After reports came out that the NBA was considering painting “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) on basketball courts, former NFL player and Fox News 1 personality Marcellus Wiley disagreed.
He disagreed because Wiley actually read BLM’s mission statement.
The Blaze reports:
Wiley read from BLM”s mission statement [note BLM has now removed this statement, but you can view it here], voicing concern over the movement’s declaration that they aim to “dismantle the patriarchal practice,” and “disrupt the western-described nuclear family structure requirement.”
It seems that BLM wants to dismantle the family unit.
The Blaze then reported on the statement that Wiley made on his show “Speak for Yourself”, where he said it’s the breakdown of the family that is the problem, not the solution:
When I know statistics, when I know my reality—forget statistics, I knew this before I went to Columbia [University] and saw these same statistics that I’m going to read to you right now.
Children from single parent homes versus two parent homes: The children from the single parent homes (this was in 1995 I was reading this) [are] five times more likely to commit suicide. Six times more likely to be in poverty. Nine times more likely to drop out of high school. Ten times more likely to abuse chemical substances. Fourteen times more likely to commit rape, 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home.
I knew that. You know why I knew it? Because a lot of my friends didn’t have family structures that were nuclear like mine, and they found themselves outside of their dreams and goals and aspirations. So when I see that as a mission statement for Black Lives Matter, it makes me scratch my head.
When I also see their mission is to eradicate white supremacy. In 2020, white supremacy is the mission. Woo, that’s a lot of digging through minutiae right there. I’m on a show that I’m hosting with another black guy who is hosting with me who replaced another black guy, and that’s just one example of it. So, I understand, I respect your space, I respect what you’re protesting for. But will you respect others who don’t support that same protest?
He tweets it is a “bad idea.”
@MarcellusWiley breaks down why the NBA’s plan to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on courts is a bad idea. https://t.co/EoCJNf7ho1
— Speak For Yourself (@Speak For Yourself)1593549289.0