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PostPosted: 08/16/19 12:44 pm    ::: Jay-Z sold fire in Hell, and sold Colin Kaepernick out Reply Reply with quote



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Straddling sincere and cynical, Carter defended his partnership with the league that permanently ended Kaep’s career during his press event. “We are past kneeling,” Carter said, visibly annoyed anyone would “get stuck on Colin not having a job” and miss the potential of setting up shop in the lion’s den.

And why not? Why not sell anti-racism to a business built atop a white fanbase wary of allowing their children to play the brutal sport while cheering on black and brown bodies engaged in the destruction they fear for their own? Why not sell fire in Hell?

Shawn Carter is worth nearly a billion dollars. I paid $30 more than the minimum on my credit card this month. Carter and I have different perspectives. We’re in the same skin, but we’re not in the same world. To him, there are few problems not solved by throwing money at them and the NFL’s dollars spend the same as anyone else’s. It doesn’t work like that for everyone, even when they share the same hue. Kaepernick’s settlement money has not spared him the indignity of being frozen out of his chosen profession.


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And yet, Hov’s sales pitch wouldn’t work if it weren’t attractive. On the “In My Lifetime” remix, released in 1997, Hov drops a timeless and timely verse making it plain: “I’m tryna make all of my dreams materialize, so I sorta / Say my goodbyes to the straight and narrow / I found a new route, you 'bout to see my life change / I make the means justify the ends.”

Jay made good on the promise. But the means cannot justify the end — they are the end. Kaepernick sparked his conversation, and I walked away from the worst cab ride ever, but the indignities inflicted on both of us are just as much the point. Someone should protest that.


https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/ny-jay-z-colin-kaepernick-nfl-partnership-20190815-whamqqt5wfagzl3e5rnw3md4cq-story.html?fbclid=IwAR0Z9aA3oD6wwbgMVl1WNVnoM0jmVjNrgs0whYVxIfxFuLBfVW5GGWtbTmQ



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PostPosted: 08/19/19 10:03 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Kaepernick already sold out back in February when he took $90 million from the NFL to go away. So no need to worry about him.


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PostPosted: 08/19/19 11:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 08/19/19 11:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Jay-Z Isn’t a Sellout, He’s a Capitalist
He’s a billionaire who wants to be an NFL team owner, and erasing Colin Kaepernick is the price of admission.


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The truth is actually much more banal. None of this is about social justice. It’s not about, as Shawn Carter put it, “helping millions and millions of people.” This partnership is happening because Shawn Carter is a billionaire who wants to be an NFL owner, and erasing Colin Kaepernick is the price of admission. Now Shawn Carter gets to multiply his fortune, and the NFL believes they will no longer be branded as racist, or have to schedule skim-milk Super Bowl halftime shows headlined by Maroon 5.

Jay-Z is a boss. Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are workers. It is the interest of workers in the NFL to unite and say that blackballing people for their political beliefs is never going to be OK. It is in the interest of workers to stand up for their colleague. It is in Shawn Carter’s interest to stand up for himself. It’s not “millions and millions” who are going to be helped. It’s one person. It’s Jay-Z’s ultimate hustle—a hustle he told us, over 20 years ago, we were never to knock.


https://www.thenation.com/article/jay-z-kaepernick-nfl/



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PostPosted: 08/19/19 1:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

TIL: Settling an employment lawsuit in which you were demanding lost wages is considered "selling out" when you achieve your goal of recouping those wages.



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PostPosted: 08/20/19 10:42 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don’t understand this mentality.

The NFL isn’t going anywhere. It’s the most popular league in the country despite the controversies that should kill it.

You know what stops a situation like Kaep’s From happening again? More black OWNERS.

I wish we wouldn’t call black people becoming powerful and successful “selling out.” How else are we going to get more than white men in power?



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PostPosted: 08/20/19 12:57 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mercfan3 wrote:
I don’t understand this mentality.

The NFL isn’t going anywhere. It’s the most popular league in the country despite the controversies that should kill it.

You know what stops a situation like Kaep’s From happening again? More black OWNERS.

I wish we wouldn’t call black people becoming powerful and successful “selling out.” How else are we going to get more than white men in power?


That problem with Jay Z is he's a snake who is actually stepping on the back of the less advantaged to make a profit. That's what he's always been about. He's not about bettering minorities.

1. This "doing it for us" is a PR spin to ease the backlash.

2. He’s been chasing ownership for years so it’s not a surprise.

3. The NFL is not like the NBA. Teams are passed down and inherited and teams are own by fewer owners who are worth billions not A billion. Nets/Barclays all over again. I'm not falling for the same shit. They heard the backlash and now they are going to play this like they actually care about diversity in NFL ownership. They barely want to give Black Head Coach jobs out...now they care?

4. A minor owner can not up and hire a player.

I’m disappointed in people telling us to give him the benefit of the doubt but guess what? We did with his Nets deal, Barneys deal and Tidal deal.

With the Nets, he said his partnership would bring jobs to the community for his people. What did it actually end up doing? Pushing his people out and promoting gentrification and now that whole area is unrecognizable. The same people he sold the dream of jobs can’t even afford to live there.

When Barney’s was accused of racial profiling, he continued with his deal and said he was going to use his deal to create a task force to address racial profiling within stores and bring awareness to the overall problem socially. I have yet to see ONE conference of this task force. I saw no social media campaign and more than ever our people have been racially profiled while shopping, walking or having a simple bbq in a public park.

He called on everyone to support Tidal because it was black-owned, only to find out the shareholders he brought into the deal are all white, as is the majority of it’s staff. Then, he partners with a white owned company, Sprint, to buy into the company. Notice a trend? There are plenty of black business he can partner with.

He does not promote black wealth! He promotes his wealth as a black man.



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PostPosted: 08/20/19 3:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Genero36 wrote:

He called on everyone to support Tidal because it was black-owned, only to find out the shareholders he brought into the deal are all white, as is the majority of it’s staff. Then, he partners with a white owned company, Sprint, to buy into the company. Notice a trend? There are plenty of black business he can partner with.

He does not promote black wealth! He promotes his wealth as a black man.


Serious question... Why on Earth would anyone get into business to promote wealth exclusively for a single race? Who has ever done such a thing? Not Jay-Z, not Al Sharpton, not anyone.

When I do what I do to make money, I'm doing it for myself and my family. Not for the wealth of White, Black, Asian or any other individual race. So does literally everyone else, whether that's Colon Kaepernick, who sold out for a settlement (in spite of the fact he quit his job and refused other offers to play in the NFL), or Jay-Z, who is a capitalist in its purest form, or whoever else people think are out fighting for a cause.

Jay-Z is not out in these streets to lose money. He has a family too.


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PostPosted: 08/20/19 6:39 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Stonington_QB wrote:
Serious question... Why on Earth would anyone get into business to promote wealth exclusively for a single race? Who has ever done such a thing?


For the same reason there's affirmative action.




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