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Police and African-Americans: DeMarcus Cousins Sees Both Sides

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Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter.  The unending debate is arguably the most divisive topic in America today, creating Facebook activists comment warriors and causing protests in streets across the country.

In 2016, topics are polarizing.  Compromise is uncommon, yet DeMarcus Cousins understands there is such a thing as a “gray area.”

Led by Carmelo Anthony, members of Team USA are using their platform to speak out against racial injustice.  Cousins is speaking his mind, but he understands there are two sides to every story.  He shared this horrifying story with The Undefeated.

“I remember it being after a high school game. Me and my friends are riding home, we hop out of the car at one of the friends’ house and [the cops] pulled up on us, pulled guns on us and everything,” Cousins told The Undefeated. “The only reason we were good was because we were wearing our school hoodies that read, LeFlore High School. ‘Sir, we are just leaving our high school game.’ ‘What’s your name?’ ‘I’m DeMarcus Cousins.’

“ ‘You’re the young kid from … ’ ‘Yes, that’s me. We are just going home.’ I was scared for my life. We had rifles pulled on us.”

After experiencing something like that, it would be easy to demonize police, but Cousins knows better than that after befriending an officer from his hometown.

“I’ve learned about both sides,” Cousins said. “I respect him. I just had dinner with him the other day in Vegas. Me and his son grew up playing basketball together … I know there are good [cops]. I know that there are not good ones.

“He told me the truth, which I respect. The truth is there are good and bad. We know that. That’s the case in a lot of situations. It’s not just with [policemen]. It’s throughout the world.”

Cousins is using his platform to bring America’s youth together with police to help them understand what he learned after befriending an officer.  Statements like this one should do nothing but make you proud:

“We can unite. It’s bigger than basketball right now.”

[The Undefeated]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

8 Comments for Police and African-Americans: DeMarcus Cousins Sees Both Sides

  1. pabloco
    5:15 pm July 30, 2016 Permalink

    Didn’t I read exactly the same story yesterday?

  2. Ridge Runner
    5:23 pm July 30, 2016 Permalink

    Yes, kinda same. Ms T had this up. Good and correct perspective by Boogie. There’s good & bad in all types of people. Black, white, police, clergy, media, hillbillies, etc.

    • Nick Roush
      6:02 pm July 30, 2016 Permalink

      My bad peeps. I try not to get duplicates but I didn’t scroll far enough back to see she had already blogged it. Summer Saturdays are a struggle

  3. Angelo
    5:40 pm July 30, 2016 Permalink

    This is an effort to get out the vote for Hiliary.

    • Billy Hill
      1:54 am July 31, 2016 Permalink


    • Sublem
      2:37 am July 31, 2016 Permalink

      LOL NO, I will not go out and vote for somone who is corrupt, a liar, a cheater, and a war mongerer. Plus, people end up dead around her.

      She is the real life Senator Palpatine and I have no clue how the people who are backing her do not see this.

    • Billy Hill
      3:02 am July 31, 2016 Permalink

      But Trump, doe…..

  4. eyebleedblue
    7:46 pm July 30, 2016 Permalink

    And yet another reason Boogie is the greatest, since Mash for me. He sees both sides, topics like these aren’t easy. Politics has become so dumb in that everyone runs to their corners when the reality is usually in the middle on most topics.