Rex Chapman: If Fewer Opportunities Come From Me Speaking Out About Racism, ‘So Be It’ | MSNBC

Rex Chapman: If Fewer Opportunities Come From Me Speaking Out About Racism, ‘So Be It’ | MSNBC 1

 

A former NBA player, Rex Chapman, usually spends his time sharing stories on humanity. But now he has been sharing the story of the Floyd protests. He joins Stephanie Ruhle to discuss how why decided now is the time to speak out against injustice. Aired on 06/09/2020.
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Rex Chapman: If Fewer Opportunities Come From Me Speaking Out About Racism, ‘So Be It’ | MSNBC

56 Comments on "Rex Chapman: If Fewer Opportunities Come From Me Speaking Out About Racism, ‘So Be It’ | MSNBC"

  1. Football Nerd | June 9, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

    Trump has said openly that he is against people protesting on the streets and he is against people protesting by taking a knee.

    Anyone else beginning to feel it’s not the way we protest that he has a problem with but juts the fact that we’re protesting at all?

    • Lynda Sutherland | June 9, 2020 at 6:08 PM | Reply

      I think Trump’s biggest beef about protesting is that folk aren’t paying attention to him. He has such an enormous hole in his psyche that anyone or anything, which diverts attention, literally causes him anxiety. Frankly, if you wanted to hurt him, just turn your back to him.

    • Uniquely Lily | June 9, 2020 at 7:18 PM | Reply

      That’s because he’s racist

    • Protesting makes him look bad in his mind, so yes he doesn’t like protesting, except if you are carrying lethal weapons protesting for his cause.

    • Arthur Anderson | June 10, 2020 at 5:05 PM | Reply

      @Jason Daley
      Yes they are. Certainly many on YouTube. That’s why many bigots hate me so. Lol…keep fighting baby!! Take that knee off my (our) necks!!!

    • Arthur Anderson | June 10, 2020 at 5:07 PM | Reply

      @Susan Tash
      Yes ma’am. Sign of narcissists.

  2. “I would rather play in front of 1,000 fans who care about us as people outside of football and what we are standing for, than 70,000 fans who only care about us when we are in uniform and on the field entertaining them.” – Kaevon Merriweather, Iowa Football Player.
    💯

    • @Cool Beans Come again? Is your logic that the only way a black life will matter is by death at white hands? Did I read that correctly?

    • Alpha OmegaLove | June 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM | Reply

      @Cool Beans This is not a black or white issue. The issue is about right or wrong regardless of who it is. Police officers are supposed to protect. The black community gets upset because police officers are not supposed to commit crimes like criminals. Don’t compare them to an average citizen committing a crime.

    • Don’t believe the hype on all that bravery, LOL. In a world where just saying “All lives matter” gets people fired, speaking out against supposed racism is pretty much as safe as it gets, and that lying clown knows it.

    • @Cool Beans it actually be better if black mothers would go to the nearest plan parenthood clinic .

    • @tsdunn1 he does have a Point there George Floyd’s life didn’t matter for 46 yrs until he got killed by a white cop then all of a sudden it matters.

  3. Purple Hill | June 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Reply

    One man thought George was not worthy of living, yet the world this day is saying George is worthy of world respect and honor.

    • Purple Hill | June 9, 2020 at 1:09 PM | Reply

      @Jamtommy1 when it happens in your family your laughter will turn to tears for sure. Karma is owed to you this day. Nesti buka el yeh.

    • Marcus Guzman | June 9, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

      @Purple Hill: he hides behind a Cartoon picture he is a sniveling little coward he will be hiding in Anonymity forever;

    • The Geek Is Strong | June 10, 2020 at 9:44 AM | Reply

      I said this ar the start of the pandemic lockdown. I could see a Franz Ferdinand esque incident happening

    • @Marcus Guzman
      I’ll bet your feeble mind believes the ok symbol is “racist” as well. Sad… to much soy.

    • Arthur Anderson | June 10, 2020 at 5:01 PM | Reply

      Only the bigots are saying that…and those who don’t really understand the justice system.
      This ex-nba player speaks truth.

  4. Sonia Goldsmith | June 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Reply

    It’s a brand man cry it’s ok to cry 😭

  5. Anna Joerger | June 9, 2020 at 1:03 PM | Reply

    I like this man Rex because I see in him a real man with faults and strengths and full of a caring hart. I would back him up to the hill.

  6. La Blue Girl | June 9, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

    You said it man, Kentucky senators are out of touch with the American people, starting with Moscow Mitch McConnell..

    • @La Blue Girl Since MAGAtts refuse to wear masks, most of em won’t be around by Nov 3!

    • Awesom2beme lonestar | June 9, 2020 at 8:24 PM | Reply

      Moscow Mitch has gotta go.

