The players can blame it on racism, social justice or whatever words liberal sportswriters and activists can attach to the NFL national anthem protests.
Bob and Silvio Canto, Jr. discussed the inconvenient root of the issue.
The sad truth is that these ignorant, multi-millionaire players will never address the real reason behind “police brutality” in the black community because it will hit too close to home.
And sadly, the cycle repeats itself.
Denzel Washington added to the conversation on the “prison-industrial complex” and black men being disproportionately running afoul of the law. I’m honored to be on the same page with him while the interviewer found his response “surprising”.
It starts with how you raise your children. If a young man doesn’t have a father figure, he’ll go find a father figure. So you know I can’t blame the system. It’s unfortunate that we make such easy work for them.
— New York Daily News, 11/27/17
The conversation with Silvio in its entirety can be found here.