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Randall Cobb shares thoughts on race in America

(Photo: © Kelvin Kuo | USATSI)

(Photo: © Kelvin Kuo | USATSI)

Protests continue across the country following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, and another former Kentucky Wildcat has stepped up to share his thoughts on race in America.

Randall Cobb, now with the Houston Texans, wrote a lengthy post on social media yesterday detailing his struggle with racial injustice, specifically, how he wanted to take a knee with his NFL colleagues a few years ago but feared retribution. After seeing the dialogue taking place nationally, he is now comfortable sharing his story, including how police pulled him over when he was 16 years old and searched his car for drugs, guns, and bombs.

From @RCobb18:

ICYMI, later today, the Kentucky Football team is expected to join the protests in Lexington, led by Mark Stoops and Courtney Love. We’ll have complete coverage this afternoon and evening.

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5 Comments for Randall Cobb shares thoughts on race in America

  1. Dustin Rumbaugh
    10:57 am June 5, 2020 Permalink

    Damn. “Nothing was found but some college recruiting letters” really struck a chord for me. I was a white male that got away with a bunch of things just because I was a white male. I can’t imagine being a “good kid” and doing the right things, earning (EARNING!!) a scholarship through hard work and still getting treated like a criminal. Its high time that we stop just celebrating these kids accomplishments on the weekends and forgetting about them during the other 5 days of the week. They worked just as hard as you did, probably harder, and succeeded. Its time we celebrated that and give them the respect they deserve. My uncle was an army ranger and met all kinds of people from all different walks of life and he told me to never judge anyone at face value based on what you see because you’re only going to do yourself a disservice and not expect how smart and accomplished they are. Some Sun Tzu Art of War stuff of never underestimating your opponent. Our country would be so much more powerful if we believed that and were accepting of the genius that we try so hard to put down and muzzle.

    • sammydog
      11:44 am June 5, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you for this post. Long time reader but few things motivate me to post.

    • rlee7932
      1:26 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

      Thank you Dustin
      good post
      and thank you Randall for sharing your story which seems to be the rule rather than an exception for people of color

  2. Jesus H. Chrysler
    11:50 am June 5, 2020 Permalink

    This is the content I’m here for. Kudos RC18 for sharing his thoughts

  3. terwilliger
    6:57 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    I know it’s become a cliched statement… but really and truly, we are more alike than we are unalike. Whether it’s race, sex, religion, political views, whatever… we are all God’s children (and thus all brothers and sisters) first, and we are all AMERICANS second!! Everyone would do well to remember these two things. The division that is plaguing our country and has been building for decades needs to end now. It’s ok to disagree with one another, but we must remain united as human beings and as Americans.