Michael Bennett was one of the ring leaders of the anti-American anthem protests.
He also levied false accusations of racism toward the Las Vegas Police Department after he was detained during an active-shooter call.
Now Bennett is taking race-baiting to a new level in his upcoming book.
Sports figures like Bennett, Steph Curry, and LeBron James all claim Donald Trump is trying to divide the country, yet it’s Bennett who’s releasing a book entitled “Things That Make White People Uncomfortable.”
That sure smells like racial harmony.
One of the NFL’s loudest social justice activists and national anthem protesters, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is celebrating the publication of a new book, pointedly titled: “Things that Make White People Uncomfortable.”
The book is set to hit shelves in April and will be published by Haymarket Books, the News Tribune reported.
Dave Zirin sports editor for the leftist magazine The Nation, and co-author of Bennett’s book, insisted that Bennett is “an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor.”
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Bennett is apparently proud of his a long pedigree of “trying to make white people uncomfortable.” He was one of the National Football League’s most persistent protesters against the country during the playing of the national anthem and protested throughout the season even as most others stopped their demonstrations. He has also spent much time, money, and effort pushing social justice causes. He even accused the Las Vegas Police Department of racism despite a thorough lack of any proof to substantiate his accusations.
The Seahawks player seemed to deny that the title was a hate-filled attempt to attack whites. “I think the title is a just a title to start a conversation so people want to read. I think the book I’m focusing on is issues that I see that are important in America, and that are my view,” Bennett said.
The book is said to mine quotes from several sportsmen, including John Carlos, the Olympic medalist who along with Tommie Smith raised a militant black power fist during the 1968 Olympics.
“This book doesn’t only explain the roots of Michael Bennett’s courage,” Carlos says in a blurb provided for the book. “It will inspire the people who read it to conquer their fears and fight for what’s right.”
“This is my story, this is my journey, my thoughts on sports, my thoughts on issues in America, my thoughts on women’s equality – different issues like that,” Bennett added. “I think when people think about writers as an athlete, they think about you writing a story about your sports journey, but mine is more of a reflection of America and its past and its time.”
The Seahawks nominated Bennett for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award for the 2017 season despite his unproven accusations of racism lodged against the Las Vegas Police. Video released by the department tends to argue against the player’s claim that he was roughed up by police during a chaotic hunt for a reportedly armed man inside a Vegas casino in August.
The book will undoubtedly be a compendium of left-wing tropes like “women’s equality.”
Bennett and activists of his ilk aren’t interested in ending racial division. They want ideological conformity.
If they truly wanted to ease racial tension, they wouldn’t paint every single narrative in terms of race and oppression.
For example, during Bennett’s Las Vegas adventure, he was detained for acting suspiciously while the police were investigating an active-shooter call.
While other (black) casino patrons calmly exited the building, Bennett hid behind a slot machine, then ran when confronted by police.
Instead of taking responsibility for his actions, Bennett immediately played the race card (the officer was Latino) and sparked further racial divide.
Bennett is a hypocrite whose intentions are clearly disingenuous.