. . . from Larry over at Virtual Mirage.
There are remedies to the grievances that the black players have. One of the first would be for the NFL to mandate 100 hours of off-season police ride-alongs for each multimillionaire football player. If you don’t like the police, walk in their shoes.
There’s more at the link.
I think that’s an excellent idea. I’d go further. I’d make the aggrieved players do their ride-alongs in neighborhoods that would normally be hostile to someone of their race. For example, let’s say you have a black NFL player who grew up in inner-city neighborhoods dominated by the Crips or the Bloods, and who supports Black Lives Matter. OK – let him ride along with the police for a hundred hours in a barrio dominated by MS-13, and whose people support Mecha or a similar organization. The police might not like that, of course, because they’d have to keep the local (or should that be loco?) gang-bangers off him (since they don’t like other races either), but it would sure be educational for him! He might learn how tough it is for police to maintain law and order among groups that have little use for either.