He took on an entire societal movement with which he has first-hand experience with growing up in Compton, California. He tackled head-on a hugely important, real and controversial issue in our society without regard for the backlash he immediately received for it.And to everyone.
“From personal experience, living in the ‘hood, living in the inner city, you deal with different things. You deal with people dying,” Sherman, 27, said. “I dealt with a best friend getting killed, and it was two, 35-year-old black men. Wasn’t no police officers involved. There wasn’t anyone else involved. I didn’t hear anybody shouting ‘Black lives matter!’ then.
“And I think that’s, that’s the point we need to get to. We need to deal with our own, internal issue before we move forward and start pointing fingers and start attacking other people. We need to solidify ourselves as a people and deal with our issues. Because I think as long as we have black-on-black crime and one black man killing another, you know, if black lives matter then they should matter all the time.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Seattle Seahawk cornerback Richard Sherman usually doesn't get tested during NFL games, as QBs are wise enough to know the pickings are easier on the other side of the field. Which may give the Stanford grad time to think about things other than football. Like whose lives matter...to whom;