Sports continue to move in a political direction.
More athletes are promoting the policy agendas of the Left.
And one NFL player is pushing a radical anti-police protest.
NFL viewership has suffered ever since Colin Kaepernick began his anti-American anthem protest.
Kaepernick was radicalized by old-school Berkeley leftists, and many professional athletes followed him off a cliff like lemmings.
Now New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, who coincidentally played college football at Cal Berkeley, is supporting radical antiracist training for police officers in the city.
“Jordan decided to donate $120,000 to the effort after watching racial justice demonstrations rage last year in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis cop who has since been convicted of murder. The expansion will allow the nonprofit Crescent City Corps to offer 80 hours of instruction to participating officers on topics such as racial equity, responding to the effects of trauma, and leadership development, officials said at a news conference. The group will teach four classes, with approximately 20 officers each, over the course of two years.”
When Jordan explained his reasoning for the donation, he said, “I wanted to do something that makes [my kids] proud…This is not a solution; this is not a completion … (but) we have a chance to create a positive impact in this way.”
Unfortunately for Jordan, “antiracist” training is nothing more than racism by another name, and the people doing the training are part of a grievance industry that collects shakedowns from organizations.
Antiracist training doesn’t change any of the facts on the ground.
Leftists are good with nomenclature.
Antiracist sounds well-intentioned, but it’s deeply rooted in Marxist thought.
Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to be an Antiracist, argues that antiracism means society must actively discriminate on the basis of race in order to achieve equity, i.e. equal outcomes.
This is the foundation of critical race theory, which Democrats have tried to dismiss as nothing more than “racial sensitivity training.”
In the eyes of the left, any disparities between groups are examples of pernicious discrimination, but it only flows in one direction.
For example, feminists would never argue that there should be more women in prison in order to achieve parity with men.
Jordan is simply contributing to the false narrative that police officers are hunting black people and massacring them in massive numbers.
It’s a disgusting lie that’s constantly perpetuated by the Democrats and their media allies.
The Saints have been a lightning rod on this issue recently.
Recently retired future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees was forced to issue multiple groveling apologies for having the gall to say that he would never disrespect the American flag.
His own teammates threw him under the bus, and he was forced to walk back the “problematic” comments.
The Left has poisoned the culture to have irrational fear and hatred of the police.
The consequences are not good for anyone except criminals who will be given cover by the press and Democrat politicians.