Sports stars in our country have a platform unlike any other. With hundreds of millions tuning in to watch their talents over the course of their career and most even sticking around the hear them speak after their on-the-field duties, they have a volume of voice that many aren’t as fortunate to have. Some choose to remain subdued with their thoughts of societal issues and others chose to use their situation. Ray Lewis is one of them.
The passionate former Baltimore Ravens linebacker and ESPN analyst took to social media to post his thoughts on the state of racial divide, focusing on the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, to which Lewis took heated exception in context to what he feels is the real problem.
“I’m trying to figure out in my mind why no one is paying attention to black men killing black men. Why do we always find ourselves as the victims, and now we have the separation once again that we’re being victimized because of one bad white cop, two bad white cops, three bad white cops, killing a young black brother. But every day we have black-on-black crime, killing each other. “I know black lives matter, because I’m a black man, but man, stop killing each other. Man, we got to put these guns down in Chicago. Baltimore, Miami, man it ain’t that hard. You got to be OK with earning a living. It ain’t supposed to be easy,” Lewis said. “If we don’t change what we’re doing not only will our kids not have a future, but we might find ourselves extinct.”
“Remove the word ‘Black’ and say ‘Lives Matter.”