I have always said it, & I will gladly & proudly say it again. There is no other game like cricket. Push comes to shove we still always strive to ‘make it cricket‘. A genuine gentleman’s game — in the sense of ‘good manners’ & sportsmanship. Yes, yes, yes … we have had our incidents.
But, this was TRULY special.
I cried. Tears poured down my face. I was happy!
Very well organized & orchestrated. All the Windies had thin black gloves that they wore on their upraised, clenched fist arm. Very moving.
This was good for cricket. This was good for the World. Shame that Trump would NOT even understand. His loss.
Thank you, ALL.
This is why I truly love cricket.
I am proud. I am glad. It is the proper & right thing to do. And that is why I am proud to call them — again — MY ‘West Indies‘. For at least 30-years of my life there was never any doubt that the West Indies, indubitably, were my team.
Then over the last decade they have driven me to distraction & beyond. But, every once in awhile they remind me why they used to be MY team. This is one of those occassions.
This gesture by them, alas, will not be seen by any white Americans. That is a great shame.
But, it will be seen by a lot of BROWN folks — like I, and that is NOT a bad thing. Brown people are racist. Many think that black folks are not as good as us. So, this is good.
Will they KNEEL during the ‘anthem’ — & here a supreme IRONY. They do NOT have a NATIONAL anthem! They do not represent one country — but many. But, they do have an anthem. Will they kneel.
I have heard that the England team, which is likely to have at least one non-white player, want to do something in solidarity. That would be good.
This is all good. Another reason why I adore cricket.
TRUE LIFE, REAL STORY
of a black boy
So, so, so topical.
You have NO choice. YOU have to watch it.
As with ‘Just Mercy‘ it is FREE for this month — for #BlackLivesMatter.
Available on YouTube.
Is there NO end to this?
How many more cases?
This is so disturbing. This is so wrong, though in a way this was a black-on-black crime.
What makes this story even SADDER is that it happened in California! In California.
I was impressed, pleased & proud. Good on them. Bravo. Thanks.
This is why I am such a BIG fan & booster of ‘Revels’. Their heart is always in the right place & they know exactly what note to strike.
I am proud & glad that I am shareholder. Thank YOU.
This was the RIGHT thing to do. I am so proud of them. Bravo.
I know that they must have weighed all the pros & cons & decided that this was STILL the RIGHT thing to do.
I am not sure how many other companies are doing similar BUT I am very proud of Etsy.
I have been a big fan of theirs for years — & I have put my money where my mouth is by becoming a shareholder last year.