If only individuals like millionaire Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett would stop viewing skin pigmentation as a political litmus test, and recognize it for what it is, a thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body, then perhaps he might rid himself of his own emotional disorder and his preoccupation with “victimization.” and by extension is own self-esteem.
Bennett speaking to reporters apparently views himself as a piece of “property” more precisely a “plantation slave” just before the start of the Civil War.
Moreover, his mind-numbing comparison to NFL owners requiring million dollar athletes like himself to pay their respect and stand for the National Anthem is akin (in Bennett’s mind), to the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision, which paved the way for America’s Civil War.
Speaking with reporters this week Bennett made the outrageous comparison, stating that players were treated as “property” who “don’t have the ability to be a person first.”
“It reminded me of the ‘Dred Scott’ case: You’re property, so you don’t have the ability to be a person first,” said Bennett. “I think that in this generation, I think that sends the wrong message to young kids and young people all across the world that your employer doesn’t see you as a human being, they see you as a piece of property, and if that’s the case, then I don’t get it. I just don’t get why you don’t see us as human beings first.”
Obviously, Bennett along with many of his African-American teammates across the league see the world in “black and white” where skin pigmentation dominates their very existence as human beings and where no amount of success or personal achievements can cure.
“I think the issue with Kaepernick is the start to a conversation,” Bennett maintained. “If they want us to be open to what they want, the dialogue, then that’s something that needs to be on the table right there.”
Sadly Bennett is a primary example of how successful million dollar athletes perpetuate the “slave mentality mindset” to those marginal black youths living within the inner cities of America, and look up to these race hustlers as role models.
Do you believe race hustlers like Kaepernick and Bennett do more damage to young African-American kids, who view them as role models?
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