Tweet du jour: Taylor Morgan

”My choice to kneel before today’s game was one of the easiest decisions that I’ve ever had to make. By kneeling, it was in no way meant as a disrespect to the flag nor the military (which) both my father and brother are a part of. In fact, I did this for them. I did this for the millions of African Americans like them that are being oppressed. By taking a knee alongside the number of athletes that have done this across the country, I am committing to help with us being the change for the future generations of this team, this athletic program and this country. I will use my platform that I have worked hard to earn in a way that will be seen and heard. I am black but I am mixed. I recognize my privilege and will use it to support those who lack it. In the end, my actions are not meant to disrespect the flag, but instead (are) fighting for what is right and that is and always will be that black lives do matter. This fight against systemic racism is far from over but I can assure you that change is coming and I will be a part of making sure it does.”

-- The University of Alabama's Taylor Morgan on hateful comments after video was posted of her and other players -- about a half a dozen on each team -- kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before the Crimson Tide's match against Tennessee. There was no booing in the small crowd of family and friends at the SEC season opener won by Alabama, 3-1. (@taylormorgz)
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  1. R2 Dad, September 21, 2020 at 11:13 a.m.

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