Portland, Oregon 2021-07-17 11:54:45 –
Atlanta (NewsNation Now) — The NFL states that it has revived many elements of last year’s message of social justice, such as field signs and athlete helmet decals.
Also, a continuation of the black national anthem “All Voices Raised Song” at the flagship event. They say they will add PSA in the stadium again this year.
The NFL says it is an effort to strengthen the league’s $ 250 million commitment over a decade to combat organized racism. Rapper JAY-Z and his Roc Nation label have been advising the league on the “Inspired Change” initiative since last year.
Black players make up almost a quarter of the league. Last year, Commissioner Roger Goodell publicly stated that the NFL cannot ignore the player’s deep concerns about racial justice.
NewsNationNow.com spoke with an NFL representative who said the league was preparing for the season. However, the news has been repelled by some fans who prefer leagues that don’t focus on social issues.
This new impetus came five years after Colin Kaepernick knelt in the middle of the national anthem and protested police atrocities against blacks, and many still changed the league’s behavior. Says it does not show a commitment to.
“There are no black owners. There aren’t many black general managers. The number of black coaches is declining. There aren’t many black front offices in the NFL,” said Black Sports Online founder. Robert Littal said.
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