came out with #ICantBreathe Tees before their Game! Cha Dec 2014 #117
So cool~ sheshe2 Dec 2014 #118
buddy... Cha Dec 2014 #120
Entire Laker team came out with I can't Breathe shirts tonight taught_me_patience Dec 2014 #112
Thank you for that news, taught_me_patience Cha Dec 2014 #119
i can't stand lakers as a nuggets fan, but that's fantastic! certainot Dec 2014 #126
recccccc! flamingdem Dec 2014 #113
Muchas Gracias, flamingdem.. Cha Dec 2014 #123
kick nt steve2470 Dec 2014 #116
For years I hated the Lambs but then this happened... Dr. Xavier Dec 2014 #124
Wow.. that's so sad.. need to read this when I Cha Dec 2014 #128
ironically, 28% of rush limbaugh radio stations (170+) depend on athletes certainot Dec 2014 #125
I hear ya, certainot.. Protests need a broader basis.. thank you! Cha Dec 2014 #129
Thank you for this, Cha. marym625 Dec 2014 #127
And, they're doing it again, marym.. Thank Goodness! Cha Dec 2014 #132
yes, thank goodness! marym625 Dec 2014 #133
Fantastic...Donttorturedontshoot , what is that riot gear for, aint no riot here NoJusticeNoPeace Dec 2014 #130
NoJusticeNoPeace! Cha Dec 2014 #135
Yes we can... AuntPatsy Dec 2014 #131
Mahalo AuntPatsy~ Cha Dec 2014 #136
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