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Track and Field Olympic athlete Gwen Berry should be replaced with another athlete that isn’t an embarassment. If she doesn’t like our Flag, National anthem or this country, then she can go represent a country from Africa.
As far as a college athlete’s being paid for playing sports and the endorsements they will get, then let those ath- letes start paying their own tuition, room and board. They are already being paid. What does it cost to go to the University of Illinois for
4 years? They already get a free education. We all know that a lot of athletes never personally take a college entrance exam. A lot couldn’t pass a junior high test and could care less about getting an education.
The other day Jalen Rose on ESPN said that the one white basketball player on the U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team was a token. WOW!!! Isaih Thomas once said that if Larry Bird was black he would only be considered as an average player in the NBA (that I refuse to watch anymore). ESPN analyst Steven A. Smith, the face of ESPN, has made numerous racial statements on TV. Why aren’t any of these people held accountable. If they were white they would be out of a job.
You want to talk “token.” Let’s talk about Kamala Harris. We all know why Biden picked her. The other day Harris said that climate change was a cause of the border crisis. What an idiot.
Enough about sports, let us talk about a little politics.
I always thought that Church and State were suppose to be separate? Now the Democrats are telling the Catholic Bishops who should be able to receive Holy Communion. Biden and Pelosi pretend to be devout Catholics but both are pushing and supporting abortions.
Lori Lightfoot in Chicago. There is a piece of work. Last week Lightfoot said that Racism is a Public Health Crisis. What about all the homicides in Chicago? 95% of Blacks killed in Chicago are killed by other Blacks. 4,000 Blacks were killed during Obama’s eight years in office just in Chicago. I don’t know but I would say murder might be a Public Health Crisis too! Hey Lightfoot, you not talking to the white press is racism too. No wonder Chicago is so screwed up and dangerous.
Statues of George Floyd are going up in New York and New Jersey while at the same time statues of Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson are being torn down. Floyd who was in prison and/or jail 5 times and a drug addict. What are you democrats thinking?
Why haven’t any of you Democrats responded about Hunter Biden using the “N” word a number of times on his laptop and the money invested by the Biden’s in China’s nuclear power plants.
John McAvoy Jr. Taylorville 217-827-0870
Perhaps some of your readers will be willing to write in and provide enlight- enment on the entitlement of financial reparations we are hearing about in the news and the reasoning of choosing unemployment over employment.
America was not founded on slave labor. Throughout our history ALL races, including whit, have experienced various situations of servitude of “bonding.” During our recovery from the tornado damage, I received a gift debit card from a friend who is a descendant of a native American Indian tribe. The note enclosed with the card read, “I received one of these every month from the tribe. Please use the balance for whatever you may need at this time.” This individual and his family are some of the hardest working and most respected families in the county. I have always considered it a privilege to be employed. My father told stories of digging ditches in the CC camps during the depression years of our nation. People did whatever they could to employ the restarting or our economy and our tax base, which fuels our American economy. REPARATIONS? Everybody serves someone. Race, background, position do not take precedence over servitude: Everybody is going to serve something, someone, somehow: It is how a nation moves and when the people of the nation stop serving and stop moving, the nation dies.
Linda Hagood, Taylorville.
Views expressed in this column are those of the individual author and not necessarily those of the Breeze-Courier.