From [TMZ] Gladys Knight is adamant she does NOT have a problem with Colin Kaepernick and his protest -- but says she's hoping her national anthem performance at the Super Bowl can unite the country,.
"I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things and they are police violence and injustice," the 74-year-old said in a statement.
"It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone."
Knight continued in her statement ...
"I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good."
"I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII."
"No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it."
"I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us."
Ignorance is a motherfucker. How’s Your Funkentelechy? Buddha explained the “the ignorant man is an ox, he grows in size not in wisdom.”
Neely Fuller explains ‘in a socio-material condition dominated by the system of racism white supremacy “race” is racism. It is not possible to mix racism. Racism is a condition that is either maintained or it is ended.’ Race is a granfalloon. Racism/white supremacy cannot be integrated - it either exists or doesn’t exist. Dr. Amos Wilson explained, defining racism in terms of bad attitudes or bigotry leads to solving the wrong problems. [MORE]. Dr. Bobby Wright stated, “it is pathological for Blacks to keep attempting to use moral suasion on a people who have no morality where race is the variable.”[MORE]
George Clinton articulated the apothegm “mind your wants because someone wants your mind.”
Doc Blind explained that Government is mind control.
OSHO stated, “Man is born only as a potential. If you don't develop your potential, if you don't grow spiritually, you are just like an ox. The body will go on becoming bigger and bigger, but that is not growth. Growing old is not growing up, growing physically is not growing spiritually.”