US athletes support Black Lives Matter

Olympic athletes and other well-known women professional players added their support for BLM, as when soccer star Megan Rapinoe signaled her support for Colin Kaepernick by also kneeling during the national anthem at a game, rather than standing, to protest police violence against black people. She linked racism with discrimination against white lesbians like her. Women basketball players created what they called a “disruption” by refused to answer reporter’s post-game questions unless they were about BLM.[i]

[i] Chuck Modiano, “Megan Rapinoe is Latest White Woman to Support Colin Kaepernick, but White Men Remain Silent,” New York Daily News, September 5, 2016.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/megan-rapinoe-supports-kaepernick-white-men-remain-silent-article-1.2779097

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/megan-rapinoe-supports-kaepernick-white-men-remain-silent-article-1.2779097

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s