Speak For Yourself’s Marcellus Wiley explained why it’s a bad idea for the NBA to paint Black Lives Matter on the court or to put the message on jerseys, and he totally nailed it.
Wiley starts by saying he believes this will only divide people, as going down the road of identity politics always tends to do. He quotes the famous proverb that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Wiley then says he actually looked up the mission statement of Black Lives Matters and says he has a big problem with the fact that the group wants to destroy the patriarchal practice and the nuclear family. He explained, via statistics from the mid 90s, the probabilities of what happens to children from single parent homes versus two parent homes and it’s not good. He adds that he already knew this because many of his friends that he grew up with came from single parent homes and found themselves “outside of their dreams and goals and aspirations.”
He also took issue with how the BLM mission statement also says that it wants to eradicate white supremacy, suggesting that in 2020 this doesn’t even make sense.
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