NFL’er Richard Sherman: It’s difficult to support ‘Black Lives Matter’.

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Richard Sherman isn’t quite sure on where he stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. The opinionated Seattle Seahawks players recently shared his point of view during an interview with The Undefeated. While he acknowledged that police violence is a problem, he explains why he can’t fully embrace the movement. He says:

It’s hard to formulate an opinion and generalize because they have several different messages. Some of them are peaceful and understandable, and some of them are very radical and hard to support. Any time you see people who are saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and then saying it’s time to kill police, then it is difficult to stand behind that logic. They are generalizing police just like they are asking police not to generalize us. It is very hypocritical. So, in that respect, I find it difficult to fully support that movement,” said Sherman. “I want African-Americans and everybody else treated decently. I want them treated like human beings. And I also want the police treated like human beings. I don’t want police officers just getting knocked off in the street who haven’t done anything wrong. Those are innocent lives.

He made clear that he does believe there is such a thing as systemic racism, but adds that focusing over such a notion might be holding Black people from striving to transcend such imposed limitations.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams