Continuing a trend that began in the National Football League, several basketball players at the University of Mississippi knelt during the National Anthem before today’s game against the University of Georgia.
“Several Ole Miss players knelt during the national anthem,” said Neal McCready on Twitter.
McCready posted photos of the incident:
Several Ole Miss players knelt during the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/AU2OiWcC6F
— Neal McCready (@NealMcCready) February 23, 2019
There is speculation that the kneeling was related to a Confederate demonstration on or near the Ole Miss campus taking place during the game. Confederate 901 and Hiwaymen demonstrators reportedly took to the streets of Oxford, Mississippi Saturday afternoon. The players are apparently unaware – despite their enrollment at an institution of “higher learning” – that the Confederate Army was racially integrated.
Anthem kneeling has been the topic of much debate since former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to protest “racial injustice” in America. Though he has not been able to secure an NFL contract since his antics, he has become a cult figure on the political left.
Kneeling briefly spilled over into the baseball world when Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee for the final 20 games of the 2017 season.
This is the first instance of such behavior in college basketball, and one that is likely to reignite debate in a racially-charged political climate.
Ole Miss has not yet commented on the situation.
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BIG: Trump Bans Federal Contractors From Engaging in Hateful Critical Race Theory Indoctrination
No more race-based indoctrination.
Weeks after banning the use of hateful critical race theory indoctrination sessions among federal agencies, President Donald Trump is expanding the CRT ban to companies that receive lucrative federal government contracts.
The President announced he is expanding the ban to cover private government contractors in a series of Tuesday tweets.
…with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2020
The ban on governmental contractors will doubtlessly instill panic in the CEO’s of powerful Fortune 500 companies, who love to tout their supposed virtue by staging race-based trainings on their often unwilling employees. Many of these companies are largely dependent on payments from the United States government, despite masquerading as a “free enterprise.”
The President’s executive order on the matter refutes the liberal identity-politics doctrine alleging that some people are inherently oppressive or evil on the basis of their race.
The ban’s coverage of contractors that do business with the United States military may be the most significant. Organizations such as Sandia National Laboratories, which is a longstanding federal nuclear research institutions, were busted staging hateful “trainings” in which white male employees were coerced into repeating progressive and BLM-style drivel.
Christopher Rufo, whose reporting may have been essential in bringing hateful CRT trainings to President Trump’s attention, has obtained a copy of the executive order banning its practitioners from receiving government contracts. View it here.
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