Published On: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017

Former NBA star Craig Hodges: Trump wants blacks ‘kneeling in the cotton fields again’

The shocking media reaction to President Trump continues to amaze as this weekend’s ranting about national anthem kneeling took on analogies of racism with one stating that Trump wants blacks “Kneeling in the Cotton Fields Again.”

Former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges, author of “Long Shot: The Struggles and Triumphs of an NBA Freedom Fighter,” appeared on Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation to talk about President Trump’s criticism of NFL athletes for kneeling during the national anthem to protest perceived racial injustices.

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“It’s absolutely time for the Congressional Black Caucus to call for human rights violations that have occurred, past and previously, you know, and I think right now it’s a civil rights issue within the context of what President Trump said the other night and as far as hampering athletes to be able to employ or get employment or gain employment.

“And, you know, when I think about his whole thing is when was Amer-, make America great again. Now we see that 1817 is more likely when he’s thinking about America being great as opposed to us kneeling on behalf of righteousness and justice, he wants us to be kneeling in the cotton fields again.” (Emphasis added, the Dispatch)

Hodges then accused Trump of fomenting race war: “But it’s a different day in that we who are mindful we have to stand up and battle this thing and it can’t be us in a war of words, of back and forth. No, it’s about making moves, like I’m talking about, go to the World Court, reach outside of the nation for help from Brazil, Russia and China, India, South Africa, the BRICS nations who’ve made, invest in black people, because right now it’s a standard that he has set where he’s trying to set up race, a basic race war, and it’s ugly, man. And then to hear him just to go off on black women and women should be outraged all over the planet earth.”

Hodges played in the NBA in the late 1980s and early 1990s, winning two NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.

Newsbusters has the full transcript HERE.

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