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LISTEN: Mark Stoops talks to KSR about his team’s stand for social justice

This morning, Mark Stoops called in to Kentucky Sports Radio to give us an update on his football team, but after yesterday’s walkout for social justice, the interview went in an entirely different direction. Stoops spent almost 20 minutes talking about how proud he is of his players for standing up for what they believe in and how his relationship with former Wildcat Alex Montgomery inspired him to take a stand himself.

He called in later to talk football, but if you weren’t able to listen live this morning, stop what you’re doing and listen below because it’s one of the most powerful interviews we’ve had on the radio show.

 

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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6 Comments for LISTEN: Mark Stoops talks to KSR about his team’s stand for social justice



  1. VirginiaCat
    2:51 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

    I am a pragmatic person who believes in identifying problems objectively and then finding viable solutions. What’s missing from the current social justice movement is the solutions part. The focus has been on taking down statutes, removing names from buildings, de-funding law enforcement, renaming sports teams, destroying property, team walk-outs, etc., but then what? I have not heard any recommendations that honestly identify underlying causation and suggest meaningful solutions. While there are external factors that negatively impact the black community, there are also internal shortcomings that have to be addressed. There has to be a holistic approach that rings true and is strong enough to overcome the censorship of political correctness. I believe that non-violent protests are mostly sincere, but I don’t see any of the heavy lifting that is necessary to transform symbolic gestures into construction change.



    • chardun20
      3:28 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

      It’s a start.



    • BlueVortex
      4:10 pm August 28, 2020 Permalink

      Amen!…no one is willing to listen to a different point of view right now.. and, I’m afraid no one truly will listen until after the election…we’re trying to solve a timed socio/political rubrics cube and time is running out.



    • satcheluk
      1:44 pm August 29, 2020 Permalink

      The solution is equality. Defunding the police is a misnomer, what they are calling for is spending more money raising the floor (ie education, healthcare and other social programs), which creates economic opportunity for these oppressed communities. If they had as much opportunity as we do, that breeds hope, then success. When you find success, then you have too much to lose to get in trouble, so less need for policing and prison warehouses full of throw away citizens. None of this happens until the white majority acknowledge the system has been rigged, by us, to maintain our status at the top of the food chain and when a few break out of poverty we can point to them and justify not making any progressive changes. I was a social worker and have an MBA in Finance and so I have seen the systematic racism in our social and financial institutions on a daily basis. As the white majority, we can fight to keep our spot or we can make big changes to how we fund everything and open the gates for equal access to all regardless of color or creed.



  2. PensacolaCat
    11:52 am August 29, 2020 Permalink

    I think folks need to evaluate what works. Is walking out of practice making a real difference or just turning people off? Just because you do something with good intentions doesn’t mean you’re making a difference. Is this for the players to feel good about themselves or is there some sort of plan?



  3. Dildo Baggins
    4:26 pm August 29, 2020 Permalink

    If you believe blacks are unfairly treated by cops you don’t know the facts. Despite being outnumbered 6 to 1, blacks commit more murders according to this official site:

    https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/ucr.asp?table_in=2

    When you factor this fact in that people choose to be blind to you discover this “police are racists” is a complete farce. That’s why you look like morons when you walk out on practice or take a knee. If you really believe cops are bad and care about the black criminal’s life, then let’s allow citizens arrest. You guys can work with the police and find out which criminals need to be hauled in and you can take some handcuffs and go apprehend them. That way there won’t be any standoff between cop and criminal. How about it? Ya thats what I thought