    • @Benjamin Levine You are a liar. You poor sick deluded fool.

    • @Benjamin Levine Moscow Mitch hasn’t been investigated. Went to Washington poor, now he’s a multi millionaire. He should be investigated.

      ***Who’s more corrupt in Congress between the Republicans and the Democrats?***
      Summary of Executive Branch corruption
      *Reps (28 yrs)*………. *Dems (25 yrs)*
      120 indictments
      ……..3 indictments
      89 convictions………..1 conviction
      34 prison sentences..1 prison sentence

      When comparing criminal indictments of those serving in the executive branch of presidential administrations it’s so lopsided as to be ridiculous. Yet all I ever hear is how corrupt the Democrats are. So why don’t we break it down by president and the numbers.

      Obama (D) – 8yrs in office. *zero* criminal indictments, *zero* convictions and *zero* prison sentences. so the next time somebody describes the Obama administration as “scandal free” they aren’t speaking wishfully, they’re simply telling the truth.

      Bush, George W. (R) – 8yrs in office. 16 criminal indictments. 16 convictions. 9 prison sentences.

      Clinton (D) – 8yrs in office. 2 criminal indictments. one conviction. one prison sentence. that’s right nearly 8yrs of investigations. tens of millions spent and 30yrs of claiming them the most corrupt ever and there was exactly one person convicted of a crime.

      Bush, George H. W. (R) – 4yrs in office. one indictment. one conviction. one prison sentence.

      Reagan (R) – 8yrs in office. 26 criminal indictments. 16 convictions. 8 prison sentences.

      Carter (D) – 4yrs in office. one indictment. zero convictions and zero prison sentences.

      Ford (R) – 2 1/2 yrs in office. one indictment and one conviction. one prison sentence. Pardoned Richard Nixon.

      Nixon (R) – 6yrs in office. 76 criminal indictments. 55 convictions. 15 prison sentences.

      Johnson (D) – 5yrs in office. zero indictments. zero convictions. zero prison sentences.

      So, let’s see where that leaves us. in the last 53 years Democrats have been in office for 25 of those years while Republicans held it for 28. in their 25yrs in office Democrats had a total of three executive branch officials indicted with one conviction and one prison sentence. That’s one whole executive branch official convicted of a crime in two and a half decades of Democrat leadership.

      In the 28yrs that Republicans have held office over the last 53yrs they have had a total of (a drum roll would be more than appropriate), 120 criminal indictments of executive branch officials. 89 criminal convictions and 34 prison sentences handed down. That’s more prison sentences than years in office since 1968 for Republicans. If you want to count articles of impeachment as indictments (they aren’t really but we can count them as an action), both sides get one more.

      However, Clinton wasn’t found guilty while Nixon resigned and was pardoned by Ford. So, those only serve to make Republicans look even worse. With everything going on with Trump and his people right now, it’s a safe bet Republicans are gonna be padding their numbers a bit real soon.

      So let’s just go over the numbers one more time shall we. 120 indictments for Republicans. 89 convictions and 34 prison sentences. Those aren’t “feelings” or “alternate facts” those are simply the stats by the numbers. Republicans are, and have been for my entire lifetime, the most criminally corrupt party to hold the office of the presidency.

      Larry Garland made the post I have copied here. I believe it was based on the information found here.
      dailykos.com/stories/2017/1/11/1619079/-Comparing-Presidential-Administrations-by-Arrests-and-Convictions-A-Warning-for-Trump-Appointees

    • Benjamin Levine | June 10, 2020 at 9:31 AM | Reply

      @charlidog2 charlidog3 Obama interfered in the 2016 election and Trump still won. Obamagate serious corruption and a criminal investigation is underway, led by US Attorney Durham.

  7. Cassandra Meyer | June 9, 2020 at 1:10 PM | Reply

    Agree 100%. I am sharing your story.
    You should have emphasized the part about wealth also having a major part of justice system as well as legislation system.
    Arkansas is also suffering from addiction crisis… I watch loved ones struggle every day & loosing hope

  8. ma,ma gee's gospel | June 9, 2020 at 1:12 PM | Reply

    I’m not surprised about them telling him he’s lucky he still gets too be white, Because they talk like that too each other behind our backs all the d*mn time, Their telling the truth privilege goes a long way !

