Member of US Fencing team kneels during medal ceremony to protest racism, lack of gun control, and anti-immigrant policies in his country.

By |2019-08-11T08:24:28-08:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |25 Comments


Courtesy of WaPo:

A member of the U.S. fencing team knelt on the podium during the national anthem and medal ceremony Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, saying on Twitter: “We must call for change.”

Race Imboden, an Olympic medalist and part of the men’s foil team that won gold at the Pan American Games, wrote on Twitter that he was honored to represent Team USA at the event, but his pride was “cut short” by “shortcomings” of his country.

“Racism, Gun Control, mistreatment of immigrants, and a president who spreads hate are at the top of a long list,” he wrote in a series of tweets. “I chose to [sacrifice] my moment today at the top of the podium to call attention to issues that I believe need to be addressed. I encourage others to please use your platforms for empowerment and change.”

There is a chance that Imboden will face a backlash for his actions from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee who claims he was instructed to “refrain from demonstrations that are political in nature.”

There are already a number of folks coming to his defense however so we will have to see if he is Colin Kapernick’d or given a pass. 

I mean he IS white so that already insulates him from certain criticisms. 

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25 Comments

  1. Anonymously August 11, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    ‘Racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and a president who spreads hate,’ the 26-year-old athlete tweeted Friday from the Games in Peru.

    Imboden described his grievances being at ‘the top of a long list.’

    He wasn’t alone in protest this weekend.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7346213/White-Olympic-fencer-Race-Imboden-takes-knee-Pan-Games-national-anthem-protest.html

    • Anonymous August 11, 2019 at 11:07 pm - Reply

      And nobody cared about the nobody. Sads.

  2. Anonymously August 11, 2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Theories over Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide began within minutes as the internet was flooded with conspiracy theories over how he died

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7345387/Theories-Jeffrey-Epsteins-apparent-suicide-began-minutes.html

  3. Anonymously August 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Medical examiner won’t say how Jeffrey Epstein died: It’s ‘pending further information’

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/medical-examiner-wont-say-how-jeffrey-epstein-died-its-pending-further-information/

  4. anon August 11, 2019 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    The other teams on the podium have four members and US team only has three members.

    Reporters should cover how the missing member died during the competition.

  5. Anonymously August 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    This sure is eye opening!

    So, You Want To Boycott A Trump Donor?

    Many cosmopolitan conveniences are connected to Trump donors. What are you going to do?

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-donor-boycotts_n_5d4dd0d6e4b0fd2733f04e97

  6. nanna August 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    I don’t give a shit about Epstein, he will rot in hell.

    But I really admire this young man. This is how you do woke.

  7. Anonymously August 11, 2019 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Awww T has a sad 😢

    Trump is reportedly infuriated and vexed because he doesn’t know how to respond to being called racist after he makes racist statements.

    Being called a racist has infuriated Trump, gnawing at him in recent days as he lashes out — in tweets and in public comments — over the moniker, behavior his advisers and allies excuse as the natural reaction of anyone who does not consider himself a racist but is accused of being one.

    Trump doesn’t consider himself a racist. He’s just a guy who does and says racist things, which according to anyone with eyes and ears makes him a racist.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/11/trump-racist-angry.html

    • anonymous August 11, 2019 at 6:27 pm - Reply

      #RacistRapist2020
      #TraitorTrump2020

  8. Anonymously August 11, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    The Mooch defects

    “We are now in the early episodes of ‘Chernobyl’ on HBO, where the reactor is melting down and the apparatchiks are trying to figure out whether to cover it up or start the clean-up process,” Scaramucci said.

    “A couple more weeks like this and ‘country over party’ is going to require the Republicans to replace the top of the ticket in 2020.”

    https://www.axios.com/anthony-scaramucci-trump-replaced-2020-election-e7b2b98b-33e1-4e72-9690-1348169ae1f8.html

  9. Anonymously August 11, 2019 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    Imbeciles

    CNN media analyst Oliver Darcy couldn’t help but chuckle at President Donald Trump and his supporters who freaked out about the film “The Hunt,” which has people called “deplorables” being hunted by others with guns.

    Fox News ran a full day of stories about the film, fueling the anger of the president and his supporters, who former Sec. Hillary Clinton called “a basket of deplorables.” Universal Studios effectively canceled the release of the film due to the uprising.

    Ironically, however, the so-called “deplorables” were the heroes of the film, meaning Trump supporters got a film canceled that painted so-called “deplorables” in not only a positive light, but the saviors of a world where “globalist elites” are in control.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/the-deplorables-were-the-good-guys-media-analyst-chuckles-at-trump-supporters-who-got-movie-canceled/

  10. Anonymous August 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    Well there goes another invite to the WH out the door.

  11. anon August 11, 2019 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Boring. Why doesn’t he just “think” it on social media instead? So over him. So is God. God is so over him.

  12. Our Boys August 13, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/08/12/amanpour-joseph-cedar-tawfik-abu-wael-our-boys.cnn

    Israeli and Palestinian directors Joseph Cedar and Tawfik Abu-Wael discuss the making of their new HBO series “Our Boys”.

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