ESPN Commenter Gets SLAMMED For Calling Cops The New ‘SLAVE PATROLS’, And Laments Colin Kaepernick

ESPN Commenter Gets SLAMMED For Calling Cops The New ‘SLAVE PATROLS’, And Laments Colin Kaepernick

In yet another tiresome accusation of racism by a media figure, ESPN’s Jemele Hill, a talented and successful Sports Center host, has picked up the mantra started by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick when he accused the police of being modern day slave patrols.

Ms. Hill tweeted out:

“Oh and ICYMI, the Ravens signed a dude who quit football to be a realtor and played in 2 games in college over a Super Bowl QB.” Hill was referring to Kaepernick’s 2013 Super Bowl appearance.

By way of a possible explanation, Nathanael Johnson responded, saying, “I feel like it’s been forgotten that he basically called (all) cops “slave patrol” a month ago. I mean, that’s pretty inflammatory.”

Hill’s predictable answer to that was, “Inflammatory, but historically accurate.”

Johnson volleyed back with, “There’s historically truth there, yes … but is it fair to say now to all the cops, esp when many minorities serve?”

Ms. Hill, possibly realizing she could be accused of stereotyping or labeling, came back with “I wouldn’t say all, but it’s been clear for a long time the policing & judicial system are institutionally racist.”

Let’s get some things straight Ms. Hill:

1. Kaepernick was in the Super Bowl four years ago, but in the years since, he has played poorly and wasted his time, the fans’ time and his own reputation by refusing to stand for the National Anthem and playing politics with his career. Maybe, just maybe, a team like Baltimore doesn’t want that kind of nonsense going on and maybe they’d prefer an untested young QB to one who has done nothing of note on the field in a couple of years except to show disrespect to the flag. It’s not racism, it’s good business.

2. Institutionalized racism? Really? How are you able to be the successful talented ESPN host that you are, if that is true? How about this for some truth; the US is one of the first countries in history to eliminate slavery and to do it, we spilled the precious American blood of about half a million young soldiers on both sides. So, how about you show a little respect for that fact and live in the incredible freedom that you and all of us have with gratitude, not with attitude. Maybe a trip to the blood soaked fields of Gettysburg is in order for some perspective. The only thing that is institutionalized here is the constant disingenuous playing of the race card by the Left.

3. Law enforcement officers of every race, put their lives on the line for you and for all of us every day. So, stop with the childish and irrational accusations of “slave patrols.” America’s finest are helping to keep your town and everyone’s town safe. If a person insists on breaking the law, it’s not ‘racist’ to deal with it appropriately. It’s their job.

4. America is tired of hate peddlers like you and like Kaepernick. Both of you have reached what can only be called the pinnacle of success, the American Dream. And instead of giving credit to the great nation in which you live, you yell ‘racism’ and ‘slave patrol’. Well we aren’t listening any more. We are too busy being thankful for the blessings of having been born American. And you should be too.

Jemele Hill, congratulations on the many achievements in your field. You must be very proud of yourself and rightfully so. But it’s time to take pride in the nation that provided the freedom and the means for you to achieve your dreams. It’s time to grow up and look at the facts. It’s time to be gracious and grateful. Ms. Hill, may you continue to experience great success in the future.

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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