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | June 9, 2020 at 11:21 PM | Reply

      @cindy clarke I UNDERSTAND VERY WELL DON’T GET IT TWISTED, I WAS MORE OR LESS JUST BEING SARCASTIC, BUT YOU WOULDN’T UNDERSTAND THAT EITHER, PEOPLE SHOULD SOMETIMES ASK BEFORE THEY ASSUME THAT’S OUR MAIN PROBLEM MOST OF THE TIME ! 🤔

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | June 9, 2020 at 11:24 PM | Reply

      @n. p. 🤗🤔👍🏽

    • cindy clarke | June 10, 2020 at 1:47 AM | Reply

      @ma,ma gee’s gospel I can hear you don’t have to shout

    • ma,ma gee's gospel | June 10, 2020 at 2:14 AM | Reply

      @cindy clarke NO ONE’S HOLLERING THIS IS MY CHOSEN TRADEMARK AND MY PREROGATIVE, SO DON’T LET IT BOTHER YOU GIRLY ! 🙄🙏🏿

    • cindy clarke | June 10, 2020 at 3:09 AM | Reply

      @ma,ma gee’s gospel Okay GIRLY, bye Felicia

  9. Since Trump became president racism has sky rocketed. He sent a message that brought out the worst in certain people. We need to heal and move forward differently.

  10. It wasn’t George Floyd’s death that sparked protests around the World, it was the BLATANT lack of a response to his murder by the Police and the Criminal Justice system in Minnesota that saw a VIDEO of a man being killed and arrests only being made almost a WEEK later.

    Enough has been enough for FAR too long.

    • A democrat governor and democrat mayor weren’t gonna charge them. Let that sink in

    • TWSTF 8
      https://www.capitalxtra.com/news/george-floyd-death-derek-chauvin-coworkers/

      George Floyd & Officer Chauvin “were co-workers for 17 years”, official reveals.

      Chauvin should probably spend the rest of his life behind bars, but maybe it didn’t have anything to do with race.

    • Terminator X | June 9, 2020 at 4:53 PM | Reply

      It was also George’s death – a public execution and a contract killing. You don’t engage in blatant homicidal criminal behavior in public view on the level without a contractual agreement. Murder, Inc.
      MN is only one of three states with 3rd degree murder. The others are PA and FL Guess what’s going to happen?

    • all media & law enforcement proud to say that – almost a week to arrest is a ‘fast’ and ‘quick turnaround’ It goes deep…

    • Alpha OmegaLove | June 9, 2020 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      @David Hale Republicans and Democrats are pretty much the same in the eyes of most black people. Neither party have done much good for people of color.
      The protest is about justice and equality. It’s not about political parties. Both parties should work for the good of all citizens. The division in government needs to end. Most problems will be solved when the American government is no longer divided.

  11. riffle queen | June 9, 2020 at 1:34 PM | Reply

    All sane people ARE speaking out! It is ABOUT TIME!

  12. Lloyd Holland | June 9, 2020 at 1:36 PM | Reply

    Good for him good for him get out there and protest with the people and tell him what you just said Keep On Keepin On man

  13. We have to go INTERNATIONAL. America will NOT change on its own.

    Unless! the lake o fire is nigh. Then we will BE CHANGED with a layer of molten lava. ssssssss 🔥

  14. very boring films | June 9, 2020 at 2:08 PM | Reply

    Lets go KENTUCKY! America is WATCHING! VOTE OUT MOSCOW MITCH! #TrumpGate

    • Put Moscow Mitch in a 6ft ditch. Merrick Garland wont mind.

    • Devon Knobel | June 10, 2020 at 8:23 AM | Reply

      First I won’t defend Mitch (no-one can),
      yet I believe the person who voted down from Kentucky was actually Ran Paul.
      While I haven’t liked him in the past, as he described in his statement –
      murder is already illegal, and the bill added things
      that could add a life sentence for minor infractions..
      just the thing we are trying to avoid (unjust sentences).
      Stay well; if you want to speak for America – or as an adult, try to work up to the name that was entrusted to you. Far as I can see, you are only helping the Russians confuse our debate (+taking away those examples who could mentor their own).
      In the end,
      anonymity means silence/
      not freedom.
      Peace ~ (not easy)

      Dk

    • Stephen Frierson | June 10, 2020 at 9:23 AM | Reply

      I just moved to hopkinsville from Nashville yes please get rid of Mitch

    • Arthur Anderson | June 10, 2020 at 4:58 PM | Reply

      We can only hope!

  15. Sophie Peraaud | June 9, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    GET THE BUNKER AND HIS SWAMPS OUT

  16. I think it’s great Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell prefer being lynched that means I hope they get slammed into an electric chair.

  17. Joy-Ann Green | June 9, 2020 at 2:37 PM | Reply

    The winds of change is getting stronger. Keep up the fight.

  18. Starlight Suv | June 9, 2020 at 4:27 PM | Reply

    Brother Rex is a microcosm of America in every since. Keep your head up brother & just keep swimming.

  19. Moscow mitch is doing the kremlins bidding!

  20. Moscow Mitch and Covid Rand Paul need to go

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