How is guys like Lebron refusing to condemn China’s human rights abuses and maltreatment of their citizens because he’s worries it will affect the money he makes any different than moderate whites 60 years ago who didn’t like the treatment of blacks but were afraid of their advocacy against segregation hurting their bottom line?
American citizens have far less ability to ignite change in this situation then they did in that one
True generally, but an athlete as well known as Lebron would have greater influence on the perception behind chinas activities now than an average joe from Maryland would have over segregation policy in the US in the 50s
Youâ€™re relating nba players to those white citizens. If the majority of nba players spoke out very little would change realistically. If the majority of of white citizens voted for anti segregation politicians and the like they could end segregation
Why do people in this sub feel like if anyone in the NBA stands up for Hong Kong that theyâ€™ll change anything? They wonâ€™t. And if youâ€™re wondering why they donâ€™t say anything about this but will talk about police brutality, itâ€™s because this is
freedom and justice for all, pal
Yeah in our country, do you want to go on a barnstorming tour and fix every country?
Literally your argument here is exactly what whites in the north said during segregation. â€śMy opinion will never make a differenceâ€ť, â€śI donâ€™t have a platform thereâ€ť, â€śthe only thing affected by me speaking out will be my wellbeingâ€ť, â€ślet t
No itâ€™s not because China is X fucking miles away not in my own backyard. I could picket trump if he started segregation. If we protested China here you know what would happen?? Theyâ€™d laugh at us
I think LeBron is currently in China - probably not the safest thing to do at the moment
Also wasnâ€™t safe for whites in the south to condemn racism. Some were killed or ostracized.
He hasnt even been interviewed since the incident. At least wait before condemning him.
Segregation primarily had to do with the belief that whites people are inherently/genetically superior to black people, the increased gap in wealth was a by-product. Here, NBA players are most likely receiving a memo from the NBA/sponsors to not speak out
Lebron would have much more of an impact on the worldview regarding Chinese human rights abuses by speaking up than a random northern white guy in the fifties.
This analogy does not work because China is a completely different society and culture with their own government, and their own history. There were many white activists and abolitionists who were basically racists against blacks themselves, but they rec
Nice troll but racists and white supremacists were actively supported by their church (who stood quiet during the Civil Rights movement) and politicians
Huh? Iâ€™m talking about the idea of the white moderate. Martin Luther king wrote about it extensively. The majority of whites then didnâ€™t want segregation practices but by being docile they were allowing the minority of whites to oppress the black man
I think Adam Silver told NBA players to hold up, as he wanted to have first word and speak out on behalf of the NBA. Which he now has, and he did the right thing. Id expect players to now speak out soon.... Depends on Nike too I guess.... all thos