Your DGB for today is to boycott Dallas Cowboy advertisers, just as Jemele Hill suggested, as a way to let Cowboy owner Jerry Jones know it’s not ok to bench players for protesting the killing of Black people.
In September, Hill was in the news for daring to point out the emperor has no clothes, calling POTUS a white supremacist and a bigot. Truth. This time, she tweeted about Jerry Jones’ threat to bench any players who take a knee during the national anthem. Her “crime” was merely pointing out that instead of boycotting the Cowboys themselves for Jones’ comments, folks could target their sponsors. For her efforts to stand up for Black lives, she was suspended by her employer, ESPN.
We can’t believe we have to say this, but actual Black people are more important than a symbol or a piece of cloth. What’s the point of “respecting the flag” if the country it’s supposed to represent doesn’t respect all its citizens? If the Cowboys owner is going to punish the players for protesting, then hit him where it hurts - right in the ole’ wallet. Tell Jemele Hill and the players who kneel, we hear you.